Cool Mountain Lodge
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Cool Mountain Lodge

68 Providence Rd Providence Portal, Adaminaby, New South Wales 2629 Australia
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#1 of 2 lodges in Adaminaby
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Cool Mountain Lodge Adaminaby is situated in the National park just 25 minutes from Mt Selwyn. We are the closest accommodation to Mt Selwyn. We sit on the shores of Lake Eucumbene just a short walk to the water. We have 22 Ensuited rooms that sleep from 2-6 persons as well as self contained cabins.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Billiards
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Fireplace
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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68 Providence Rd Providence Portal, Adaminaby, New South Wales 2629 Australia
Getting there
Cooma Airport
51.1 km
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SirBuzz wrote a review Aug 2014
Goulburn, Australia4 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We just arrived back from a 2 night stay in August 14. We arrived the first night to a pleasant welcome. The lodge is old but well maintained. Room was basic, very clean and adequate for us.
Common area was warm but room was a little cold- we had electric blankets so we were not cold sleeping.

The meals were very nice home cooked - although if your a big eater the serves were not big. There was a nice kitchenette in the common area so Milo/tea/coffee was available anytime and a microwave and fridge.

We came back early from the snow around 1pm as we had little ones, to find no heating turned on. It was cold however there was a little gas heater in the tv/games room so we settled in there to watch some movies. The heating was later turned on around 4-5pm.

It was good value price wise being so close to the ski fields and including breakfast and dinner. I would certainly recommend it to others and would stay again. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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BKeepy wrote a review Feb 2013
Cranebrook, Australia14 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are have been having our annual ski holiday at Providence Lodge for the last 3 seasons. Our visit planned for August 2013 will make it 4 on the trot. I think you would be very hard pressed to find better value accomodation anwhere near snow in NSW. The accomodation is basic but very comfortable and functional. The bonus of the electric blankets makes for a very comforatble nights sleep after a long day of skiiing. We have always found Wayne and Chris to be very friendly and accomodating Hosts, with Kevin (the cook) dishing up very generous hearty home style meals on a regular basis, his tomato soup being a very popular dish for our children. They have always shown flexibility with any special requests we have had diet wise which has been a blessing. Part of going away on a skiiing holiday has been the ability to relax at the end of the day and that is where the Lodge comes into its own. The drying room for your ski gear and separate drying cupboard for your boots always ensures that you have dry and warm gear ready for the next morning. In the main room there is comfortable lounges and a fireplace burning away allowing you to relax and chat with other guests before and after eating. The communal refrigerator allows you take take and store your own beverages, saving you the expense of paying top dollar for the same as you would at other licensed premises that do not allow byo.
There is a separate heated room with a pool table, T.V and games to keep the kids occupied which is also a bonus.
We have also visited at Easter, a must do for anyone to see snowy country from a completely different perspective, although we stayed in one of the cabins on that occasion, whilst very comfortable and more modern did not have the same atmosphere and convenience of Kevin cooking for you that the lodge has.
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the lake, it is beautiful especially when the snow is falling.
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Responded 10 July 2014
Thank you for your review It is always good to see people who enjoy the outdoors and all that this area has to offer we look forward to your next visit in 2014 Yours Sincerely Management and Staff
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Michelle G wrote a review Aug 2018
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a last minute change of ski holiday plans and boy did we land lucky! Cannot recommend CML highly enough. If you want rustic, homely, clean and with great food and hospitality then this is your place. Michelle, Farley, Darryl and Sharon really go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and catered for. Our first night was a late arrival around 10pm due to flight, but dinners were all ready to heat up for us and even the electric blankets had been put on for us!! Just amazing!. Michelle put us up in a cabin for a couple of nights at no extra, rather than in the lodge (I think due to the big group booking they had over the weekend) and that was just greatly appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble - all our questions and messages prior to arrival etc. Food was excellent - we've been total piggies the whole trip. Darrryl's bread and butter pudding is to die for. The lounge is lovely and cosy (thanks to the beautiful woodburner fire) for parents to relax with a drink and a view in the late afternoons and evenings, whilst kids play in the games room. Our kids made friends whilst there and that is the joy of a lodge setting. In the mornings they all went out on to the lake snowfield to toboggan and watch the kangaroos in the snow. Our lodge rooms when we moved in, were clean and spacious. Showers were toasty. Communal fridge available, so highly recommend taking platters for your afternoon vino in the lounge! CML is only 20 mins from the slopes and there is a ton of other things to see and do close by if skiing isn't your thing. A great setting, with great hosts! Thanks for a wonderful stay folks! PS - TIP!! Book direct and not through Selwyn accommodation!
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms view on to the lakeside
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895Traveller wrote a review Aug 2012
Sydney, Australia1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Providence lodge with our kids and some other families on a family skiing trip and we were all so disappointed by our stay here where do I start?

