Wine Country Lodge - Pokolbin

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Wine Country Lodge Pokolbin Hunter Valley

Awarded 2020 Trip Advisors Travellers Choice Award and 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for providing consistently outstanding experiences and whose owners offer first-class customer service to their guests.
 

Wine Country Lodge is a large, centrally located country house perfect for large groups of friends and family looking to enjoy a wonderful weekend stay in the Hunter Valley. Privately set back from Wine Country Drive and set on five acres surrounded by 200 acres of the former Lindeman's Sunshine vineyard, Wine Country Lodge is moments from all major Hunter Valley attractions.  The Lodge features 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms accommodating 17 guests in great comfort.

Arriving via the circular driveway to the undercover portico, guests are greeted by a generous open plan central living area. In the Great Room, features include a cathedral ceiling, large seating and entertaining areas and an electric fireplace, as well as floor to ceiling windows that bring in the beautiful views of the surrounding rural landscape and Brokenback Mountain range beyond.

Wine Country Lodge is truly an entertainers dream with a fully equipped country kitchen, generous dining table for 18 guests spilling out to the wrap-around verandah where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ and outdoor dining/living area both day and night. Alternatively, if you wish to stay-in and relax without catering, an in-house chef can be arranged to create a dining experience or celebration your guests will always remember. 

The two wings of the property feature bedrooms with air-conditioning and/or fans.  The right wing features the master bedroom with corner spa and walk-in wardrobe, a king and queen bedroom along with a separate family bathroom, WC and laundry facilities. The left wing includes 4 suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and TV’s.  All bedrooms are beautifully styled and have french doors that provide each guest with their own access to the spacious verandahs where they can take in the views of the peaceful surrounds, and watch the kangaroos whilst relaxing and enjoying the morning sun. Air-conditioning and/or fans throughout, this property is to be enjoyed in any season. 

For those wishing to curl up with a book or relax with board games, there are plenty to enjoy in the reading room adjacent to the Great Room. Bookshelves brimming with great books, magazines and games to keep everyone entertained. Additionally for some extra entertainment the downstairs games room features a pool table for your enjoyment. 

Wine Country Lodge is ideally located to enjoy award winning restaurants and cellar doors, The Vintage Golf Course, The Hunter Valley Gardens, art galleries, walking and bike trails, or a sunrise adventure with Beyond Ballooning, sailing high across the vineyards in a hot air balloon. The historic village of Branxton is only a short drive away where guests can enjoy the solar heated public swimming pool with kids pool or a fun afternoon with live music at the Federal Hotel. With wine tours and concert pick ups at the front gate, your whole group will be thanking you for choosing this wonderful property for your stay. To cool of there is a fantastic local pool located at Branxton which is only an 8 minute drive away!

A weekend at Wine Country Lodge will leave you wanting to stay longer or return with more family and friends to enjoy another memorable weekend in the Hunter Valley.

Enjoy a super late check out of 3pm for every booking made (Please note this is subject to availability and not available on Fridays).
 

Please note that this property is NOT pet friendly.

ACCOMMODATION
Maximum 17 guests or 12 guests in individual beds
Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen Bed plus 1 additional Single Bed with ensuite
Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen Bed plus 1 additional Single Bed with ensuite
Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen Bed with ensuite
Bedroom 4 - 1 Queen Bed with ensuite
Bedroom 5 - 1 King bed (can be split into 2 x King Singles) plus 1 additional Single Bed with ensuite
Bedroom 6 - 1 King bed (can be split int 2 x King Singles)
Bedroom 7 - 1 Queen Bed

TARIFF 

Weekend - For up to 12 guests $1380 per night  (Thu-Fri or Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)
Midweek - For up to 12 guests $1000 per night (Monday-Thursday)
Additional adults $95 per person per night
Additional children 2-13 years $60 per person per night
Infants under 2 years free of charge

SECURITY DEPOSIT
A security deposit/bond of $1000.00 is required for your stay and is payable as a credit card pre-authorisation. This will be processed approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival, so please ensure the funds are available at this time.

