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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Reviewed October 22, 2009

We first discovered the lodge last year while searching out relaxing and romantic places to spend part of our honeymoon and chose it to spend two nights here. Having had the chance to come back to Tassie this year for our first wedding anniversary we chose to once again stay here and were not disappointed. We have stayed in both the spa cabin and the pencil pine cabins. Both rooms had a gas fireplace - fantastic - as it can get a little chilly and so romantic to snuggle up in front of the fire in your room or in the guest lounge with a special other and a glass of port. Big comfy beds, clean and spacious rooms. No Tv, no radio (there is a cd player) no mobile reception (didnt have any last time we stayed, did this time.) Just you and the peacefulness.

Food was great in both the tavern and the restaurant, staff were attentive and helpful. There are lots of activities to do there, we did the Cradle Mountain/Dove lake, Devils at Cradle nearby was really interesting, and would recommend the guided tours around the lodge or the wine tasting evening. The day spa is unbelievable - they offer couple treatments too which we took advantage of. Pretty amazing sitting in a hot tub outside on the edge of the hill overlooking the pencil pine forests.

Only thing I would suggest is to think about bringing something like books or board games if you are likely to get bored just relaxing and veging out. The lodge does have games to borrow but the good ones go fast. We will definately go back again when we next visit. Its like a small slice of Heaven on Earth

Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2009

You must go to this place and experience the beauty of Tasmania's wilderness.
You will be refreshed and relaxed in a lovely hotel which caters to everyone's needs.
The rooms are cozy and warm and comfortable, modern and clean. The main lodge is what a wilderness Lodge should be, roaring fires and other guests chatting and reading and playing games.
The restaurant has food which is really seriously good and windows which look out on to the local fauna and flora, and if it's bad weather you can spend time in the lovely spa and be pampered.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

We went to Cradle Mountain Lodge for five nights for our honeymoon. We received a free bottle of champagne in our room. It was a really lovely lodge with great attention to detail. We stayed in a spa cabin which was just fabulous, big bathroom, remote control gas fire and large balcony. We ate at the restaurant once and it was fabulous but the wine was very pricy. The rest of the time we went elsewhere or ate at the tavern which was good value. The included buffet breakfast is incredible. All the staff are friendly and helpful.
Note there are no TVs in the rooms. I don't know why we didn't notice when we booked but we were unprepared and unfortunately the lodge has no books one could borrow from to occupy the evenings. Luckily we were able to buy a deck of cards at the nearby store. Because of this, five nights was probably too long a stay.
This is the closest accommodation to the national park and as such I highly recommend it because of its proximity to Dove Lake, a store, and the visitor centre. There are also a number of other great hikes which begin at or around the Lodge. The King Billy Pines walk has surprising views of Crade Mountain Note however that you might find some of the tours you can book through the Lodge might be cheaper if you book directly with the visitor centre.
All in all though a great stay and we will probably return in the future. But this time we'll bring some books with us!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2009

We stayed here for two nights.
The first cabin we were given had a problem with the fireplace and we had to move after unpacking etc !
That was annoying!
But once we re settled in the new cabin it was fine.
The cabins are nice. Basic, but fine.
The place is great though
Lots of wildlife.
Lots of mist and atmosphere.
The food in the two restaurants are great.
The staff are friendly and informative.

One tip........... Cradle Mountain is a LONG way from anywhere.
Fill up the petrol tank!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

Stayed in a Pencil Pine Cabin with my partner and 1 year old son. Was a gorgeous little one room cabin with separate bootroom and a little balcony overlooking catch-and-release pond.

Heaters (which were essential) were a bit tricky to operate but worked very well once I had it sussed. Bed was very comfy and bathroom was pristine and very well outfitted.

Absolutely gorgeous setting at the entrance to Cradle Mountain National Park. Had wallabies and wombats visit us almost the moment we arrived, and a very inquisitive possum probably would have come in for dinner had I left the door open for it!

