Self Catering:

The bush lodge has a fully equipped, modern kitchen which is perfect for cooking. There is a full oven, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, espresso machine, toaster etc. We also try to provide most of your basic cooking consumables just in case you forget something. And naturally these are plenty of cooking utensils to enable you to create gourmet meals. Many of our guests have gourmet weekends with friends here.


Eating out:

But should you wish to be waited upon for a night, we also have a licensed restaurant located within Eaglereach Highland Park resort called Treehops Restaurant it is about 2 mins by car, and 10 minutes by foot. It provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has take-away pizza, fish and chips and picnic and BBQ Hampers.


And if you are after something a little different during your stay, the nearest place to eat outside the resort is the Vacy pub, but we would recommend Yabbies restaurant at the Paterson Tavern. Make sure you book for the latter if intending to dine on a Friday or Saturday evening.


Can we eat outside?

There is an outdoor table setting. You can sit in the sun or shade as you wish.


Do you have a barbeque?

There is a gas BBQ on the deck undercover.


Do you provide breakfast?

The Retreat is a self-catering lodge and most of our guests say they prefer to breakfast on the deck in summer or by the log fire in winter. But you can also go to the Treehops Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is about two minutes by car or 10 minutes on foot.


Bed & Bath


What size are the beds at the bush lodge?

The master bedroom has a queen bed, the loft has two long singles. The billiard room has one long single and there are three extra folding beds should you need them. These will only fit in the billiard room or, in summer, the garage.


How many bathrooms are there?

Each bedroom has its own facilities. The master bedroom has an ensuite with toilet, shower and spa bath. The billiard room has a smaller ensuite with toilet and shower. The guests in the loft usually use the shower and toilet in the laundry immediately below.


Is there a spa?

The Retreat has a spa bath big enough for two in the master bedroom ensuite. For health reasons we don’t have an outdoor hot-tub.


Do we need our own linen?

No, clean linen (including bath towels) is supplied for every guest.


Other Facilities


What sort of heating is there and is the lodge air conditioned?

There is a log combustion stove in the living area and all living and bedrooms have oil heaters. There are fan heaters in two of the bathrooms and each bed has an electric blanket.


There is no air-conditioning for eco-friendly reasons but there are ceiling fans in the living area and main bedroom.


Are there laundry facilities?

Yes the lodge has a fully equipped laundry with a washing machine and dryer.


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