Our place is unique in that you can enjoy a camping experience i.e. campfire, rustic shower etc. without having to pack all the camping things and you have a comfortable tent and bed in stunning surroundings. If the calendar is full try our other yurt "The Yurt Alpine Retreat II" which has more availability. If you are interested in buying our yurts check out Artisan Yurts.
Experience some of the best views in, Australia. The Yurt Alpine Retreat is situated in the Victorian High Country on a working farm surrounded by natural bushland perched on top of a mountain in the middle of a vineyard in one of Victorias' wine producing region. No neighbours to be seen. Run around in the nude if you are so inclined. The silence is golden. Within 20mins. fine restaurants and wineries. Beautiful and Unique cosy Yurt accommodation. It is great on a cold day sitting in the yurt by the fire looking out through the glass doors at the beautiful views. The Yurt is 5m diameter divided into two sections by a curtain. Really only suitable for two people but mattresses and extra bedding can be supplied for an extra fee for children. There is an outdoor BBQ for cooking on and a small portable gas stove, or a small cast iron indoor stove which keeps it cosy in the cooler weather. After driving along a steep dirt track which winds through natural bushland teeming with kangaroos, wombats, rabbits and deer you will burst onto a plateau with amazing views of the King Valley. Fantastic scenic walks along mountain ridges or through natural bushland. In the morning you will hear the sound of many birds including black cockatoos and beautiful King Parrots. You will often see the resident eagle hovering overhead. In the evening you can enjoy the "sounds of silence" while you sample some of the regions best wines. Towells and bedding provided and everything else you need apart from food. Outdoor gas heated shower and outdoor toilet with great views, all part of the glamping experience. The Yurt is cool in summer and warm in winter due to its thick lambswool felt liner. At night you can see the stars through the glass dome in the roof. there are double doors one glass to see the fantastic views and the other beautifully painted wood. Plenty of space for outdoor parking. Public transport is limited but pick up from Wangaratta or Benalla train station or Albury airport can be arranged. Having our own vineyard we have extensive knowledge of the industry and would be pleased to show you around the local wineries if needed or you might like to explore the many attractions i.e. Paradise Falls, the Ned Kelly trail. Harry Power's lookout yourself. There are some unique and fine dining restaurants within a 20 min. drive of the Yurt. the nearest shopping centre is 40mins. away so you will need to stock up in Benalla or Wangaratta. We can also take you on a sunset tour of our scenic ridge overlooking the King Valley which is stunning, or you might prefer to go for a hike yourself. Either way your will see fabulous panoramic views. You can return for a glass of chilled wine. We can also arrange night time tours for an extra fee to view the local fauna including deer, wombats, kangaroos, rabbits, foxes etc. There is a tripod where you can cook a camp stew in a cast iron pot or boil a billy. This will be a unique way for you to enjoy the Australian bush and glamping experience downunder. The yurt is decorated in traditional Mongolian decor. Not for those wanting five star accommodation but for those wanting a unique glamping, Mongolian with an aussie twist country experience this is the holiday for you.
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE AREA INCLUDE:
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz Nov.
La Dolce Vita in the King Valley November 2014
Ales on Ovens - 7th Dec.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR COME ON DOWN!!!
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Interaction with guests
Usually I take the guests up to the yurt and explain how everything works and leave them to it.
Other things to note
Guests can view any of the animal activities that are happening on the farm if they wish, i.e. working cattle and sheep with the dogs or shearing if it is happening at the time of their stay.
We expect our guests to respect the environment and be fire safety conscious, and bring a positive attitude with them.
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