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NEWS& REVIEWS

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Come up for some Fresh Air!

"You can't change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you're thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain."             Ernesto Bertarelli 

Come and stay at The Ridge House or Eco-Cabin and refresh your thinking.

WE'D LOVE TO WELCOME YOU.

Regional Travel for fully vaccinated NSW residents will be open again from 1 November.  After a winter of lockdowns and restrictions now is the time to go out and enjoy the fresh air of the beautiful NSW countryside, bushland and forests which are green, the rivers are flowing and the air is clean and fresh. 

Our Barrington Tops National Park rainforests are part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area; the most extensive strip of diverse rainforest anywhere on earth.

You can explore the rainforest on one of the park's many walking tracks, like the Honeysuckle Forest track, the Rocky Crossing walk or the Antarctic Beech Forest track. 

Try the exhilarating thrill of white-water kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling.

Or take a scenic drive and maybe stop off and taste some the local boutique wines.

The Ridge, Gloucester  - COVID19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

 The wellbeing of our guests, staff and the community is our top priority.

The Ridge House is located by itself in the middle of our 100 acre property and is more than 250m from any other dwelling.  The Ridge Eco-Cabin is located by itself on the edge the property and is also more than 250m from the House and the nearest other dwelling. 

For Your Health Safety

The Ridge undertakes the following precautions we have taken to ensure that The Ridge is a clean, hygienic and safe place for you and your family.

  • The Ridge operates a contactless Check-in system; but are always available on the phone is you have any issues.

  • Cleaning procedures at The Ridge operate with reference to NSW Health COVID19 Cleaning Guide and appropriately use of bleach and disinfectant when cleaning all areas and our staff are taking appropriate personal hygiene precautions. 

  • Our bed and bath linen is washed by a professional laundry service that includes a disinfectant in their laundry process and their staff are also taking appropriate hygiene precautions.  

  • The Ridge maintains sufficient supplies of toilet paper and cleaning products to ensure safe and hygienic preparation and occupation of the property.

We do ask you to consider the following:

  • If any of your group feels unwell before you leave home, please don’t leave home and call us to let us know and seek appropriate medical advice.

  • If any of your group begins to feel unwell or while staying at The Ridge we ask you to inform us and immediately seek medical advice.  The local hospital phone number (02) 6538 5000.

  • If you are planning special meals and want to ensure of some food items, it may be best to bring them with you as despite there being two supermarkets in Gloucester we cannot guarantee availability of any specific items. 

  • Please ​​remember to practice responsible social distancing whenever out and about in our town and region.

I hope this give you comfort that your country getaway at The Ridge will be safe and enjoyable and look forward to having you come and stay with us.

Guest Reviews

Rohan - ECO-CABIN Guest August 2021

The Ridge is a beautifully appointed cabin in a relatively isolated property just outside the township of Gloucester. This place is very quiet and comfortable with fantastic views. Night sky under the outdoor fire pit is magical. This place is also pet-friendly where Roxy, my well-behaved Rottweiler, had a great time. Host was extremely helpful, communicative and receptive. Perfect getaway!

Jen and Grae - The Ridge HOUSE Guests May 2021

We recently returned from our 2nd stay at The Ridge.  From the moment you walk in, you feel like you're in a modern-day palace!!  This much loved and meticulously "eco" planned home feels unpretentiously casual yet sophisticated and modern. 

It is FANTASTIC for families or groups of friends who need to be together yet have some "space" to be on their own.  Our first stay was just 2 people (couple) so it did feel a bit "big" but that wasn't a bad thing.  The 2nd stay was 5 people and we mostly spent time in the main lounge/dining/kitchen area however when the footy came on, the 2 boys were happy cheering in the other smaller cosier lounge (without bothering the serious "girls talk") in the main lounge.

The beds/linen are all 1st class and SO Comfy (I even wrote down the name of the mattress and linen). My sister had one of the single beds and she was a little cold (despite the overabundance of extra donnas and blankets) as there was no electric blanket like we had (however her room was on the shady side, whereas our western side rooms got sun till late which made them extra toasty).

The home was spotlessly clean and delightful on the eye *that view is amazing!

We loved the firepit on the last night and as daggy as it sounds -- yes.....a fireside sing-along and deep "meaning of life and the cosmos" rolled in with the magical Gloucester mist. 

