Owners Linda and Rod Harris like nothing better than opening a bottle of good local red wine, pulling up a chair on the Lodge verandah and sharing a story or two with guests. Visitors love to learn more about the local area, its attractions and history – and Linda and Rod are more than happy to dish out insider’s suggestions and advice on what to see and do in this glorious slice of Australia’s South West. It’s this personal and friendly service that sets Kendenup Lodge and Cottages apart, and keeps regular visitors coming back time and again.
The personal approach touches every aspect of the business. All guests have access to the Lodge Lounge featuring comfy sofas, leather armchairs and log fire. Chess sets, glossy magazines and a plush interior give a warm atmosphere – it’s the perfect place to retreat with your favourite person or a good book.
A licensed bar is located in the Lounge and opens in the evenings for groups. Dinner is available in the dining area, or the Lodge Hall opens for dinner for large groups. With generous, hearty meals featuring the best of fresh local in-season produce and homegrown vegetables. This is country-style hospitality at its best. Cooked or continental breakfasts are available on request and are served in the dining area, Hall or delivered to your cottage.
In keeping with the personal approach, a private chef is available for guests wanting something special. Food preparations are carried out in the Hall kitchen, with the final and impressive cooking process taking place in your cottage kitchen. This is a popular service for special occasions.
COTTAGE OF INDULGENCE $450
Cottage of Indulgence: Sleeps two couples for $457 or 1 couple for $367.
Ultimate luxury is on offer at the Cottage of Indulgence, where crisp linen, warm colours, a cosy log fire and personalized service make it popular with couples and honeymooners. The private, below-ground spa, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels makes you feel part of nature – giant, flood-lit blue gums create a dramatic backdrop. This two bedroom cottage features heated towel rails in the bathroom, its own self contained kitchen, dining area and lounge.
LODGE "HOTEL STYLE ACCOMMODATION" $170
Opened in September 2006, the Lodge is ideally suited to corporate guests. Each room can sleep 3 guests for $178.
With eight air conditioned, double rooms, some also including generous, king-size single beds, the Lodge can accommodate 26 guests at a time. Each room has a private en-suite, satellite TV and internet access. Guests have access to a dining area and stylish communal kitchen with commercial oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Ideally suited for wedding events and corporate meeting booking out the property is not excessive. It provides privacy and creates a more intimate atmosphere for your guests, suitable for couples, families or friends.
BBQ area and a wood fired pizza oven, darts and ping pong table are also available on-site.