The Lane Retreat
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The Lane Retreat

409 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Twin room
Traveller (32)
Double Shower and toilet, Heated Towel Rail also.
Room & Suite (4)

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4.5
#2 of 2 inns in Pokolbin
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Located on one of Bimbadgen’s award winning vineyards on Palmers Lane in the heart of the Hunter Valley, The Lane Retreat is the regions newest accommodation destination. Featuring 60 premium studio retreats, each designed for you to experience the natural beauty of your surroundings. Nestled on 15 hectares of secluded vineyard and natural bushland, you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Broken Back Range as the backdrop to the perfect wine country experience. Onsite facilities include a luxury Pool, and The Lane Pantry where guests can pick up last minute gifts, gourmet goodies or additional wines. The Lane Retreat is located a few minutes drive to Bimbadgen's winery where you can enjoy wine tastings, the outdoor Woodfire Pizzeria and renowned restaurant, Esca Bimbadgen. Allow the team at The Lane Retreat to book for you pre arrival and be assured to be welcomed like long lost friends!
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Property amenities
Car park
Free internet
Pool with view
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Green
Mid-range
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Gardengirl212 wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia1,337 contribution95 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked through Luxury Escapes, The Lane Retreat suited us perfectly with contactless checkin, spaced out modern, luxurious cabins right in the middle of the Hunter Valley's most beautiful wine country.

The grounds of the retreat are so picturesque, tranquil and relaxing, and we especially enjoyed sitting on our private deck watching the hot air balloons glide by early in the morning, listening to and watching the many species of birdlife around the dam at dawn and dusk, as well as the kangaroo families grazing on the grass. We felt like our stay was much longer than 2 nights.

The gourmet breakfasts were outstanding and very delicious - muesli, individual quiche with relish, fruit & yoghurt on the first morning and on the second morning we enjoyed muesli, a bagel with cream cheese, and fruit & yoghurt.

Included in our package were two wine tastings, one at Emma's Cottage and the other at Bimbadgen - both were fantastic. We also enjoyed a winery credit which we used to buy a wood fired pizza dinner on our arrival, a bottle of sparkling and a late checkout on Sunday.

We had an amazing weekend at The Lane Retreat celebrating my birthday and cannot wait to return to explore more of the region and sample the fine wine and food on offer.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Lane Retreat, General Manager at The Lane Retreat
Responded 9 Jan 2024
Thanks Garden Girl for such a detailed and wonderful review of The Lane Retreat! Our team pride themselves on making every part of your stay special and we cannot wait to welcome you back again for another stay! Perhaps next time try out our wonderful winery Restaurant, Esca Bimbadgen, located right at our Bimbadgen winery only minutes drive from the retreat.
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Guide58565998824 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lane Retreat is the perfect weekend getaway in the Hunter Valley wine country. The Lane Retreat’s secluded boutique lodging offers the idyllic place for the ultimate Hunter Valley getaway, drawing on its rural surrounds, cozy buildings, ample activities such the Bimbadgen Cellar Door which is only moments away for delicious wine tasting from the renowned award winning Bimbadgen wine cellar.

The pool is a stunning outdoor oasis and the studio retreat rooms are spacious, peaceful and tranquil. With uninterrupted views over vines, fig trees and red volcanic soil to the Barrington ranges, the country location is restorative and relaxing. There are an array of stunning restaurants nearby to choose from including The Lane Retreat’s signature restaurant, Esca which showcases the local Hunter Valley produce.

It was an amazingly relaxing, fun weekend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rhiannon Hurtz, Other at The Lane Retreat
Responded 12 Mar 2024
Thank you Guide58565998824 for sharing your wonderful experience at The Lane Retreat! It sounds like you had the perfect weekend getaway in the Hunter Valley. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially your dining experience at Esca along with the delicious wine tasting at our Bimbadgen cellar door. Our sister property at Lovedale called Emma's Cottage also has a cellar door which showcases Alter Wines, maybe you would like to visit there on your next Hunter Valley trip. We hope to welcome you back soon for another amazingly wine country weekend!
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JohnandRobynL wrote a review Mar 2024
Noosa, Australia77 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As the name suggests it is a retreat....and away from the everyday hustle and bustle is this simply whisper quiet, relaxing retreat. The place is relatively new and the grounds are getting established, however the cabin style accommodation is very modern and extremely well appointed. With the added touches of breakfast provisions for your stay, fluffy dressing gowns and towels for the pool our cabin had unimpeded views of the dam with swans, ducks, all manner of bird-life and wandering kangaroos. Perfect place to domicile while doing a little wine tasting in the Hunter Valley. We would gladly stay there next time in Pokolbin. Quite simply, we loved it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rhiannon Hurtz, Other at The Lane Retreat
Responded 18 Mar 2024
Hello JohnandRobynL, We are delighted to read your review, thank you for taking the time to share this. It sure does sounds like you had a wonderful experience with us at The Lane Retreat. The views of the Broken Back Ranges and wildlife sure do add to the relaxing feel of the property. It's great to hear that you appreciated the thoughtful touches that you found in your studio. We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful stay in Pokolbin!
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julesj41 wrote a review Jan 2024
Wollongong, Australia19 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely time at The Lane Retreat. The cabins were very clean and beautiful with a lovely balcony. The breakfast was delicious and different on both mornings. Bed comfy and bathrooms lovely. The only issue was there is no shade for families or get togethers (we were 2 families) around the pool. Just umbrellas under 2 beds. It was very hot and our balconies were in the sun at the same time the pool was in full sun. Definitely need shade at the pool where the table and chairs are. The ice machine at the pool however was a very nice touch. We went to find The Lane Pantry and this is not defined very well. No sign, not clear where to park and not sure of shop entry as it looked like we were entering somebodies house. I wanted to purchase the body wash that was supplied in the rooms but the shop didn't have any.
Overall it was really great and we had a lovely trip. Would recommend especially for couples.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from The Lane Retreat, General Manager at The Lane Retreat
Responded 2 Feb 2024
Dear Jules, Thanks for choosing The Lane Retreat for your family getaway! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - we get so many wonderful compliments on how comfy our AH Beard Beds are! We also appreciate the feedback on signage and the Pantry. We are actually hoping to have additional signage installed in the coming month which will be great! And next time you return, we will be sure to have the stunning Hunter Amenities for sale in the Pantry! See you on your next visit!
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Morgan G wrote a review Dec 2023
21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most beautiful new boutique stay. With epic vineyard views, amazing breakfast included in the stay, a pool that was so warm and stunning views and staff that were so helpful. Could not speak highly enough of this place and staff. Absolutely will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The Lane Retreat, General Manager at The Lane Retreat
Responded 9 Jan 2024
Thanks Morgan for sharing this wonderful feedback of your stay with us at The Lane Retreat. We too think the property is very special - our views over the Brokenback Mountains and our vineyards can be enjoyed from all studio retreats and the pool! Please don't hesitate to reach out to the team directly next time you are thinking of staying - the Guest Services team love sharing local knowledge or suggesting itinerary ideas like a beautiful in-room massage by our friends at Hunter Valley Mobile Massage. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
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KelPinker wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely spot!

