I have stayed at Bimblegumbie many times over the years, and have always felt compelled to return.
Even now, living in Zurich I often reminisce about this charmingly quirky destination, and I am bound to visit next time I cross the pond.
I don't even know how to describe the feelings that this magical place evokes, but I was initially drawn to the lodge as it is so dog friendly. As most of the surrounding area is classified as a national park, dogs and cats are forbidden (those rangers dressed in green are out to get our furry four legged friends), so Bimblegumbie is pretty much the closest you can get to the snowfields with your dogs.
Also the location on The Alpine Way is aligned to my personal requirements. It is possible to get to any of the ski resorts without hassle, and Jindabyne is only 10 minutes away. Sometimes it is beneficial to not be in the middle of all the action, but still within reaching distance.
But this is only a smidgen of what this charming sanctuary has to offer. Your host Pru Parker started the business, and for the last 30 years has poured her heart and soul into it. Every pore of the house oozes her quirky, charismatic charm. It is like Pru has opened her private home for you, which makes it all the more endearing.
If you are looking for a sterile, anti-social environment this may not be the place for you. This is by no means an insinuation that it lacks privacy, on the contrary: it is the perfect place for it.
One of my favorite places on earth.
And my dog Bruce loves it too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded accommodation on acreage. Self contained cottages, bed and breakfast Art House, Pet friendly, outstanding gardens with sculptures, mountain and valley walks, wonderful bird life changing with the seasons, artistic, relaxed and very private. Experience old fashioned hospitality. Eco accommodation and focus. ... more less
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