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Huon Bush Retreats

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked the Clifftop Cabin with a group of friends for the night and we were not disappointed. When we arrived the wood heater was bubbling away nicely and there was plenty of wood to keep us warm throughout the night. Once the sun started to go down, the critters came out to say hi and at any given moment there were currawongs and possums everywhere. Pademelons wandered silently around us - they weren't as bold as the others 😀 We went for a couple of bush walks on the property - we only did the easy ones but there are harder ones for the more savvy bushwalkers. The walks were brilliant and I think we counted about 10 different bird calls along the way. The cabin was warm, the beds were comfy - a thoroughly enjoyable place to visit and relax. Fully stocked kitchen (cutlery and crockery) too. Just one note on the road in. It's well laid gravel but it gets quite steep towards the end. But, if my little Hyundai can make it, then anyone can.

The Huon Bush retreats are about 6 to 7 kms out of Huonville, completely off-grid and a world away from...the world. Pademelons, wallabies and possums can be seen frequently, and the cabins are very well stocked with wood for the heater. Composting toilets had very little odour, and the outdoor bath was an amazing experience. Bush walks are provided around and to the top of Mt Misery, whilst a kitchenette, fridge and ensuite make your stay completely self-sustainable.

Recently lucky enough to win a nights accomodation at Huon Bush Retreats that we extended out to two nights so thankful we did - getting 'off grid' was so refreshing! Arrived to the fire going which keeps the cabins cosy even with the outside temperatures are quite cold My son loved the wildlife coming right up and peaking in our door I loved waking to silence but for the sounds of the birds The cabins are well set up with everything you would need to do a self contained stay but also convenient enough located for heading down into Huonville if you wish to dine out - Lovely area to explore with the cider houses (highly recommend both Willie Smiths and Franks) road side apple stalls, honey store and although we ran out of time also wineries Thank you for our stay

We stayed for one night in July, a family of 2 adults and 2 teens. I booked online through Velocity, there was no question relating to our requested bed configuration nor any contact from them prior to our arrival. On checkin we were told that as we had booked for 4 people without specifically requesting one queen bed and 2 singles that we were only allowed to use 2 queen beds unless we paid another $40. The 2 bedroom cabin had two queen beds and 4 single beds all made and ready for use, but we weren't allowed to use the singles. I refused to pay the extra so our teenagers shared a queen bed. It was just weird, I've never been to accomodation that demanded certain beds be used. Other than the above the cabin itself was very clean and was in a lovely bush setting with lots of privacy. There was plenty of wildlife including pademelons and possums. The fireplace was also very warm and a nice touch to the atmosphere. Amenities were all clean, the toilet didn't smell at all and the shower had good heat and water pressure. The drive up the dirt road is fine, a little steep at the end but easy enough if driving sensibly. My husband and daughter managed to take some spectacular star photos after dark, it's a great location for wide sky photos at night.

Great place to get away and get back to nature. Cabin was lovely, clean, had everything you need for a few days and was in a great position in the mountains. Michael had even set up the fire for when I arrived!

My partner and I got extremely sick from carbon monoxide poisoning that was caused from the fire place and fridge in their cabin! We only got a 50% refund.. for nearly killing us and wrecking our holiday! Please be aware of this before going especially if you are bringing babies or young children.

My partner and I visited and stayed in the Streamside cabin for 5 nights in September last 2016 for my birthday. The drive up was beautiful, the location is very hidden and private, staff were lovely. Loved our stay except the drop loo did really smell so we didn't go near it and kept door firmly closed. the outside bath was a waste of precious water, by the time it filled up it had gone stone cold. We are greenies but could use a bit of TLC to improve sanitary and loo facilities to make the Eco friendly feel a bit more user friendly and comfortable for modern day. Lovely location and very nice to get away from the city life in this cabin. The wildlife was lovely. Think the outside bath should come out and precious water utilised elsewhere. Highly recommend the long but worth it drive to cockle creek and Hastings caves were lovely. Local shop not to far away from the Huon bush retreats also.

If you're looking to retreat from the world for a little while, this is the perfect place. We stayed in the Streamside Cabin in June and despite it being cold outside, the wood fire stove kept us warm. The bath on the deck is a great touch. The cabin is simple, but it has everything you would need. Including a few neighbouring Pademelons to keep you company. We spent a day walking up Mt Misery, which was a beautiful walk. I would recommend doing this. The views from the top are stunning. If you're looking to disconnect, find some silence and be surrounded by nature - this is the place to go.

We stayed one night in the Streamside Cabin. We're from Hobart, so the main selling points of the HBR were the perfect bushland setting within 40 mins of home, the wood fire, and the outdoor bath - some indulgence and relaxation. We arrived at reception just before 1pm (the driveway is not nearly as bad as other reviews make it sound, you just need to go slowly and smoothly and you'll be fine), but there was no one in the office. No worries, there's a sign on the door saying ri ng the bell, or call this number. Tried both. No answer to the bell after 5 minutes, phone number rang out on first two attempts over next 10 mins, left a message on third attempt, called again (so 25 mins at reception by now) and got through. Paul said he'd be up in 5 mins. So then we got a little lecture about how we had paid too much for the cabin by booking through a 3rd party website - I just don't understand why this was necessary - we explained that we get rebates, and were even told we were wrong about the prices on the HBR website, although I've checked again today and we saved $130 by going through the 3rd party. To the cabin: very clean, the fire was lit and very efficient with an excellent supply of dry, clean-burning wood under the front deck. Plenty of 40°S magazine, native bird, plant and mammal books, and other Tas reading material on the coffee table, comfy couches, and a very comfortable queen size bed with extra blankets on standby. No tv, as clearly advertised on the site. We had an issue trying to get the CD player to work, I wondered if this might be due to the melt hole up the right hand side of the unit, but we got it going after a few tries and it was fine for the rest of the night. We took our own cheese platter, but you can order one from reception prior to 10am on the day you want it as well. The kitchen is clean and has excellent essentials for cooking. Note that you must wash up, or incur a fee (as advertised). Top tip: because the fridge is gas-run, the benchtop above it gets warmer than room temp - don't leave your deli meats out (oops!). The toilet: there are other reviews that have concerns about the Eco Loos, but it was very clean and there was no smell at all for us. The Bath!! The outdoor bath is a drawcard - private, beautiful bushland setting, big enough for two, and with a handy ledge for your glass of wine and little cheese plate. BUT : note that you have to fill gradually due to the small hot water system. Streamside Cabin takes about 50 mins to fill completely. What else? You're pretty much guaranteed to see a pademelon or two - remember to bring a couple of crunchy carrots or apples

Lovely setting with a nice modern room. Stayed overnight but could have happily done an entire weekend. Quiet and secluded yet very close to many great places for a meal. Cafe on site did great tea and coffee

300 Browns Road, Ranelagh Huonville TAS

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking

Located in Ranelagh, Huon Bush Retreats is within the region of popular sights such as Hartz Mountains National Park. Each of the 7 rooms at this 3.5-star apartment includes a fireplace, a balcony, and a private yard.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Huon Bush Retreats's 7 apartments provide fireplaces, balconies, and private yards. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

Huon Bush Retreats features a spa tub, a meeting room, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Family Studio, Mountain View, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Studio, Mountain View, Mountainside

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Romantic Studio, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Family House, 2 Bedrooms, Mountain View, Mountainside

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 205 reviews