A Winter Escape to the Mount Sturgeon Cottages

Don’t run away from winter – embrace it for its attractive qualities. Think, cosying up next to a toasty fire place in your very own private cottage at the base of the Grampians. Now, that is the perfect recipe for enjoying winter.

That’s where the Royal Mail Hotel Mount Sturgeon Cottages come in.

The cottages have a history dating back to the 1800’s. Located on the hotel’s Mount Sturgeon property (3kms from the main hotel), this land was originally one of the earliest ‘runs’ in the Western District. The cottages were built to house the shearers and their families.

When the Myers family acquired the property in the 1990’s, they restored the cottages to their original form. Now, the eight blue stone cottages are a slice of history that Royal Mail Hotel guests love.

Mount Sturgeon Cottage

Below is what you can expect when staying at the Mount Sturgeon Cottages.

The Cottages

Fitted with a king bed, ensuite, comfortable living area with big leather couches, snugly 100% woolen throws and a fireplace with plenty of slow burning red gum, make it the perfect space for relaxing.

The cottages also include a breakfast hamper delivered each morning, kitchenette, personal herb garden, Nespresso machine and mini bar filled with red wine and chocolate. Complimentary transfers to the Royal Mail Hotel are also available for guests.

The cottages do not have a TV or WIFI, offering the ultimate digital detox.


Kangaroos at Mount Sturgeon

While the native wildlife is always unpredictable, it is very common to see a mob of kangaroos bound past your cottage either in the morning or early evening. It is the closest thing to a rush hour in Dunkeld.

Enjoy a bottle of wine and cheese board out the front of cottage between 4pm and 5:30pm, and watch as the local traffic head home for the night.

Mount Sturgeon

So close you could almost touch it, the mighty Mount Sturgeon has a demanding presence over the cottages. The Mount Sturgeon property shares a boundary with the Grampians National Park, offering a up close and personal experience with mountains like no other.

With the many varying weather systems and moods of Mount Sturgeon come fantastic sunsets. In winter, the sun sets perfectly behind Mount Sturgeon, producing a perfect halo that can only be achieved this time of year.

Once the sun disappears and the serenity of the cottages sets in – with no lights or air pollution – the night sky comes out to play. It makes for a very special night time viewing.

Book your Winter Gourmet Escape Package now!

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