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gavink718
Sydney, Australia

Perfect, best lodge we've ever stayed at

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2017
Having stayed at quite a few lodges over the years, the Barrakee ski lodge is the best we've had the pleasure of visiting. You won't get better food at any ski lodge than at Barrakee and as any skier will tell you, nothing is more inviting than a warm cosy fire, with a great meal after a long day on the slopes. Rooms are quaint, well heated and kept spotlessly clean with really comfortable beds. All the amenities suited us perfectly: a TV room with lots of video choices and a games room where the kids can amuse themselves. The location is ideal and only a short over-snow transport from Perisher and the staff were exceptional. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great skiing holiday in Perisher.
Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 June 2017
Thanks you Gavink718. We would like you to know your feedback and kind words mean a lot to us. All the Barrakee Team read our TRIPADVISOR reviews and it often puts an extra spring in our step when we hear we are getting it right! It's also one of the reasons that we will not rest on our laurels. We are very aware how valuable people's holidays and getaways are and our Team is committed to making your decision to stay at Barrakee a great one.
We also really appreciate your comments about the food. Pete, our Chef, puts in the hard yards to make your ski holiday more than just snow. We think we deliver a standard that is hard to beat anywhere on the mountain, but it's very nice when people confirm it for us.
We look forward to seeing you back. Thanks again from all the Team.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We took a trip to Perisher last weekend to show our kids snow for the first time. Barrakee Lodge proved to be the highlight of the weekend. The staff worked so well as a team and made us all feel right at home. The rooms were very comfortable and a great refuge out of the cold. Plenty games on offer to keep the kids entertained, "schnappy hour" to keep the adults entertained ;-) and the food! OMG...the food!!! Seriously some of the best meals I have eaten.

Mid June and there wasn't much snow outside the lodge itself (front valley at Perisher was open to ski/tobbogan/build snowmen etc.) but the view is so beautiful regardless. Go to ski. Go to bushwalk. Go to relax. Go to eat the insanely good food. Just go. You really won't regret it!

(Thanks Team Barrakee for a great weekend. You guys rock!).

Room tip: Ask for a room overlooking the valley if available.
Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you so much Simone for such fantastic feedback. Our Team at Barrakee strive hard to make your getaway memorable so it's nice to know we are hitting the mark. We really appreciate your comments about the food, as you know we have an Award Winning Chef at Barrakee (Peter) and his Kitchen Team put a great deal of effort into bringing you a dinning experience on your ski holiday. Thanks from all the Team

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Ok, so this is one of those places that once you've found it you'll be tempted not to share because you're scared it'll be harder to book in next time! But once you've met Rick, Les, Terry and Peter you'll do the right thing because you come away from Barrakee feeling like family!!
The food is amazing, every night you can't imagine how Pete is going to top it next day! And with separate sittings for the kids and the adults you actually get to enjoy it to the fullest (who thought of the separate sitting thing? - absolute genius!)
All the staff - without exception - are lovely and helpful, doing whatever they can to make your stay more comfortable.
The bar and lounge area is comfy with a lovely roaring fire in the middle. The whole lodge has a real home-away-from-home feeling but without the chores!
See you again soon Barrakee :-)

Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Emily M
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Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

A BIG thank you Emily. We are thrilled you had such a great stay. We are even happier you feel part of the "Barrakee Family" now. We think Barrakee is a special spot in the mountains and the Team strive to make it your home away from home in the snow. We really appreciate your comments about the food. Pete and his Kitchen Team put in a huge effort to bring you something different on your ski holiday. You might be interested to know that Pete (Chef Peter O'Connor) has eleven Major Culinary Awards and, along with Terry, is happily calling Barrakee home now.
We look forward to seeing you back at our snow covered door again, with your ski's or your knife and fork! Cheers from all the Team.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Having read reviews by other skiers, we decided to book Barrakee and we were not disappointed. The lodge is small enough to be intimate which allowed us to meet all of the other guests. On arrival we were introduced to all of the staff----and the guests!!----something you don't get in a hotel. Food at Barrakee is possibly the best thing about the lodge. Each day was a gourmet delight. The wine list is adequate and not overpriced. The lounge and dining areas are warm and comfortable and the guest rooms are a good size with quality bathrooms. The oversnow transport service offered by the staff is just perfect. On our last day, they took care of our luggage while we were out skiing and then delivered it to the skitube station at the time that suited us. The only sad thing for us is that it took us almost 25 years to find Barrakee!!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

A big thanks from all The Team here at Barrakee for your fabulous review. We are very glad you have finally "found" us.
Barrakee is now in its second season of new ownership and new management and we are thrilled that people are finding and enjoying what we have to offer.
Great to hear you enjoyed the food so much. Our Award Winning Kitchen Team seem to be attracting as many people with a knife and fork as there are with ski's! Our mission is to provide a level of food and service that can help compensate if the weather outside gets a bit wild.
Barrakee's unique location offers a peaceful snow experience yet is just a stones throw from the North Perisher T-Bar and the Interceptor Chair Lift. If you're not up to skiing in, or out, our scheduled complimentary over snow shuttle can drop you right in the thick of the action.
Again thank you so much for taking time to give us such a fabulous pat on the back. We look forward to your return and promise we will be doing everything possible to make sure, now you have found us, you won't need to look further.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable lodge. The food was fabulous-the chef provided restaurant quality meals included in the price-fixed menu. Very convenient for skiing and being looked after. Relaxing atmosphere for families and couples.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. Really glad you enjoyed the food so much. As you know dinning at Barrakee is a highlight for our guests and we are very proud of our Food and Service Team.
Yes we are in a great spot for skiing, centrally located next to the North Perisher T-Bar and just a short slide to the Interceptor Chair Lift. For those who don't like to ski in, ski out, our convenient complimentary shuttle (set times) drops you right into the action at the Perisher Center.
A big thanks from us at Barrakee

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a boys ski trip to Perisher last weekend and stayed at Barrakee from Friday Rick Terri and Dana were amazing hosts who looked after us pampered us and took care of us all weekend. We felt like we were looked after by amazing friends not ski lodge hosts. Ski in - ski out. Why would you do it any other way!!
The food was the biggest surprise..... outstanding on all fronts; even the immense amounts of schnapps and other offerings.
The lodge atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and sitting with different people at dinner time made us all feel like friends.
Thanks you guys for an awesome weekend.... Sam and the boys

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Barrakee, Manager at Barrakee Ski Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Wow, we love your kind words and we are so happy you had a great time. You ARE now part of The Barrakee Family and we will look forward to welcoming you back.
Yes, for those who are just expecting Ski Lodge style meals the food is a big surprise. We have an Award Winning Chef and The Barrakee Team prides itself on quality food and service.
We hope to see you back soon, thanks again from all The Team.

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