I stayed with my partner and her family and everyone absolutely loved it. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive is the fantastic views down the valley across the vineyards and towards the hills. It's not too far from civilisation but does feel nicely remote. Luckily it seemed the other lodges weren't in use, which added to the effect of it being your own private retreat. I was delighted to see the kangaroos when I wandered down towards the little lake - they seemed pretty relaxed even with me pointing my lens at them. We were treated to a beautiful sunset and then we had a great barbecue. The owners weren't around when we arrived (they'd left everything in the post box as agreed), but they did leave some wine and food. We had a great day with the lady they recommended (Jenny at TrekTours) doing a pretty drunken wine tour - what a place to come back to in the evening. One of the best places I've ever stayed at, taking into account price, atmosphere, location etc. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on extensive grounds in a secluded lane, this superb location enjoys magnificent views of rolling vineyards and the rugged Brokenback range which are simply without compare. Berenbell is the idyllic retreat in which to relax or celebrate that special occasion and explore the Pokolbin wine country. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Berenbell Vineyard Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Berenbell Vineyard Retreat Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin