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Forest Walks Lodge

669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh, Tasmania 7304 Australia
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669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh, Tasmania 7304 Australia
Forest Walks Lodge
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Chris H wrote a review Feb 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had two wonderful nights at Forest Walks Lodge. Sean and Rosemary are warm and generous hosts who welcomed us into their beautiful eco-lodge B&B on the edge of the Tasmanian wilderness Forest. Sean is an amazing cook (the food was simply delicious - sourced from their garden and local farms). Sean is also a renowned expert on the Tasmanian Forest ecosystem and the ongoing battle to protect the forest from human exploitation. We took a guided Forest walk with Sean which was a fascinating introduction into this special place.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ninny wrote a review Feb 2023
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We Stayed at the lodge for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. The lodge was cosy and very comfortable as was our lovely room. We did the guided walk with Sean and learned so much about the world heritage forest. Sean and Rosemary worked very hard for many years and still are to protect this wonderful environment. The included breakfast was amazing . Do yourself a favour and get Sean to cook you a delicious 3 course meal. Sean and Rosemary a wonderful hosts. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel stay away but if you are looking for a very special unique experience spend a few days . We loved it !!!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cameron Ross wrote a review Jan 2023
Townsville, Australia2 contributions
A beautiful lodge in the middle of tasmanian paradise. Sean and rosemary are great hosts and provide mouth watering meals. The property is inviting and built for comfort. Possums and wallabies can be seen everywhere so animal lovers will be pleased.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Belinda J wrote a review Jan 2023
San Francisco, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
When I walked into Sean and Rosemary's lodge, my first impression was that it was a good place to relax! The lounge is beautiful and peaceful with large windows looking out on a gorgeous valley and hills beyond. The rooms are lovely and comfortable and all look out onto that same view. Wombats and echnidas grazed nonchalantly on the grass as we walked by. Sean's dinners were absolutely delicious as were the breakfasts - and one day, lunch, after we came back from our forest walk. As I told Sean, that walk blew me away. Learning about the complexity, variety and age range of the flora was fascinating, and the forest is alive with the sound of birdsong and just a beautiful and peaceful place to walk. Sean and Rosemary are great company and from them we learned so much about the history of the area and ways in which they and others have worked to preserve it. Of all of the lodges and inns we stayed at on our journey through Tassie, this lodge, in the midst of such beauty, was an experience I would repeat in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: The room on the end has a double-aspect and is a bit larger than the other two but all are great.
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Response from Rosemary Norwood, Owner at Forest Walks Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2023
Thank you Belinda, your stay in December 22 was also a highlight for us. Our aim is to give our guests a real appreciation for the changing environment around us. We hope you have many more adventures into nature in the future.
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klausundjutta2009 wrote a review Jan 2023
Germany72 contributions71 helpful votes
We booked 5 nights in March 2022 based on the lodges website and guest reviews, both of which appeared great. We got there and left after ONE night and one home cooked dinner. Why : - Wifi did NOT work in the room ( A$ 250/night) even though it was confirmed in writing - no privacy curtain or similar in the bathroom window facing garden ( poo with a view ) - mould on shower curtain - generally left the impression on us of missing cleanliness ( eg dust on window shades, stains on table cloth, long hair on napkin, plenty flies in living/dining room, etc We paid for TWO nights and the dinner, which was good, after some discussion as to whether we should pay the whole 5 nights.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2023
We got off to a bad start with Klaus and Jutta for which we apologised. As we had other guests at the time we were not able to give them our full attention. We live with nature and sometimes it intrudes on our indoor environment. However we do look out on to a wonderful view and make it available through all our windows. The loo with a view is actually pretty special. Flies are a fact of life in rural Australia in summertime and all our windows and doors are screened. The occasional one makes it inside. As to the wifi, as we are a remote location we have satellite internet and it depends on the day how fast it goes and on your receiver when you gain get it in your bedroom. The day after Klaus and Jutta left I tested it from their allocated room and it worked fine for emails, banking and websites. Sometimes a little patience is required. A nature lodge doesn’t necessarily suit everyone. Klaus refused to pay the amount for which he was liable under the clearly stated cancellation policy. Enough said.
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John W wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
The beautiful energy-efficient Lodge was designed and built by the owners, using local timbers and sandstone for the floor. There are panoramic views from every room. Sean is a highly qualified naturalist, conservationist and ...wait for it... chef! So it is not just the wonderful accommodation on offer. There are a range of guided walks through the property's unique forest and delicious three course meals incorporating home grown vegetables. So go for the full experience if you possibly can.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: The Lodge is only 20 minutes drive south from Deloraine, the craft capital of Tasmania.
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Responded 11 Nov 2022
Thanks John, lovely to have hosted you. The walk you took with Sean was pretty special.
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mudskippa wrote a review Jan 2022
Hobart, Australia162 contributions73 helpful votes
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We stayed one night and it was a most peaceful and relaxing experience. The location is beautiful, set in a green valley with views of the western tiers. Sean and Rosemary are friendly and make you feel very welcome. We chose to eat dinner at the lodge and the food was exceptional - tempura fish and vegetables, sourced from the garden. Breakfast was also exceptional - I have never eaten duck eggs before and they were delicious. Also, Sean makes a mean hot chocolate. Our room was lovely and comfortable and we slept very well in the peace and quiet. It was a really relaxing stay, with good company and I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: The deluxe queen room was very comfortable and had a lovely bath with a mermaid tile image on the...
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DENISEMAustralia wrote a review Sept 2021
Australia69 contributions70 helpful votes
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Highlights of a special birthday weekend here with friends include: Unlimited hot water for baths No tv Comfortable, cosy beds Gourmet meals featuring local produce Surprise birthday cake Being allowed to bring our dog Talking with Rosemary and Sean and learning so much about the area and their lives Walking Warner’s Track Fishing in the stream Pots of tea Warm, inviting lodge Fresh duck eggs for breakfast Abundant bird and animal life Amazing scenery Thank you Rosemary and Sean for making our weekend away such a special experience … we would love to return!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Visitors can choose from relaxing or being active Bring your dog as he/she will have a blast
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Rod wrote a review Feb 2021
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Had an excellent 2 nights at ForestWalksLodge. Sean and Rosemary are excellent hosts. The food was also excellent, with Sean being a great cook, and most of the food either being grown in their own garden or being sourced very locally. The lodge is a very good working example of passive solar design. Very warm and stable temperature. Well worth the visit just to see and experience this. The guided botanical walk is a must do add on. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brendan wrote a review Feb 2021
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We had the most relaxing, enjoyable and rejuvenating "nature-based" stay at Forests Walks Lodge. Everything about it is authentic and organic. Amazing forests walks to see ancient giant trees, fern forests, and other natural wonders. Sean is the best host imaginable, a great cook and knowledgeable on the area's natural and cultural history. The views from our room were inspiring and peaceful.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: We had the largest room and it was great
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What are some of the property amenities at Forest Walks Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Walks Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Walks Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Forest Walks Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.