29th October 2013; Maureen and Ken, Mornington Peninsula
A short break at the Black Spur Inn is a "shot in the arm" when a few days away from home is called for. Dianne and her staff provided excellent service during our two night stay in the newly refurbished Premier King room. Excellent sized room with lots of natural light, all the amenities, comfortable king bed, a large screen TV with video, a speaker charging dock for the iPhone and comfy bucket chairs to relax in (unlike many places where one sits in a chair and the other sits on the bed). We also had the option of a front balcony and a rear smaller access balcony. After a fair lunch en-route night one was a relaxed dinner and, following our waitress recommendation it was the homemade Chicken Parma - ripper! Desert? "If possible, may we take a Cheese Board to our room to enjoy with the in room supplied port?" Of course was the reply and off we went with quite a range of cheese, fruit and biscuits.
After a day of travels around the district it was time for our dinner (part of our second night Wine, Dine and Stay a While package. A delightful bottle of Wild Boy - Wood Point Wines was supplied and we settled into a fine meal. We started with the Regional Taste Plate to share and followed with (1) Snapper Fillets with parsley and almond butter, mash and greens and (2) Crunchy Baked Chicken Supreme with a basil parmesan and semi-dried tomato filling, mash and greens. All that was followed by (1) Sorbet Trio and (2) Death by Chocolate - a warm pudding with one of the richest chocolate sauces encountered! A fantastic meal and a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed.
Both mornings began with a delightfully filling cooked breakfast in a lovely bush setting.
We enjoyed the "Postcards Special Bed and Breakfast on Day 1 and the Wine, Dine and Stay a While package for Day 2.
The Black Spur Inn is a quintessential country pub with well appointed rooms, large dining room (tables not crowded onto each other) and a pleasant sitting area for relaxation. Very friendly staff and a fine chef - what more is required to make for a very pleasant break. Even the checkout process (paying the bill and best wishes for a safe trip home) was a delight.
We thoroughly recommend the BlackSpur Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully appointed and luxurious boutique hotel accommodation offering personal air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with luxury amenities, minibar, large flat screen TV with DVD, free wifi and parking, and access to a relaxing day spa. A la carte restaurant or casual bar dining featuring sumptuous and freshly prepared local produce by a team of highly skilled chefs, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days per week with log fires, relaxing atmosphere, premium local wines and personal service. Located at the top of the Yarra Valley and just 85kms from the city of Melbourne, set amongst five acres of open gardens surrounded by flowing springs and state forest. Centrally positioned to enjoy the village of Marysville, the natural beauty of Stevenson's Falls, the family friendly snow resort of Lake Mountain cross country skiing or the recreational waterways of Lake Eildon and the Goulburn River. Let us not forget the awe inspiring views from walking the magnificent Cathedral Ranges or riding the Yea Rail Trail or Bicentennial National Trail, all a short drive away when you stay at the Black Spur Inn. ... more less
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