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“Delightful stay in bushcountry , guided walk a must!” 5 of 5 stars
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Forest Walks Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh, Tasmania 7304 , Australia   |  
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“Delightful stay in bushcountry , guided walk a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this remote lodge and the hospitality was delightful, engaging, and very knowledgable. We were the only guests. Shaun and Rosemary provided top notch food , to suit our palette and our diet. We took the guide, Shaun, for a 4 hour walk in the wild forest, which was brilliant. You need hiking boots and trousers. Rosemary had prepared soup , bread and cheese for lunch when we finished. We dined in 2 nights - different menus both nights to suit us.
An excellent farm-type stay with an unusual, uniquely qualified, guide and education on ecological conservation and forest.

We had the larger room at the end of the building - spacious and comfortable. the other rooms looked comfortable too, all recently built and furnished.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

If you are wanting to spend time in the Tasmanian countryside whilst respecting the environment this is ideal. Beautiful, great hosts, lovely food, and nice rooms and fantastic walks.

Room Tip: Stay in to eat, lovely food!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Woolamai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Do you want to go away from it all, to where you can see this wonderful land as it once was. In the care of Sean and Rosemary at their thoughfully constructed lodge we got to enjoy the beautiful Jackeys Marsh valley while sharing the company and hospitality of folk who have been pivotal in saving this pristine part of the world. At the same time we were spoiled with Sean's locally resourced menus and carefully chosen Tassie wines to wash it all down with while watching the sun set on the valley. Go for a guided walk where few others do or just read a book and listen to the sounds of nature. Stare out of the triple glazed windows while the weather does its thing. Do yourself a favour - just go.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We had a lovely stay at the lodge; complete with wonderful home-cooked meals along with local beer and wine. The lodge has genuinely been constructed with both the local and global environmental impact carefully considered, we were especially intrigued to find triple glazed windows in Australia! Great local walks accessible daily. We were happy to support a couple who have a great history of environmental conservation, enhancement and activism - plus great community spirit. Wishing the lodge all the best in the future; we'd return if we find ourselves in Tasmania again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stayed here with my girlfriend in late August 2011 and was absolutely delighted by this great little place.

It is an eco lodge and runs competely self-sufficiently. It is in a very nice setting, deep in the forest and ideal for bush walks.

The absolute highlight, however, is the hospitality of Rosemary and Sean. We loved how they prepared meals for us and how they gave us tips for exploring the region. We were the only people staying there at the time, and they discussed the meal options with us. It was like having our own private chef!

The meals were delicous - Sean is a great chef and he likes to use local ingredients as much as possible. The greatest thing was when he served the lamb and pointed across the paddock, saying: "That's were it came from!". I love this stuff - so Tassie!

Give this place a try, and book the dinner option as well - you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We spent two great days at Forest Walks Lodge. The setting is gorgeous in a tranquil valley with fantastic views. The lodge runs on renewable energy, including hydro which is really fascinating. Rosemary and Sean are wonderful hosts, generous in time, attention and information and also providers of delicious meals made with tasty local produce. We walked from near the lodge into the hills and were rewarded with fantastic views. Would definitely recommend for the nature-oriented, environmentally aware visitor who is looking for a very comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Thank you Rosemary and Sean for your abundant and intelligent hospitality. Despite not taking any walks from the property, mum and I thoroughly enjoyed using the Lodge as a base for four days...to explore at will... from Cradle Mountain to Sheffield, Mole Creek, Deloraine, the Liffey Falls and all the beautiful back roads in between. Coming 'home' to a wood fire, a delicious meal and a brilliant night sky was a treat.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh, Tasmania 7304, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Jackeys Marsh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jackeys Marsh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Walks Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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