Lounge

 

Deck

 

Dining

 

Kitchen

 

Main Bedroom

 

Billiards

 

Secret Loft

The Lodge

The Retreat is great for entertaining—with a large living area and expansive decks for BBQs and lounging about in the sun or shade, it is perfect for relaxing weekend getaways or holidays. Our regulars bring back other couples to share their break in the bush and buy gift certificates for staff, family and friends. Some book the same week or weekend each year.

The architect-designed building has two sections joined by a breezway. The main building houses the living areas and the secret loft. The three-level tower has the garage with billiard room and main bedroom above.

Although originally designed as a romatic getaway house for honeymooners and other couples, The Retreat sleeps five or six in comfort. If necessary, we can squeeze-in extra children on folding beds with innerspring mattresses (available on site).

Being in a bush resort means that while you have privacy, there are others not too far away if there is an emergency. And the resort's Treehops Restaurant is a 10 minute stroll or two minute drive away if you'd like a break from cooking, or are celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

 

Living Area

The Retreat's living area provides expansive views, with huge windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors which provide a feeling of space and light.

  • Plenty of lounging space to snuggle up in front of the fire
  • Large flat screen HD TV, and video/DVD player
  • Separate dining alcove with chairs to seat six (extra chairs outside on the deck)
  • Stereo system with iPod docking system and a wide range of CDs.

 

Deck Area

The extensive deck area runs around three sides of the living room. On one deck there is a large outdoor table which seats eight, and a gas BBQ - all under cover. It is perfect for dining and lounging whilst sipping a Hunter Valley Semillon and contemplating your next activity. A smaller circular table which seats four is located on an adjacent deck.  Wildlife-spotting provides a constant source of interest from the deck areas, whether in the form of the resident mob of grey kangaroos, the dainty wallabies making a visit, or the wealth of bird life frequenting the grounds. Satin Bowerbirds forage under the veranda, while Kookaburras constantly patrol for creatures at ground level. Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots are never far away and you may be lucky enough to see a Wonga Pigeon quietly working the underbrush for food.  All in all, The Retreat is a great way to connect with nature.

 

Gourmet Kitchen

The Retreat’s spacious, modern kitchen would please even the most fastidious chef—it has all the equipment you need for preparing gourmet meals. You can also keep an eye on the family or chat to houseguests in the lounge area while creating a feast.

  • Fully equipped with oven/cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, Aldi style espresso machine and cooking utensils
  • Basic consumables such as gladwrap, aluminium foil, cooking oils, salt and pepper, coffee and tea are provided.

 

Main Bedroom

The main bedroom has spectacular views, over treetops and valleys, with not a building in sight. Its features include:

  • TV with DVD/VCR player
  • Blockout curtains
  • Ensuite with a spa bath 
  • Upstairs away from the rest of the house. 

 

Billiard Room

The Billiard room has an antique three-quarter table for games of snooker and billiards. It also has an ensuite bathroom and a long-single bed cunningly disguised as a sofa.

Young children are best accommodated in the billiard room which is immediately below the main bedroom as parents can hear what is going on from above.

 

Secret Loft

For families with children, the secret loft may prove to be an attraction (although it is not suitable for very young children as it is a long way from the main bedroom). But if the children are self-sufficient you can enjoy the privacy and quiet of the main bedroom and maybe a sleep-in.

The secret loft has two king-single beds and a small TV. It is tucked away above the main living area, and guests can use the shower and toilet downstairs.

Upon request, the two king-single beds can be made up as a king-sized bed for a second couple

 

Features

  • Reverse cycle airconditioning throughout
  • Three TVs, including one large flat screen HD TV.
  • Two DVD and VCR players (one each in lounge and main bedroom)
  • Large library of movies, books, magazines, CDs and board games
  • Lock up garage - just push the table tennis table to one side
  • Stereo system with iPod docking system and plenty of CDs
  • Table tennis, push bikes, and tennis rackets for the resort tennis court
  • A cubby house for the little kids
  • All linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels for the pool)
  • Combustion fire with firewood provided (fires are set, ready-to-go during the winter months)
  • Oil heaters in living area and bedrooms
  • Fan heaters in most rooms
  • Ceiling fans in living area and main bedroom
  • Expansive deck with BBQ
  • Three long single beds, one queen size and three extra folding beds
  • Three showers and toilets (main bedroom ensuite has a spa bath)
  • Hairdryers provided
  • Washing machine and dryer in the laundry
  • Telstra reception is good - a tower is nearby on top of the mountain

 

Book your Hunter Valley Accommodation with The Retreat Bushland Lodge