NOTES
1 night bookings based on availability (surcharge applies)
3 night minimum for long weekend, Easter, Xmas and New Year bookings
Concerts weekends in the Hunter Valley do have a set minimum to stay and may attract a surcharge 

LONGER STAYS
Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available on longer stays of 4 nights and over.

Facilities

  • 7 Bedrooms & 6 Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning - Reverse Cycle
  • BBQ
  • Bath - Spa
  • Bathrooms
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Books & Board Games - Selection
  • CD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Machine - Nespresso Machine
  • Cooking pots, crockery, cutlery, glasses, platters
  • Cooktop - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Freshly laundered towels and linen
  • Hairdryers
  • High Chair & Portacot
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kitchen with dishwasher
  • Laundry - Washer/dryer
  • Parking - Carport
  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • TV - Free to air
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper
  • WiFi internet - Free

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This is an amazing property for a large group.

We had a party of 15 and there was plenty of space to come together and room to spread out for quieter times. It was spotless and very well equipped. The recommendation for a chef to prepare lunch onsite was excellent as we were celebrating a 90th birthday. The property is located off the main road and is surrounded by kangaroos in the morning and at night. Property Managers Hunter Valley Stays were very responsive to all our questions. Great choice!

 
 

Would highly recommend it for a group - it was perfect!

>The house was beautiful and had absolutely everything we needed. Its location was quite central to all the wineries and distilleries in a very scenic setting. Kangaroos in the yard in the morning. The rooms were lovely all with airconditioning, nice linen and towels. We had a fabulous time and really were lacking in nothing at all. 

Beautiful!

Loved this property, very true to ad and was located in a peaceful yet easy to get to location from the winery's. Highly recommend, five stars.

Great for a family gathering

Wine Country Lodge lived up to expectations. It was a very comfortable venue for our family gathering.

Very comfortable home

Wine Country Lodge lived up to expectations. It was a very comfortable venue for our family gathering.

Relaxing Weekend

We rented this property so that the family could celebrate our mum's birthday. The accommodation was well presented, clean & very well maintained. It was perfect for a large family get together. The location was ideal, close to lots of wineries & restaurants. A great weekend away.

The best for large groups

For 23 years a group of friends have had a midyear mid week get together. The accommodation at Wine Country Lodge would be the best of all. Wonderful accommodation and facilities. Close to all the wine area in the Hunter Valley.

Friend's annual retreat

For 23 years a group of friends have had a midyear mid week get together. The accommodation at Wine Country Lodge would be the best of all. Wonderful accommodation and facilities. Close to all the wine area in the Hunter Valley.

Ideal for large groups

Accomodation was ideal for large groups and plenty of individual rooms. Good location for vine yards and well aired and air conditioned.

Perfect for our big group

A fabulous stay in a wonderful property. Thank you so much for having us and helping with any needs.  Very comfortable and spacious rooms with magical surroundings.  Perfect for big groups like ours.

Great stay and wonderful home

A wonderful place! Hope to stay next time.

Thoroughly Enjoyable

We thoroughly enjoyed a family holiday at Wine Country Lodge. Comforatble beds, great air-con, spacious living areas, well equipt kitchen and more than ample bathrooms and showers for a large group.

Perfect weekend away

Fantastic property, very spacious and comfortable for a large group!  Thank you for having us, perfect weekend for my Dads birthday.

Highly Recommended!

We had a wonderful stay.  House was beyond expectation.  Thank you.

5 Stars All Round

We had an amazing stay at Wine Country Lodge. The home was perfect for our needs. The large kitchen, dining and living area with its amazing high ceilings give a fantastic sense of space. The seperate wings also work well, as does each room have an ensuite. The home was well appointed with everything we needed during our stay- We loved the downstairs games room too! Five stars all round- Would definitely recommend , and hope to have the opportunity to stay again some day.

Bridal party bliss

Being a two bride wedding with 5 bridesmaids each - that made for quite the sizeable bridal party. The house was absolutely perfect for us to all stay together. It was so beautiful and clean and everyone had a wonderful time. There are so many different spaces so you can spread out and not feel on top of one another. Communication in the lead up was excellent and great customer service was provided. Thanks very much!

