The spa under the stars was the main selling point for us booking the Blue Shed Retreat, but after spending the weekend there we realised it's just one part of what makes this place so wonderful. The hosts, David & Judy, are the kindest people you'll ever meet, the breakfast was delicious (lots of local produce) and the place itself is an olive farm - they even put out a delicious tasting platter for us!
We were there for the weekend, leaving Sydney on Friday after work and arriving quite late (it's about a 4hr drive give or take from the CBD) but we were able to unwind immediately because this place is just so comfortable & peaceful.
Definitely try Alby & Esther's for lunch, and Pipeclay Pumphouse for dinner. The food in Mudgee is something from another world - pretty sure we just discovered where all the best chefs are hiding out!
Will be back for sure! 5 stars.
A short drive out of Mudgee amongst the farms, vineyards and olive groves. The Blue Shed is a beautiful place to wake up in the morning surrounded by olives and wild life. Very comfortable. The food is wonderful. Judy and David are very friendly, always available for a chat and a coffee. Went walking to Castle Rock - a great vista awaits and yet it was not well publicised. You will enjoy your stay!
From the get go Judy and David were amazing hosts. The place was spotless and the kitchen was on point. Fresh eggs, bacon, milk, bread, and the list goes on. To top it off a Jacuzzi under the stars was just the icing on the cake! All needs were met and nothing was too much to ask for. Thanks for a amazing stay.
Quiet, spotless accommodation & surrounds, comfortable, well appointed, fresh local produce, eggs from the chooks outside ,breakfast looking at the cattle, views across the paddock to the olive grove, birds singing, hot tub under the stars, mist rising off the dams in the morning,bbq under the pergola, coffee shop next door.
A short beautiful country drive into Mudgee, coming back stopping in at the wineries for a tasting or a meal.
Judy & David are excellent hosts who will only enhance your stay.
No wonder my wife is asking "when are we going back".
We took my husbands parents to Mudgee to visit the grand and great grand children,. The parents are 90 and 87 and the stay they had at the Blue Shed was fantastic, they are still raving about it, Beautiful rooms, bed, lounges, food - everything and Judy and David were to perfect hosts.
We also had coffees in the cafe and purchased some of their wonderful olive oil products.
We highly recommend a stay at the Blue Shed Retreat.