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Cherokee Mountain Retreat-Eagles Nest

Cherokee VIC, Australia
  • Cabin861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

luxury self contained mountain cabin with sensational views

Cherokee... a mountain retreat. "Eagles Nest"

Weekender cabin, only one hour from Melbourne set on side of Mount Hope at 880 meters in the beautiful Macedon ranges.

Large fully self contained cabin with breathtaking views from within your retreat and from your private wrap around deck.

Large lounge and dining area with 2x couches and dining area with table and 4x chairs (DVD player/Television/Ipod dock

King size bed- Super soft feather doona.

Separate bathroom with two-person spa, separate shower, vanity and heated towel rails. (Soap,shampoo,conditioner and bath foam supplied.)

Fully self-contained kitchen. 4 x burner cooktop, fridge, microwave, pots pans and all other cooking utensils. NOTE: no oven.

BBQ supplied on your deck by request. ( Cleaning cost will apply if left dirty)

OR, you may bring your own BBQ and we will supply gas bottle at no charge.

Supplied FREE OF CHARGE in your kitchen are the following:

Instant Coffee, Plunger coffee, Hot chocolate,Tea, Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Biscuits

Wood fired heater. NOTE. Wood and kindling supplied for first night only.

More wood and kindling available for purchase at the property or bring your own, . Suggest you also bring fire starters if you not familiar with lighting log fires.

Reverse cycle air conditioning.

Selection of Library books, DVD's

Non-smoking, sorry no pets, no children.

Children mid week only-refer to owner)


We suggest you do your shopping prior to arrival.

The nearest supermarket or restaurant is approximately 15 minutes away by car.

Bring your own selection of DVD's , Ipod music and reading material.

Don't forget your camera! Binoculars to watch the birdlife.

Bring warm clothing (temperature is cooler in the mountains and in winter it sometimes snows up here.)

Strong walking shoes/boots, there are some great walks from the property.

7x daily activities:

Bush walking from the property and in surrounding ranges

Visit several of the local wineries

Picnic ay historic hanging rock.

Visit a local farmers market and buy organic.

Play a round of golf at Gisborne,Woodend or Trentham courses.

Visit one or two of the beautiful Macedon open gardens.


Simply relax on your cabin deck and take in the sensational views and the birdlife that abounds.


Property is steep and not recommended for those who need a walking aid


60 minutes from Melbourne CBD via the Calder Freeway.

40 minutes from Tullamarine airport.

Your Cherokee retreat is situated at 880 meters on the side of a mountain right in the heart of the Macedon Ranges, one of the most beautiful parts of Victoria.


Take a bush walk through the Macedon State forest which surrounds your retreat

Visit the local boutique wineries.

Visit historic Hanging Rock - 10 minutes by car

Buy fresh produce at one of the local farmers markets. ( One every Saturday)

Play a round of golf at one of the local courses.

Visit one of the many open gardens on Mt Macedon

Bring your mountain bike for some serious riding.

Take a trek with the Llamas

EAGLES NEST- a place to chill out.

Read a book, listen to some music or luxuriate in the two-person spa.

Snuggle up under the luxurious doona in your king size bed.

Sip a fine wine and take in the panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay and the You Yang's from your private deck.

Take photos: Wallabies, echidnas, koalas and wombats inhabit the area surrounding your retreat.

Wake in the morning to the sound of kookaburras, honeyeaters, crimson rosellas black cockatoos and the tiniest of finches heralding in the dawn.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a well-earned rest or a more active weekend of walks and sightseeing, this is the place for you.

If our "Eagles Nest" is booked, look at our Cherokee Retreat "Wombat Lodge" as an option.

NOTE: FOR TWO PERSONS ONLY sorry no pets, no children.




NOTE: additional $30 cleaning fee applies to ONE NIGHT STAYS.


Cherokee Mountain Retreat is a purpose built weekend getaway set within the 25 acres of the property known as "Craigielea".

The original homestead of "Craigielea" was built in 1875 and is one of most secluded properties in the Macedon Ranges.

One of the original Cobb and Co tracks borders the side of the property, old hitching rails can still be seen and the stone horse trough exists to the day.

At an altitude of 880 metres the cabins have spectacular views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the You Yangs.

The property backs on to State Forest making it a perfect place for wildlife.

Wombat, Koala, Echidna, Wallaby and Kangaroo are regular visitors along with parrot, cockatoo, kookaburra and huge variety of finch.