Firstly the rooms – they were adequate there was a bed, blankets, pillows, ensuite bathroom and most of the things you should expect in a 3.5 star rated lodge. The heating however was not up to the job for a lodge where overnight temperatures could be below zero. There was a radiator in each room that was heated by water pumped from a central furnace. This was barely warm (I could easily put my hand on it) I made sure it was on maximum and we went to bed for the first night. In the middle of the night it was so cold we found it hard to sleep. I got up to check the heater and found it was cold! I thought it must be broken and would get it seen to in the morning.

In the morning I asked the owner / manager (not sure if it was one , the other or both) about the heating and was told that the furnace is turned off in the middle of the night as it is too expensive to have the heating running all night. When I explained that it was too cold to sleep he informed me that us “city” folk just are not used to the cold weather!

Next the sauna – we were looking forward to a nice sauna after a long day skiing (as their web site suggested). When I found it and looked inside it had several bags of laundry stored there which made me think it had not been in use for a long time. When I asked the owner / manger about this his reply was “Yeah. That’s not working.” Another disappointment - I guess that was getting too expensive for them to run as well.

The dinning room was quite nice with big glass windows overlooking the lake and surrounding countryside - a very nice view. However there were signs stuck up in prominent places on several walls stating “Be nice to the waitress. She is the last person to touch your food.” While this might be funny when read in a magazine, etc. having it prominently displayed in the dinning room either by the management or at least with their approval and also given their overall attitude it seemed almost threatening.

The meals themselves, which we pre-paid for as part of the accommodation, were very basic and minimalistic. The “Hearty” hot breakfast they advertise on their website consisted of 1 egg and a sausage or a strip of bacon with either beans or spaghetti (varied depending on the day). Dinner was three courses as promised (i.e. entrée, main and desert) and generally tasted nice. The real disappointment here was that the portion sizes were too small for anyone who had worked up a healthy appetite skiing all day and there was no real option to getting any more as they made just enough for each “guest”. There were no other shops close by so the only option was a one hour round trip to Adaminaby to order some more food and bring it back - not a desirable choice after a long day.

The meals were all standard and served in a very “production line” manner. There was no board or note letting you know the day’s menu, you just found out as it came to the table. On one night my child saw plates of roast and gravy coming out. As she does not like gravy she asked the waitress “Could I please have mine without the gravy?” This was received by the waitress with a rolling of the eyes and a quiet “humph” under her breath as she turned away and later returned from the kitchen with a plate without gravy. Given her attitude and the signs mentioned earlier my daughter was not sure if she should eat it but hunger prevailed as there was really no other choice.

Unfortunately that was only one of many times we made to feel as if it was a burden for the management / staff to have us there. Whether it was asking for missing towels to be replaced or for missing sauce at the dinner table we were always made to feel that we should just be happy with what we got and stop bothering them.

