27 January 2012 . BY
Why it’s worth spending a night in South Australia’s iconic Prairie Hotel…
The Prairie Hotel remains Australia’s most awarded Outback Hotel. Owned and run by local station owners Jane and Ross Fargher since 1990, it is where the Outback meets the Flinders Ranges, in Parachilna, permanent population 2! The hospitality extended to guests by the Fargher family and their team is legendary.
Hotel accommodation exudes ‘Prairie Style’. Choose from Deluxe, Executive and recently refurbished Heritage Rooms adjacent to the Guest Lounge. The ‘Overflow’, opposite the Hotel building offers fabulously made over old Fettlers Cabins with ensuites and kitchenettes, and rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Campers and caravaners can choose from powered or unpowered sites. Book on line at www.prairiehotel.com.au
See the extraordinary Outback and Flinders Ranges as they are seldom seen, from above, with a local. Take a bird’s eye view of the landforms and waterways, appreciate the colours, vastness, vegetation, and wildlife…it is magical! Check www.fargherair.com.au
for tour suggestions in the Ranges, to Lake Eyre, and beyond. All flights depart from the front door of The Prairie!
Creative spins on country fare, incorporating native ingredients, and a seasonally adjusted menu keep the Prairie on foodies’ radar. Check out feral and non-feral options at www.prairiehotel.com.au
Several native flavour sensations you enjoy on your plate are packaged under the Prairie’s ‘The Flinders Range’ for visitors to take home. Another HUGE hit, is the specially brewed ‘Fargher Lager’!
T: 08 8648 4895
A: Parachilna, SA