Spicer's Hidden Vale, Queensland
Read. Snooze. Swim. Eat. Repeat.
Spicers Hidden Vale is a 30-room, luxury retreat on stunning Queensland acreage a scenic 1-hour drive west of Brisbane.
When The Spicer's Group say retreat, they mean retreat in the best way possible.
Think - avoiding the hustle and bustle of city life, yet indulging in gourmet food and fine wine by crackling fireplaces. No uncomfortable detoxing here - Hidden Vale has the culinary corner covered.
The magic of this uncomplicated, luxurious hotel extends far beyond the beautiful views of the 12,000 acres of Australian bushland available from the sweeping verandahs of the comfortable cottages. You will feel completely taken care of from the moment you drive through the gates and experience a true-blue, hospitable country welcome.
The darling structures of the original homesteads remain intact and meticulously cared for and have been decked out to house fine linen, luxurious amenities, and crackling fireplaces. The long beckoning verandas pose a perfect place for a sunrise hot brew to watch the kangaroos graze in front of the turquoise pool.
The brilliant staff won't let you lift a finger which feels counter-intuitive in such a welcoming, homey environment. Enjoy every dish on offer at Homage, the recently hatted restaurant run by Head Chef Ash Martin. The menu is built around Hidden Vale's extensive 89-bed market garden, orchard, bee hives and free-range kitchen farm that is easily accessible on-site in some of the most fertile farming soil in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tip: the night stars - as bright as diamonds. A dip in the pool at sunset. Many a degustation. A pre-dinner tour of the market garden followed by a vino by the fire pit.
Luxury country retreating, at it's finest.
Stay at Spicer's Hidden Vale