Dan has been such a wonderful host and he happened to be staying close by on both occasions and was happy to help us with a couple of things with the TV etc.

I would highly recommend this magical getaway - we really feel so lucky to have stayed here.  Many thanks

Alex - ECO-CABIN Guest February 2021

'The Eco-Cabin is in a great elevated spot with wonderful valley views. You are surrounded by lush, beautiful nature and exotic birds‘ sounds. The cabin is spacious and spotless and even while it‘s just ‚one room‘ it does not feel like. Also our 4-legged family member enjoyed the stay.  While the main house is visible from the cabin it‘s quite far away, so that you still can enjoy your privacy.  Communicating with Dan was very easy and fast. We did stay for 3 nights on our way up north to Byron and definitely will stay here again. Thanks for having us.'

Chris - The Ridge HOUSE Guest January 2021

The moment we were approaching the house we could sense something special. The house is perfectly positioned with views as far as the eye can see. Beautiful mountains, hills, valleys and cattle await. We woke one morning to a Kangaroo outside our bedroom window with a joey in its pouch before hopping away. The fire pit was a great attraction every evening as we surrounded it mesmerised as the logs burnt away. 

This house has everything you really need. It also appeared to have its own weather pattern as it is so high above the local townships. We loved that the view with cloud formations, or fog/mist would continuously change never allowing the view to be the same.

We loved that the property was off the grid with its own solar panelled electricity and water from the rainwater tanks.

Some added surprises were the Australian King Parrots in abundance and the beautiful Green Tree Frogs which the kids adored. If you like star gazing go outside with no lights and look up. I doubt you will see more stars than this location particularly if you come from the city.

Dan thank you so much for the experiences we encountered at The Ridge. It is evident that a lot of thought went into the design of the house. Well done. The biggest disappointment I suspect which most people would have is leaving. I would have liked to stay longer. A second visit is on the agenda.

Emma - ECO-CABIN Guests December 2020

☆☆☆☆☆ What a wonderful place to stay in a great location!!  We woke up to sound of kookaburras & relaxed on the deck looking out over hills.  The cabin is only a short drive into Gloucester & handy for a day trip to Gloucester or Barrington Tops to enjoy one of the many walks available.  Would recommend the cabin to anyone looking to get away from it all in a very stylish location!

Grace - The Ridge HOUSE Guest October 2020

This place was incredible. The girlfriends and I had a great time, especially laughing over the full glass shower and bath - which we had to experience even for a non romantic getaway!  We brought two dogs who also had an amazing time. The place is within walking distance from the main strip in Gloucester too (though you can drive easily) - and the dogs loved the walk and the nearby park too!

Lauren - The Ridge HOUSE Guest August 2020

“A slice of heaven” The Ridge was everything and more! The pictures don’t do this property justice. What a beautiful peaceful location. Everything was perfect and amazing especially if you’re staying with a big group. Every amenity needed was supplied, we wish we didn’t have to leave.

C & B - ECO-CABIN Guests August 2020

WOW, what a wonderful place to unwind and relax. Can highly recommend this gem, well appointed, comfy bed, great amenities, fire pit and awesome view to the mountains, will definitely recommend to friends and will return. Thank you Dan an amazing place to getaway for a couple of days. 

RM - ECO-CABIN Guest July 2020

As Dan described in the listing, it was a bit of adventure for our 2WD car to get to The Ridge Eco-Cabin, but it was all worth it!

Dan & Jane made sure everything was OK for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

We encountered some wallabies, cows, beautiful view from the cabin, amazing sunrise and sunset.

We also had fun watching fire outside and watched stars.

The cabin is so spacious, clean, and has very comfortable sofa and bed!   They also have all the utensils for cooking meals, and big bath tub with the great view. We’d love to go back there again. 

Erwin (Eco-Cabin Guest)  shot this video in Nov 2019

​This drone video was taken by one of our Eco-Cabin guests, Erwin.  The flyover dramatically captures The Ridge Eco-Cabin and House and The Bucketts Mountains backdrop. Unfortunately it was taken during a drought so the district is very dry :-(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK EARLY !

The Ridge HOUSE and ECO-CABIN do get booked up, so please consider booking early so you can secure your required dates.  We’d like to make sure you don’t miss out on your preferred stay dates.  AND - don't pay Service Fees at Online Booking SItes.

See our BOOKING PAGE for available dates and to always get the BEST PRICE!

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