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688 Big Yard Rd, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627 Australia
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#2 of 43 Speciality lodging in Jindabyne
Take a breath of fresh air and step back in time. These unique stone/slab huts, located in the picturesque Moonbah Valley region of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains (15 minutes drive from the ski resort town of Jindabyne), enjoy private frontage to the Blue Ribbon declared Moonbah River - the regions most pristine trout stream - (complete with resident platypus). The Lake Hut also fronts a small dam containing brown, brook and rainbow trout.The huts are very cosy, (even in -15c), with underfloor heating. The Moonbah Lake Hut sleeps a maximum 4 people, ideally 2 adults and 2 young children. The Moonbah River Hut sleeps a maximum 5 persons. The bedding is high quality and all beds have electric blankets.All linen is supplied.Both of the huts feature huge, stone open fireplaces and with snow on either Christmas or Boxing Day, on 5 of the past 9 years, the fireplaces can be enjoyed on most nights of the year. Both huts also feature wood-fired cooking stoves, (and twin electric hotplates), for cooking and a small fridge/freezer to store your catch in. All cutlery, crockery, cookware, etc is supplied
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Morris Family wrote a review Aug 2020
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Upon arriving the 6.8km drive down the unsealed road is a bit of a bumpy ride, the weather had been a bit chaotic which added a few potholes to the mix, just drive super slow and it’s fine. We stayed in the River hut which we definitely recommend. It’s bigger, has a beautiful bathtub and gives you far more privacy. Perfect size for 2-4 pax. We had 3 including our 10year old son. We did have an extra guest booked in that could not make it due to covid restrictions, so was rather disappointed that I had paid extra for nothing as the cabins definitely are not cheap to stay in! Buster came to greet us and my son instantly fell in love, he is such a beautiful friendly dog. Walked in expecting the wine & cheese welcome basket I read about in the reviews, which as now been replaced by a box of chocolates, miniature bottle of WildBrumby Schnapps (a full size would of made my day) & a lovely jar of homemade jam. We went out for dinner and coming back the hot water wasn’t working, so we called Brett on the vintage phone he has connected and he came down to fix it right away. After that we had plenty of hot water, amazing shower pressure with a huge shower head and the floors became heated! That accompanied with the open fireplace keeps you warm even on the coldest of nights. Brett provided all the firewood and matches, just scrub up on your fire starting skills prior to arrival, it’s trickier that imagined. There is distilled drinking water but comes in form of a very slow drip so bring your own drinks, food etc. There is a bar fridge to keep it all in, a kettle, coffee maker Webber bbq and microwave. There is a wood fire oven which looks absolutely beautiful but I personally had no idea how to use it. The beds are like sleeping on clouds and the fur throws at the ends of the beds and on the lounges are so luxurious I want to buy one! Next Morning we woke up to snow. If you think the cabin is magical on a normal day, when it snows you feel as though you are in a fairytale. I think the snow made the experience worth the money so try to book around July / August. Was a perfect spot to relax, with no tv and no phone reception it felt amazing being “off the grid” for a moment in time, it’s a short drive to both Perisher & Thredbo and you are close enough to Jindy to get supplies from Woolworths or to grab dinner and the many restaurants there. It’s definitely a unique experience and has one of the best fireplaces I’ve ever come across.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
elsie18a wrote a review Sep 2019
Terrigal, Australia185 contributions86 helpful votes
We recently spent 3 nights in Moonbah, the lake hut. We weren’t disappointed on arrival -it is so picturesque with a lovely little lake in front of the hut we had chosen. Such a serene outlook across the water up towards the hills though and at sunset it was spectacular, photography heaven just on my iphone. However what wasn’t apparent from the photos and reviews is that it is quite close to the owner’s property and associated work sheds and there is another hut just over the rise so it’s not as secluded as I was expecting. On entering the little hut, I was struck by the rustic charm, furry throws everywhere, old furniture and interesting items like old snow shoes and fishing rod adorning the walls. There is a queen bed and single bed at one end with a gorgeous old safe serving as the beside table. It's the only bedside though as the beds are against the wall meaning one person has nowhere to put anything and they must clamber over the other person during the night. There is also no reading light by the bed so bring a Kindle or ipad to read. The queen bed could be better and because it is on wheels it moves every time you do. The bedding is good quality though and the beds were spotless. The other part of the room has a small sink with drainer and tiny food prep area and a small bar fridge. We were pleased we had only brought enough food for one evening meal and one breakfast as there is nowhere to put anything except on the table or drainer when the fridge is full. There is a very large open fireplace and two comfy armchairs. There is a dresser with a small selection of dishes and great wine and champagne glasses. Plenty of pots and pans but only a single electric hot plate for cooking unless you wanted to fire up the wood stove or outdoor wood bbq.. We would have enjoyed the use of a gas bbq. There was plenty of already chopped firewood available beside the hut. The bathroom is small but charming and functional with quality towels and bathrobes. The heated floor throughout the hut makes it feel very cosy. The shower has great pressure and there appeared to be plenty of hot water. The interior of the hut is quite dark and got messy very quickly with just two of us. Perhaps the bookcase could be repurposed as storage for guests’ belongings. We didn't have much to do with the owners though Brett chatted at length to my husband about photography on one evening. We lit the firepit/bbq a couple of nights and really enjoyed sitting and chatting there over food and wine and staring at the stars that go on forever. An extra rocking chair would be nice as the wooden bench is uncomfortable after a while. This is a special place, especially for photography enthusiasts. The photos my husband took of the Milky Way are incredible and he really rated the quality of the darkness for photos. The owners have done a lot to make it seem like stepping back in time to a simpler life. Clearly many people love it but I don't think I would need to spend longer than three nights here.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: River Hut is bigger and might have more privacy, also a bath and gas bbq
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klaren_augen wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia82 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved our stay here. It was a great way to escape the real world for a little bit. Great romantic getaway with no tv, phone, WiFi or even phone service. The stars are amazing here because of it. There was so much wildlife that I can’t list them all. The detail to the cabins was amazing and I simply loved the beds. And of course we treasured our weekend dog Buster and our porch chooks. We would definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kathie B wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia453 contributions57 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights and found it rather delightful. A beautiful setting, outstanding view and comfortable. Some very lovely touches around the cottage. Plenty of old world charm , I felt like a pioneer/ early settler sitting on the rocking chair on the veranda of the river cottage. Brett was very welcoming and Buster the border collie paid us a visit every now and then. Just a couple of things would make it even better and that would be a light above the sink In the kitchen as the cottage is quite dark. Some tea light candles would add to the ambience and a table on the front veranda. But Moonbah Huts is a very special place and offers an experience as well as comfortable accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gilbert01a wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
The perfect place to get away from it all, and still enjoy creature comforts. The River Hut has every feature for a perfectly comfortable stay. The location is stunningly beautiful. Cross the river, and a walk in the Kosciuszko National Park is on your doorstep. The wildlife is amazing. We had a wonderful anniversary long weekend, thank you Brett. Buster and the friendly chickens are an added bonus!!
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonbah Hut
Which popular attractions are close to Moonbah Hut?
Nearby attractions include Charlotte Pass Ski Resort (7.5 km).
Is parking available at Moonbah Hut?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moonbah Hut?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildbrumby Cafe, Crackenback Farm Restaurant, and Cuisine Restaurant & Bar.