Evaluate: My Keep at Spicers Peak Lodge
It’s been some time since I’ve felt that sense of discovery. With journey now such an enormous a part of our lives and many people reserving our journeys on a whim by way of pictures we see on our instagram feed, I don’t typically really feel like I’m the primary to find out about one thing within the journey house today. However when my associate and I moved to Queensland at first of this yr, we promised one another to make extra time for adventures. And from seaside adventures in every single place alongside the coast from Coolangatta to Noosa, we’ve been experiencing the most effective Queensland has to supply. But after we checked in to Spicers’ Peak Lodge within the countryside of southeast Queensland, we realised there may be rather more than surf and sand on supply within the sunshine state.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Spicers Peak Lodge is situated a 90 minute drive from Brisbane, visitors pending. You’ll discover the lodge excessive up within the hills of Maryvale, a location of which feels a world away and a world of distinction to anyplace I’ve stayed in Queensland earlier than.
Having checked in to among the most celebrated motels in Queensland – Qualia Resort, Lizard Island and The Calile Brisbane to call a number of, I used to be excited to find there may be one title that ought to be showing on these round-ups of Queensland’s finest motels – Spicers Peak Lodge.
For a little bit of background, the lodge is part of the Spicers Retreat assortment. It’s thought-about to be the crowning jewel within the assortment of lodges for Queensland, given it welcomes company on a completely hosted foundation (your room, meals, drinks and mini-bar are all included). So if you happen to’re in search of someplace to have a good time a special day or only a romantic escape from the town, look no additional.
The lodge sits excessive on a peak overlooking the countryside under. And consider me once I say when you’re up there, it appears like time has stood nonetheless. For so far as the attention can see there are rolling hills, cows within the paddocks, countless shades of inexperienced and dramatic mountains within the distance. Sundown is the popular time of day to search out your self within the grounds, as you’ll discover not simply the complete lodge but additionally the complete background involves life as if it have been a portray, with shades of pinks and orange hues sweeping throughout the sky.
The Spicers Peak Bush Picnic
There are a lot of actions on supply throughout your keep, but when there is only one factor I’d advocate not lacking out on it will be the bush picnic. This expertise is included in your keep, as you’ll merely take your lunch elsewhere – on the sting of a sweeping valley with bean luggage, blankets, a picnic desk and even a swing if this weren’t already sufficient of a fairytale. Our lunch was a collection of fruits and cheeses, sandwiches and our collection of drink (I’m nonetheless a G+T woman earlier than the solar units, pinot noir afterwards type of woman).
Across the lodge
You’ll want at the very least two nights to take pleasure in all of the lodge has to supply, ideally three if you happen to can handle to search out an open window within the bookings availability. The lodge is commonly booked out for months prematurely, however you’ll generally discover home windows of alternative or may at all times add your self to the cancellation record.
The lodge options an outsized jacuzzi (heated in fact), a swimming pool (not heated!), a full measurement tennis courtroom, ample mountaineering trails, sundown spots, a full day spa and a video games room space upstairs. We largely discovered ourselves strolling across the lodge between meals or off on an organised journey (like a 4 wheel drive tour of the property), else we have been benefiting from that heated jacuzzi, taking within the views simply earlier than sundown.
Contained in the rooms at Spicers Peak Lodge
The lodge is sort of small in measurement with simply twelve rooms on web site. This makes it the proper oasis to flee the town and have some downtime, all within the privateness of an remoted lodge. And did I point out the lodge is impossibly romantic!?
The rooms at Spicers Peak Lodge range however are pretty related in nature. We checked in to a spa suite overlooking the cow paddocks, simply subsequent door to the eating space. This made it simple to search out ourselves close to the bar or snacks always, however if you happen to favor extra privateness you would possibly wish to request a room additional afield.
The rooms are geared up with a tv, desk space to work, sitting space to learn (plus many Australiana books), an outsized toilet and all-inclusive mini bar. There’s additionally a personal verandah exterior to take pleasure in your breakfast, or take it within the restaurant if you happen to favor.
The Meals at Spicers Peak Lodge
As that is an all-inclusive lodge, the meals and wine are a robust focus for the general expertise. On our second night time we tasted the scrumptious six-course chef’s tasting menu, which was a journey of flavours and native produce. There’s a chef’s backyard on web site the place among the contemporary produce is grown, which makes for a terrific farm to desk expertise.
The wine and most drinks are all included in your keep, so be sure you put your toes up and over-indulge! It isn’t typically we get to actually unwind and disconnect, which is well attainable at this altitude given there’s restricted cell service (there may be in fact wi-fi, however no one has to know that!)
Ebook your stick with Spicers Peak Lodge.