Winter is the perfect time to spend your weekends huddled up next to a roaring fire. Here are some cosy winter escapes right on your doorstep.
There’s a chill in the air and that means it’s time to head inside and stay warm.
The travel nuts at Queensland Tourism have pulled together a list of the cosiest luxury winter escapes near Brisbane. We know where we’ll be heading this weekend….
Gold Coast Hinterland
Buurrrr…. it’s too cold for the beach, so why don’t you head into the Hinterland where it’s cosy and warm?
Nightfall Wilderness Camp
Nightfall Wilderness Camp is glamping at it’s finest, it’s basically a luxury camp site.
Their Safari-style tents have brushed hardwood floors, hand carved stone basins and a fireplace to keep you warm, all surround by the beautiful rainforest.
At this place, you’ll really feel like Bear Grylls out in the wilderness ….. well, the all done up Hollywood version anyway.
Nightfall Wilderness Camp is located at 3009 Christmas Creek Road, Lamington.
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat
With 12 unique chalets all with names like ‘Dopey’, ‘Sleepy’, ‘Doc’ and ‘Wicked Witch’ at Mouses House Rainforest Retreat , you’ll really feel like your in a fairy tale.
A little more upmarket from the one we know from Wizard of OZ, ‘Wicked Witch’ has its own private hot tub that overlooks a rainforest stream. Absolutely gorgeous!
Mouses House Rainforest Retreat is located at 2807 Springbrook Road, Springbrook.
Binna Burra Lodge
The Coomera and Numinbah Valleys have never looked so good from Binna Burra’s Sky Lodges. Enjoy the warmth of the gas fire while you lay back in your spa bath overlooking the mountains. That’ll take the ‘burr’ out of Binna Burra.
Binna Burra Lodge is located on Binna Burra Road, Beechmont.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Maybe you’d like to spend some time up in the mountains at the Sunshine Coast?
Secrets on the Lake
Perched on the side of Lake Baroon (just outside Montville) Secrets on the Lake takes the cute and cozy idea to the max. Each tree house has a different name and personality, but if you can, choose ‘Secrets’.
The walk along the hand-carved elevated walkway to get to your room and the fireplace that hangs from the ceiling make this place seem like a fairytale.
Secrets on the Lake is located at 207 Narrows Road, Montville.
Glass on GlassHouse
The cabins at Glass on Glasshouse each have two walls that are completely glass (hence the name), giving you 180-degree views of Mt Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin.
Add to that, a fireplace that can be enjoyed from the living room OR the freestanding double spa bath, and you’ve got yourself a weekend.
Glass on Glasshouse is located at 182 Glass House-Woodford Rd, Glass House Mountains
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
Montville is coming through with the goods (again) but this time it’s not lakeside, it’s smack bang in the middle of the rainforest. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat has double spa baths, fireplaces AND they deliver fresh baked croissants to your room each morning. Drool.
If you really don’t want to get out of bed they also bring you home-cooked meals or BBQ hampers.
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is located at 78 Narrows Road, Montville.
Southern Queensland Country
If you’re more of a country guy or gal, why not go off the beaten track and head out to the country?
Alure Boutique Villas
In the heart of Granite Belt Wine Country is Alure Boutique Villas with an eco-fireplace and reverse air conditioning, complete with an ensuite and hot tub. Here, you can relax your troubles away in peace and quiet.
Alure is located at 280 Mt Tully Road, Stanthorpe.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Maryvale turns up the heat at Spicers Peak Lodge. The spa suites have massive open fireplaces and they even build the fire for you.
Relax in the marble bathrooms or check out the view from the veranda, this is the Scenic Rim after all.
Spicers Peak Lodge is located at Wilkinsons Road, Maryvale.
Are there any other places you think should be on the list?