Situated in Moina on the road to Cradle Mountain is the charming chalet style accommodation Cradle Chalet Boutique Luxury Lodge. This privately owned and operated lodge is 4.5 star-rated luxury and is perfectly positioned in a beautiful bushland setting.
Cradle Chalet: Adult-Only Experience
There are four chalets (two with double spa) and four deluxe suites to choose from all with open plan layout and private verandahs. All rooms are a good size with ensuite bathroom, large sumptuous antique style bed, TV with DVD player, lounge area and well-equipped kitchen, which includes your continental breakfast choices. Everything is provided in your rooms with added bonuses like music, books, DVD’s and games. Whether you choose a chalet or suite either option would be a great idea for a special occasion, honeymooners or a romantic getaway. Cradle Chalet Boutique Luxury Lodge does not accommodate children.
Cradle Chalet is a very private and relaxing place and is set on 18 acres of wilderness 625 m above sea level. There is much to see in the area including…
- Cradle Mountain
- Leven Canyon
- Lovely small towns
- Food trails offering cheese, chocolate, honey and salmon
There are also lots of things to do in the area too like trout fishing, walks, canoeing and tourist attractions just to name a few. Staying here any time of the year is perfect as the rooms are very cosy and toasty warm in winter and are ideal during the other seasons as well. Enjoy sitting out on your own private verandah and watch the resident wildlife arriving on dusk while sipping a glass of Tasmanian wine. Take a walk in the grounds and listen to the numerous varieties of bird life and breathe in fresh mountain air.
Cradle Chalet Chef: Daniel Williams
Dining in the evening at Cradle Chalet is a delight with the most scrumptious food cooked for you by your host and chef Daniel Williams. Fresh and (where possible) local produce is used to create a range of delectable meals. The restaurant is very cosy during winter with a roaring log fire to keep you snug and warm. There are soft comfy chairs around the fireplace where you can enjoy a drink before dinner; or maybe sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view during the warmer months. Great for getting to know fellow guests before sitting down to dine. The restaurant has a licenced bar that stocks a good range of wines and spirits. The interior of the restaurant, which is finished in the warm rich tones of wood with comfortable seating and generous table space, has a peaceful and relaxed feel to it.
There’s a changing menu and on the night we dined we had delectable slow cooked lamb shanks and vegetables. This was an ideal meal for the cold night when we visited; they were just melt in your mouth deliciousness washed down with some lovely Tasmanian wine. For our dessert we had a trio of luscious homemade desserts, which included lemon tart, sticky date pudding and banoffee pie. They were all so yummy and I was in dessert heaven! Daniel and Dorothy are happy to cater for vegetarian and special dietary requirements although some notice is needed when booking as Cradle Chalet is in a remote area and supplies need to be organised beforehand.
Boutique Luxury Lodge: Cradle Chalet Hosts
Your hosts Dorothy and Daniel Williams are very welcoming and go out of their way to help make your stay an enjoyable one. They are very helpful with information on what to see in the area and local road conditions etc. Cradle Chalet is ideally situated to Cradle Mountain and surrounding attractions and is a great place to base yourself if you intend to explore the area. We enjoyed our stay here and were impressed with the quality and privacy of the rooms, the wonderful surroundings and the congeniality of our hosts. It’s definitely a place to keep in mind if you need accommodation in the Cradle Mountain region.
01 July 2013 ~ Think Tasmania readers now have the chance to win a two-night accommodation package thanks to hosts Daniel and Dorothy.
Michelle Kneipp Pegler writes a blog called Leven River Farm as well as articles like this about the north west coast region of Tasmania. If you’d like Michelle to visit you, please contact Think Tasmania.