If you are lucky the magnificent Wedge Tail Eagle will soar for you.


A deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking.

Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions as follows:

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 14 days prior to occupancy unless alternative agreement is made between the owner and guest.

If full payment is not received within the time allotted above, the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re let the property.

In such a situation, the guest will be notified by email and phone message.

Deposit will be credited as a voucher to be used at another time.


If you wish to cancel your booking we require 14 days notice in advance of the date you were due to arrive. The following conditions apply:

All cancellations must be received in writing (email or text) and must subsequently have been confirmed by us as having been received.

1. You may wish to re schedule your stay for an alternative weekend.


2. If we are able to let the retreat to another guest for the dates you cancelled.

your deposit will be credited to you in the form of a voucher to be used at another time.


(Constitutes any time less than 10 x days prior to check in) are not refundable.

We will always do our best to find another guest to fill your spot and if we are able to do so, we will issue you a voucher to be used at another time.


We have a non-refundable policy for bookings made and paid in advance for the following dates and long weekends as listed:

Queens Birthday, Easter, Labor Day, Anzac Day, Australia Day, Melbourne Cup, Christmas and New Year Period: (December 20th through to January16th)

And All

Special Events Weekends: example:( Rolling Stones concert at hanging rock)


suzanne velk

Member Since 2015
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
Why suzanne velk chose Riddells Creek

This property affords peace and tranquility. No near neighbours. Beautiful gardens, wildlife and birds

What makes this Cabin unique

The original stone house known as "Craigielea" was originally built bySir William Mountain as a summer retreat in 1876. Mountains Road which leads to the property was named after him. The historic property comprises 25 acres and is surrounded by the Macedon Ranges State forest. There are no neighbours within a cooee, however all types of Australian native wildlife and birds visit on a regular basis such is the peace and tranquility. The cabins known as Cherokee Mountain Retreat were purpose built to provide a quiet getaway for tourists who want to visit the area known as The Macedon Ranges


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • king bed


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Cabin is set on historical property of 25 acres at an altitude of 880 meters. Sensational views toward Melbourne and Port Phillip bay.


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio


                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          86 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          DONALD A.Melbourne

                                                          Serene and secluded cabin in beautiful surroudings with panoramic views. A perfect holiday. We look forward to returning. Don and Marie

                                                          A fabulous mountain retreat

                                                          EDMUND S.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                          We had a wonderful, relaxing 3 nights in the Eagles Nest cabin. The view was incredible and everything we needed for a very comfortable stay was provided. The fireplace was greatly appreciated and we could enjoy the warmth while looking out at the beautiful view and birds feeding. Suzanne and Tony were very welcoming and gave us good suggestions for our walk and for spotting wombats on the property. We'll definitely be returning. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us, Suzanne and Tony. :-)

                                                          Mountain retreat

                                                          patrick m.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                          Great cabin, fabulous view.

                                                          Welcoming hosts and chance of seeing koalas & wombats!

                                                          A wonderful break

                                                          Margaret S.Torquay Victoria

                                                          This is a beautifully appointed cabin, set on the slopes of Mt Macedon amid eucalypt forest with views as far as Melbourne and, at night, the lights of Geelong in the distance. We had a wombat and a kangaroo grazing on the flat below our deck, and crimson rosellas down on the feeder. Utter peace and tranquillity.

                                                          Perfect getaway

                                                          DOT K.Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

                                                          Suzanne, our host made us feel welcome upon our arrival. Perfect romantic or quiet getaway with just the sounds of birds to enjoy. Do nothing or go on lovely drives in the area. Had a fabulous 3 day break just relaxing. Would highly recommend a break at this fabulous location with great views.

                                                          Fantastic getaway

                                                          STEVE S.Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

                                                          We absolutely loved our stay at Cherokee mountain retreat! Great views , clean room and fantastic attention to detail made it feel very homely

                                                          Will definitely be back.


                                                          Cherokee VIC, Australia

                                                          Historic Hanging Rock for walking and picnic only 10 minutes from our cabins. Visit the historic open gardens on Mt Macedon Gardens are open over most weekends, small entry fee. Farmers Markets are held every Saturday in different townships. Buy beautiful fresh local produce Take a trek with the Llamas- google Llama treks Macedon Ranges Trentham Falls are well worth a visit as is the Trentham township for food and antiques. Visit one of the many wineries surrounding our mountain Play golf at Gisborne or beautiful Trentham Kangaroo Tour on the Gisborne Golf Course- speak to me about this activity.

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