Such a pity! I think this lodge has potential but the miserly, arrogant and indifferent attitude of the owners / managers towards their paying guests spoils it. We will not be going back there again and I guess that would be the same for most people who have had the unfortunate experience of staying there. If this review results in one other family avoiding our mistake of staying at Providence lodge then it will have been worth writing it.
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Date of stay: July 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you must stay here make sure your rooms are heated and bring some extra food.
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Responded 10 July 2014
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us, we did try to help you as much as possible in providing you with an extra heater and blankets for your room at no extra cost to you it might have helped if you kept the window closed and also the bathroom door as these let warm air out. In regard to the meals we had no complaints from any of the other guest that where with us at the time of your stay the only complaint we had was about you and your disregard for other people when you walked up and down the hall way grumbling about being cold you need to realise that you are in the mountains and need to dress accordingly not T-Shirt and shorts. Yours sincerely Management and staff Providence Lodge
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Fiona C wrote a review Feb 2014
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed here before - in the Kosciuszko cabin - and the pipes froze overnight meaning no water (hot or cold) in the morning. Being hardy fishing blokes we decided to give it another go - the weather wasn't going to be that cold this time - it was in the 30c range. Upon arrival it was clear no one had checked the cabin - there were dead insects everywhere - including on the beds. We had to clean the outside table and chairs which were black with mildew and inside we decided that washing all the crockery and cutlery beforehand would seem a smart idea. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that the showers delivered basically no hot water - intact on 3 of our 4 days there - no hot water at all. Upon asking for some kind of discount to make up for the filthiness and the lack of hot water, the owner wouldn't budge. I guess she figures that you've got no choice - but she's wrong.
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Date of stay: February 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't stay in the Kosciuszko cabin - whatever you do.
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Responded 10 July 2014
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience in your stay with us in February 2014 it had been a very bad summer for insects did not matter when you cleaned them up they where back again the next time you turned around which was good for the fly fisherman I thought. At least it was only insects not snakes it was a bad year for them as well. With the hot water we found a very small filter had become blocked after you pointed it out to us after your departure, had you said while you were here we would have given you access to other showers in the lodge for your use. If you would like to come back and give us another go we will do our best not to disappoint.
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Sean C wrote a review July 2013
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Went down for a trip to the snow unfortunatly there was none. so the lodge was quiet with only a couple of familys staying there. The place is clean cosy & the owner/staff very friendly. Food wasn't anything fancy just good home cooked meals but no choice you got what was put in front of you.
Rooms were small & cold with the radiator not getting above 50 dec & is switched off through the night because it cost too much to run the furnace. After a very sleepless first night i brought an electric heater from the local shop for $20 & my room was nice & toasty.
This lodge is for familys but at $130 for adults & $80 for kids a family of 4 would end up costing $420 per night. Local snow field Mt selwyn is a great field for kids & begineers but not much there for the intermidate or experanced riders.
I think the thinks that the lodge could do to improve is turn up the heaters no one wants to stay in a cold room in the snow & have the option of paying for a room or per person.
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Date of stay: July 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 10 July 2014
Unfortunatly 2013 was not a good year for Snow we had a lot of frosts which made things worse the heating is set to a max of 48 deg it also cycles off and on through the night to have it not too hot hopefully that suits every one if you where too cold all you had to do was ask for another heater to be put in your room we also provide more blankets if you require them all the beds have electric blankets for your comfort. Thank you for your review we cant please every one but we like to do the best we can.
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Rigseismic67 wrote a review July 2018
Jindabyne, Australia233 contributions208 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
last minute decision to stay here with kids aged 10 and 13. Room was great with bunks and ensuite. Free tobbogans and apres boots from office. Staff were all friendly.
Food was also good, my daughters loved the butter chicken and dessert. For smaller kids their were nuggets and wedges.
This place is great value for families with small kids, at an average of $70 per night per person with breakfast and dinner how can you complain? compare that to Perisher- Smiggins etc and you will see a big difference.
The drive to Selwyn was about 30 minutes.
For the price in mid winter this place is a bargain and I will be staying again ASAP.
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Date of stay: July 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michele S, Owner at Cool Mountain Lodge
Responded 22 July 2018
Thank you for your kind review we really do appreciate all of our guests opinions. It is our aim to give our guests the best experience whilst staying in the Snowy Mountains. We look forward to your return. Michele & Farley
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Roger A wrote a review Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia145 contributions58 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in one of the cabins and could not find one fault with the stay. The cabin had everything. Good kitchen, nice bedrooms, good heat/air conditioning, great views. Nice walks just out of the cabin. Nice friendly staff who cared about the place. We walked through the lodge itself and that seemed well set up and a nice atmosphere. Even though it seems to be the only place in the area to stay the owners seem to take pride in the lodge. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michele S, Owner at Cool Mountain Lodge
Responded 23 Apr 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words and yes we care about our place and our guests it is our aim to give our guests the best experience whilst staying here in the Snowy Mountains. Your review means a great deal to our business and we hope to see you again in the near future. Michele & Farley
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Joy F wrote a review Dec 2017
Haberfield, Australia173 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely ski lodge inside Kosciuszko National Park on the shores of Lake Eucumbene.We made a last minute booking and were so pleased We stayed here rather than in Adaminaby. It was very quiet as it’s main business is in winter
It was clean, comfortable and welcoming .The common areas are well equipped with comfy couches, books and games. The kitchen is well equipped and breakfast of cereal, milk toast tea and coffee is part of the tariff . Each room had a lake view and the surrounding grounds are ideal for children to play. No mobile or internet coverage
The host was welcoming and nothing was too much trouble
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michele S, Owner at Cool Mountain Lodge
Responded 2 Jan 2018
Thank you for your kind review, we are happy you had a wonderful time and we appreciate your business, we hope to see you here again in the future. Michele & Farley
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L8504FDsteves wrote a review Dec 2017
Tumut4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cool Mountain Lodge has become our favourite place for family get togethers, it’s roomy, very clean and the hosts go the extra mile to make you feel special. The location, on the edge of Australia’s icon Kosciusko National Park, puts it in the perfect spot for exploring the natural wonders of our bushland. We are definitely coming back! Oh, and not to be forgotten were the yummy meals!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms on the west side have an awesome view of the lake
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Response from Michele S, Owner at Cool Mountain Lodge
Responded 24 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words we really appreciate your review. We hope to see you again in the near future. Michele & Farley
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and kids activities.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Sawyers Hut (9.5 km).
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