Clear Mountain Lodge, Spa & Vineyard is a hidden gem - just 35 minutes from Brisbane CBD - where you can escape the busyness of the city and retreat into the calm and zen that this hinterland haven is renowned for.
Set amidst 20 hectares of native bushland and a vineyard, Clear Mountain Lodge affords a range of accommodation from beautifully-appointed standard rooms to luxurious and romantic Lodge Suites.
Bedding is configured with twin king singles and twin queen beds, queen beds, king beds, and 2-bedroom apartments are also available - making it an idyllic getaway for couples, families and groups.
Rooms and suites each feature their own private balconies - all are spoilt with a variety of spectacular views - and are perfect for relaxing on and taking in the vista.
A wonderful range of dining experiences await you including Mandy's On The Mountain, the resort's signature fine dining experience, serving dishes that include ingredients and produce sourced both locally and from the Chef's own onsite kitchen garden. You can't get much fresher than that!
The Hinterland High Tea is very popular and an experience not to be missed whether you're staying inhouse or just visiting for the day, but make sure you book at least a day ahead.
The Lakeview Restaurant delivers casual dining options - perfect for a more relaxed meal - with both indoor seating and an expansive deck from which to enjoy views across to Moreton Bay, right through to the high-rises of Brisbane; a real fairyland at night. An extensive buffet breakfast is available here from 7am-9am, and an all-day dining menu is available between 11.30am until 9pm.
If you're needing to destress and are after some quality pampering, Stephanies Mountain Spa, a luxury day spa that spans over six magnificent treatment suites, is onsite and provides the ultimate in rejuvenation, relaxation and beauty packages and services for both women and men. On the menu are also treatments for couples, plus the spa has a triple treatment room which is ideal for a fun girls' weekend away or hens party with a difference.
There are a host of outdoor sports activities available, such as a tennis court, a swimming pool and a gym for those keen to embrace a healthy, active getaway. For a slower pace, the Serenity Lawn is the place to go to for a spot of self-guided meditation, yoga or the like.
Guests are encouraged to get out and explore all that the local area has on offer, taking in the myriad of bushwalks, horse-riding opportunities, enjoying vineyard visits and discovering the wonder and charm of nearby hinterland villages. Just ask at reception if you need to be pointed in the right direction, the lovely staff are only too happy to help you out.
If you're looking for the perfect wedding venue, you've found it. Embraced by scenic bushland and natural beauty, Clear Mountain Lodge features a purpose-built wedding pavilion that delivers a fantastic backdrop and the ideal location to start to the new chapter of your life. The event staff and catering team are dedicated to making your special day flow with seamless ease.
And with no mainstream distractions, it's no surprise that the resort is perfect for business retreats, ensuring delegates can focus on the tasks at hand - as well as having the luxury of access to the resort facilities between sessions. As we all know, the art of 'life balance' is something that needs to be put into practice to be achieved, and what better place than here to make this a reality.
Whether you're looking for an overnight getaway to recharge your batteries, or you're keen to just relax and take in all that this stunning part of the world has to offer for a few days, this gem in the hinterland will have you sparkling before you know it. Be careful, though, you may not want to leave.
By Danella Perrins
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