The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is located in the heart of the wine region with marvelous views and minutes from absolutely everything the Hunter Valley has to offer. The magnificent and truly unique Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is set on 5 beautiful acres of lawns, gardens and a selection of entertainment areas and has been designed and furnished with every comfort in mind.
This amazing lodge boasts 11 spacious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms accommodating up to 32 guests in comfort and style. With magnificent wrap around verandahs, a refreshing swimming pool and a relaxing jacuzzi, plus a large games room with a billiard/ pool table, table tennis and cinema, a bocce court, an impressive entertainment and sun deck with stunning views to the Broken Back Range. The Lodge is the perfect solution for large groups that want to spend time together but also enjoy their own private space.
As you weave your way down the tree lined driveway you pass our two life-sized bronze Stags that watch over this very special space. The Lodge’s interior has been modelled on a traditional Canadian Hunting Lodge and Chalet, with the central lounge focusing on a huge stone fireplace and soaring cathedral ceilings, which provide the ambience to the rest of the lodge.
The main building features a modern semi-commercial gourmet kitchen with quality appliances including two large ovens, two dishwashers and absolutely everything you could want or need to create your own MasterChef meal. The large dining area has a magnificent custom-made oversized table and commercial drinks fridge and offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can dine together and enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful setting. There are two BBQs available.
The Retreat which is adjacent to the Lodge has its own brand new kitchen and a lounge area plus a further outside entertainment area.
This unique property is perfect for large groups of friends and family and also for small weddings and corporate off-sites.. You can relax on the deck of an evening and hear the roar of the lions, who are our newest neighbours at the Hunter Valley Zoo. Surreal!
The Hunter Valley Lodge consists of four buildings; The Main Lodge, the Retreat, the Bison Den games room and Laundry and the Lions Den Studio. The Main Lodge has six spacious guest suites and five bathrooms. The Retreat, which is adjacent to the main house has a further four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Bison Den is our games room with pool table, table tennis and cinema. The Lions Den Studio is self-contained and has a bedroom, bathroom and lounge.
The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat can accommodate 32 guests or 28 guests in individual beds. There is a modern self-contained converted shipping container studio at the rear of the property that can be rented in addition to the Lodge and Retreat giving you an 11th bedroom and 8th bathroom if required. Pricing is available upon request.
The Stag Room - King four poster bed plus one king single bed - (3)
(OPTIONS ON REQUEST ONLY for 4 or 5 guests)
King four poster bed plus two king single beds or King four poster bed and king bed (4)
King four poster bed and king bed plus a single trundle bed (5)
Whitetail - Queen bed plus king single size bunk beds (4)
Chital - Queen Bed (2)
Caribou - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite (2) (can have an additional 3rd bed (foldout) on request) (3)
Muntjak - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite (2) (can have an additional 3rd bed (foldout) on request) (3)
Sambar - King Bed or two king singles plus additional single bed with ensuite (3)
Werekata - Queen bed (2)
Yengo - Queen bed (2)
Watagan - King bed or two king singles plus single bed (3)
Flat Rock - King bed or two king singles plus single bed (3)
Lounge area has a queen size sofa bed (2)
The Lions Den Studio - Not included in tariff below
Queen Bedroom and a single sofabed.
TARIFF (does not include Lions Den)
Weekend: 2 night minimum, up to 20 guests, from $2970 per night (Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)
Midweek: 2 night minimum, up to 20 guests, from $2212 per night (Sun-Thur)
Midweek: 1 night for up to 20 guests $3480 (Sun-Thur)
Extra adult guests are charged at $95 per person per night.
Children under 13 are charged $60 per child per night.
Infants under 2 are free.
Pets are charged at $30 each per stay.
The studio is available for an extra $340 per night (minimum two-night booking)
Please note if Sunday check-in then please add $ 725-weekend cleaning charge
Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available for longer stays of 4 nights and over.
A security deposit/bond of $2000.00 is required for your stay and is payable as a credit card pre-authorisation. This will be processed approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival and released 3-5 days after your departure.
