This was my first stay on-snow so can’t compare to other on-snow accommodation, but I was really impressed with the service, staff and overall atmosphere at the Barrakee lodge. The lodge is located about a 5-10 minute ride by snow mobile from the main perisher ski tube terminal, and is also a short walk to the Interceptor quad char.
The managers (Craig and Sharn) do a great job at creating a really friendly and warm atmosphere. The rooms were clean and comfortable and looked like they had recently been renovated. Facilities within the room were fairly basic (e.g. ours didn’t have a TV) but you are only really there to sleep so no big issue for us. There is however a bar and big TV in a communal lounge area where everyone congregated at night time.
We only stayed one night but the food was really great. It was a three course set meal and was big enough to recharge the batteries after a day on the snow. We were up too late to have the full breakfast, but it also looked good!
There was communal dining but everyone we ate with was really friendly and down to earth. A couple of people we got talking to have been coming here for years, so I guess that is a good indication that Barrakee must be doing something right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barrakee Ski Lodge is located at Nth Perisher, near to the Interceptor Quad Chair and at the base of the Nth Perisher T-bar. Located on snow, guests enjoy the full snow experience, from the moment they arrive by oversnow vehicle. Access to the resort is easy, via nearby lifts or complimentary shuttles. With a squash court for the more energetic, a sauna to ease those aching muscles and a fully licensed bar, Barrakee has after skiing covered too! Barrakee prides itself on offering fantastic hospitality with a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. Sensational meals and an impressive cellar will delight you. Guest rooms have been recently refurbished, for your comfort. Barrakee is more than a hotel - it is a home away from home! ... more less