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Ruwenzori Retreat

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Cooks Gap NSW 2850 193 Ridge Rd, Mudgee, New South Wales 2850 Australia
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#11 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Mudgee
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Our secluded bush retreat, perched high on the Great Dividing Range, commands spectacular panoramic views and is one of Australia's most unique retreats. Beautifully restored century-old vintage railway carriages decorated in Orient Express style luxury are the feature of your stay, providing self-contained accommodation for up to 13 people - ideal for couples, families, friends and groups. The retreat is single-hire, which means you'll have this hideaway all to yourselves. Surrounding the carriages are beautiful gardens, water features and an extraordinary assortment of station buildings, railway memorabilia and objets d'art. Spend your time wandering the network of bush tracks and lookouts, party around the large outdoor fire place, explore the museum and games room, or just relax with a good book, sipping wine on the verandah, gazing out to the distant ranges and soak up the tranquillity and character of this magical place.
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Cooks Gap NSW 2850 193 Ridge Rd, Mudgee, New South Wales 2850 Australia
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Curious322295 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Ruwenzori was a fantastic place for a girls weekend away. So thoughtfully restored and also fitted out with modern conveniences. 20min away from Mudgee and the wineries, perfectly situated, with spectacular views and lovely walking tracks. It was a bit wet so we didn’t light the fire pit, but kept cosy playing games and drinking and eating local produce. The beds were very comfortable. We were met by Colin to show us around and communication with the owner was terrific. I wish we’d known about Ruwenzori when our kids were younger, they’d have had a ball in the games room and on the walking tracks.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RobynB2708 wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a wonderful weekend at Ruwenzori. It is amazing and the railway carriages are beautifully restored. We loved the grounds, the walking trails and views were fantastic. The firepit and giant chess made for good ends to great days.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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John P wrote a review Mar 2020
St Ives, United Kingdom1 contribution
My wife and I had 2 nights at Ruwenzori. It was great having the whole resort to ourselves and it was very reasonably priced. It was great to unwind with plenty of long sleep ins and meals with an amazing view. The fire place was great at night and the facilities first class. I look forward to spending a week there for my 60TH.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Kevin T wrote a review Nov 2019
Castle Hill, Australia28 contributions8 helpful votes
Ruwenzori is located 32 klm north of Mudgee. Scott McGregor has converted 100 year old train carriages into a Dining Car, The Caboose, The State Car and The Pullman. They are very tastfully furnished and ideal for a family overnight stay. Old railway signs, signals and views of the valley make this an ideal weekend/overnight retreat. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jacinta wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had another fantastic relaxing 3 night stay at Ruwenzori. We love the serenity and having the whole property to ourselves. The history, comfort and attention to detail is lovely. So lovely to experience train life from so long ago.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruwenzori Retreat
Is parking available at Ruwenzori Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ruwenzori Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gulgong Gold Experience (9.7 miles).