Built as a log cabin about 30 years ago, Barbers Lodge has been renovated to offer you a beautiful mountain hideaway.
Two bedrooms, one upstairs with a queen bed and a bathroom adjacent with a big walk in shower. The living room, dining and new kitchen are also on this level and there is a little comfortable office room if you must work!
The lounge has a big open fire, the interior has logs on the walls, so is very cosy with leather couches, a big TV on a tripod and a lovely chair near the window with a lamp to sit and read.
The new kitchen is lovely - a steam oven, gas cooktop, double door fridge, built in hot and cold filtered water, all equipped and with everything you will need to not have to go out!
Downstairs is a spacious bedroom with a king bed and ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower. There are views over the garden and roses peeking in the windows in season.
There is a front veranda to sit and enjoy the trees and bird song, and the back veranda has comfortable chairs, an outdoor seat and a firepit for winter.
The garden is filled with fruit trees and we will be adding vegetables and herbs for your enjoyment as we can. The villages of Mt Dandenong, Olinda and Sassafras are around a 15 minute drive. Just a kilometre away is the lookout over Silvan Dam and also a sighting of Melbourne. Destiny Point Cafe is at the top of Barbers Road and so is the wonderful Five Ways Gallery, now called Kapi Art Space, so an ever changing gallery. We think you will love this getaway in its garden setting, behind the closed gates and away from the world.
Pricing for Barbers Lodge
|A Two Night minimum applies to weekends||Extra Queen Room|
|Monday - Thursday||Per night||$315||$100|
|Friday & Saturday||For 2 nights||$730||$200|
|Saturday & Sunday||For 2 nights||$730||$200|
|Single Friday or Sunday when available||Per night||$365||$100|
|PLEASE NOTE: A single night supplement applies to one night bookings.|
|10% discount applies to 5 night stays or more.|
|Check-in from 2pm Check-out by 11am Guaranteed Early Check-in $30 per hour or Late Check-out $30 per hour|
Continental Breakfast Basket
The Sassafras Providore will provide you with a delicious selection of produce for the first morning of your stay. This Breakfast Basket will be waiting in your accommodation with our compliments and is sufficient for 1 day for the number of guests staying. Should you be staying longer, you are welcome to contact us on 1300 48 84 48 to arrange to purchase additional breakfast baskets for more days, or to upgrade to the Hills Breakfast.
The Hills Breakfast
The Hills breakfast is created for you using locally sourced produce by ‘The Sassafras Providore’ to give you a true taste of the Hills. We supply you with everything you’ll need to enjoy a country breakfast with market fresh fruit and cereal, free range eggs and bacon, and artisan bread.
Upgrade for just $35 per couple.
High Tea Breakfast
Looking for a truly unique experience for a special occasion? Try The Sassafras Providore High tea breakfast. Your breakfast will be delivered and set up on your dining room table by our chef. You will be treated to a selection of pastries, eggs, pancakes and many more delights served on a traditional three tier stand and accompanied by all the glamour of a High Tea occasion.
$65 per person
Add a Package, Massage or some Special Extras to your booking
We have a range of packages and extras to make your stay even more special. Maybe you want to surprise your partner or just have the convenience of having a platter waiting for you when you arrive.
All extras are placed in your accommodation on the first day of your stay and can be added during the booking process.
You can also call 1300 48 84 48 to add them to an existing booking.
- PAMPER yourselves with a Spa Treatment or Massage in the comfort of your accommodation See here >
- ADD something special to your booking like a picnic hampers, antipasto platter, wine or flowers See here >
- SAVE with a specially priced package of extras to add to your stay See here >
- SAVE with a special offer on your accommodation See here >
Want to arrive a little earlier or leave a little later? Book a guaranteed early check-in or late check-out for $30 per hour.
We accept Visa (2% surcharge), Mastercard (2% surcharge), American Express 3.5% surcharge) or the fee free option of a Bank Transfer.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking. All bookings are to be paid in full 2 weeks prior to your stay.
