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Millers Retreat TALBINGO. Spa cottage.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

July 2018 is already booked out this winter. August has more dates available. Get in quick to get your preferred dates.

* 2010 state finalist in the Take A Break prestigious accommodation awards.

At Millers Retreat we aim for you to have a stress free holiday, to help keep the kids entertained and the parents relaxed.

Millers Retreat is situated in a very tranquil setting with ever improving landscaping and wonderful views.

We provide hundreds of in house movie's, Xbox and Wii games and board games for all the family to enjoy.

After a day out in the snow or boating on any of the local dams or exploring Kosciusko National Park, come back to Millers Retreat and relax in the hot tub with a nice glass of wine while hubby cooks up a banquet on the large BBQ on the deck with the kids entertained in the lounge room.

Check out our previous guests reviews, they say it all.


* Airconditioned - Reverse Cycle. .

* KITCHEN: Fully equipped electric kitchen with microwave, coffee machine, breakfast bar and stools etc. Condiments supplied.

* DINING ROOM: 8 seater solid timber dining suite plus a 6 seater colonial dining suite on the deck.

* LOUNGE ROOM: Very large with combustion wood fire place (fire wood supplied), 4 & 5 seater lounges and 1 ottoman fold out double sofa bed. Includes 46" Satelite TV/DVD/BlueRay/CD/Video/Xbox/Wii with hundreds of movies and some Xbox, Wii and board games. Comfortably seat 9 guests on the large lounges.

* BEDROOM 1: includes 1 queen bed. 32" TV and DVD player and wall fan.

* BEDROOM 2: 1 trio bunk (i.e. 1 single & 1 double bed as 1 bunk), built in wardrobe, 32" TV with built in DVD player and wall fan.

* BEDROOM 3: single bunk beds and wall fan.

* Lounge Room: Fold out double sofa bed.

* Bedding includes pillows, doonas, blankets.

* BYO Bed linen (i.e. sheets & pillow cases) and towels.

* LAUNDRY: washing machine, clothes dryer, iron & ironing board.

* BATHROOM: Includes bath with shower, sink and toilet. Plus second separate toilet.

* PLAYGROUND: Directly across the road.

* BACK DECK: Is 45M2 of covered + 9M2 uncovered outdoor entertaining area with fantastic views, complete with 8 seater heated spa, 7 burner bbq, Outdoor heater, second fridge, lounges, tables and chairs and awnings to keep the weather out.

* FRONT DECK: 12M2 of covered deck overlooking the pond with waterfall and surrounded by gardens with seating.

*YARD: Fully fenced with landscaped gardens out the front and lawn out the back.

*PARKING: Plenty of room for off street parking with long driveway including 12m carport.

Places To Visit and Things To Do


Batlow for apples; Adelong & Kiandra for gold diggings; Yarrangobilly Caves and 27 degrees thermal pool, the Snowy Mountains including Mount Selwyn snowfields, Tumut 3 Power Station, Talbingo Dam, Kosciusko National Park, Bago State Forest, Blue Water Holes, Buddong Falls to name a few.


Fish for rainbow trout, brown trout and redfin on Lakes Talbingo, Blowering or Tantangara or in the numerous creeks and streams running out of the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Murray Cod and other native fish are caught in Blowering Dam. Fishing Rods for hire from goPLAYoutside in Talbingo. Fishing tackle, supplies & bait from either Talbingo Supermarket or Talbingo Service Station.


Ski and tobogan on Mount Selwyn snow fields. Talbingo is below the snowline although the ski slopes of Mt Selwyn are only 35 minutes away via the Snowy Mountains Highway. Mt Selwyn has 12 ski lifts, Tobogan runs and beginners slopes including a ski school. Some of the best cross country ski tours in Australia are a feature of this area. Check the latest snow report for Mt Selwyn on the net at selwynsnow or from Talbingo Supermarket by 8am every morning during the ski season. Snow Gear for hire from goPLAYoutside in Talbingo and Selwyn Snow & Water at either Mt. Selwyn or Tumut.


