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JESUK74
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Amazing place

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016via mobile
We stayed at the Barrakee Lodge for a long weekend skiing in Perisher. The place was fantastic and I can't recommend it enough.

The owners, Rick and Les, and the managers, Terry and Peter, were great hosts and take a genuine interests in all the comfort of all the guests. It felt like home from home.

The lodge is very clean and comfortable with a log fire in the lounge and a comfortable bar area. The rooms were spacious with newly updated bathrooms.

The food is exceptional - Peter the chef gave us a fantastic breakfast and a delicious course meal each evening. Probably the best food we've had on any ski trip.

The Barrakee Lodge It is located only a few minutes walk from the Interceptor lift and North Perisher t-bar and so possible to ski in and ski out. The Lodge also transports guests to and from the Perisher terminal building.

We were very sad to leave but will definitely be back!

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 July 2016
Wow, thank you so much for such kind words. We strive hard at Barrakee to make sure our guests have a great ski holiday, it's nice to know we are meeting expectations.
Our mission is to ensure our guests enjoy the Lodge experience as much as the skiing. We like people to feel they are at their "home in the snow"...only with an Award Winning Chef and a friendly professional team to look after them!
Really glad you enjoyed the food so much. Peter is passionate about delivering a standard of food that will bring you in, from your last run of the day, with the anticipation of a great dinner. A lot of thought goes into menu planning and Peter also sources quality ingredients from local growers and farms as well as from around Australia.
We're always sad to see our guests leave too, but we look forward to your return at our snow covered doors. A big thank you again from all The Team at Barrakee
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    Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile


    So, my friend John, calls me Thursday and asks if I wanna go skiing at Perisher this weekend. Got some accommodation on the mountain he says...So here goes my first stay at Barrakee Ski Lodge.
    Host Les, picked us up at the ski tube in an over snow vehicle called "Big Dog." I thought "How good is this!" But then l layed my eyes on Barrakee.
    Absolutely sensational ski lodge. An extremely friendly atmosphere, huge clean rooms, sauna, squash court, great food and of course the bar area (always a must when skiing) . Having snow cover was terrific, but staying at Barrakee was really a highlight. Big shout out to hosts Les, Rick ,Terri and master chef Peter.
    Only downside was the Wallabies loss to England. Can't have it all I suppose.......
    Can't wait until I'm back there. And I will be back!! Looking forward to ski out-ski in during the height of the season at Barrakee.

    Date of stay: June 2016
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

    Barrakee is thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We love to get first time guests in because we are so proud of what we have to offer here.
    We are a little way up the track (but still situated next to the North Perisher T-Bar and a short slide to the Interceptor Chair) and we think that gives us the "deep in the snow" feeling. It's a peaceful spot in the mountains and as you know our shuttle delivers you back into the action after a great breakfast.
    We really loved your reaction to seeing Barrakee for the first time. The trip back along the North Perisher track in "Big Dog" is fun but when Barrakee looms on the snow covered horizon it's something special. We never tire of it.
    The whole Team at Barrakee thank you for such great feedback. We pride ourselves on great food and service and it's nice to know that our guests think we are delivering!
    We look forward to seeing you back and although we can't promise a better result in the Rugby we can promise that we'll greet you with the same smiles and enthusiasm :)

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    Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

    I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We had the best holiday ever! The food was 7 star, the accommodation was clean, spacious, toasty, and the hosts were phenomenal and great with the kids (7,5,2). Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Can't wait to return, our 7 year old was in tears when we left, says it all.

    Date of stay: June 2016
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank selenalj
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    Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

    Thank you so much for such a fantastic review..."7 Stars" is a real pat on the back for us.
    As you know the Culinary Team strive to make your stay as special as possible and we take great pride in our food and service.
    We would like you to know that we value your comments and all The Team at Barrakee are thrilled with such positive feed back.
    We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that those leaving tears will soon be replaced by the happy smiles of your return.
    a big thanks from all The Team

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    Reviewed 22 June 2016

    Back to Barrakee for the 2016 season and once again we were blown away by the amazing food and the quality of service the team continues to deliver.

    A few new faces, but the core remain and Pete seems to have stepped things up a notch with a new Asian inspired menu. He has somehow managed to improve on his already magnificent signature confit duck, and Vicky in the kitchen makes the best chocolate fondant you will eat!

    The remodelled bar area looks great, and Dana's new 'Smores' shot was quickly proven to be the perfect evening starter.

    Nice photo op in front of the new Barrakee sign, although not a lot of snow during the visit so the kids weren't able to build their snowman. The squash court was again the saviour here as it enabled the adults to relax and enjoy the holiday while they played dodgeball with the other guests kids.

    We cannot recommend Barrakee highly enough if you want to have a great family holiday and eat some amazing food at the same time.

    Thanks guys and see you again when it starts snowing!

    Date of stay: June 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

    A big thanks for such fantastic feedback. The whole Team at Barrakee are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much.
    We are very aware of how competitive the ski industry is with many wonderful places to stay, so i'ts very gratifying to have returning Guests. It's especially gratifying that we have meet and exceeded expectations again.
    You're right we have a few new faces on The Team this season but as you kindly point out the same the enthusiasm has returned.
    We have great snow here at the moment and Barrakee is very focused on our mission statement of making your ski holiday "the full package". The Kitchen Team are producing some wonderful new dishes and the ambiance of the fireside bar and dinning room are a perfect finish to a hard days skiing.
    We look forward to seeing you back again and all the Team thank you for taking the time to give us such a great compliment.

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    Reviewed 21 June 2016

    We are a family of 4 with a 6 and 8 year old. Barrakee lodge is perfectly set up for families, we stayed in 2 rooms with a connecting shower room. The kids had a tv in their room and access to the dvd library so when they needed to relax tired ski legs they could zone out for a moment. Mind you they had so much fun with the other kids visiting the lodge in the tv room,lounge or ball pit (squash court) that they were hardly ever in our room. For us, the adults, the ambiance was relaxed, friendly and elegant. The staff are wonderful with nothing being too much trouble. Les and Rick are natural hosts making everything easy and fun. The place itself is spotless. I enjoyed an apres ski sauna that was amazing! The food was a delight, satisfying and delicious and exactly what you need in the snow. A real culinary experience that I would usually expect in a fine dining restaurant.... Such a treat! I recommend this lodge wholeheartedly, without a doubt our best holiday to date we will definitely be returning!

    Date of stay: June 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Thank jostudden
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    Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

    We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Barrakee so much.
    Thanks you for such fantastic feedback. The Team at Barrakee are very grateful when our guests take time to offer us such praise.
    Our mission is to make your holiday important for more than just skiing. We pride ourselves on a high standard of food and service and our award winning Team strive to deliver the goods every night and day of the season.
    We thank you again and look forward to seeing you back.

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    Reviewed 21 June 2016

    This is easily the best ski lodge I have stayed at. It is a short trip from the ski tube but has the option of ski in/ ski out. The staff are friendly and helpful, the lodge has the feeling of being like your own home on the slopes. Its family friendly but there is the opportunity for grown up time, with the kids eating early and a great bar/ lounge area. The food was awesome and helped fuel you up for the next days skiing. I recommend this venue very highly.

    Room tip: The separate family bedrooms that have a joint bathroom/ internal door are perfect. A view of the valley is a good bonus.
    Date of stay: June 2016
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Thank michaelstudden
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    Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

    A big thank you from all the Team at Barrakee for taking the time to give as such wonderful feedback.
    We believe Barrakee is a special place but it's very gratifying when our guests confirm it with such praise.
    We hope you will come back and join us again soon. Thanks again.

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