Perfect for special occasions

Absolutely perfect for a bridal party of two brides and 10 bridesmaids (plus a few partners) to all stay in for our Saturday wedding in the Hunter. Would highly recommend for big groups and special occasions - the upmost care is taken to ensure you enjoy your stay!

Wonderful Experience

Wonderful experience with our extended family. Spacious and comfortable accommodation. Good communication with owners

Fabulous weekend with friends!

Have just returned from a fantastic weekend staying at Wine Country Lodge. A fabulous home beautifully appointed with everything you need for a relaxing weekend with friends. A well designed home for a large group of friends with private facilities was a pleasant surprise and very well equipped kitchen made for a wonderful weekend of fine food and wine. Set in a beautiful area of the Hunter valley this was the ultimate weekend retreat. Thanks to the owners of this wonderful establishment ! We hope to be back again soon.

A great property with everything we needed for our family get together

We stayed here for our annual family weekend, 8 adults and 6 children. The house is very private and in a great location in the Hunter Valley. Branxton is only a 10 minute drive if you need to get supplies or enjoy a great lunch or dinner at the pub. The house is a good size for our family and adequate bedrooms and bathrooms for all to feel relaxed. The kitchen was also a good size with the basic needs from the pantry and all good cooking utensils. There are 2 living areas which helped with the amount of people. A good time had by all, thank you.

Wonderful stay!

Such a wonderful place to holiday with a group. Lovely, quiet surroundings, lots of beautiful, spacious living areas, comfortable beds and a large, practical kitchen and dining area. Five rooms with ensuites made it perfect for so many couples. We really enjoyed our stay at Wine Country Lodge!

Great stay!

Great stay in a wonderful house. Great open spaces to hang out, with privacy of own bedroom and bathroom.

Spectacular stay

The Wine Country Lodge was spectular. We enjoyed the weekend there with 12 family members and everyone was very impressed with the property. The layout was perfect for us and provided ample space to relax and enjoy each others company.

Beautiful!

Such a beautiful house in a great location - thank you for being awesome hosts and making our trip so seamless!

We would love to find an opportunity to visit again!

The house was beautiful but also family-friendly, and was perfect for our weekend getaway with a large group adults and kids. The pool, undercover outdoor area, games room and cubby house were all put to great use and the kitchen was really well equipped for a large group. We would love to find an opportunity to visit again! Hunter Valley Stays were fantastic to deal with and made the booking process a breeze.

Beautiful, well appointed home.

What an amazing location, quiet with mobs of kangaroos and flocks of birds the only neighbours. Beautiful, well appointed home with the most comfortable beds. Great to entertain inside and out. Spacious and lots of little thoughts and inclusions. All my guests were impressed and felt relaxed. highly recommend.

Beyond impressed with the cleanliness and size of the house

Wine Country Lodge well and truly exceeded our expectations. The house was immaculate when we arrived and air conditioners had been left on being that it was a warm day it was lovely to walk into. The lodge was massive with there being a huge open living/dining/kitchen area and 2 wings of the house. I would recommend this property to anyone with a large group of people and will be back!

Big and spacious for our large group.

We had a group of 14 staying for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The house was big and spacious enough to really cater for the group. The house was really comfortable for our stay with no one on top of each other. Nice and clean too. Would definitely return if the group was big enough.

Highly recommended for families

We stayed here during Christmas holiday and found this place was amazing. Very spacious room all around. Great location, close to shops and winery. Highly recommended for families for a holiday break.

Wonderful stay!

We had a wonderful stay.  Very relaxing and clean house.  See you all again, thank you.

Fabulous property for group of 14

The property was perfect couldn’t have asked for better. The kitchen had every utensil/appliance which made it easy to cater for us cooking both nights for 14 people. Lovely bedrooms and en-suites added to the ambience of the place. Plenty of space for everyone to lounge around. Dining table was amazing, seating all of us. Outdoor entertaining on the beautiful verandah was a winner and the view of the kangaroos in the evening, a bonus. Thank you so much for a great stay.

