We purchased Riverdale in 2009 after instantly falling in love with the magic exuding from the beautiful flower gardens, fields, bush lands and old majestic gum trees on the river flats of the Yarra River. We wanted to share this unique place with others and had the idea to develop an accommodation and retreat venue that maintains a strong philosophy of sustainability.
Working with biodynamic principles, we have since then been passionately and dedicatedly transforming the property into what some have called a ‘paradise off the grid', relying on solar power and tank water.
The property features a large kitchen and bush food garden, a two-acre flower garden with over 100 rose bushes and an orchard. With paths along the bordering Yarra River and through open fields, and the Warburton ranges as a backdrop, guests can walk and explore the unique beauty this property holds.
Guests can also enjoy swims in the river, games of table tennis, beautiful picnic spots, ride along the passing Lilydale to Warburton trail or take short drives to the many nearby popular attractions including famous Yarra Valley wineries and lush mountain forests.
3 bedrooms that can comfortably sleep up to 6 people can be rented by guests.
– 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds in each room
– 1 bedroom has a double bed
All bedrooms have brand new comfortable mattresses, and top quality bed linen is provided. All rooms are fitted with hydronic heaters.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, three bathrooms, a dining area and large living area with an open fireplace to enjoy in winter.
Flat rate of $300 per night and $400 per night in December
Two night minimum stay
Three night minimum stay for long weekends