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“Private and beautiful. Perfect place to get away.”
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Huon Bush Retreats
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“Private and beautiful. Perfect place to get away.”
Reviewed March 11, 2010

We stumbled across Huon Bush Retreats when we were stuck for somewhere to stay at last minute in our Campervan. We absolutely loved the bush retreat. We stayed in our campervan, but did have a look around at the Teepee's and Cabins. We fell in love with it.
So private, you could stay there and not see another person.
The views and outdoor baths are a great idea. The facilities, bathrooms and outdoor kitchen were perfect.
And the wildlife and rainforest walks make it an amazing place to stay.
We are already planning on our return trip later in the year, and have recommended it to friends and family.
So well done, congrats to the owners!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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PaulHBR, Owner / Operator at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review, March 14, 2010
We are pleased that you had such a nice time with us :) Obviously, you value nature and the other aspects that we offer. Huon Bush Retreats suits people who seek comfortable accommodation and a close connection with nature. Thanks for your endorsement. Michael and Paul.
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

My Partner and I, gay guys, were on a camping holiday (Tent) for a full month in Tasmania,We decided to treat ourselves to some luxury for a couple of nights.We regret not spending more time at this wonderful retreat.
We were greeted by friendly staff and from then on enjoyed our stay ,sharing our outside bath time with the resident possum added to our fun .The warm cosy fire, great bed and furnishings all added to our stay,We hope to return one day and congratulate the owners on providing a wonderful experience. An ideal place for gay travelers, loved it.

Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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PaulHBR, Owner / operator at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review, January 12, 2010
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Huon Bush Retreats :)

We get quite a few people on camping trips who decide to treat themselves. I think it might be because the natural values that we offer match the sort of values that many campers are seeking.

Those possums that you mentioned - several of them are acrrying their new babies on theri backs at present. Very cute !

Thanks for the review.
Paul and Michael
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Reviewed May 28, 2009

We stayed on a half price winter special which was great value for something so different although i wouldn't pay the full rate. Lovely setting with the VERY friendly possums that visit nightly at dinner time, outdoor bath, wood fire. The narrow road to get there wasn't so bad but even so make sure you take enough food supplies for your stay as you won't feel like leaving once you're there, also the gourmet platter they offer is very pricey, ($70).Also we couldn't believe that they charge (as per notice near the kitchen sink) that if dishes are left( as per previous arrangement) the charge is $10 every 10 minutes, or if no prior arrangement is made that rate DOUBLES!! (Not bad wages for a dishwasher if you do the sums!) We were amazed by this especially if you were paying the full nightly rate, very bad for business we'd say, also we found the owners slightly on the unfriendly side, not very welcoming. Apart from all that, being very cold at times until we got the fire going and putting up with not so comfortable pillows, a very different and interesting experience.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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PaulHBR, Owner at Huon Bush Retreats, responded to this review, June 6, 2009
Hello Gadey,

Thanks for your comments on our property. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and rated us as 4 and 5 points :)

Regards the $1 per minute washing up charge. Before we instigated this charge, a few less respectful guests would leave piles of dirty dishes behind. Sometimes this would take us an extra 20 - 30 minutes to deal with. This would then flow right through our cleaning schedule for the day and sometimes result in rooms not being ready when new guests arrived. With the washing up service now being bookable, we can schedule the extra time in advance and plan our day. End result is less stress for us but most importantly, rooms are ready when incoming guests arrive. Everyone wins :)

Our meals feature fresh local and organic ingredients. Each meal is prepared fresh by our own cheff, then served direct to your cabin. Such quality ingredients and individual preparation do mean that we have to charge more than an equivalent meal would cost in a restaurant that is bulk producing a hundred meals a day using the cheapest ingredients.

Thanks for the comments. All feedback is appreciated.

Cheers

Paul and Michael
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Property: Huon Bush Retreats
Address: 300 Browns Rd | Ranelagh, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Huonville
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Huonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Huon Bush Retreats 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self contained cabins, tipees and campground in an extensive private habitat reserve, 50 minutes south from Hobart. Relax, explore, experience, nature. We live up to our name as a true retreat. Privacy is protected by 4km winding gravel road, 12 volt solar electricity, interpreted bushwalks and wildlife onsite. ... more   less 
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