Great Home

Great home to celebrate a family get together.

Very spacious

Thank you for hosting us.  The place was very spacious and had all the amenities we could possibly need for a family of over 10 people including three young children.  See you next time.

Beautiful!

Thank you for such beautiful accommodation.  A brilliant time was had by all!


Perfect!

The Wine Country Lodge was the perfect place to stay - spacious and private for a large group or family. Absolutely loved it!

Perfect for large families

This place oozes generosity....We found Wine Country Lodge so accommodating for our large family. There was plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable-lots of bathrooms for us all to get ready for the wedding we went to. Living areas were big enough for everyone to have a seat. It's spacious, private and very well maintained. Thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay.

Excellent

This house is a great stay for a group of friends. Plenty of room and a great set up. Highly recommended!

Fantastic weekend!

We stayed at the Wine Country Lodge and had a fantastic weekend 10 adults spent 3 nights over the weekend and would definitely want to stay there again! The property is secure, spacious and well decorated.

Would definitely stay again!

“Wonderful house celebrating my 40th birthday in a beautiful part of the country - would definitely stay again”.

We Had a Great stay at Wine Country Lodge best beds ever. Fantastic house for a large group.

Our group of 11 enjoyed our stay at wine country lodge we found the house to be very well presented clean with everything we needed. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen is very well equipped. We would recommend this house.

Wonderful property!

Our Art Class has enjoyed our 3 nights in your wonderful property.  We appreicated the lovely surrounds and wildlife.  The size of the house was perfect for our group of friends.  We leave with lots of fun memories. We will be sure to recommend this house to our friends and family.

Great House

Great location and great house for large groups.  Had everything you could possibly need.  Pool table and table tennis facilities were great fun for everyone.

Beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion

The Wine Country Lodge was just perfect for my birthday celebration with family and close friends. It was very comfortable and spacious, and beautifully appointed. The setting, in acreage complete with gum trees and kangaroos, is private and peaceful.

Wine Country Lodge

Sasha, Lauren and the team - thank you ever so much for a wonderful experience. From the very beginning Hunter Valley Stays assisted me in sourcing the right property and went over and beyond and the property did not disappoint! I really appreciate the late check out which you provided as well and I will be highly recommending Hunter Valley Stays and the beautiful property to family and friends. Many thanks again we had a wonderful time at the property.

Most Enjoyable Stay

Thank you very much for a most enjoyable stay...at your beautiful property.

Great House

Had a great time.  Will definately book again.

Highly recommend this property!

Thank you for a great stay.  We all had a wonderful time.  Will defintely be recommending you to all our friends.  Thank you.

Perfect Getaway

We organised a couples get away as we attended the Wine Days Boyz II Men concert.  We enjoyed our stay and this place was clean, tidy, spacious and very welcoming.  The home perfectly accommodated us as couples with all areas designed to meet our expectations for a couples get away.  Thank you for providing us with your efficient and timely response to our needs when we needed to verify some issues.  We recommend this place and would definately love to come back in future.

Highly recommended!

Perfect place for 17 'old codgers' catching up with one another.  Great digs, comfy beds, loads of room --inside and out.  Everything we could ask for.  Highly recommended!  Thank you for allowing us to spend a wonderful few days together in absolute comfort.  

Wonderful stay

“We had a wonderful stay at Wine Country Lodge. We celebrated a 30th with our family, there were 12 adults and 1 infant. The house was spacious and was easily big enough for our large group. It was comfortable, beautifully decorated, on a very quiet and scenic spot, but we were still close to winerys, cafes and restaurants. It was wonderful and I would recommend staying there. The hosts and Hunter Valley Stays were friendly and accommodating. We thank then for a wonderful stay.”

Amazing house with a great layout

The house was amazing! Great size and layout for our family weekend away. The property had everything we needed to make it a great weekend away.

Amazing property

An amazing property for a multiple family holiday, it was in great condition, very clean and very well equipped