Our Forest Cottage, at Arcadia, is hiding amongst the trees at the far end of the garden. There is a separate bedroom and antique brass queen bed, ensuite, lounge, dining and kitchen area. The lounge opens to a glass conservatory, at the height of tree branches, where the double spa is.
Arcadia offers accommodation for singles or couples in 4 separate cottages, all hidden away in 3 acres of forested gardens.
Our award winning cottages are situated at Olinda just east of Melbourne on top of Mt Dandenong (altitude 600 mtrs). We are off the busy Tourist Road but only 400 metres to the villages of Olinda and Mt. Dandenong where there are several restaurants to choose from.
Each cottage has a log fire and a conservatory. Two have spa baths and two have a circular timber hot tubs. Full Breakfast provisions are included in the cottage for you to enjoy when you are ready and there is a late checkout of midday.
Additional package and platter options are available too as well as an extensive list of Day Spa treatments
We have minimal 2 night stays on weekends and 3 night which include Public Holidays, Easter, Melbourne Cup and between Christmas and New Year.
Arcadia is off the main tourist road, just a 5 minute stroll to restaurants and shops.
The approach to the seclusion of Arcadia is through green, temperate rainforest. the cottages are surrounded by hundred year old oaks, southern beeches and cathedral high mountain ash. In winter the camellias bloom in pink, red and white. In spring rhododendrons flower in their hundreds. Wild ducks paddle on Arcadia's ornamental ponds. Beyond the gardens, distance gives the ranges a watercolour wash of blue. The feeling of Arcadia is relaxing and enchanting.
Arcadia now has its own dedicated Day Spa treatments. Relax and be pampered enjoying treatments ranging from Massage, Facials, Body Scrubs, Wraps and Day Treatments.
This property is not suited for children.
The pretty timber cottages of gabled roofs and leadlight windows seem to be part of the romance of the forest. Each one is hidden away by itself. Inside there are Australian antiques and other exotic collectables. every cottage is different. Some feature dramatic, cathedral ceilings, whilst another has a secret loft. Each one has a wood fire, air-conditioning and a large spa with private forest views through soaring windows or a hot tub in a plant-filled conservatory. The mood is casual, idyllic luxury.
Olinda Cottage is a 1930's cottage recently totally refurbished, with a stunning hot tub overlooking a ferned garden and lots of dorma windows. There are antiques and collectables, sunny breakfast conservatory & a new kitchen. There is also a private BBQ and outdoor area for you to enjoy
Forest Cottage is hiding amongst the trees at the far end of the garden. There is a separate bedroom and antique brass bed, ensuite, lounge, dining and kitchen area. the lounge opens to glass conservatory where the double spa is.
Treehouse Cottage is contemporary and stylish with dramatic 5 meter high windows, glass sitting conservatory and secret loft. The double spa is in the bathroom with leadlight french doors opening to the log fire and forest views.
Fernwood Cottage is elegant, with 6 meter high windows reaching up to the cathedral ceiling and a secret loft. French doors open to a glass conservatory filled with palm trees and a large cedar Hot Tub spa. The bathroom has a double shower. There is also a four poster queen size brass bed and full kitchen facilities
All our cottages have real log fires, private garden courtyards and are fully stocked with breakfast provisions
MID WEEK minimal 2 night stay, costs per night, per couple, are as follows:-
Olinda Cottage $ 330 pn
Forest Cottage $ 310 pn
Treehouse Cottage $ 315 pn
Fernwood Cottage $ 365 pn
WEEKEND Minimum 2 night stay /PUBLIC Holiday weekends, Easter, Melbourne Cup and Between Xmas and New Year minimum 3 night stay, are as follows:-
Olinda Cottage $ 430 pn
Forest Cottage $ 380 pn
Treehouse Cottage $ 380 pn
Fernwood Cottage $ 445 pn