WATERSPORTS: Talbingo is surrounded by over 6500 hectres of waterways including, Talbingo Dam, Blowering Dam and Jounama Lake. On Talbingo and Blowering: fishing, water skiing, sailing and swimming during the warmer weather. 5 HP, 4.3 metre motor boats and trailers for hire locally from the tourist park - no licence required. Water sport gear can be hired from goPLAYoutside in Talbingo or Selwyn Snow & Water in Tumut.

SWIMMING: An area near Talbingo Dam has been allocated for swimmers. The views are amazing and the water is nice and clear. This area is just 5-10 minutes from Millers Retreat by car. There are other swimming holes in the local creeks including Jounama Creek.

GOLF & TENNIS: 9 hole golf course and two tennis courts for hire available at the Talbingo Country Club - just down the road. Golf & tennis gear can be hired in Talbingo.

BUSHWALKING: Being surrounded by National and State parks there is an abundance of walks available for the avid naturalist.

Eco friendly


We have a 4000lt rain water tank that supplies water to the toilets, washing machine and outside back tap. We also use the tank water to refill the spa and the pond. If the tank runs dry the system automatically switches over to the mains water.


Millers Retreat is powered by a 4.3kw solar power system that is connected to the grid and will hopefully supply most of our power needs.

More Details

Darren Miller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Talbingo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With second separate toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Single bunk above double bed. With TV and DVD and wall fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Single bunk beds. With wall fan.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed. With TV, DVD and wall fan.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the lounge Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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Millers Retreat TALBINGO. Spa cottage.
average rating of 4.806452 based on 93 reviews

Beautiful, stunning home away from home !!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay in Talbingo & my second stay at Miller's. I absolutely love the renovations on the home & garden. Classy, cosy & just stunning. This home caters to family stays or a romantic getaway. So much space inside the beautuful , immaculate home & especially on the spacious deck. The views are just breathtaking. The huge spa was perfect after a day taking in the local sights. I highly recommend staying at Miller's. Peaceful, welcoming, fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Thank you Darren, you're an incredible host & I

will definitely return soon. I loved my stay in

your home...congratulations on having such a beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Menai, New South Wales, Australia

Loved our stay again

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Darren for a wonderful 2 weeks in Millers Retreat. We’ve stayed a couple of times and haven’t been disappointed. Fans in all the rooms made the horrendous hot nights bearable. Love the spa after a day out skiing and the back deck in the evening and morning. So relaxing, so comfortable. A pleasure!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Narre Warren south

Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Our son had fun running around, chasing skinks with our dog. Visited daily by the Roos and saw the town peacock. Heaps of movies to pick from and the Xbox was a hit. We used the provided board games many times on the back veranda. Kitchen had anything you would need. Being pet friendly was great but I was a bit worried about the height of the fences but didn’t seem an issue since our dog is small and we locked her up when we went out. 6 days felt like only 3 days, very relaxing and we will be back!!! Only feedback is the grass could’ve been shorter with it being hot but can understand it not being done with it being the silly season. Highly recommended to anyone looking for value for money. Darren was a great host =)

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks April, Appreciate your comments. We used to have gates on the deck but they were destroyed and I have some replacements on order, (steel framed). All fences in Talbingo are the same height. We did mow the lawn a week and a half prior to your stay, sorry if this affected your visit and hope to see you back again. Have a great New Year.
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Lovely property for a relaxing get away!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I have stayed in MANY Talbingo homes over the years (each summer - since we're waterskiers) and this property will be one we'll choose again. With a park directly across the street, it's fantastic for families with children.

My only advice to other stayers (in the summer) is to bring a stand up fan or two as the rooms get rather warm with only the one A/C unit in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Thanks for your kind words. There are pedestal fans in the bedrooms and if you direct the aircon down the hall it cools the whole house quite nicely. Would love to see you and your family back anytime. Have a wonderful Christmas. Darren
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

fantastic house, great views, has every thing you could want for a weekend away

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, property has been nicely renovated with all the modern conveniences

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Other Activities:

Mount Selwyn snow fields


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