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Tewksbury Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Tewksbury Lodge offers the unique experience of accommodation in an authentic, traditionally handcrafted Canadian style log cabin.

The Lodge offers, Self Catering Accommodation with all the features and facilities you expect from accredited, 4 1/2 star accommodation, including superior furnishings, log fire and spa.

Situated on 2 acres of picturesque gardens with river frontage and views to Mt Buffalo. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for walking and cycling passes the front of the property.

Tewksbury Lodge provides an ideal retreat, uniquely different with the warmth and ambience only a true log home can provide.

Recline in your leather lounge suite inside, or sit back and relax outside in comfy chairs on the spacious verandah, with a private BBQ, overlooking secluded gardens. Stroll over to the swing seat and your own fire-pit above the Ovens river, with beautiful views to Mt Buffalo's gorge.

We do live on the property in a separate home, so we are available if required. However we respect your privacy and will leave you alone to enjoy your stay and the peace and quiet, unless you contact us. The rear of the property is quite secluded and reserved for your privacy, but guests are certainly free to enjoy the rest of the grounds.

Multi-award winning property:

3x winner, "Best Hosted Accommodation" - Alpine Business & Tourism Awards.

Finalist - 2011 & 2012 Victorian Tourism Awards.

And you can sleep easy - We are Carbon Neutral

Tewksbury Lodge is an Eco Friendly dwelling and we pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible.

- 26 solar panels collect the suns energy and generate most of the properties electricity needs

- Double glazed windows increase insulation characteristics; warm in winter, cool in summer

- Grid electric power is 100% renewable, sourced from Hydro Electric generation

- The Lodge is a superb insulator. A conventional house has an insulation value varying from R2 to R4. This log cabin has an insulation value of R16. The very high insulation capacity reduces heating and cooling requirements.

- Large logs have another wonderful property - their thermal mass; they are capable of storing heat. When the cabin temperature is lowered (e.g., at night) they give back heat into the rooms until the temperature is again equalized.

- A skylight minimises the need for artificial lighting during the day

- Ceiling fans reduce heating and A/C needs

- High efficiency instant gas hot water is used for it’s suitability to intermittent usage

- LED lighting is used for optimal energy efficiency

More Details

Claudia Makrikostas
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Porepunkah, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen sized double bed. Fold out is a single bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King sized double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ski


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Tewksbury Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

A few issues

  • 2 of 5

We decided not to stay at the property after arriving and spending an hour looking around. There were a number of reasons we decided to leave.

The weather during our stay was oppressively hot and the cabin was as a result really uncomfortable. There was an airconditioner in the living room that reduced the temperature by a few degrees in there but all the fans in the bedrooms did was push hot air around. It was really uncomfortable inside. Outside there was some kind of really unpleasant smell, I'm not sure if it was coming from the river or a rotting compost pile in the garden. Either way the smell made sitting outside on the balcony or in the garden very unappealing. The smell made me feel nauseous.

The bed linen was not what I'd expect from a property with such good reviews, perhaps we were just unlucky on this occasion but the king bed had small black/grey stains on the sheets and small rips and holes in the fitted sheet.

Most of all we were disappointed to find that the cabin is located in the back garden of the owners property. The advertisement of the property describes the cabin as being situated on 2 acres of picturesque gardens. While it may be on 2 acres, the problem is the 2 acres is shared by the cabin and the owner's house. A pertinent detail which is left out of the description. We are quite private people and felt the description was deceptive. We would never have booked the property had we known it was on the same site as the owner's home and sharing the "2 acres of picturesque garden." Details like this really need to be disclosed to potential clients.

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate your expectations were not met. The day you arrived was 34 degrees which is a fairly typical Australian Summers day. Humidity was high over much of Australia though, due to a cyclone in W.A. which possibly made it feel worse for you. We do open the Log Cabin up to air during each change over, but the cabin has incredible insulation characteristics and effortlessly handles temperature extremes. With A/C and the doors and double glazed windows closed, it could have been any temperature you desired inside within hours. We are unsure of the cause of a smell outside. There was a fly trap some 20 meters away. Possibly the breeze carried a smell. If it had been brought to our attention, we would have investigated this. All linen was only recently replaced, so something is amiss there. It does sound like an error was made. If so, we do apologise. The Lodge is on many web sites and is listed as ‘Hosted Accommodation’. On Stayz, our listing stated we are winners of awards in the " Hosted Accommodation" category and multiple Stayz reviews refer to ‘the Hosts’. I assure you it has never been our intent to deceive. We have made updates to further clarify this, in the hope of preventing a misunderstanding like yours.
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Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia

The perfect Log Cabin escape

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tewksbury Lodge, Porepunkah. Our Log Cabin was absolutely beautiful, both in its surroundings and its pristine cleanliness. The beds were beautifully made and super comfy and everything we needed was there. We hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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greatest place on earth

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay . Everything at our finger tips , great hosts and an accommodation to surpass all others we have stayed at

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Glenn. We are so pleased you and Vicki enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again one day! KInd regards, Claudia & Paul
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful log cabin continued to surprise us for our whole stay here, the owners have thought of everything. The coffee machine, leather reclining lounge, king bed, spa, beautiful gardens and my daughter especially loved that both bedrooms had a tv. Highly recommend, there was nothing we could fault and we were so comfortable and in love with this cabin we didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright, Victoria, Australia

Tewksbury Lodge : AWESOME!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We'll definitely recommend Tewksbury Lodge to our friends and family!! Everything was just perfect. THANKS!

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property.. very quiet yet still convenient, The owners are very helpful, obliging and friendl

  • 5 of 5

Great property.. very quiet yet still convenient, The owners are very helpful, obliging and friendly. Great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Bright/Mt Buffalo entry


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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