Top 10 Mudgee Accommodation 2022 – Best Country Stays in the Mudgee

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Apart from our amazing and unique stay, the Riverlea Retreat Mudgee with complete privacy, spectacular country views, outdoor bath and mineral swimming pool.  Here are 10 of our favourite Mudgee stays.

To get the full country experience, we strongly recommend staying on the outskirts of Mudgee and not in town, as it’s no different to staying in some suburbs in Sydney.

Couples Stay


Gawthorne’s Hut (Design award)

Gawthorne’s Hut is a luxurious, architect designed, off grid Eco hut just for couples. It is the newest of Wilgowrah’s unique country escapes. Built to capture stunning views it provides guests with peace, privacy and a sense of isolation. Inclusions – King bed, full bath, shower, flushing toilet and kitchenette. Gawthorne’s Hut now has day time air conditioning. “Wilgowrah” is a historic and picturesque rural property well known for its first escape – Tom’s Cottage. The space is warm and inviting with natural timbers used extensively throughout. The large windows and doors capture the views of the beautiful Mudgee valley and the natural surroundings. Gawthorne’s is the perfect romantic escape destination. www.wilgowrah.com.au

Gawthorne's Hut
Gawthorne’s Hut

Strike Mudgee (Eco stay)

Strikes Mudgee is an eco-friendly, architecturally designed one bedroom self-contained luxury cottages nestled in the heart of Mudgee wine country 5 minutes’ drive from the town centre. The views from both cottages are elevated and spectacular. The houses’ completed in 2017, offer luxury and tranquility. Each cottage caters for a total of two guests with plenty of space between the two cottages for privacy. Strikes enjoys spectacular elevated views over lucerne flats and neighbouring vineyards, with the lights of Mudgee in the distance . Relax on the deck with a glass of Mudgee wines and take it all in, or ask about a private in house wine tasting from Rosby wines. You’ll be able to fully unwind from your busy life when your immersed in the bespoke, private setting provided at Strikes. Book a tour of Mudgees best vineyards which are all at your doorstep and finish the day with dinner at one several top class restaurants the Mudgee has to offer. Or you might choose to stay in and take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen or BBQ at your accommodation. The possibilities are endless, check out the Strikes Mudgee website to get more details on whats on and their facilities. www.strikesmudgee.com.au
Strikes Mudgee

Ruwenzori Retreat (Stay in a train)

Ruwenzori (pron Roo-wen-zor-ee) is a secluded, bush retreat near the food and wine-lover’s paradise of Mudgee, in Central West NSW. Perched high on the Great Dividing Range, Ruwenzori boasts sweeping views and offers absolute peace and privacy. Living and sleeping in Orient Express style converted railway carriages, guests are provided with self-contained accommodation suiting couples, families and groups. And as the retreat is single-hire, you won’t be sharing with anyone else. Ruwenzori Retreat is the life work and passion of Scott McGregor. This themed bush retreat is built from vintage railway carriages and eclectic memorabilia, and sleeps 13 across a variety of beautifully restored historic coaches. An ideal getaway for friends and family, Ruwenzori is a truly unique place to stay. Spend your days exploring the bush trails where granite boulders rise high above a wide variety of flora and an abundance of wildlife, or just relax reading a book in the hammock or sipping wine on the veranda, gazing out at this truly magical place. www.stayinatrain.com
Ruwenzori Retreat

Kundalini Lodge (Couples and groups)

Kundalini Lodge is set on 25 acres surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, deep valleys and breathtaking views of Mudgee whilst offering a secluded tranquil getaway. Indulge, relax and unwind in Mudgee’s contemporary one-bedroom cabin accommodation. The off grid accommodation is your next perfect getaway ideal for group getaways or just a quiet weekend away.  Guests have the use of communal games room includes a pool table, darts and board games for the guests. The off grid Amethyst contemporary modern country cabin positioned on the side of the hill with spectacular views over the lush green rolling hills and surrounding valleys. With your own private deck and the experience of outdoor spa all year round, this cabin offers a little luxury whilst immersing in the beauty of the country side or star gazing by night.  Private fire pit to snuggle around on the colder months, large screened glass stacker doors adjoining to your private deck perfect for relaxing with a glass of Mudgee wine whilst watching the sunset over the hills, combined lounge and kitchen offering cooking facilities, air conditioning, comfortable queen bed and screened windows to let in the beautiful summer breeze and private bathroom. The use of the communal games room which includes a pool table, darts and board games is ideal for entertainment in the evening. www.kundalinilodge.com.au
Kundalini Lodge

