The day of the sleeper car is long gone, but that doesn't mean that train lovers can't still spend the night in a railway carriage.
Heaven in the Hills (389 Corks Pocket Road, Maleny) is a hinterland retreat and eco friendly experience in the Glasshouse Mountains. The retreat is located on 10 hectares and is set back from the road to prevent the sound of traffic drowning out the sounds of the bush. A small, exclusive venue, it sleeps a maximum of thirty four people and is best suited to couples and singles who seek to escape the stress of the city.
There are three different types of accommodation. The open plan cabins sleep four and come with a fireplace, television and DVD player, kitchen facilities, balcony and barbeque. The two story cottage has four bedrooms and a bathroom and entertainment area on each floor. But the draw card is the railway carriage, a converted South Australian passenger carriage that contains two suites. Each suite has a kitchenette and a private veranda with views of the bush. Large parties may hire out the entire carriage.
For entertainment, guests can partake in a song, dance or art workshop or take advantage of the onsite healing packages, like therapeutic and Swedish massage. The opens grounds provide a good spot for games and exercise. Heavenly Delights Catering can be called upon to provide meals or guests can use the cooking facilities in their room.
Heaven in the Hills uses solar power and rainwater and aims to co-exist with the surrounding nature and wildlife.