Araluen Boutique Accommodation is located in the picturesque Steels Creek Valley, 7km north from Yarra Glen township. A very quiet and peaceful location where you will be woken by the Kookaburras or the beautiful array of birds chirping. Accommodation consists of a total of seven rooms - three villas and four lodge rooms. The whole property can be hired out for groups and wedding accommodation or individual villas for couples wanting a relaxing, peaceful and romantic getaway.
Our two Hilltop Spa Villas are located on the higher side of the property. Each villa has glass bi-fold doors across the front of the building that open up to a deck with seating and beautiful views of the Valley. Each villa is open plan internally with kitchenette, dining area, lounge, master bedroom and separate ensuite. Both villas are standalone, private and self-contained with all the comforts of home. The bedroom has a king-sized bed with luxury linen and pillows and an electric blanket for the colder months. Villa amenities include a fully equipped kitchenette with gas cook-top and range-hood, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, kettle, minibar size fridge, split system heating and air conditioning, gas fireplace, large flat-screen television, Google Chrome, complimentary Wi-Fi, Bose sound system, iron and ironing board and lots more.
All villa ensuites have a double spa, separate walk in shower, heated flooring and towel rails, beautiful ASPAR toiletries, hairdryer, Sheridan towels and fluffy bathrobes.
Continental breakfast is supplied in the room on arrival, so that it can be enjoyed at each guests’ leisure. Breakfast consists of fresh eggs from our chickens, two types of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, fresh bread from the local bakery, condiments vegemite, peanut butter, honey, jams and butter, apple and orange juice and bottled water. Tea bags, hot chocolate and coffee pods are also supplied. We also supply baked beans and porridge during the colder months. You are also welcome to supply ingredients to have your own cooked breakfast – villas only.
The property also offers ample convenient car parking, outdoor solar heated seasonal swimming pool with pool towels provided. The area also offers lounge chairs and seating, dining tables and chairs, alfresco deck with pizza oven and Weber Q BBQ for guests to use. Guest residing in a villa can also hire a Weber Baby Q to have on their deck to cook on during their stay. We do not have a restaurant onsite, but we have a number of fabulous restaurants close by or a few takeaway options in Yarra Glen with some also offering delivery service to the property
The property is set on 4 acres of land with landscaped gardens, hobby vines, picturesque damn with jetty, a selection of fruit trees for guest picking and a brood of family chickens that gift our guests with beautiful fresh daily free-range eggs for breakfast.
Araluen is centrally located just minutes away from some of the best wineries and attractions in the Yarra Valley. To name a few; Yarra Valley Chocolatier, Yarra Valley Diary, DeBortoli Winery, Yileena Park Winery, Acacia Ridge Winery, Fergusson Winery, Mandala, Zonzo, Yarrawood Estate, Yering Station, Immerse, Steels Gate, Napoleon Cider & Brewery, Meletos, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coombe Estate, St Huberts Winery Punt Road Winery.
The wineries on Maroondah Highway are approximately 15 minutes by car, along with Healesville township approximately 20 minutes by car where you will find Healesville Sanctuary, Giant Steps, Innocent Bystanders, Habitiat, Beachworth Bakery, Monroe’s Burgers, the award-winning Healesville Hotel, Alchemy Distillers, Four Pillars Distillery, shops, restaurants, supermarket and lots more.
Once you have exhausted the Yarra Valley you can then use Araluen as a base to explore our neighbouring region, the Dandenong Ranges or we are along the gateway to Victoria's Mt Buller snowfield or 1-hour drive to Lake Mountain.
We look forward to welcoming you to Araluen.