Where to stay in the Southern Highlands? Great question – and one that is so easily answered!

You might be here for a weekend away, one of our ‘Open for Inspections’  at Home and Hearth Property or simply looking for somewhere for unexpected guests to rest their head. No matter what, there’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to where to stay in the Highlands.

Here are a few of my favourites:

The Robertson Hotel

Undoubtedly Australia’s most historic hotel, staying at this grand manor is like stepping back in time. It features a Gatsby-style bar, 14acres of sprawling gardens and its very own Harry Potter-esque train station. Each room boasts views that will wow, especially when the iconic Robertson Mists roll in. And the new upgrades will really wow you!

Be sure to stroll through the impeccably maintained heritage rainforest gardens. They’re are filled with centuries old trees and magical surprises like the Grotto. It was built by The Franciscan Friars during their tenure in the 1940s. You’ll even find a Statue of Mary, imported directly from the Vatican, as well as a statue of Pan, resting with his flute.


The Hidden Door

A hop, skip and a jump from Bong Bong Street, this charming 100-year-old weatherboard cottage comfortably sleeps four people in style. In the unlikely event you tire of Bowral’s restaurant choices, it has a contained kitchen in which you can cook up a storm. There’s also a gas log fireplace that keeps you toasty in winter and plenty of throw rugs to snuggle under. You’ll find a modern villa behind the cottage, which also sleeps four and is equally as beautiful.

Where to stay in the Southern Highlands

The living room of The Hidden Door, with its roaring open fire.

Berida Hotel

Never mind that this ivy-draped manor has recently been refurbished. It still boasts a timeless elegance that you’ll find inviting, sophisticated and welcoming. Even though it’s just 10minutes walk to town, you’re in danger of never wanting to leave, thanks to the stylish bar, bustling tapas bar and on-site Italian restaurant, Bistro Officina. There’s also a pool and gym, should you wish to work off any kilojoules consumed during your stay, and an Endota spa, for the ultimate in relaxation.


The Briars Country Lodge and Historic Inn

Conveniently located half way between Bowral and Moss Vale, these are the ideal digs if you’re here for house hunting.

The 30 King or Twin Share rooms sit in the lawns behind the famous local pub and overlook a private lake. There’s one luxury King Suite and a three bedroom self-contained apartment, Both have a sofa bed should your guest numbers become more than anticipated. The room closest to reception is a handicapped room with all the appropriate requirements.


Gibraltar Hotel

Set on a top class 18 hole golf course, this modern, stylish hotel is close to Bowral’s town centre. It boasts a gym with indoor heated pool, a luxury day spa and a fabulous restaurant and bar.

Peppers Craigieburn

This elegant property is ideal for special occasion getaways, conferences or simply to wind down. The 100year old building has been meticulously maintained and sits on its own private golf course. It features 72 guest rooms spread across two wings, 

Peppers Manor House

This grand country house has recently been refurbished.  It’s the ideal place to stay if you’re after peace and quiet, away from all the action. It’s close to several wineries and a leisurely drive to Exeter, Burrawang and Bundanoon.


Enjoy your stay!


Love, Di xx

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