We stayed in the Log Cabins in October on the coldest day of the year, yes in October for those in the northern hemisphere it is mid spring in Australia and should have been in the 20s. We had not planned our trip to the Grampians it was at the suggestion of a lovely lady working in the Melbourne Tourist Office who advised us that we may really enjoy them and it put us in the right direction for our next destination Bendigo so we did a giant loop.
We drove up from Great Ocean Road from Port Campbell it was around 3 or 4 hours but we stopped at Dunkeld for lunch and arrived about 1.30 we had a good look around for accommodation as the weather was so bad I wanted an wood fire so if we were stuck in our room at least it would have ambiance we inspected 5 properties before settling on Halls Gap Log Cabins ($135)and we were so glad we did what a delightful place. Rosie the owner is such a lovely woman so friendly and she has made this motel so homely you could easily live in it she has added some nice touches in the rooms to make your stay seem like home. After a few hiccups I finally got the fire going and yes it was as relaxing as I hoped for as well as warm as toast in fact warmer.
The cabins are very spacious The lounge kitchen dining is open plan then the spa bath bathroom is very large the spa easily holding 2 and I'm no small fry followed by the bedroom built in robe plus rocking chair and freestanding mirror and very pretty wrought iron bed with french doors that open up to endless fields. We didn't hear any noise. There was mountain views front and back.
The grounds were extensive and we had resident roos and emus as well as visiting deer so fantastic for city dwellers. In the morning the roos came right up to the room and one had a little joey. We had not been able to see much on our arrival day as the weather didn't clear until around 5pm but we had a look around the lake/dam and a walk to nearby falls. Before leaving Rosie gave a few suggestion for lookouts as we didn't have time for hiking and The first one Boroko lookout was stunning we had a little visitor who knocked on our car window for food a butcher bird I was quite surprised as they are not that friendly it was really novel. It was lucky we got there fairly early as the weather began to close in whilst we were there but not before we had soaked up the views.
Overall I enjoyed the Grampians and would return in late summer or early autum so the weather would be more friendly and I would love to stay with Rosie again our stay was very enjoyable.
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