Ready for a weekend winter getaway? You’re seeking for the best places to stay? Here are five utterly distinctive places to stay in Sydney’s rarefied Blue Mountains; accommodation so unique that it will blow your mind and make your long weekend.
1. For romantics – Eagle View Escape, Rydal
Stunning Wilderness Spa Cabins at Eagle View Escape, Lake Lyell.
This stunning 40-hectare property has five boutique self-contained suites perfect for couples. Each of the Eagle View suites has views of the surrounding valley and/or lake, cosy gas log fires and spa baths; although self-contained, guests can order breakfast hampers and special dining packages including cheese and wine, and fondue for two… so there’s no reason to leave the comfort of your room. Wink, wink.
Address: 271 Sandalls Drive, Rydal via Lake Lyell NSW
Average price per night: From $250 per night.
2. For design devotees – Invisible House, Ganbenang
Invisible House, Ganbenang – for those who appreciate fine design and Blue Mountains views too.
This stunning contemporary home is perched high on a hill, with breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. Ideal for a group of friends or a family, the four-bedroom house was designed by award-winning architect Peter Stutchbury: Invisible House has an open-plan minimalistic design, floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight for natural lighting, and, to keep completely cosy on those cool mountain nights, an open fireplace, outdoor firepit and underfloor heating.
Address: 2493 Jenolan Caves Rd, Hampton NSW 2790
Average price: $1200, minimum two nights.
3. For adventurers – Love Cabins, Wollemi
A treehouse for grown-ups, Love Cabins, Wollemi.
Relive your childhood at Love Cabins, a collection of unique accommodation options set on 240 hectares of private bushland. Our two favourites are the (very grown-up) Treehouse, set high in the treetops and resplendent in natural woods, and the primitive-style Enchanted Cave, which is carved out of bedrock. Both have gorgeous views of the vast property, which is home to gorges, creeks, mountains and rainforests.
Address: Berambing NSW 2758
Average price per night: From $319 per night. Cabins differ in price.
Up in the treetops, Love Cabins Treehouse, Wollemi.
4. For nostalgics – Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath
Classic casino, Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath.
Teetering on the edge of an escarpment, with breathtaking views of Megalong Valley, Hydro Majestic is the mountain’s most iconic stay. Reopening in 2014 after many years of abandonment, the historic hotel has (thankfully) been restored to its former glory of the Art Deco era. It’s well worth a nostalgic visit, even if only to enjoy high tea in the Wintergarden or a cocktail in the notorious Cat’s Alley.
Address: 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780
Average price per night: From $179 per night.
High tea with a view, Hydro Majestic style.
Read the review: Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains – back to bygone glory?
5. For luxury lovers – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
The wide open spaces of Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains.
Touted as one of the country’s most luxurious stays, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located on more than 2800 private hectares of rugged and peaceful bushland, of which the Wolgan River cuts through. Managed by uber luxurious resort group One&Only, Wolgan Valley offers outstanding accommodation; its well-appointed freestanding villas all feature a fireplace, verandah and private pool (naturally). Not to mention extremely attentive staff, exceptional cuisine which, delightfully, is all inclusive, and a host of incredible activities such as archery and horse riding.
Address: 2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley NSW 2790
Average price per night: From $2,700 per night.
You’re own indoor heated pool, Wolgan Valley.
More: Wolgan Valley’s luxury lodge revolution is here to stay
If you like the look of a Blue Mountains getaway, make sure you check out our Blue Mountains travel guide, so you can ensure you read up on the very best the region has to offer!