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Bracken Lodge Log Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Remote 70's style 3 bedroom Log Cabin in the Grampians with Mountain views

Bracken Lodge is a remote comfortable, well equipped, fully self contained three bedroom log cabin situated on the edge of the Grampians National Park in The Wartook Valley.

It is set in beautiful natural bushland featuring a games room shed, BBQ area and ideal spot for bush walks offering a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. In warmer months Bracken Lodge is a nice spot for short walks to local waterfalls and swimming holes. In cooler temperatures it is absolutely perfect for lighting the fire and enjoying a wine under the stars. The log fire inside is a delight to sit by and warm the whole cabin.

With spectacular mountain views and wildlife in abundance, especially birds and kangaroos, it is an ideal holiday retreat any time of the year.

***Configuration:

Bedroom 1 - 1 x Queen size Bed

Bedroom 2 - 1 x Double Bed

Bedroom 3 - 2 x Single Beds

Bedding, Linen and towels are provided for all bookings. If you prefer to bring your own linen and towels please let us know.

***Please note - As its a remote location there is no phone reception in the area at all. We have set up satellite NBN broadband internet at the house so you will have internet access at the property.

Due to possible bush fire risk in the area we will not be taking bookings in January or February.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

info @ brackenlodgegrampians . com

Have a great day.

More Details

Owner
Elyse Hamilton
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Elyse Hamilton

Currently living in Melbourne. Excited to share this special place with other nature loving travellers.

Elyse Hamilton purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Elyse Hamilton chose Wartook

We love the grampians especially as one of us is a mad keen rock climber. The remote location is what drew us to the property and its stunning views of the local mountains and rivers.

What makes this cabin unique

The mob of kangaroos that come past the cabin almost every morning and night are the closest thing to neighbours we have. Waking up to Kookaburras and Galas takes some getting used to but its so nice to be reminded you are in the bush.

Amenities

Wartook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Well-appointed, spacious and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and we love it. It has everything we need - space, peace and quiet and the ability to have our dog with us. We played golf, walked, drove to Stawell, Ararat and Halls Gap for a look around and got back in plenty of time to light the heater and snuggle down for the evening - bliss.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue, it was lovely to have to back. Glad you had a great time. Cheers
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4

Bracken lodge

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pure and total BLISS

  • 5 of 5

Bracken Lodge is a little slice of heaven. We were there with two other couples over the long weekend in June and it was everything we had hoped it would be and so much more. Photos do not do it justice. It is such a peaceful space. We played board games, went hiking, snuggled in front of the fire (both inside and outside) and sat on the deck and listened to the kookaburras. The cabin is really clean and well organised . Everything you might need is provided. Elyse is an excellent host! We cannot wait to return again very soon! It is our new weekend getaway! Oh and the wildlife....we saw wild emus, kangaroos, wallabies....! Bracken Lodge really is magic.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. So glad you had such a great time.
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5

An excellent bush retreat. Ample amenities and well catered for guests looking for a quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

Rustic but clean. Internet is fantastic for such a remote location. Perfect location for anyone interested in astronomy or astrophotography. Owners very prompt to reply to any questions and were very welcoming in all contacts. Will definitely be back !

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ryan. Glad you had a great time. Come back again soon :)
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4

A big bush block and a comfy stay

  • 4 of 5

Retro '70's log cabin. Comfy warm with just the fire.

The big attraction was the wildlife. An emu that seemed to live out back of the kitchen, maggies, kookas, one deer and countless roos.

Very close to the National Park.

We enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Described as rugged but in fact beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Serenity is what we sought and found, most relaxing

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Grampians National Park

The Grampians National Park Peaks walking/hiking trails.

Hollow Mountain walk - 1hr round trip.

Its about 10min drive north on C222, the turn towards Mt Zero.

A great quick walk to an amazing view of the Northern Grampians. Its pretty steep and some parts of the walk are rocky but worth it when you get to the top. You have the amazing view of the olive plantations below. On your way back stop by the Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana). You can see how award winning organic olive oil is made and enjoy a tasting plate. They also have wood fired Pizza if you ask nicely.

Pinnacle Trail (backwards) - About 4 hrs round trip.

The Grampians staple, but still amazing. We recommend doing it back wards because you get the million steps out of the first then you walk against the traffic ( if any) on the way down. You start in the car park in Halls Gap, head up the steps to the pinnacle (the view) then work you way back down past silent street, cool chamber and grand canyon to finish with Venus baths. You loop around and end up in the car park in halls gap.

Pop into 'absolute outdoors' and buy a walking tours map of the tracks around Halls Gap. They can show you on the map if you want more info. http://absoluteoutdoors.com.au/

Zumstiens/ Fish Falls

1 hour round trip + swimming hole ( Great in summer)

Head south from Bracken Lodge on northern grampians road (C222) towards halls gap for about 10 minutes and park at Zumsteins car park.

The track runs from the car park and its an easy walk (you could do it in thongs) and you end up at fish falls. You can swim here and jump into the water, its pretty deep in one spot. Take some snacks/drinks and chill there for a while if its warm. The water is fresh and beautiful.

If you want more walking, you can continue on up the steps to Mackenzie Falls which is another hour's walk (roughly)

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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