Come away to a place less ordinary...enjoy a special time with family & friends
About Andrea Forsyth
For many years we traveled between Sydney and the Snowy, hubby Greg loves to ski and so does our daughter. We decided we should try a tree change and bought the White House & lived here and ran our house as a guest house until a business opportunity came up in Sydney and we relocated back to Sydney for work. Our son moved in ran the guest house for us and did a great job until the bright lights of Canberra enticed him away to another business adventure. Finally have many years we have now returned to the White House and are enjoying all the wonderful things on offer in this region....Greg is certainly looking forward to hitting the slopes in winter, as for me I am loving the rural scene and looking forward to trying to cross country ski fun this year.
Andrea Forsyth purchased this House in 2004
Why Andrea Forsyth chose Crackenback
We jumped at the chance to buy the White House, it is unique in that is 5 acres of rural enjoyment but we are close to the township of Jindabyne and the ski fields for access is great for winter and properties don't come up very often in this location so we thought we should to do this while we with living in Sydney we still came back to enjoy and think it is one of the best decisions we made.
What makes this House unique
We love the fact that we are on 5 rural acres with breathtaking views and sometimes even snow covered. The house is warm with the underfloor heating so it is delight in winter to just enjoy.
Max guests: 10
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
The location of this property is perfect for the snow fields, literally on your doorstep, easy drive to Thredbo, ski tube or Jindabyne/Perisher etc. The house itself is warm with under floor heating and a great fire. We particularly liked the separate TV room for the children. The only regret I have is that I wish I had booked the Retreat which is separate entry but attached to the house. The people there I am sure could hear us and we could hear them, but otherwise we managed well. I would highly recommend this house to stay at the snow, it is very accommodating for a large group. We found having our own bathrooms a very big plus. It is also close to some great places to eat and Jindabyne has lots of shops if you need supplies. The house is very well equipped as well. They've thought of everything. We had an issue with the power but this was rectified immediately by the manager. If you need somewhere to stay near Thredbo this is fabulous.
It was a pleasure to host this family for their snow getaway. Communication was good and the power issued sorted quickly once notified.
We really try very hard to provide everything that is needed to make a stay as comfortable as possible.
The underfloor heating and wood fire really make a difference in the chilly winter months, nothing beats relaxing in front of a wood fire.
The Residence being close to the snow is a very big plus during the busy winter months.
We do let people know that this is a dual occupancy...I will make sure this is clearer.
It is a great idea to take the entire house and I will be suggesting this more often, thank you for the feedback on this.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we hope to see you again
Extremely clean well equipped property. Great location close to Snow fields .
Pictures don’t do this house justice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything you need, very comfortable and warm. Will stay again, highly recommend!
Thank you for staying with us Melissa, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us...we do try very hard to make this a great home away from home experience.
We totally agree the underfloor heating together with the wood fires makes for a cosy and comfortable stay. Nothing beats a wood fire !
We look forward to seeing you again
Our family had an amazing stay.
Our host were present and extremely kind and welcoming. and the house- oh the house.
The separate bathrooms were such a treat- heated floors- the setting- and so very well equipped- There was no need to bring anything- the kitchen is a dream.
Thank you for a beautiful weekend
Thank you Mette for your kind review...it was a pleasure to meet you all. I'm so glad you enjoyed the stay. We try very hard to have all that you need in the kitchen!
I agree the seperate bathrooms and underfloor heating are a treat and make for a great stay.
We look forward to seeing you again
Nice, comfortable and very well maintained
Beautiful house. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to stay there again.
Thank you for your review Mevan...it was a delight to host your stay.
I'm glad you liked the house and enjoyed your time with us and your time in the snow !
We do try very hard to provide everything that is needed to make for a comfortable stay.
We hope to see you again, thank you.
A wonderful home to enjoy a snowy mountains escape.
The White House was the perfect base for our ski holiday, conveniently located between Jindabyne and the ski tube. The house is extremely well equipped to enjoy delicious meals, cosy fireside reading or fun board games and incredibly charming as well as comfortable for a crowd. A very special property in every respect!
Thank you Ann for taking the time to provide your review....it is a lovely house and as you say a great spot to access the snow fields and all the snow fun on offer.
We look forward to seeing you again !
A great dining option is just down the road on the Alpine Way. The food is highly recommended....Crackenback Farm Restaurant.
Wild Brumby Schnapps Distillery is close by on the Alpine Way and is great…I thoroughly recommend this but it is only open for brunch and lunch ....Wild Brumby.
Horse Riding – just across the Alpine Way…you will see this on your way to our house....Thredbo Valley Horse rides
Walks and hikes – check out Kosciuszko National Parks web which has a lot of detail on walks – try the Thredbo Valley Track which is suitable for walking and bike riding and starts at Lake Crackenback resort which is about a 5-min drive from us....Thredbo Valley Bike & Walking Trail
This is about a 20-min drive from us just follow along the Alpine Way and is a great place to go summer or winter …there is an in-door pool, bike rides, bob sled and you can ride a chair lift up to the beginning of the walk to Mt. Kosciusko
Mt. Kosciuszko - walk to the top of Australia
This is a great walk and you can do this either from Thredbo Village or drive to Charlottes Pass through Perisher and commence the walk there.