Shady Brook Alpine Cottage No. 3

100% Recommended
4 people
No pets
Shady Brook Cottage and gardens. The cottage is set in 12 acres of secluded bush and landscaped gardens featured on ABC Gardening. Bordered on one side by the Ovens river and on the other three side by State Forest. Its located just off the Great Alpine Road at Harrietville in Victoria's alpine high country at the base of Mt Hotham and Mt Feathertop.

Shady Brook Alpine Cottage offers you all year round activities and attractions. Each season offers something special, we are surrounding by the Alpine National Park and State forest offering a diverse range of activities. You can walk from your cottage into the village, or take a day or overnight trek using the world famous iconic tracks to Mt Feather Top. There are many shorter walks most suitable for bike rides, that take you out along the Ovens River into the Alpine National Park or down to Bright. Or just wander at will through our magnificent gardens, home to over 50 species of birds, enjoy a cuppa or a wine and soak in the peace and seclusion of Shady Brook.

Harrietville is a unique mountain village full of history, short walks lovely eateries and two hotels but it has preserved the quietness and is an ideal jumping off place many tourists destinations in the Ovens Valley. Only 25kms from Bright and 30kms from Mt Hotham, Harietville has ski hire and bus trips are available to Hotham.

Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 2 weeks prior to check-in.

Additional Information

- Self contained
- Queen bed in one bedroom
- Sofa bed in lounge room
- Kitchen
- Deck and barbeque with your own outdoor setting
- DVD & TV
- Shared laundry
-reverse cycle heating and cooling
-additional heating in the bedroom and bath room
-undercover car port

The cottage setting captures the aura of the high country with cathedral ceilings, wide verandas, views of mountain ranges set in award winning gardens. The deck is perfect for dinning in nature with your own private barbecue and dinning area. The cottages are superbly furnished for your comfort.

The cottages are only 30 meters from the river and are very secluded, with private bush tracks immediately at rear of the cottages climbing the mountain behind you through garden then into native bush to old gold diggings. Capture the views as you go off the property, Harrietville a real mountain village and in winter see the snow capped peaks of Feathertop. This is a truly unique destination offering such variety with each changing season.

This cottage is ideal for couples wanting the secluded weekend. It’s tucked into the base of the mountain with your own garden that intertwines into natural bush whilst in front there are spacious lawns, landscaped gardens and tables to enjoy the fresh alpine air.


  • Base Price $160 / night
  • Weekend Price $160 / night
  • Extra People $30 (adult) and $20 (child) / night after 2 people
  • Discounts 
    14% discount for bookings of 7 nights or longer


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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Landscaped Gardens Ovens River

The cottage is set on 12 acres of secluded bush and landscaped gardens on the Ovens River.ask for a garden tour through our extensive garden...


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

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Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Canyon Walk

Starting from Howitt Park head towards the Star Road Bridge. The track on the northern bank of the Ovens River has steep steps. Cross either of the suspension bridges to create a short or long loop. This walk takes you past a small canyon carved by the Ovens River and water races dug by early miners. Watch for birdlife and wild flowers especially in spring.(4 km / 1.5 hours return)...

Mountain Bike Trail

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is the perfect way to take in the scenery of unexpected hidden valleys and some of Australia’s most spectacular mountain ranges at your leisure, from natural bush land to farmland....

Alpine Fishing

Explore the Ovens, Buffalo and Buckland rivers Through out a line and try out fly-fishing in the llocal rivers. Alpine angling in the lakes and reservoirs or catching dinner in a Trout and Salmon farm. Bright and surrounds, with its pristine waters, is sure to cater for all your fishing desires....

Snow Sports At Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham offers 320 hectares of ski terrain for beginners, intermediate and advanced abilities. Diner Plain is fantastic destination for families wanting snow play. And Mount Feather Top offers for the experienced snow shoeing and snow camping...

Euromount Hotham And Mount Feathertop Iconic Walks

Bushwalking Season for the Alpine National Park and Hotham Resort area is from October until mid May. A range of tracks and trails lead you to some of Australia’s best views, unique flora and fauna and some of the region's richest history....

Rivers Around Bright

The beautiful Ovens, Buffalo and Buckland Rivers flow in wide valleys of cleared farmland surrounded by mountains. High annual rainfall and granite rocks in the mountains result in fast flowing, clear water rivers and tributaries. Drift along in a lilo, paddle a kayak or just cool off in summer in one of the many beautiful swimming holes....

Easy To Medium Local Walks

There are numerous short to medium walks all starting from your cottage door, maps and brochures are in the cottage. Also ask for a garden tour we would only be too pleased to do with you...

Local Rides For Family

There are numerous short to medium rides all starting from your cottage door, maps and brochures are in the cottage. Ride to the local trout farm do some fishing and cook the catch later on the BBQ ....

Serious Road Cycling

Start from your cottage door and do all of those iconic rides including the three peaks....

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