Ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice Teepee. But everything appears tired

Posted 30-Apr-2017 on Wotif
Difficult to find with GPS. Then nobody to orientate us to location of teepee. Left a map to ponder.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from western austalia

Interesting

Posted 27-Feb-2017 on Wotif
Should have a pitchure of the type of residence - teepee - you were getting. Thought it was a hotel of sorts. Especialy with the pitchures of a shallay on the discription.
1 out of 5
by Jo

Don't even think about staying here!

Posted 15-Feb-2017 on Hotels
Having negotiated a frighteningly narrow unsealed bush track we decided to cut our losses and find other accommodation. At the bottom of the access track are must read notices about how to drive up this terrible track! We should have left then. The accommodation is shabby and run down. We paid over $200 per night and expected the accommodation to be sewered and that we would not have to boil the water to be safe. Even with a four wheel drive the access track is unsafe narrow and rough. Don't risk it ! 4
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Feb-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello Jo, Interesting that your perception is so differently from the vast majority of our visitors. We understand that an eco responsible nature experience does not suit everyone. Our 167 four and five star reviews are from people who seek nature, peace and quiet and chemical free lifestyle, in a carbon positive forest setting. These people love it here. People who prefer city locations, chemical water treatments and highway access often give us one or two star reviews. We live up to our name as a bush retreat - Our road is NOT dangerous. Only driver behavior creates danger. As in all road situations, danger is eliminated by driving to the conditions. In our case, we recommend 1st gear, 20kmh. Our 4km of winding gravel road means there is no noise from passing traffic. Our own car is a small, front wheel drive, Hyundai Getz. - Our water supply comes from natural sources, predominantly rooftop catchment. Although each cabin has a water filter that the manufacturers state removes 99.9% of all known microbes, regulations require us to advise guests that this natural water might not be totally sterile. - Our composting toilets do have a fan that ensures constant flow of air from the house, down the toilet and away. However occasionally guests cook extremely smelly food and this smell permeates the curtains, furnishings etc for a few days. I think you might be mistaking food smells but blaming the toilet. This is an issue occasionally experienced by all accommodations that allow cooking. Thanks for your review. It might help people who are not seeking a nature experience to instead choose city centre accommodation that better suits them. Paul D
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 21-Jan-2017 on Hotels
Receptionist fairly rude, suggested that if I was looking for a spa retreat, which i was not. And implied that the retreat may not be suitable for me. Walks very easy. He also suggested that I book on his website next time because he has to pay 18% commission. Not my fault.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Feb-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
G'Day Anonymous, I think that I remember this discussion. Sometimes during peak season, a large number of people arrive at Reception simultaneously, thus creating ques and the need for short check-in conversations to move people through quickly. We have "outdoor baths under the stars". When people ask about "spas" I need to clarify that we do not have spas. No noisy motors to blow bubbles. Just peaceful warm water. If this rushed clarification during a busy period with other people waiting behind you came across as rude, I apologise. I see that you have left a 4 star rating, so I'm glad that the rest of your stay was pleasant. Cheers Paul D
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from hobart

Very 'eco'.

Posted 06-Oct-2016 on Wotif
Pros: Tranquility and peace
Cons: Old condition of furniture
Location: Amazing gateway to the Huon, but a bit of a trek to get to cabin, definitely not the place to head out for dinner. Eat in.
No tv, power points, microwave. To stay here you really need to have the right mindset
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Basic wilderness retreat

Posted 21-Sep-2016 on Hotels
No usable power point to charge mobile phones..CD player provided did not work..lack of kettle in the room a real let down.."outdoor entertaining area/ kitchen" did not live up to what was promised. However the tepee was secluded & blissfully quiet. Bathroom facilities though basic (composting toilet) were very good. Gravel driveway was exceedingly steep in parts & could be quite daunting for a novice driver.
5 out of 5
by Kristy from Bunbury, Western Australia

Young family stay

Posted 11-Jul-2016 on Hotels
We stayed in the Wallaby Grasslands cabin as a family with two younge boys. The cabin had comfortable beds (enough for 8 and extra if needed) in two bedrooms with a wood fire and firewood provided. The kitchen had everything you need to cook your own meals. The cabin is very secluded, warm and clean. There is no TV or Wifi, which was another positive for us. The nature reserve is beautiful and there are walking trails nearby that can be done with a young family. The environment is the main focus of the site and every effort has been made by the owners to ensure that visitors are doing their bit. Pademelons and possums come visiting our porch. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable and we had a great experience. We hired a Hyundai I20 and had no issues getting up hills but you just have to take care getting there. The Huon Valley and Ranelagh is a beautiful place and nothing is too far away, especially if it's nature that you want to see. We thoroughly recommend a stay at this very special place.
4 out of 5
by Andrew from Brisbane

Genuine retreat in comfort

Posted 09-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Large, family friendly accommodation with very much a bush retreat feel. Suited us perfectly for the one night we were there but please bear in mind it's definitely a bush retreat - minimal electricity, no TV, phone charging, minimal phone reception, minimal plumbing etc. Perfect for a relaxation escape in a beautiful location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Peaceful unique accomodation in genuine nature

Posted 17-Mar-2016 on Wotif
Stayed in the very cosy tipee at Huon bush retreats and loved it! Peaceful, private and set amongst natural bushland it was a very enjoyable, eco friendly experience. Abundant wildlife and run by very environmentally conscious people, there is a real sense of their passion for the bush, it's animals and the preservation of such areas!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

long journey up a hill to get too

Posted 12-Jan-2016 on Wotif
its my first experience with 'solar', and its not for me' including the shower