Finalist in the HomeAway Holiday Awards 2018 for INDULGENCE
**“Access to the property is across the Paterson River via a shallow ford (150mm deep on average) and easily passable year round under normal weather conditions. However, during times of heavy rain the river may rise and can become impassable. This is rare and has only temporarily prevented guests from leaving the property once in the past four years. Nevertheless, it is a consideration you may wish to factor into your decision when making your booking. River level fluctuations are outside our control and subject to our standard terms and conditions, available on our website. As always we recommend guests take out travel insurance to cover themselves against any unforeseen contingencies"**
The Lodge at Mt Rivers is a destination and experience like no other in the Hunter. This idyllic Australian property located in Mt Rivers (upper Hunter) a short drive from the village of Gresford, and 45 minutes to the Pokolbin vineyards, offers over 200 acres of private, sprawling countryside and 3.5 kilometres of exclusive Paterson River frontage that is yours to explore. This architecturally designed pavilion house has vaulted ceilings and large picture frame windows to take in the breathtaking views of the lush surrounding mountains and river, as well as the property's stunning infinity pool.
Elegantly decorated, The Lodge features 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms accommodating up to seventeen guests (15 adults and 2 children), all effortlessly catered from the fully equipped gourmet kitchen which opens up to the dining room and decks. Here you will enjoy a relaxing brunch, long family lunches and fireside dinners with friends all whilst taking in the beauty of the picturesque setting. With ducted air conditioning throughout for the warmer months and two separate lounge rooms, both featuring open log fireplaces to keep you toasty in the winter, you’ll want to return every season to experience this idyllic property.
By day, the property is perfect for those wanting to explore the outdoors and experience nature - there is something for everyone. Be it kayaking, bush walking or a picnic atop one of the many hills overlooking the farmland and river flats. Journey to any number of swimming holes, exploring the “commando” kids treehouse or wander to the paddocks and make friends with the the ponies and goat. If you fancy throwing in a line, a catch of the day is almost always guaranteed, but waiting for one is just as enjoyable!
For those who wish to rest and restore, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you decide between chilling out in the sparkling pool or reclining on the sundeck with a glass of wine in hand. You may also like to let the hours slip away soaking in the private outdoor bath with views of the river, or finding a spot on the generous wrap around verandahs and deep sofas to curl up with with a magazine or turn pages of a book. You may like to stroll the orchard grove for a handful of seasonal fruits of oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins ripe for the picking during the winter months, with wild pomegranate and peaches awaiting discovery elsewhere on the property by the discerning gatherer.
At night, gather your friends and family around the fire pit to share the days adventures and tell stories whilst you toast marshmallows and gaze up at the stars.
The Lodge at Mt Rivers is a property you will never forget.
Other facilities that this fabulous property has are;
- Outdoor bath
- Recycle air conditioning throughout
- Two open fireplaces
- Large open country style kitchen complete with all “city-slicker” mod cons
- Three 500 litre hot water heaters
- Infinity pool
- Sonos multi-room sound system
- Two living rooms
- Full size pool/snooker table
- 65” LCD smart TV with DVD/Blu-ray player (due to location no free-to-air is available)
- DVD library
- Board games
- 12 seater dining table
- Two outdoor lounge settings
- Poolside directors chairs
- 4 Burner BBQ
- Fire pit overlooking the river
- Four kayaks
- Croquet set
- Cricket set
- Pets welcome, including horses
Please note that this property IS pet friendly.
15 adults and 2 children
13 adults and 2 children in individual beds
Bedroom One - 1 King bed with ensuite (2)
Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed (2)
Bedroom Three - Double bunk bed with single bed above suitable for a child only under 12 (additional single trundle bed available upon request) (3)
Bedroom Four - Double bunk bed with single bed above suitable for a child only under 12 (additional single trundle bed available upon request) (3)
Bedroom Five (Mezzanine) - 1 x King Bed (or 2 King Singles) plus 2 single beds (4)
Bedroom Six (Love Shack) - 1 x King Bed (or 2 King Singles) and 1 Single Bed with ensuite (3)
* Bedding configurations cannot be changed less than 14 days prior to arrival date
* Linen for the trundle beds is not supplied unless requested.
Weekend - minimum 2 nights for up to 8 guests (adults or children) $1800 per night (Thu-Fri or Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)
Midweek - minimum 2 nights for up to 8 guests (adults or children) $1350 per night (Mon-Thu)
Extra adults are charged at $125 per person per night
Children aged 2-12 are charged at $100 per child per night
Infants under 2 are free. Pets are charged at $30 per stay.
Please note that a $40 booking fee is applicable for all bookings made.
Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available on long stays of 4 nights and over.
One night stays are available midweek and will attract a surcharge.
Weekend one night stays may be available and will attract a surcharge.
Weekend Public Holiday bookings must a minimum 3 night stay at full weekend rate.
Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at full weekend rate.
A security deposit/bond of $2,000 is required for The Lodge at Mount Rivers, processed as a credit card pre-authorisation on a card you provide to us during the registration process. A pre-authorisation is a temporary hold on a security deposit, making these funds unavailable to the cardholder until the charge is cleared. These funds will be held approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival, so please ensure the funds are available at this time. Depending on your bank your security deposit/bond is held for between 3 to 31 business days (international cards may take up to 31 working days). You will not see the amount returned as a refund, the amount will release back to your available funds.