Bond Payments Required at Check-in
When you arrive to check-in you will be asked to supply photo ID and also a $150 Pre-authorisation Bond for your stay. For our larger properties, Beechmont, Moulton Park Homestead and Boyanda the bond required is $500. This Bond is for a fund reserved on your credit card for up to 5 working days. If you choose to use a debit card for your Bond, the funds will be taken from the card, held in reserve by the bank, and then refunded in 5 working days. Once our housekeepers have been to the property, found the house looking beautiful and no damage or minibar used (only some properties), your bond can be released before 5 days.
If you need to cancel your booking you must let us know in writing at [email protected] Please include booking name, Booking ID, property name & reason for cancelling. Please note that we have a no refund policy however, if the cancelled property is able to be re-booked for the same dates, a credit voucher (coupon) for the total deposit paid less a minimum $75 administration fee will be issued. If the cancelled property is not able to be re-booked for the same dates, the following cancellation fees apply:
1. Cancellation notified 30 days or more prior to arrival - 25% of the total rate
2. Cancellation notified 15-29 days prior to your arrival - 50% of the total rate
3. Cancellation notified 14 days or less prior to arrival - 100% of the total rate
In all instances the booking fees and processing fees are non-refundable.
Any funds remaining after the deduction of cancellation, administration and booking fees will be distributed in the form of a credit voucher with 6 months validity.
Variations to an existing booking will be accommodated where possible, however, if the variation request is not available and the booking does not proceed as a result of the requested variation, the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited (subject to the conditions above).
Amendments to Bookings
Amendments made to booking dates will incur a minimum administration fee of $75.
Some of our Accommodation options offer additional bedrooms. In every case there is a charge for use of that bedroom. Rates are set out in the pricing tables for each Accommodation.
We welcome children and family stays, but need to discuss your requirements before allocating the cottage. We have children's DVDs and toys available to make their stay enjoyable and a portable cot is available for a charge of $10.
Damage & Property left in bad condition
Any unusual damage to the properties by guest (or their friends visiting), children and pets will be charged. Additional cleaning costs will be charged at $60 ph if we need to hire an extra housekeeper. Damages - especially those not reported - to linen, crockery, floors, furniture, building, burns from fire or candles will be charged at the rate it costs Candlelight Mountain Retreats management to have the damage repaired. We apologise for needing to add this clause, but 2 bad experiences have ruined our 21 years of generous goodwill.
FOR US YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT!
Fortunately our beautiful villages of Mount Dandenong were not severely affected by the devastating fires of last summer AND this has been a year of extraordinary rain. Historically the villages of Olinda, Sassafras and Mount Dandenong have seldom been severely affected by bushfires. However, we need to remain vigilant to the possibility that, given extreme weather conditions, we could be exposed to danger.
To secure your safety we have adopted certain measures to ensure you can feel free to plan your stay with us at Candlelight Mountain Retreats.
COMMUNICATION: When you make your booking we have your telephone and mobile numbers and your email address. We shall be constantly monitoring the warning codes issued by the CFA during summer and in the event a threat is predicted that indicates extreme conditions occurring during the days you have chosen to stay, we shall advise you immediately.
PRE PAID BOOKINGS: At the time of booking you will have paid a deposit, or perhaps the entire fee for your stay. In the event you are prevented from staying with us on the days chosen, due to extreme weather conditions, we shall hold your pre-payment as a credit against your visit with us on a future occasion within the next 6 months. You will be supplied with a Coupon for this service.
Should your circumstances be such that you are unable to use your accommodation within the 6 month period, the amount of your pre-payment will be fully refunded (less a $75 cancellation fee to cover expenses).
In the event we are able to offer accommodation within the 6 month period, but you elect not to proceed with the booking, the amount of your deposit only will be retained.
Our full terms and conditions can be viewed at: Valley Ranges Getaways
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