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The Best Places to stay in the Barossa

May 10, 2019

Yalumba Best Barossa Accommodation

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Just over a one-hour drive from the city centre of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is the ideal gourmet food and wine destination for anyone looking for an indulgent long weekend away.

Whether you’re heading to the Barossa for a romantic getaway, foodie forage, a family trip, or a friends weekend you’ll find the perfect place to rest your wine-weary head with this list of the best places to stay in our beautiful valley.

BEST BED & BREAKFAST
Stoneleigh Cottage

Stoneleigh Cottage BnB is a self-contained heritage listed rental property comprising two one-bedroom units. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a wine tasting weekend away with two couples.

A fully stocked breakfast basket and pantry provisions are included in your booking, including locally sourced smokey bacon, eggs, tomatoes and fresh bread for a Sunday morning fry-up.

Classically and comfortably decorated, and just a short walk or drive to key Angaston attractions, including our very own Yalumba Wine Room where you can enjoy a glass of wine by the fire with our cooper’s tasting boards, the Barossa’s famed Casa Carboni Italian cooking school and enoteca, and the must-visit Barossa Valley Cheese Company.

Stoneleigh Cottage is a comfortable and inexpensive base for exploring the best the Barossa has to offer.


Image: Stoneleigh Cottage

BEST RESORT
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort boasts panoramic views across the Barossa Ranges and is a close drive to some of the region’s top wineries and cellar doors.

Adjacent to the 18-hole Tanunda Pines Golf Course the Novatel is an international style hotel designed for business and resort style holiday experience.

Complete with a restaurant and bar, heated outdoor pool, Endota day spa, tennis courts and a gym, it’s the ideal low-maintenance getaway for a romantic trip for two, or corporate stay with a large group.

It’s also a close drive to our friends at Rockford Wines and Charles Melton Wines, both still family owned wineries and must-visit destinations for lovers of Barossa Shiraz.


Image: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

BEST HOME STAY
The Orchard House

For your very own “escape to the country” you can’t beat Maggie Beer’s Orchard House. The stunning two-bedroom property sleeps four adults and is ideal for a couple’s weekend away to the beautiful Barossa.

With a bright open plan kitchen, fully equipped with Maggie’s own choice of quality appliances, the house is a luxury home away from home for winter and summer stays.

The purpose-built barbecue area overlooking Maggie’s orchard includes a flourishing kitchen garden with herbs all year round, as well as nearby fruit trees from which guests can pick fresh pears, apples and apricots when the season allows.

Maggie’s Farm Shop is just a short stroll away (through the pear trees) and provides the perfect spot for a takeaway picnic, including local coffee and tea, pates, terrines, cakes and ice creams. That’s old-fashioned country hospitality!


Image: The Orchard House

BEST LUXURY STAY
The Louise, Appellation

Experience pure indulgent luxury and sophisticated contemporary design whilst surrounded by picturesque natural vineyard landscapes at The Louise.

Set in quiet Marananga, The Louise provides a feeling of isolation perfect for romantic weekends away, but is also in a central Barossa location just a short drive from some of the Valley’s finest cellar doors and experiences, including Whistler Wines, and Maggie Beers Farm Shop.


Image: The Louise, Appellation

BEST ESCAPE WITH FRIENDS
Collingrove Homestead

If you’re a fan of classic BBC dramas, Jane Austin novels or Downton Abbey why not indulge in a trip back in time while you’re visiting the Barossa, at Collingrove Homestead.

The original family home of John Angas one of South Australia’s most influential pioneers, and the founder of the village of Angaston, Collingrove was built in 1856 for John’s wife Suzanne to provide her with “a little piece of England”.

Set amongst the ancient gums of the Barossa Valley, this five suite bed and breakfast is the perfect place for a group of friends to indulge in a true colonial experience. Walk the rolling hills of Eden Valley in the morning, enjoy a sumptuous lunch the garden and share the guest lounge (complete with library, leather lounges and an open fire) after dinner…with an evening tipple of Yalumba’s Antique Tawny of course.


Image: Collingrove Homestead

BEST HIDE AWAY
Hutton Vale Farm – Hutch Hilton

Love discovering something truly unique? The Hutton Vale Farm “Hutch Hilton” is a cross between a tiny home and glamping and is the most wonderfully unique spot to stay for a long weekend in the Barossa.

Ideal for up to four couples or families looking for an authentic Australian experience within the rolling hills of the Barossa, the Hutch Hilton provides visitors with that camping holiday feel, without the need to pack a thing.

The owners of Hutton Vale Farm, whose family have operated the property for 174 years, have turned their former staff quarters into romantic country accommodation featuring four separate bedrooms, each with a small en suite, electric blanket, air conditioning and heating.

A well-equipped outdoor kitchen with adjoining lounge areas, an open fire, books to read and games to play provide plenty to do between wine tasting, and as if that weren’t enough you can even choose to be flown in by their private charter!


Image: Hutton Vale Farm – Hutch Hilton

BEST FAMILY ESCAPE
Grand Cru Estate

If you love Eden Valley Riesling and long weekends away with the family the Grand Cru Estate Homestead is an ideal escape for both.

This large historic home, situated near Eden Valley and Springton has been renovated to modern standards with plush beds, leather sofas and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, while still maintaining its charming country feel.

Three bedrooms and a large central living space are located in the heart of the homestead with Chesterfields, a slow combustion fire and a well-stocked library; it’s the perfect set up for a school-holidays escape with the whole family.

Enjoy exploring local cellar doors, including our friends at Henschke Wines – just a short drive away in Keyneton – and our very own Yalumba Wine Room, where you can sip wine by the fire, or picnic on our rolling green lawns, while the kids play cricket, croquet, or Finska under our historic clocktower.


Image: Grand Cru Estate

BEST COTTAGES
Stonewell Cottages

Stonewell Cottages is a boutique waterfront vineyard retreat in the heart of the Barossa, set on a private 103 acre vineyard estate between Tanunda, Marananga and Nuriootpa. It comprises of four fully equipped cottages with luxury amenities including fluffy bathrobes, L’Occitane toiletries, king size beds and spa baths, making it the perfect romantic hideaway.

Set back from the main roads, this luxurious retreat offers peace and privacy, seclusion and space but is also biking distance to Maggie Beers Farm Shop and the Penfolds cellar door.


Image: Stonewell Cottages

BEST ROMANTIC SUITES
Lanzerac Country Estate

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away with your loved one, look no further than the suites at Lanzerac Country Estate.

Situated centrally, between Tanunda and Angaston, these small yet luxurious suites are made for couples! Suites include king size beds, two-person tubs, matching bathrobes and stunning vineyard views.

Close to all of the major cellar doors, including the Yalumba Wine Room and our friends at Artisans of the Barossa, it’s also just a five minute drive from our favourite Asian restaurant FermentAsian, which has one of the most highly awarded wine lists and menus in Australia and is ideal for a romantic dinner for two.


Image: Lanzerac Country Estate