The Hermitage is situated on the scenic Black Spur at Narbethong. It is a lovely 20 minute drive from Healesville.The Hermitage, an intriguing nineteenth century property was built in 1894 by renowned photographer J.W. Lindt. The Hermitage is a heritage listed property on 32 acres and full of character. The garden has an impressive collection of well developed species such as Linden, Redwoods, Japanese Cedar, Chestnuts, Firs and Italian Cypress which all sit majestically amongst Mountain Ash, Ferns, Rhodendrons and Camellias.
Over the years much has been restored at The Hermitage, with the house the main attraction and this is where the accommodation for guests is centred.
The Hermitage accommodates 8 people comfortably, there are also two extra beds if you don't mind sharing.
Bed 1. Downstairs: Queen Bed and a King Single
Bed 2. Upstairs: Queen Bed and a King Single
Bed 3. Upstairs: Queen Bed
Bed 4. Upstairs: Queen Bed
There is a fully functional kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and two dining areas, two bathrooms, hydronic heating downstairs, electric heaters upstairs and in the lovely lounge a wood fire heater.
Take a walk and smell the fresh mountain air with the scent of eucalyptus, walk up to Cathedral Lawn to view the mountains and further on discover the amazing 300 year old Mountain Grey Gum and natural spring which supplies the property with water.
On warmer days sit under the 100 year old grapevine whilst enjoying a meal.
Should you wish to venture out, the towns of Healesville and Marysville are within easy driving distances. Visit Lake Mountain in winter for a snow experience. There are bountiful walking tracks, four wheel drive tracks, trout farms, and majestic scenery to make your stay at The Hermitage one to remember.