Friends and Family


River Ranch (Chic converted barn stay) – Our neighbours

Looking to escape the daily grind? Desperate for a digital detox? Want to be immersed in nature and surrounded by wildlife? Then River Ranch is for you! This is no ordinary bnb—feed alpacas, pat the horse, float along the river and hike their beautiful countryside. At the end of the day, gaze at the stars and gather around the campfire. Just 15 minutes from downtown Mudgee and four hours from Sydney, they offer a popular yet unique rural escape, where you can truly slow down and switch off! Offering the best of Mudgee rural seclusion, River Ranch combines unique ranch art, antiques and old wares with contemporary finishes and modern conveniences. A striking exterior with barn doors and timber shutters framed by lush landscapes welcomes guests inside. A camp kitchen is equipped with the essentials you’d need to cook at home including a fridge, freezer, microwave stove, oven, toaster, stovetop coffee maker and blender. Open plan living area allows you to flow from the kitchen into the lounge room with a wood burning fireplace, and rustic decor, plus a pool table for entertainment. There is also air-conditioning in the living room. The dining area boasts barnyard doors which open up to reveal valley views that surround the property. Outside, a wrap-around verandah overlooks the picturesque Riverlea valley. Fire up the BBQ and dine on the large deck under the festoon lights, or enjoy a wine and cheese plate around the fire pit. There is also a separate fire pit area complete with basic camp kitchen for those wanting to cook over open flames. Upstairs in the loft, rest easy in one of the four plush bedrooms with exposed timber beams. Three bedrooms offer queen beds, while the fourth bedroom has two singles. The master features a canopy bed draped with luxurious netting. Towels and linen are provided for your stay. There is also a lounge area upstairs to unwind. There is one generously sized bathroom inside with a clawfoot bathtub and separate shower and toilet, plus a second external toilet with sink. Provided are picnic baskets, rugs, and a property map to explore all adventurous spots of the Ranch. www.riverranchmudgee.com
River Ranch

Black Shed Mudgee (High end converted shed)

The BLACK SHED, is an architecturally designed unique property, with high end fit out. The interior boasts traditional timber frame beams that give a rustic and luxurious feel. Ideally suited to 2 couples or a family of 4, can sleep 4-5 guests.  Features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, large open plan living, dining, kitchen and deck.  Located just 5 kms from Mudgee you can explore town and the region with ease.  A huge wrap around lounge, wood burning fireplace for winter warmth, and reverse cycle air conditioning for comfort all year round.  A fully equipped home, THE BLACK SHED overlooks the vineyard with spectacular views to Lawsons Creek and Mount Buckaroo. Quality linen and towels are supplied.  Bedroom 1 is a QUEEN bed, upstairs with an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a KING or TWIN, downstairs with a separate adjacent full bathroom with a bath and shower. This unique property will provide the perfect escape to stay and relax or explore from! Book The Black Shed

Black Shed



Sierra Escape (High end glamping)

Sierra Escape is Mudgee’s premier and award winning, adults only luxury eco glamping experience, located only 20 minutes drive to the town of Mudgee. Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, and breathtaking views – Sierra provides an opportunity to escape from busy city life and immerse yourself in country NSW.  Their glamping tents are Australian made from the highest quality material, well insulated for warmth in winter, and have large windows for the cooling summer breeze. Designed for comfort and luxury, reset your senses with a relaxing bath, toasting marshmallows on an open campfire or simply sit on the deck with a good book and a heavenly glass of Mudgee wine whilst the sun goes down. Situated on over 280 acres, Sierra is home to many kangaroos, deer, native birds and many other kinds of Australian wildlife. After a day of wine tasting among Mudgee’s famous wineries, take a sunset walk up to the top of Sierra lookout and take in the stunning surrounding landscape. www.sierraescape.com.au

Sierra Escape

Glenayr Farm Mudgee (Group and couple glamping)

Glenayr Farm is the perfect place to disconnect to reconnect.  Set on a 320 acre working sheep property of secluded quintessential Australian landscape that makes you feel like you’re the only people on earth, yet has close proximity to Mudgee where you can enjoy world renowned wineries and food, outdoor adventure, a great Australian town with stunning heritage streetscapes and museums. Fall in love with the unrivalled views of the sunsets and incredible vistas over one of the most beautiful areas in the region. At night, the sky explodes to life as the area is one of the premier stargazing sites in Australia (Mudgee Observatory is 10 minutes away). Having a heritage quintessential country Aussie pub ‘The Gold and Fleece Hotel’ 5 minutes down the road is an added bonus With climate change and constant education of reducing their urban footprint, Glenayr Farm has been built 100% off the Grid and provides accommodation with a point of difference – specifically for romantic getaways or group bookings. Glenayr Farm allows you to go off the grid, escape the stress of everyday life and soak up the wonderful Australian nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort. Many steps have been taken to ensure your mind, heart and body will be refreshed while minimising your impact on the environment. www.glenayrfarm.com.au

Glenayr Farm

Boutique Hotels


Peppertree Hill Mudgee (Farm accommodation)

Escape your every day and take time to relax & unwind at Peppertree Hill Luxury Farm Accommodation. Fill your days with morning walks, markets, award winning wine, delicious food and great company – be it your own or a group of the people you love. Situated in the heart of Mudgee’s best wineries, Peppertree Hill cottages are located on private farmland, a short drive from Mudgee CBD.  Their accommodation has been styled with warmth, character & charm and caters perfectly for couples, families, and large groups of family, friends or wedding parties. With every cottage being spoilt for comfort & views, Peppertree HIll is the perfect spot to reset your senses. www.peppertreehill.com.au

Peppertree Hill

Evanslea (Stay in town)

Minutes from the centre of Mudgee, but seemingly miles away from everything, Evanslea Luxury Boutique Accommodation immerses you in style and relaxation as soon as you enter the grounds. Nestled alongside the Cudgegong River on they offer four intimate and beautifully appointed cottages and the stunning and historical Evanslea House for families and larger groups. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or simply a relaxed break with family and friends there is a style of accommodation to suit your needs. Many special creature comforts await including a beautiful shared pool for the warmer months and wood fires in all of their accommodation in the cooler months. Bespoke packages offering in-room massages, private wine tasting and access to everything wonderful that the Mudgee region has to offer can be created for you upon request. www.evanslea.com.au


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Book any 3 weeknights from now to 1 Sept 2022 and receive an automatic 15% discount.