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669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh, Tasmania 7304 Australia
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John W wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
The beautiful energy-efficient Lodge was designed and built by the owners, using local timbers and sandstone for the floor. There are panoramic views from every room. Sean is a highly qualified naturalist, conservationist and ...wait for it... chef! So it is not just the wonderful accommodation on offer. There are a range of guided walks through the property's unique forest and delicious three course meals incorporating home grown vegetables. So go for the full experience if you possibly can.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The Lodge is only 20 minutes drive south from Deloraine, the craft capital of Tasmania.
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Thanks John, lovely to have hosted you. The walk you took with Sean was pretty special.
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mudskippa wrote a review Jan 2022
Hobart, Australia162 contributions73 helpful votes
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We stayed one night and it was a most peaceful and relaxing experience. The location is beautiful, set in a green valley with views of the western tiers. Sean and Rosemary are friendly and make you feel very welcome. We chose to eat dinner at the lodge and the food was exceptional - tempura fish and vegetables, sourced from the garden. Breakfast was also exceptional - I have never eaten duck eggs before and they were delicious. Also, Sean makes a mean hot chocolate. Our room was lovely and comfortable and we slept very well in the peace and quiet. It was a really relaxing stay, with good company and I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: The deluxe queen room was very comfortable and had a lovely bath with a mermaid tile image on the...
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DENISEMAustralia wrote a review Sep 2021
Australia57 contributions58 helpful votes
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Highlights of a special birthday weekend here with friends include: Unlimited hot water for baths No tv Comfortable, cosy beds Gourmet meals featuring local produce Surprise birthday cake Being allowed to bring our dog Talking with Rosemary and Sean and learning so much about the area and their lives Walking Warner’s Track Fishing in the stream Pots of tea Warm, inviting lodge Fresh duck eggs for breakfast Abundant bird and animal life Amazing scenery Thank you Rosemary and Sean for making our weekend away such a special experience … we would love to return!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Visitors can choose from relaxing or being active Bring your dog as he/she will have a blast
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Rod wrote a review Feb 2021
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Had an excellent 2 nights at ForestWalksLodge. Sean and Rosemary are excellent hosts. The food was also excellent, with Sean being a great cook, and most of the food either being grown in their own garden or being sourced very locally. The lodge is a very good working example of passive solar design. Very warm and stable temperature. Well worth the visit just to see and experience this. The guided botanical walk is a must do add on. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brendan wrote a review Feb 2021
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We had the most relaxing, enjoyable and rejuvenating "nature-based" stay at Forests Walks Lodge. Everything about it is authentic and organic. Amazing forests walks to see ancient giant trees, fern forests, and other natural wonders. Sean is the best host imaginable, a great cook and knowledgeable on the area's natural and cultural history. The views from our room were inspiring and peaceful.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: We had the largest room and it was great
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Gary F wrote a review Oct 2020
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
We stayed 3 nights at the Lodge. Sean and Rosemary were wonderful hosts; the lodge is nestled on the edge of the forest in an amazing valley. Sean's cooking was superb - the evening meals were a highlight, especially the amazing deserts. The ambience around the Lodge is relaxing and enjoyable. During Covid the guest numbers are limited to family units and the two of us thoroughly enjoyed the lodge experience. On the last day it rained heavily and after returning to the Lodge and enjoying a pre dinner drink Sean pointed out a waterfall cascading down the western Tiers - only flows after heavy rain. Wonderful to sit with the fire and watch with the ducks running around and sheep grazing on the valley floor.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Rosemary Norwood, Owner at Forest Walks Lodge
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Thanks Gary it was lovely to be able to host Tasmanian's in this time of crisis. And so glad you enjoyed the food, prepared with love by Sean. It is certainly a beautiful place to relax and wind down.
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teenbell wrote a review Oct 2020
Hobart, Australia32 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a lovely room where we could listed to the sound of a babbling brook as well as the contented sounds made by the free range ducks. Rosemary and Swan were lovely hosts. The guided walk was very interesting and the food, cooked by Sean, was excellent. We definitely recommend it. During COVID they are only accepting bookings from family units. Our unit was 2.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Rosemary Norwood, Owner at Forest Walks Lodge
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Thanks for your appreciation of our accommodation and surroundings. The guided walk is one of the highlights for many people who stay, even Tasmanian's who have enjoyed being out and about and learning more about their own island state. We will soon be accepting more people from interstate and trust they will also enjoy learning about the state and fate of the forests surrounding us.
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Caroline J wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom75 contributions20 helpful votes
We have had a trip around Tasmania and this was our first stop. What a magical beginning. The location is beautiful amid wonderful forest and with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. Sean and Rosemary are most hospitable hosts, the lodge is immaculate and so comfortable, and Sean cooks delectable meals. We could not have wished for more. And then we had a really interesting guided walk in the forest which was marvellous. I am running out of superlatives....
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Date of stay: January 2020
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wgwiebe wrote a review Dec 2019
CA Bay Area7 contributions25 helpful votes
We started our stay with Sean leading us on a guided hike. This was truly amazing feature of the Lodge. Sean took us through the history of the forest ecology on a walk that was all within a mile or two of the Lodge. We saw the repercussions of logging that had occurred 100 years earlier. We saw a Tassie rain forest which was tucked into a little seam in the hillside. We saw a massive Eucalyptus tree that was over 500 years old. The magic about each one of these sights/sites was that they were in the exact right spot. A few meters in any direction and the tree does exist through the next 200 year fire, or some other plants take over the environment and crowd out the rain forest. It is humbling to think about how fragile everything is when you are viewing across a 500 year timeline. The Lodge is nearly completely off the grid—they have fast Internet and they take outside natural gas for cooking, but they generate all the electricity by solar and water power. They have clean pure water off the mountain, and employ an environmentally sensitive septic system for waste. The décor is beautiful, if a little worn, to the point of making it feel more like a home than a boutique hotel. Hand woven blankets and throws are made by a local talent. The art is reflective of the local scenery. Our room was perfectly comfortable and inviting. After a hard day of hiking, we were treated to a hot bath in a tub big enough for two. The we were able to watch the sun descend on the valley outside our patio window. The finale to the day was a five star dinner prepared out of the Lodge kitchen. We are 2 vegetarians that have eaten well around the world. This meal will stand up to any served in Barcelona or Napa Valley or any culinary center you can conjure. Sean created a vegetarian meal that considered some of our interests and tasted fantastic. In addition to the flavor, every dish came with an origin story that was fascinating and added enjoyment.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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lindashee wrote a review Nov 2019
Redwood City, California4 contributions3 helpful votes
We can't say enough good things about Forest Walks. We were greeted warmly when we arrived and shown to our room, which was decorated with beautiful, hand-made art from Tasmanian artists (we saw more of the work in Deloraine, a great little town just up the road). Our first night was so quiet and comfortable, and the stars were gorgeous. The next morning we took a walk in the area and learned about the native forests from Sean, who has an incredible wealth of knowledge. We then chose from the many possible hikes nearby and headed to Meander Falls, which was stunning - as a bonus, it was snowing by the falls (bring extra layers, solid shoes, and poles!). That evening we chose the dinner option, which did not disappoint - we are both vegetarians, and were thrilled with the special meal that was expertly crafted for us, including fresh produce from the garden. Highly recommended all around!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All the rooms are on a line and have similarly excellent views (see attached photos).
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$165 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Walks Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Walks Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Liffey Falls (4.6 miles) and Pine Lake (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Walks Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Walks Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Walks Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Forest Walks Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.