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Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
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Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
Mezzanine bedroom showing bespoke double bed. 'Tassie Barrel' wood heater, entertainment area and rustic, timber staircase.
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Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
Mezzanine bedroom showing bespoke double bed.
'Tassie Barrel' wood heater, entertainment area and rustic, timber staircase.
Inside cabin view looking from lounge to dining area.
Rustic timber dining setting
Kitchen
Lounge/living area
Our alpine cabin in the mist
Wombat in the snow
Cheeky Brush-tailed Possum on the cabin deck
Spotted-tail Quoll
Albino Echidna (spiny anteater)
Bennett's Wallaby
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow Wattle Bird
Tasmanian Waratah
Mountain Rocket
Coral Fern
Everlasting Daisy
Cradle Mountain with Dove Lake in foreground
Bridal Veil Falls (2 hour return walk from the cabin)
Moonrise over Daisy Dell
Kentish Dawn
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania

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Ruth B
1 review
“Great stay”
Reviewed September 12, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Many thanks to Dave for our stay at the Love Shack. Due to the snow fall Dave constantly checked on our safety traveling there and gave us a warm welcome, even lighting the fire for us. Beautiful shack and plenty of food, amazing wildlife. Thanks heaps Dave

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Management Response
Sep 13, 2017
Thank you both for choosing to stay with us here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack. The snowfall although initially a bit of a concern turned out to be more of a bonus allowing you a glimpse into the winter wonderland that the Love Shack can offer to just a few. Even if it was in spring.
We would love to see you back here again one day perhaps in the warmth of summer.
Best regards
Dave & Dru.
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hugivilin
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay - beauty, privacy, convenience, comfort!”
Reviewed February 16, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Wonderful location, tucked away among the trees, well, it's not prepossessing on the outside (at first, 'Shack" seemed a good title!), but inside it is all one could wish for: no TV or radio reception fortunately, and a range of DVDs and CDs with a great sound system; very generous breakfast supplies (with some extra treats); fully equipped kitchen; comfortable bed; great shower in bathroom/laundry; plenty of space - kitchen, eating area, sitting room, large bedroom (upstairs), verandah for viewing the numerous pademelons and wallabies; comfortable and 'watertight'. We loved the Tassie Barrel - it worked well in heating the whole house quickly. Dave and Dru looked after us well. We would certainly stay here again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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unicornus
Canberra
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Rustic delight ”
Reviewed January 28, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We loved this little cottage, it seriously has everything you could need! The owners are so kind and really go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The accommodation is honest and comfortable, there are so many little touches that we appreciated.. like the choice of 3 pillows of various styles to select. The breakfast supplies are very generous and the kitchen has everything you could ever need. We even enjoyed a nice wood fire which was built and ready, all we had to do was light it. It's nice and close to Cradle mountain, which I'd like to note has no ATM and only a basic supermarket, fine for our two nights but if staying longer you might want to look elsewhere. I guess we didn't realise until getting there just how secluded it really is. Truly beautiful part of the world and we would love to return!

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Management Response
Jan 29, 2017
Hi Guys.
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
We enjoyed having you stay with us here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack and would love to see you back here again sometime.
We love to hear the words "we would love to return" That means we have got it right in our quest for happy and satisfied customers from all over the world.
Thank you so much.
Dave & Dru.
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arvandee
Perth
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Secluded, yet convenient and very relaxing.”
Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Loved all the little homey touches from the hosts, very lovely people. The breakfast/snack pack was brilliant, lots of comfort food to make you feel welcome. Also loved the local wildlife that came to visit, the Pademelons and Possums are certainly entertaining. It was a great place to base ourselves and enjoy our daily trips up to Cradle Mountain and the barrel heater certainly kept us warm. Only downside was that our stay wasn't long enough and I had to study as well, so some access to the internet would have been useful to be able to connect into my student account on this occasion.

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Liked best: The peaceful surrounds and the barrel heater.
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2016
Thank you for your lovely coments. We try hard to meet our guests needs wherever and whenever possible. Our wildlife enjoyed your time with us just as much as you did and would love to see you back here again sometime. Who knows we may even be able to have a wi-fi conection for your convienience.
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RichInPah...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Getaway”
Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We only had a couple of nights at the love shack, and it was way too short. David and Dru are great hosts and the cabin really lived up to it's name. No phone or TV (aside from a nice selection of videos we didn't bother with), cuddling by the wood burning stove on a cool spring evening after feeding the wallabees was perfect. Our only interruption was a brush tail possum coming to the door looking for a handout. The fridge was so well stocked we didn't even need to go grocery shopping. We can't wait to return to Tasmania and spend more time at this wonderful retreat.

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Management Response
Oct 25, 2016
Thank you for those kind comments Rich. We try hard to make sure that your stay with us is an enjoyable one, and yesss we would love to see you back here again some day. Return visitors are a tribute to our little Love Shack.
PS Our wildlife thanks you too.
Dave & Dru.
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dutchtrav...
Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Most amazing stay in the Tassie wilderness”
Reviewed December 29, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Words can't describe this very special place in the wilderness. David and Dru are the best host you could wish for. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome, yet they respected our privacy. The cottage itself is very clean and the hosts really thought of all the small details a traveller wishes for after a long hike or drive. We especially loved the small touches such as s lovely goodie bag, Christmas puddings, Christmas crackers and a well stocked fridge (even a bottle of bubbles). The bed is very comfortable and the hut boosts a wonderful collection of DVDs. However, you won't get bored easily as every evening the pademelons and wallabies come out. David feeds them so you can view them from the veranda. There is also a feed in the hut if you want to feed them yourself. The hut is located in the woods at 15-20 minutes from the cradle mountain visitor centre. We wished we could have stayed longer! Highly recommended!

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Management Response
Dec 29, 2015
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We try hard to cater for everyone's needs as individuals. Your comfort and satisfaction is our first priority. We look forward to seeing you here again sometime in the not too distant future.
Dave and Dru
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Mark V
Townsville, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful and peaceful retreat”
Reviewed December 22, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

My wife and I stayed here for our First Wedding anniversary and our hosts Dru and David, ensured that our stay was a first class experience.
The little things are big things like special dietary requirements catered for, Bottle of Bubbly, breakfast needs catered for, a fully usable kitchen complete with oven, wood heater set and ready to go.
No outside distractions, a really wonderful place to relax, unwind and recharge and close enough to Cradle Mountain National Park, and other nearby attractions without the tourist park feel.
Our stay of two nights was not long enough and we will be back for another longer stay.
Highly recommended.

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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: Free from Wi-Fi/Internet Acces unless you bring your own.
Liked least: nothing really to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 23, 2015
Thankyou Mark
We are so pleased your first anniversary was celebrated with us here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and we would love to see you here again sometime. So would our wildlife.
Kind regards. Dave and Dru
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