We stayed at The Lane Retreat for 2 nights after booking through Luxury Escapes.

The Studio Retreats are really well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The bed was great, and the double shower a bit of luxury.

The breakfast provisions provided were of a fabulous quality and really tasty.

The swimming pool and area was fabulous, would imagine it could get a bit crowded if all studios are booked!

A stay that left us feeling well-rested and relaxed.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Belinda Stapleton, General Manager at The Lane Retreat
Responded 18 Dec 2023
Thanks KelPinker for sharing your lovely feedback! So great that you left well rested - see you next time you need to rejuvenate!
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AlpineTravellers wrote a review 2 May
Sydney, Australia63 contributions21 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found that The Lane Retreat is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay right in the heart of the wine country.

The Lane Retreat is very new and very clean. The amenities in the room were great and the breakfast was quite tasty.

The view is fabulous and we spent a lot of time just sitting on the deck watching the ducks on the dam and the kangaroos in the paddocks. The backdrop of the Broke Mountains is just stunning.

It is very close to the Hunter Valley Gardens and speciality shops plus the local wineries and cellar doors.

Came home after two nights here feeling totally refreshed.

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rhiannon Hurtz, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lane Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Alpinetravllers for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Lane Retreat. We take pride in providing a beautiful and relaxing environment and the views of the vineyards and Broken Back range sure add to this. We're thrilled that you left feeling refreshed after your get away with us here in the Hunter Valley. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Robert T wrote a review Mar 2024
Brisbane, Australia150 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s new so everything worked. Liked the keyless entry. Property send us the key code around 2pm day of arrival. Very tranquil overlooking the vines and hill in the distance. Breakfast was good but had no milk on the first day, and the staff didn’t replenish the opened muesli. The room was clean and airy. Good sized bathroom
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rhiannon Hurtz, Other at The Lane Retreat
Responded 18 Mar 2024
Thank you 994robertt for your review. We're thrilled to hear that everything worked smoothly during your stay and that you enjoyed the keyless entry feature. Check in is from 3pm, so its great we were able to provide you with an earlier check in. We apologies for the inconvenience regarding the milk, this is not the standard we want to deliver. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'll make sure to address this with our staff to ensure a better experience for future guests. If there's anything else we can do to enhance your stay next time, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to make your experience exceptional!
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Matilda S wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were amazing along with the view. The room cleaning service was absolutely outstanding, the best cleaning in any hotel or retreat that I have stayed in.
Beautiful rooms and bathrooms. Love the location even more!!
10/10 experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Grab a coffee from the pantry and buy a gift whilst you’re there.
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Response from The Lane Retreat, General Manager at The Lane Retreat
Responded 9 Jan 2024
Dear Matilda, Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review for us! We are so pleased you noticed how much attention to detail is placed by our Housekeeping team! They work super hard to ensure your stay is great so we will be sure to pass on the feedback! See you on your next visit!
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FelixF wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia318 contributions181 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really appreciated the quality of the roomy accommodation, they have gone all out to ensure a great stay in all respects. Its all so new and clean and fresh and a perfect couples retreat for privacy and yet an outdoors feel. Unfortunately it was cold and wet on our stay so we didn't get a chance to enjoy the pool but the mist covered mountains was a great outlook to sit back and enjoy from the room. So nice and quiet.
Our car GPS could not locate it, but Maps on our phone was ok. As stated in some other reviews there are no shade trees if you wanted to hang around outside which is a little sparce but its a perfect base for the wine area. I am looking forward to a second visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bimbadgen Hunter Valley, Marketing at The Lane Retreat
Responded 19 Feb 2024
Thank you FelixF for your very kind and detailed review. We hope the sun is warm and shining on your next visit so you can make the most of our pool facilities!
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RnR_Report wrote a tip Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia116 contributions185 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you prefer a healthy, ventilated room, ensure they allocate one with a fly-screened window that opens."
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Matilda S wrote a tip Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Grab a coffee from the pantry and buy a gift whilst you’re there."
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AU$169 - AU$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lane Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Lane Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Sutton Estate - Hunter Valley (1.9 km), Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (7.6 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lane Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, a concierge, and a heated pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Lane Retreat?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lane Retreat?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lane Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include EXP. restaurant, Hunters Quarter, and Yellow Billy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lane Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Does The Lane Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lane Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (15.2 km).
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