The Hunter Valley Retreat is located, as per its name, within the Hunter Valley Wine Country, one of Australia's best wine regions. More specifically, Hunter Valley Retreat can be found in Qurrobolong, a remote town bordered to the north by the Aberdare State Forest and to the southeast by the Heaton State Forest. Just 90 minutes from Sydney and 40 minutes from Newcastle, the route that takes visitors to Hunter Valley Retreat involves a beautiful winding country drive through a lush forest, rich with the sounds of wildlife. Away from the major areas of attraction in the Hunter Valley, yet still within reach through a short drive, it's the perfect location for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle, without having to give up on winery hopping and magical grape juice tasting!
More information about Hunter Valley Retreat, and a map of the property.
Yes! A quick search will reveal that the number of pet friendly accommodation places in the Hunter Valley region is fairly limited; but luckily, Hunter Valley Retreat is one of those rare unicorns. In fact, upon check in, the friendly staff member on duty will even provide you with a list of dog friendly wineries located in the region, so that you neither have to worry about your dog being left unattended, nor have to spend time doing your own research when you're on holiday! Plus, with the retreat being set on a very large property, there are plenty of things and sights for your dogs to sniff out and explore - so what are you waiting for? Go and book a visit and take your dog out on a nice relaxing bush walk stroll - they'll love you for it!
"Experience a home away from home at the Hunter Valley Retreat, delivered to you by a friendly and helpful team whose sole intention is to create a magical experience for you."
The Hunter Valley Retreat is situated on 200 acres of lawns and bush lands, which makes for a spectacular backdrop and space to create special memories for all guests. Oh, and some amazing photos to show off to your friends back home to boot! There are enough rooms to accommodate up to 136 guests, with an array of rooms ranging from single room studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and even 3 to 6 bedroom villas.
Eddy and I, travelling solo, opted to stay in a single room studio - although not large in size, the studio was fully enclosed in that it contained all the facilities the two of us needed. TV in bed, anyone? In addition to coffee and tea making facilities (with milk in the fridge), there were also, of course, wine glasses - because why else would someone visit the Hunter Valley?
What other facilities are available at Hunter Valley Retreat?
There is a restaurant on site, next to the reception area - breakfast is served daily from 8:30am to 10am, whereas dinner is served from 6pm to 8pm, although only on Friday or Saturday nights. If you would prefer to cook your own food, Hunter Valley Retreat has outdoor barbecue facilities available for use by guests free of charge. There's plenty of seating available nearby too - after all, it'd be unfair to ask you to stand up and eat when you're on holiday, right?
Free WiFi is available - although the connection is strong and reliable near reception and the restaurant, it may not be accessible from your room, depending on where on the property your room is located. Or if you're here for a break away from social media and emails and other commitments, how about a game of table tennis?