Choosing where to stay in the Hunter Valley can be as complex as which cellar doors to visit! There is a vast selection of quality Hunter Valley accommodation from cosy cottages, villas with vineyard vistas, boutique hotels and luxury accommodation. To help make your decision easier, here’s our eight hidden accommodation gems of the Hunter Valley If you’d like to explore beyond popular Pokolbin, Lovedale and Broke then take the road less travelled and discover delightful Laguna.
A popular choice for visitors to the Hunter Valley is to stay in a B&B that offers a hearty start to the day before you head off for wine tasting. Hunter Valley Cooperage Bed and Breakfast sits on the boutique Kelman Vineyard and features rooms named after the wine (hello to the Chardonnay and the Shiraz suites!) as well as a downstairs theatre that you can have all to yourself if you time it right! Plus, the pancakes are to die for! Bella Wind Bed and Breakfast also features a great night’s stay with a couple who have literally opened up their home now that their children have grown up and moved out!
If you’re travelling to the Hunter Valley in a group, staying in an Airbnb can be a great way to get the team up there and ensure you’re all staying together. It’s also a good option for big families, or families travelling together, as having your own kitchen can be beneficial when feeding many mouths. There are an abundance of spacious villas, houses and cottages available from around $400 a night.
There are also an abundance of hotels to choose from; from the luxurious Crowne Plaza, complete with balconies overlooking the incredible golf course, to the self contained stays with Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort. These villas are also suitable for larger groups, as well as catering to couples. The central location makes these hotels just a stone’s throw from many of the major Hunter Valley Vineyards.