I can't rave enough about how incredible my stay here was with my partner. The owners were extremely welcoming and went beyond to make it a warm stay. Would 100% recommend to everyone and will be coming back here next time I come to the Hunter. Really impressed!
This property is absolutely gorgeous. We spent just a weekend but it definitely impressed. We felt very spoilt by the owners: excellent hospitality, great service, care of details.
The cottage was spotless, fridge full of goodies, they provide all you need.
In the morning (very early though) we had kangaroos having a little wrestle on the lawn in front of the porch.
Private electric barbecue (that either was very clean or we were the first ones to ever used it!!) enjoying the sunset colours.
If you’re after a romantic and peaceful gateway this is the place. We will definitely be back!
This is the second time we’ve been back to Berenbell Vineyard Retreat and I think it’ll be the only place we will ever stay at! The owners are absolutely lovely and the location and rooms are perfect. It feels like you’re in the middle of no where with how it is set out and has such a cosy feel to it! It is so well kept and has such a homey feel and look to it, we absolutely love it.
We had the most incredible stay at Berenbell. The Lodge is fantastic, spread over two spacious floors. Comfy beds and a great living room area perfect for wine and cheese after a long day at the wineries. The location is stunning and there are outdoor tables that allow you to eat your breakfast in the sun overlooking the vineyards and hills. Very close to all our favourite vineyards too, so you could walk between a fair few if you don’t have any other transport.
Most noteworthy though is the fantastic welcome we got by the lovely hosts. They went over and beyond to make us feel welcome and to tell us about the Valley. There was a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge on arrival and a bit of breakfast for the morning. When the hosts learned we were going to spend the second morning there for brekky they treated us to sparkling wine and more orange juice so that we could make mimosas.
Extra bonus is the cute doggo Ginger who lives on the grounds. She is super friendly but likes to keep her distance.
Can’t really see us staying anywhere else in the valley after visiting Berenbell.
We’ll be back!
What a gorgeous place to stay. The owners were very lovely and accommodating. The outlook is amazing with 180 degree unfettered views of mountains and vineyards. The ammenities were very clean. The cabin is set privately away from other guests so you feel like you’re the only ones there. Would highly recommend and we will be coming back next time we are in the Hunter Valley.
Berenbell Vineyard Retreat was everything we wanted for our escape to the Hunter. A great location, Beautiful property, amazing sunsets and perfect little cottages. Ken and Suzie were amazing hosts, great with communication and so friendly. We will certainly be looking to book again.
Lovely, clean, spacious 2 bed cottage (duplex). Only 3 other cottages on site. Great outlook and handy to lots of vineyards. Can even walk to Thomas Wines and Estate Tuscany restaurant. Plenty for a continental breakfast, including fresh eggs.
The balloons were out this weekend too! Sunrise, sunset and kangaroos provided a beautiful backdrop and excitement for our English visitors.
Suzie and Ken also suggested sites to visit for a good view and even sculptures.
Hubby & I enjoyed a relaxing weekend here to celebrate his birthday & unwind from a stressful year. Beautiful area, gorgeous cottage, & stunning views. We were treated to kangaroo visits at dusk & dawn. There was plenty of birdlife too. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean with a huge, comfy bed, & every amenity we needed (even an espresso machine). This retreat is in close proximity to wineries & restaurants with a bike/track nearby. Highly recommended!
The first thing we noticed was how peaceful and quiet this location was. This was due to being down the end of a no exit road as well as being in the 'country' but so close and convenient to everywhere. We stayed in one of the 3 one bedroom cottages. Clean, tidy and had everything needed.
Kangaroos in the morning, hot air ballooning came by early..very spectacular!
Would definitely stay again!