Temperatures have dropped and summer’s social calendar has cooled. Embrace your winter woollies and head inland to vibrant and historic Maitland for a weekend of heart warming seasonal luxuries.
Picture the perfect winter scene, cozying up with a loved one by the fireplace, glass of wine in hand. Tranquil Vale’s three cottages feature open log fires with floor to ceiling windows that overlook stunning views of the vineyard and Hunter Valley River. Award winning, estate grown wines specialise in Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Complete the experience by picking up a box of Donarch Fine Chocolate’s before you arrive.
Escape to the country and relax in a peaceful bush setting surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature at Hunter River Retreat. Private rustic cottages sleep from two to eight people and include winter warmers such as a slow combustion wood fireplace, heated spa and an outdoor fire pit.
Tranquillity is yours with a glamping experience for two at Donnybrook Eco Retreat. Watch the ducks swimming in the dam and wander the surrounding farm and bushland. Reconnect with an evening by the campfire or turn on the heat and get cozy with the provided hot water bottles and electric blankets. Wake up to the scenic views and farm fresh supplies for breakfast.
For a luxe country cottage stay, white picket fence and all, head to The River Haus in the pretty river port town of Morpeth. Designed with couples in mind, enjoy the home’s luxury comforts and vintage treasures in front of the beautiful Nectre fireplace. Or venture out for a romantic dinner at the neighbouring Boydell’s Cellar Door and Restaurant and explore the boutique shops and cafes along the historic main street.
For an opulent romantic getaway, The Bronte Boutique Hotel seamlessly blends Victorian and Asian antiques in individually styled rooms. Enjoy a gourmet hot breakfast after a luxuriously restful sleep. A cheeseboard in each room is waiting to be filled with the Hunter Region’s finest produce from Morpeth Deli to relish as you watch the world go by.
Located in the original bakehouse of Arnott’s Biscuits, William Arnott Hotel has rooms that date back to 1830. The sophisticated boutique accommodation has been renovated to incorporate touches of the iconic brand. Stay in the VoVo Suite, Monte Carlo Penthouse or SAO Studio. Groups of up to 12 can book the Family Assorted and secure the whole house. Or, built in the late 1800’s Morpeth Cottage stylishly incorporates modern comforts with period features and sleeps up to eight people.
Your winter escape awaits. Discover What’s On in Maitland this winter.