Ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Melbourne

Relaxing bush getaway

Posted 19-Mar-2015
We loved how Huon bush retreats is located partway up a mountain in the middle of the bush. It was so peaceful and quiet! The indoor fire and heated outdoor bath were great and the Eco-cabins were perfect! We aren't serious bush walkers but enjoyed some of the easier trails throughout the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness. Would recommend the stream side cabin because it's so secluded! Highly recommended if you love and respect the environment!
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Apr-2015 by Paul D, Hotel Management
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the bushwalks. Right onsite are a rainforest, waterfall and mountaintop. Yes, Streamside Cabin is our most secluded. It is also our most specifically requested, so book ahead.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom San Francisco, CA

Private experience of Old Growth Forest

Posted 17-Feb-2015
Pros: Trails, spacious cabin
Cons: good as is
Location: Near a lot of other beautiful places to visit.
The hotel has taken the time to create beautiful well groomed trails in the forest. The cabin is spacious. You are close to the Huon Valley with all its attractions. And you are on your way to Southern Tasmania. Great package of features!
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Apr-2015 by Paul D, Hotel Management
Thanks for your review, so glad that you took the time to explore our forest trails. As a "bush retreat" people who visit here seeking a place to relax, explore and experience nature, will have a great time.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Canberra

Worst accommodation i've ever experienced

Posted 15-Feb-2015
Pros: Actually nothing
Cons: These "deluxe Tipees" should be removed and cabin built.
Location: If you have a four wheel drive, the location offers great bush
Booked a "deluxe Tipee". The picture on the add showed an odd shaped cabin and said self rated 4 star. Turned out to be an actual Ti-pee on a wooden floor. (not what was in the picture i saw) Shared pit toilet, and water that might need to be boiled before drinking. Even though it is summer, i froze. it had a wood heater but because it is a canvas tent it leaked heat and never warmed up. It was dirty, thanks to the "self clean" policy where the previous guests clean it for you. The sofa bed looked like it came from an op shop. The access track is unsafe for front wheel drive cars and my hire car really struggled to get up there. I'd have been far more comfortable in my own tent somewhere else.
Comment from Hotel Management
11-May-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
This review has several untrue things so let me set things straight: - You do NOT need 4WD to get to our property. You just need to have a car in sound mechanical condition and drive appropriately. Our own car is a small 2 door Hyundai Getz. - Yes, our Deluxe Tipees are actual tipees of timber and canvas, just like we describe and show in the tipee photographs. - Tipees are "Glamping" (glamorous camping) with shared facilities. We also have self contained cabins. - The floors are fully carpeted and heat is provided by slow combustion wood heaters. We provide plenty of wood and operation instructions for people not familiar with using a wood fired heater. Other reviewers comment on how cozy the tipees are. - No, we do NOT have a "self clean policy". Again, other reviewers comment on the cleanliness. - The sofa beds were hand built by a local Hobart company. We prefer to support local suppliers when possible.
4 out of 5
by Kim Dillon

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 10-Feb-2015
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Darrenfrom Ulverstone

Peaceful bush experience.

Posted 13-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
Cabin very clean and well kept. Nice to be away from screens and experience nature up close. Be aware of the steep road in!
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Feb-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Hi Darren, Glad you enjoyed your screen free break. We have chosen to not have television and instead encourage guests to engage with each other and nature. Our 4 km of narrow winding gravel road takes you right to the end of the valley. With no passing traffic, peace and quiet reigns.
5 out of 5
by Andrew Buayfrom Australia

Posted 13-Jan-2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing in particular
Location: Away from it all, great location in bush
I liked the eco-green concept. A bit pricey given use of renewable resources.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Jan-2015
Glad you liked the green concept. We have protected 100 hectares of native habitats. Unlike most accommodation where the owners purchase a small block and fully develop it, we have chosen to develop only 20%. The other 80% is produces no income, so we need to build the cost of that area into the prices we charge on the accommodation. So on the surface we might appear a bit more expensive than others but when you include the conservation and recreation value, we are very good value overall.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Sharonfrom Genf

Would definitely recommend it.

Posted 07-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
The surroundings are beautiful and you really feel secluded and part of the natural bush - it really deserves its name "Bush Retreat". However, if I hadn't had a new rental car with good tyres I would've felt even more nervous at having to drive up the very, very steep hill to reach the Retreat - this should be pointed out in their reservations or on their webpage because city dwellers and visitors from areas where dirt roads are uncommon are taken unaware. The visit from the wallabies while my daughters enjoyed their outdoor bath was a highlight. And the chance to stroke a baby one when they arrived as well! However the cabins are not well insulated and even in Summer (albeit it was raining!) we were cold and I'm no longer used to lighting a wood fire (city dweller sorry). But there were warm blankets and we were snug in our beds.
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Apr-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Hi Sharon, Thanks for the review which will help other people decide if this is the right place for them. Yes, we are at the end of a narrow winding gravel road. This is how we achieve our tranquillity with no passing traffic. We do state this on all websites that allow it. However some websites restrict our description to specific features and do not allow us to mention our road. That said, as you experienced, we can be safely reached in a small standard car. You just need to drive appropriately. Many of our resident wildlife have ben hand raised by people and are very friendly. Glad you enjoyed meeting them.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A relaxing stay in nature.

Posted 05-Jan-2015
Pros: Lovely atmosphere.
The experience was lovely, it was nice to have your own privacy and space in the bush to come and go as you please. Having a communal kitchen is a lovely way to meet with other travellers and swap stories. It was also nice to wake up to animals around in the bush and birds calling. Lovely walks about and just a great way to get way from the hustle and bustle of our home town Melbourne. We will defiantly come back again and are inspired to give the camping grounds a at some stage.
Comment from Hotel Management
06-Mar-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
Looks like you stayed in one of our deluxe tipees. These are sometimes referred to as "Glamping" (Glamorous Camping). Yes, the camp kitchen can be a fun social experience, meeting other guests around the campfire. It is open to tipee and cabin guests alike.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveller

Did not stay

Posted 08-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Did not stay there initially could not find it then were expected to drive 4km along a narrow dirt road in the rain then drive up a steep dirt driveway. Went to wrest point instead had a lovely room with great views of the harbour
Comment from Hotel Management
12-Feb-2015 by Paul, Hotel Management
We do live up to our name as a "bush retreat". Departing the highway and travelling slowly along our 4km gravel road, to the end of the valley, you will leave the distractions of the busy world behind you. You do need to be comfortable navigating on country roads, or use Google Maps. Just enter "Huon Bush Retreats" into Google Maps and it will bring you right to the door.
5 out of 5
by Mark Prideauxfrom Australia - VIC - Melbourne

Posted 18-Nov-2014
Pros: Novelty of staying in a Teepee
Cons: Small space. No kettle n tea in room.
Location: Away from it all, bushlands
Facilities: It's a tent with a firepl; Value: expensive; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Spotless; Great bushland and clean common use facilities
Comment from Hotel Management
18-Nov-2014
G'day Mark, Thanks for the review. Our tipees are genuine timber and canvas but with full carpeting, a wood heater to keep them cosy, 12 volt solar lights and music. 4.5m diameter, there is plenty of room for a couple. It is about 1 minute walk to the camp kitchen with kettle, pots, full gas range, plates and cutlery etc. Keeping a canvas structure in the bush clean is always a challenge, so I will compliment the perfect cleanliness score to our cleaners :)