Unique, boutique stays in the Perth Hills

As the temperature turns south, so do many of us here in Perth – dreaming of a roaring log fire and a glass of red in the Great South or Margaret River region.

But did you know you could have the same experience just 30 minutes from Perth in the Perth Hills, and save yourself the 3-hour drive?

The Perth Hills hosts a range of boutique accommodation providers and Experience Perth Hills has been out and about to look at three unique stays for you to try this winter.

  1. Lazy Acre, Carmel This beautifully appointed one bedroom apartment overlooks the stunning Carmel Valley. You can sit and relax on your private verandah set amongst the stunning birdlife and feel a million miles away from it all. You're also within easy reach of the many boutique wineries and producers in the Bickley Carmel Valley so you can sample all the area has to offer during the day and take your treats back to Lazy Acre for a relaxing evening on the verandah. Contact Details: Telephone: 08-9293-5757 Email: info@lazyacrecarmel.com Website: https://www.lazyacrecarmel.com

Possum Creek Lodge, Gooseberry Hill Nestled amongst the exquisitely landscaped gardens are five self-contained apartments each with their own charm. Choose from 3 apartments in the main homestead and 2 in the cottage ranging from studio to family size. Guests can enjoy exploring the gardens, spending an evening by the fire pit or find a quiet spot to read or relax. You can even book fun extras like a picnic hamper, massage or a ‘night-in’ pack, which contains premium ice cream, gourmet popcorn, chocolates, chips, and cake! Winter Special: Two nights ‘Premium Suite’ stay including a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and gourmet cheese platter on arrival for $319.00. Contact Details: Telephone: 08 9257 1927 Email: possumcreek@iinet.net.au Website: http://possumcreeklodge.com

  1. Belara Springs, Bickley Stay at this striking two-storey chalet with private deck hidden amongst 18 acres of native forest. Indulge in the luxury spa pamper pack and bottle of wine provided, whip up a feast in the gourmet kitchen or soak in the tub overlooking the view. You can even opt to join in with some Pilates as Belara Springs also hosts a Pilates studio mid-week (Monday – Thursday). Contact Details: Telephone: 08 9291 9695 Email: hello@belarasprings.com.au Website: www.belarasprings.com.au

In addition to these lovely three, the area boasts many more places to stay and with its close proximity to Perth and Perth Airport; the area offers something completely different to what’s normally on offer across the city.

So this winter, why not treat yourself to a ‘down south’ experience without the hassle of the long drive? But don’t delay in getting booked, as people are fast discovering this untapped beauty on their doorstep!

View the full list of accommodation in the area here

For expert, local advice on accommodation options or bookings, pop into the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, 50 Railway Road in Kalamunda or call them on 08 9257 9998.