Lots of lovely little walks around the Lodge taking you into Wonderland - no sounds of people or civilisation - just running water and birdcalls.

Restaurant was quite expensive and not really suitable for our needs however buffet breakfast was delicious and they even packaged up our food so we could eat it in our cabin!!! Very wide selection of food and everything lovely and fresh.

Would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

What a wonderful resort! Stayed in spa suite with canapes delivered each evening, very cozy room with a wood fire. Nice little walk to lodge with the wallabies and wombats each day and evening. Lodge is very warm and cozy - a wonderful place on a cold winters day or night to read and have a glass of wine or a port. Breakfast was included in our rate with an excellent choice of food. Had a hot stone massage at the day sanctuary - wonderful and relaxing. The hot and cold pools in the sanctuary are great - the scenery is picture postcard. The walks are magnificent and very scenic, especially if it has been snowing. All in all a wonderful place, I've been there a few times and will keep returning.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

We spent 3 nights in a spa suite (Cabin 95) at the top of the resort which was a few minutes walk from the main lodge along a boardwalk and paved road. It was our third stay at the Lodge. The room had a comfortable king bed and reasonable bathroom with a spa bath. The wood fire was beautiful and we were spoilt as housekeeping cleaned and reset it each day for us. No noises apparent from the occupied cabin ajoining us at all.

As part of the spa suite tariff complimentary canapes were delivered each afternoon and a turn down service meant we came back from dinner to a tidy cabin, oil burner on, lights down low, CD music on and complimentary port.

We had all sorts of weather - sun, sleet and finally snow, which turned the scenery into a white wonderland. We enjoyed the waterfall walks and Dove Lake circuit (go anticlockwise so you do the hardest part of the walk first, when you are fresh!). It is a truly wonderful part of the world. Doing the Enchanted walk in the snow was an experience we won't forget.

Our only gripes - the price/quality of the food, particularly in the the Bistro. I think $22.50 for a small serve of savoury mince with a piped potato mash topping and a couple of florets of broccoli and small potatoes (Beef and Onion Cottage Pie) in what is essentially a pub like surrounding is a bit rich. A steak sandwich for nearly $20 also disappointed. Maybe we chose the wrong dishes?? The mark up on the average list of red wines available by the glass is also very heavy.

The restaurant was o.k. - a starter of s & p squid and then a duck dish for me and 4 oysters (what happened to the standard 1/2 dozen serve? ) and then venison for him.With a bottle of reasonable wine from the downstairs wine cellar the bill was over $200 and probably better value for surroundings and service than the Bistro.

Overall, a special location and nice room, but a captive audience is taken advantage of in some respects. But, we'll be back nevertheless.....

The drive to Launceston was scenic and we stopped in and saw the Cataract Gorge in flood - spectacular.

Just another thought - the cafe at Launceston's fairly newly renovated airport seems to have someone's mum in the kitchen - friendly atmosphere and great home cooked type meals there - we shared a steak sandwich which was fantastic and the 12 buck special of the day - beef casserole and yorkshire puds looked great.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 4038 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7306, Australia (Formerly Cradle Mountain Lodge)
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Price Range: $185 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, you'll soon discover that fine food and wine are an unavoidable part of this rustic holiday. The Lodge itself is warm and inviting with open fires, comfy chairs and cosy spots, perfect for enjoying the postcard views or just relaxing. Around Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge there are more than 20 walking trails that suit every fitness level. Discover animal and plant varieties found nowhere else on earth. You can trek mountains, explore trails on horseback or mountain bike, and learn to fly-fish. And when it's time to relax, guests can indulge in a therapeutic massage or sauna at the Waldheim Alpine Spa. Set discreetly within its pristine wilderness setting, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge has 86 private timber cabins, offering 4 grades of accommodation. Each provides every comfort you could need, some with spa baths. ** Ecotourism Australia Certification logo means that you are guaranteed an experience that helps to care for the environment. ... more   less 
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