Weekend Public Holiday bookings must a minimum 3-night stay at the full weekend rate.
Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at the full weekend rate.
THE HUNTER VALLEY LODGE AND RETREAT is situated on five private acres surrounded by lawns and gardens with stunning views over the valley. The property is located down a country lane adjacent to the Werakata National Park and right in the centre of the Hunter Valley Wine region. The property consists of four separate buildings, the Lodge, the Retreat, the Studio, the Bison Den (Games Room) & Laundry, all only 50 meters apart. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat has ten large bedrooms and seven bathrooms and if you include the Studio, which is booked separately, this creates eleven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The full property can accommodate from 18 to 32 guests in total or 28 guests in individual beds.
The property has a small dam and Rotunda and a Bocce court in the gardens. The Lodge deck has a large swimming pool (closed in the winter months), a five-person hot tub/spa, an outdoor lounge area and massive outdoor table with BBQ and entertainment area. We also have an enclosed dog run and kennel for your furry friend.
We provide free WiFi and six TV areas. The TV’s are located in the second lounge at the Lodge (with Foxtel), in the Stag bedroom, the Lodge dining room (with Foxtel), the Retreat lounge room, The Studio lounge and we also have a Cinema area in the Bison Den games room with large TV, full Foxtel and blue ray player. We have two WiFi speakers and Blue Ray player for music and a huge DVD and CD Library.
The main building the Lodge consists of six spacious Bedrooms – three on the ground floor with two large bathrooms (one with freestanding bath). The ground floor bedrooms are all unique. The massive Stag room with its four-poster king bed can accommodate two to five guests if required by adding another king bed and/or three king single beds. The Whitetail room has a queen bed and king single bunk beds separated by privacy curtains and the third bedroom is the Chital room with a queen bed. On the first floor, we have three large king bedrooms with their own ensuites (the king beds can be split into king singles if required) and each of these rooms can accommodate a further single bed if required.
The Lodge has eight reverse cycle air conditioners and all rooms have ceiling fans and heating. The Lodge has a large central lounge area on the ground floor with huge fireplace plus a TV lounge on the first floor. The dining room has an oversized dining table that can seat twenty-four guests with a second table for a further four. The semi-commercial kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and glassware for up to 35 guests. The kitchen also has an extensive range of cookware and utensils. There are two separate ovens plus a microwave oven and two dishwashers. There is a large fridge/freezer in the kitchen plus a large commercial glass fronted drinks fridge in the dining room. Other kitchen equipment consists of blenders, two toasters, two kettles, two Nespresso machines, rice cooker and electric fry pan. The outside entertainment area consists of a swimming pool and 5 people hot tub, surrounded by a large deck. The deck area is covered by shade sail and has a dining table which can seat up to 26 guests, an outside lounge seating area and sun loungers and a BBQ area that has both a hooded BBQ and a flat top BBQ.
The Retreat consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms – the two bedrooms on the ground floor have queen beds and two king rooms on the first floor have a further king single bed. The king beds on the first floor can be split into king singles if required. The Retreat has gas heating on the ground floor and a reverse cycle air conditioning on the first floor. All rooms have ceiling fans. The Retreat has a modern kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, oven, gas cooktop, microwave, kettle and toaster and Nespresso machine.
The Lions Den Studio is a private modern converted Shipping container near to the rear of the property with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and lounge plus a sun deck. It has a single sofa bed in the lounge, a TV, a fridge and Nespresso Coffee Machine, kettle and a small sundeck.
The Bison Den
The Bison Den is our games room and has a cinema area with large screen TV and blue ray player (can play music), a pool table, table tennis table and gas fireplace. It has lounge seating and lots of board games and children’s toys and games. The Bocce court is located next to the Bison Den. The Laundry/Outside Loo There is a laundry with washing machine and dryer and also has a toilet for the Bison Den.
We provide two irons and ironing boards and a hairdryer in all bathrooms plus toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We provide a selection of Nespresso Pods (about two pods per person) plus tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. We also provide cling wrap, foil and baking paper.