We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

37 Tessman Rd, Ravensbourne, Queensland 4352 Australia
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (39)
Room & Suite (8)
Pool & Beach (5)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#3 of 3 Speciality lodging in Ravensbourne
GreenLeaders Gold level
Cloudlake has two totally private self contained houses with wood fires, located on a small private lake. The Boathouse is a contemporary open plan house perfect for couples and Mother of Ducks is a traditional Queenslander just right for family or group get togethers. Our 65 acre organic, Land for Wildlife property of rainforest, orchards and vineyard is yours to explore and delight in
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Seating area
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
22Reviews1Q+A7Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 18
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Mary-Jo wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed in the boathouse in it's romantic, relaxed setting by the lake. We loved sipping wine while stargazing from the verandah in the evening. An early morning walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens and the coolness of the rainforest was rich with the sounds of different birds and lush trees and foliage. The amazingly coloured king parrots that came to sit with us at breakfast were almost tame. The hospitality offered by Richard and Rosemary ensured this was a honeymoon to remember.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mans58 wrote a review Apr 2019
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at Cloudlake and had such a relaxing time. If you are looking to switch off, take some deep breathes and simply enjoy the view then this will tick the boxes. Our cottage was clean and the bed comfortable. The kitchen was sufficient enough to prepare a decent meal and the deck was the spot for the wine and cheese. Richard and Rosemary have created some good walks on their land and their cottage garden was inspiring and such a pleasure to walk through. Highly recommend Cloudlake for that weekend retreat.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 7 May 2019
Sometimes it takes only a couple of days away and with nature to make a big difference to how you feel. Delighted to know that you enjoyed your Cloudlake escape and thanks so much for letting us know. Look forward to seeing you again Richard and Rosemary
Read more
Rackll wrote a review May 2018
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed at the charming Mother of Ducks cottage. The little touches were perfect and the main bed was deliciously comfortable. It was the perfect place to while away the weekend and so nice to not have to get in the car to enjoy the beautiful landscaped grounds, pleasant countryside and towering rainforest all on the property. The lack of tv was a bonus as we cracked out the boardgames and read the paper. A very special place. We had 3 adults and two children in our party and it would have been a bit squishy with more.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 8 May 2018
It turns out to be Mitch Miller??!! who originally sang the song and it was also very popular with the scouts!!. Thanks so much for coming to Cloudlake for the May Long Weekend and hoping you enjoyed a digital detox just for a couple of days. Nature and especially the duck watching on the lake can indeed be very relaxing and we are delighted that you found it so as well. Hope to see you again up here at Cloudlake, Ravensbourne, one of the High Country Hamlets.
Read more
NorthernNov wrote a review Apr 2018
Brisbane Region, Australia96 contributions44 helpful votes
As soon as you open the door to the Mother of Ducks house at Cloudlake, it can be a shock to the senses. You step back in time to when life was simpler. No mobile phone coverage, or TV connection, quaint furniture, rustic kitchens, comfy beds with mosquito nets, crockery that is mismatched. But once you get past the sense of nostalgia, the place is very clean with all the amenities and comfort you could want in a home for the weekend. The house is so peaceful and overlooking a small lake full of ducks , with the bush surrounding you full of birds.Inside the house is a treasure trove of items from books to crockery and furniture , which would keep you busy checking them all out for weeks. The hosts Richard and Rosemary really care about the house and surrounds, and Richard was on hand to deliver our huge breakfast basket for 2 of the mornings we requested it..the basket had enough fresh food in it to feed 4 people for 3 days, so absolutely value for money. If you want a break from the mundane and stress of life, this is a place you should check out. If you like 5 star accommodation, suggest you stay at the Hilton, but if you like comfort, clean rustic charm, enough mod cons (BBQ,Fridge,Hot water,microwave, CDs AND VCRs etc) then this is the place for you. Sit by the fireplace, or sit on the verandah and watch the world go by with a glass of wine and loved ones... I took my elderly parents with my wife and I. My parents loved the queen old fashioned bed and my wife and I had the 2 singles in the second bedroom. Would be good for families as well, as plenty for the kids to see and do..albeit away from the TV for a while. I would definitely recommend for quiet times away, or even for a family/friends who want to enjoy each others company rather than bright lights and noisy city venues.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: House of Ducks
See more room tips
Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 5 May 2018
Thank you so much NorthernNov for your warm and lovely review of Mother of Ducks. You are right Richard and I do really care about Cloudlake but it is an absolute pleasure to share it with guests like you and we hope one day to see you again.
Read more
442Mark wrote a review Jan 2018
Brisbane, Australia34 contributions78 helpful votes
This wonderful property was a pleasure to stay at, so peaceful yet full of surprises. The hosts were very friendly and helpful while respecting your privacy at the same time. The changing scenery (with the weather) was always beautiful, "Cloudlake" living up to its name when some mist rolled in over the water following rain. A wonderful array of birds visited in the mornings while a small colony of flying foxes came to drink at dusk before heading off to feed. A big surprise was there were no mosquitoes which made sitting on the deck such a pleasant experience.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We stayed in the Boathouse and can recommend it for a couple.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 5 Feb 2018
Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed staying with us at Cloudlake and we hope that starting the New Year here will bring good memories for this year. It is always wonderful when you have the rare opportunity to see the clouds rising up out of the lake or the mist rolling in - of course we can't promise everyone has the delights of this but so pleased that you were so fortunate. The reason you didn't see mosquitoes is because we have stocked the lake with native Pacific Blue Eye fish, tiny fish which have bred prolifically and only eat mosquito larvae and not frog's eggs, thereby ensuring the abundant frog population's survival - as well as being a Land for Wildlife Property, we also now belong to the Humane Society's Wildlife Land Trust as we treasure the variety of animals and birds we share Cloudlake with.
Read more
USD 152 - USD 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Ravensbourne National Park (1.8 km) and Munro Tramway (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Cloudlake Mountain Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ravensbourne.
Are there any historical sites close to Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Munro Tramway (1.2 km).
Is Cloudlake Mountain Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.