Beautiful Hunter Valley Accommodation for Your Next Wine Weekend
There's so much to love about Hunter Valley's accommodation and these places have seriously upped the ante.
Just a couple of hours drive from Sydney, you’ll find the Hunter Valley; a veritable wine wonderland, where boutique stays are as sought after as quality drops. There are a wide range accommodation options available in the Hunter Valley from lush winery stays to quiet country cabins. With so many places in the Hunter Valley to stay, play and be merry; we have only one question left to ask you: wine not?
Here are the most beautiful Hunter Valley accommodation options for your next getaway.
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Pokolbin
(Image Credit: Spicers Vineyard Estate and @thewinninghills)
A perfect example of Hunter Valley luxury accommodation, this boutique five-star retreat offers twelve luxurious guest rooms and a guest house nestled between the property’s private vineyard and gorgeous surrounding bushland. For bigger groups, the four bedroom vineyard house with access to an outdoor barbecue area with a firepit and a large outdoor pool. For couples, the romantic king suites are absolutely perfect. During your stay make sure you carve out some time to visit Spa Anise and their renowned eatery Restaurant Botanica.
From $499 per night
555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin
For a taste of Marrakesh in the Hunter Valley you can't look past Casa La Vina. The Moroccan-style escape is a boutique stay comprised of three luxury villas, ideal for a romantic getaway. Quality vineyards aren’t far but most have to drag themselves away from the outdoor spa. Each villa has its own courtyard, built-in fireplace and rustic, southwestern touch – and it’s adults-only and it's one of our favourite Hunter Valley accommodation.
From $400 per night
657 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Spicers Guesthouse offers modern elegance, five-star luxury in the heart of the Hunter Valley. The guesthouse has been an iconic destination for the last 35 years, recently refreshed there’s never been a better time to visit this beautiful piece of Hunter Valley accommodation. With 45 rooms over a vast estate, you’ll have access to a guest lounge, swimming pools, complimentary bicycles and, of course, access to a whole lot of wine!
From $299 per night
Elkerts Road, Pokolbin
A family-owned boutique winery that only sells to the finest restaurants and from their cellar door. The Vinden family’s estate in the Hunter is the stuff dreams are made of, from the vineyard to an intimate fine dining experience. For the full experience stay the night in their colonial homestead and wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Brokenback ranges.
From $900 per night
138 Gillards Road, Pokolbin
Feel like cosying up beside an open fire after an afternoon of wine tastings? Look no further than The Carriages. This boutique Hunter Valley accommodation feels more like a French country house with just 10 rooms housed beside the award-winning vineyard. For the warmer days there’s a swimming pool, tennis court and enviable garden and breakfast baskets are delivered to your door each morning.
From $240 per night
Halls Road, Pokolbin
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Lovedale
One of the most unique accommodation options in the Hunter Valley, the Boathouse accommodation by Leaves & Fishes is four unique private boat houses in a relaxed, secluded setting. With your own deck overlooking a lily pad-laden pond, you’ll feel like you’re encompassed in the serenity of a Monet painting. With a king sized bed, opulent furnishings and a uniquely stunning vista, this is the best couples accommodation in the Hunter.
From $350 per night
737 Lovedale Road Lovedale
In a beautiful picturesque setting along the side of rolling vines of the Wandin Estate, you’ll find seven self-contained villas all with views of the gorgeous Hunter Valley countryside. Choose from studios, lofts, cottages and villas and enjoy some of the regions favourite activities with an onsite swimming pool, cellar door and the delicious Wandin Kitchen at your disposal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A downright perfect choice for those looking for Hunter Valley winery accommodation.
From $275 per night
12 Wilderness Road, Lovedale
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Rothbury
For solo travelers, families or as a romantic couples retreat, Château Élan has everything you’ll need. The private villas are elevated and look over the green of the gorgeous golf course. Spa suites also offer couples privileged spa access and a sanctuary courtyard. With luxury amenities this is the perfect base for your Hunter Valley vacation.
From $249 per night
Vintage Drive, Rothbury
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Broke
(Image Credit: Tinonee Estate)
Tinonee Vineyard Estate is a boutique working vineyard with two stunning homes available for rent. These magnificent properties are ideal for a unique stay among the vines. You can choose to book either the residence or the cottage or if you’re planning to take the Hunter by storm with a larger group then you can combine the two spaces. Booking the entire estate gives you access to eight bedrooms, five bathrooms and access to the private swimming pool, garden chess set, outdoor tennis table and near unfettered access to the beautiful vineyard.
From $380 per night
1273 Milbrodale Road, Broke
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Wollombi
A boutique Hunter Valley accommodaton can be found at Valleyfield Escape, donning a name with a nod to its offerings. Home of Italian chef, Armando Percuoco, the retreat sits within 230 acres of land where olives, herbs and plants are farmed (which are often used in Percuoco’s restaurant, Buon Ricordo - one of our favourite fine dining restaurants). If the serenity and opportunity to have a delicious Italian feast hasn't enticed you to book this beautiful Hunter Valley escape, then the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a kangaroo from the bathtub will surely convince you.
From $400 per night
3471 Great North Road, Laguna
One of the most beautiful pieces of accommodation in the Hunter Valley, The Barnstay is a beautifully appointed four bedroom home. With ample outdoor space and gorgeous interiors, the only small caveat here is that you have to book a wedding at the beautiful Woodhouse to access the accommodation but honestly this place is so gorgeous we might just have to suggest you renew your vows!
2674 Paynes Crossing Road, Wollombi
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Mount View
In the exclusive Mount View suburb - often referred to as a hidden gem of the Hunter - you'll find the beautiful Edge Villa. Just a stone's throw from the delicious Bistro Molines, one of our favourite Hunter Valley restaurants, this luxurious open plan villa is the perfect romantic couples retreat with fireplaces, a king bed, hydrotherapy bath and stunning views from the verandah where you can snuggle up with a delicious Hunter Valley red.
From $675 a night
70 Mitchells Road, Mount View
Hunter Valley Accommodation: Rothbury
One of six private escapes located on the Billabong Moon Estate, this charming cottage positioned on the banks of a billabong is perfect for groups of four. Wake up each morning and find yourself immersed in nature with the waters of the billabong lapping at your doorstep and stunning casuarina woodlands hugging the house. Perfect for nature lovers, this other-worldly home is just begging to be booked.
From $530 for two nights
Billabong Moon Estate, Hermitage Road
Located on 125 acres in the heart of the Hunter with views over the stunning Brokenback Range, the quaint Windsors Edge Cottage is the perfect spot for a retreat. Far from the buzz of city life, sit by the fireplace or cosy up with a glass of red on the verandah as you watch a family of kangaroos hop by.
From $387 a night
Windsors Edge Estate
Has our round-up of the best places to stay in the Hunter Valley inspired some wanderlust? Keen to read more about our favourite Australian destinations? Check out our edit of the most unique Australian holiday destinations or our round-up of the best Australian road trips. To keep up to date with happenings in the Hunter Valley we recommend checking out winecountry.com.au and visitnsw.com.
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