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Fernglen Forest Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 211 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fernglen Forest retreat is Located only 2 blocks from Tatra wedding receptions It is also within a short drive from other wedding venues such as Skyhigh, Poets Lane, Lyrebird Falls, Nathania Springs, Marybrooke Manor, newly opened Mist to name a few. This makes our accommodation perfect for wedding parties or their guests as well as families and couples. Many brides take advantage of the stunning native ground with towering mountain ash as a backdrop for photos

Set On 7 acres of lush green native bush with tree ferns and towering mountain ash, if you want peace and quiet, this is for you. We have several private cottages for you to choose from as well as a huge 5 bedroom lodge.

The Grand Lodge has 4 queen bedrooms and 1 double bed with single bunk above it & optional sofa bed in the lounge

it has 2 lounge rooms each with fireplace open, 2 full kitchens, modern family bathroom and 1 ensuite .

This is great for families but great and we often have many wedding parties and hens nights etc here.

It has 2 private BBQ areas and your very own 8 seater outdoor signature Spa.

Please note for bookings of 10 or more you must book our Fernglen cottage in Conjunction with the Grand Lodge


Checkin 2pm Checkout 10AM

Free late check out 12pm (when available)

Privacy, very secluded

Undercover Parking for 3 cars

New Wall furnaces and Real Log fires.

BBQ area

TV & DVD and Radio with CD player.

Large Bedrooms

Iron & Ironing Board

Doonas, Pillows, Blankets provided.

Linen and Towels provided.

Open plan Lounge/Meals area.

Verandah with seating and candles

Generous Full breakfast provisions provided for the lodge and villa cottage for you to prepare,bacon, farm fresh eggs tomatoes,mushrooms bread jams etc.(please advise if you have any special dietary requirements and we will try to accommodate you)

Continental provisions only for 1 night stays

Please note we base our pricing on 2 pax per room so 6 people 3 bedrooms are open & 8 people 4 bedrooms open ,there is an option to open an additional bedroom at a cost of $50

Note we only take one night bookings during weekdays only on weekend when available.


(Laundry facilities are available for longer stays, at an additional cost negotiated with owner)


The use of the Facilities is for paying guests only there are to be no additional non paying guests on property without prior consent with owner.

No parties and limited outdoor noise after 11pm

No more than 6- 8 people in spa depending on body weight you must inform the owners if spa water level has dropped below filters/jets as this may cause damage to spa.

No sleeping on additional sofas other than allocated sofa beds



We welcome children and family stays in either cottage, but need to discuss your requirements before choosing the cottage. We have some younger children’s DVDs, toys, trampoline, cars, bikes etc available to make their stay enjoyable.


We are happy to accommodate SMALL well behaved and controlled pets You must discuss with us before booking so we can tell you our pet rules a bond will be required.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Mount Dandenong, Australia

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 211 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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Fernglen Forest Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved the property though it was a pity we stayed only 1 night and arrived pretty late in the afternoon. The owner was friendly and showed us around the house with the electric warmers in place for both the living rooms.

There are toys for the kids and my boy was happily playing with them. The spa was a delight especially in the winter and of a good size, we enjoyed it.

There's nice restaurants and a grocery shop nearby so no worries if you need to get your meals or stuff. Would stay here again if i have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! An incredible setting in the Dandenongs, a stunning driveway and a large, well appointed house. Alix is very pleasant to deal with and has obviously looked after this property well. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

every thing you need

  • 5 of 5

the house was close to local attracts, being on a large bush property made it so private, it was the most relaxing peaceful holiday we have experienced. The house had everything you needed there was no need pack anything other than clothes and swimmers for the spa which had amazing views of bush land.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family break

  • 4 of 5

Lovely private home for our family of 9 to stay for a long weekend getaway! Close to all Mount Dandenong attractions and close enough for our visit to the snowfields! trampoline and sea saw and toys a great hit with the kids and outdoor spa big hit with both big kids and small kids!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stayz like HOME!!

  • 4 of 5

The Host Alix are really helpful & nice and the unit we stay like we are at home. The kitchen are full equip, very convenience for us. Are nearby to Sky High Mt Dandenong, Olinda, Puffing Billy Railway also nearby.Very convenience to excess to all the sightseeing Places.

The wonderful of the unit are we had a "Parrots" accompany us during our breakfast!!

Really satisfied with the stays except difficult to find the cottage & GPS also not shown. The tip are need to to key in "Hume Lane".

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Great stay! Right in the middle of the forest.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, friendly, beautiful fire place and amazing spa with beautiful views of the forest, Great romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Tatra,Skyhigh,William rickett


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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