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“Absolute tranquility”
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A warm and cosy retreat to listen to music, read books, watch movies or just savour the forest.
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A warm and cosy retreat to listen to music, read books, watch movies or just savour the forest.
Simple rustic charm - a place to chill out in the peace and tranquility of the forest. Snuggle up in front of the fire.
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A warm and cosy retreat to listen to music, read books, watch movies or just savour the forest.
Simple rustic charm - a place to chill out in the peace and tranquility of the forest.
Snuggle up in front of the fire.
Savour the view and the sound of birdsong from your bedroom.
Soak in the spa bath and relax
Sit on the veranda and watch the wombats wander past.
Bedroom - electric blankets and goose down doonas supplied
Enjoy a romantic spa bath at the end of your day
Enjoy the cooler mountain breezes in summer
The view from our road
The lush rain forest vegetation
Red Dog Retreat - on 18 acres of ancient rain forest.
Our beautiful ancient stones
Such a tranquil place to contemplate and take in all that nature provides
What a view to wake up to....
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven, New South Wales

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Felicity...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Absolute tranquility”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This trip was exactly what was needed to recharge from the busy bustle of city life. Sally was very helpful with advice on things to do to make our trip memorable. The cabin was an excellent mix of country charm with all the creature comforts. The location was an easy drive to Kangaroo Valley and Berry.

All in all it was a very peaceful and rejuvenating trip away. I cannot wait for the next visit to Red Dog!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The mattress was a bit thin
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ken w
1 review
“Where time stops and unwinding begins”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The world got greener as we left Sydney and entered the Kangaroo Valley. Each kilometer took us further away from the bustle of everyday life and closer to complete peace and quiet.

The drive down onto the property shut out world behind us. Our Cottage emerged a minute or two later from out of the rain-forest on our right. With the expansive views of the Valley and the BBQ on the porch, I was tempted to go no further and set up shop right there.

On request, the fresh eggs from Sally Larsen's chicken coop were left in the fridge. The kitchen had everything we needed and with open blue skies and some late afternoon sun, we fired up the barbie and so began our Red Dog Retreat adventure.

The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy a slow-paced, relaxing few days. 2 comfortable bedrooms and a cosy living room were perfect for us. Close enough to both Berry and Kangaroo Valley village center it was an excellent base to begin our explorations.

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Toadguts
Wanaka, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mountain Air Near the Shore”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife and I stayed at Red Dog Retreat for three nights with her sister and brother-in-law from the states and had a wonderful time. The diverse environments within an easy drive was amazing. We did mountain walks and beach walks on the same day. The place itself was rustic and cozy as but with plenty of room for four. The setting was beautiful with wombats and lyrebirds nearby. The towns of Berry and Kangaroo Valley offered plenty of dining and shops within 15 minutes of the retreat. We're already planning a trip back and all highly recommend the Red Dog Retreat.

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Liked best: The setting.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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TheActual...
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Loved everything about it”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in March 2013
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This is perhaps the nicest holiday rental cottage we have ever stayed in. We loved everything about it, it was secluded, quiet, comfortable and relaxing. A couple of highlights were the rustic bathroom and the verandah enclosed by mosquito mesh ... a lifesaver for people like me who get bothered by the mozzies. We've been meaning to go back for ages... actually writing this review makes me want to book it now. Expect us back in a couple of months! :)

(I might have the dates that we stayed wrong... hopefully won't stop this review being published)

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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope you'll come and stay again soon. We have made a few improvements since you last stayed but have taken away none of the comfort and quirkiness.... We can also offer you fresh free range eggs from our own chickens! Sally
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Steve C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Never been anywhere so fantastically relaxing”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I spent a weekend of most wonderful peace and beauty. The house was wonderfully appointed and had everythng needed for a comfortable stay. It was a joy to be in middle of the country and stil have ample hot water and a huge bath!
The local wildlife came out and it was just wonderful to be in such a peaceful setting amongst such beautiful and intact a natural ecosystem.
The air quality was something that I just cannot describe. I had the best stay I have had anywhere in Australia. After only a couple of days I felt completely renewed.
Can't recommend it highly enough, I'll be back as soon as I can.

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Liked best: Rustic design, with great comfort, set in an unspoilt natural setting
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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