Shady Brook Alpine Apartment and Gardens

100% Recommended
4 people
No pets
Shady Brook Alpine Apartment and gardens. The Apartment is self contained and is set in 12 acres of secluded bush and landscaped gardens featured on ABC Gardening. It comes with a complimentary large continental breakfast supplied to you each day. 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 Apartment offers you all year round activities and attractions, with a large deck and great views out over the gardens mountain ranges beyond . 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

2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


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

Additional Information

- Bedroom 1/ 1 queen bed
- Bedroom 2/ 2 single beds
- Self contained
- Queen bed in one bedroom
- Two singles in the second room an additional bed can be provided
- kitchenette with, BBQ on deck, stove top, micro wave and electric Fry-pan
- complete range of cooking utensils, crockery etc
- Large bathroom with heating
- Shared laundry
- Ceiling fans
- Double carport
- Reverse cycle heating and cooling with additional heating in bedrooms
- all linen provided
- uncover carport

The Apartment setting captures the aura of the high country with cathedral ceilings, wide deck, views of mountains, exquisite gardens and bush and an outside living area. The deck is perfect for dinning in nature with your own private barbecue and dinning area. Take in the birds and hear the river running, this is a unique holiday experience.

- Hosts John and Anne live at Shady Brook in the down stairs. You have total use of the entire up stairs as a self contained independent apartment with your own deck and access by external stair case to the apartment.
- We are available to assist as required, whether it be local information, places to visit or things to do. We offer a free and an extensive video and book library.


  • Base Price $175 / night
  • Weekend Price $170 / night
  • Extra People $35 (adult) and $25 (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.

Explore The Property

Shady Brook is situated on 14 acres, bounded by the Ovens River on the east steeply rising mountains is its back drop covered in State Forest. The river is crystal clear and its adjacent frontage has been re vegetated with a walking trail and secluded grassed areas for relaxing in. Walking tracks take you up into the mountain side offering great views....


Whether it’s fly-fishing in the rivers and streams, 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....


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.

Bushwalking At Mount Feathertop And Mount Hotham

Bush-walking season for Hotham and Feathertop in the Alpine National Park is from October until mid-May. A range of tracks lead you to some of Australia’s best views, unique flora and fauna and full of history. However, also there are many short to medium walks around Harrietville for all levels....

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....

Mountain Bike Riding

The MTB trail network at Bright offers a unique mix of riding opportunity for beginner through to expert. The trails are mostly hand-built and have been developed and improved over many years. The area encompasses everything from flat fire-road to incredibly steep and technical climbs and descents, from novice to expert, you will find a track to challenge you....

Eurobin Falls

Relax with a picnic taking in the sights and sounds of the mesmerizing. In the warmer months, you can have a refreshing dip at Ladies Bath, just 400m from the car park....

Rivers Around Harrietville And Lake Tronoh

The beautiful Ovens, Buffalo and Buckland Rivers flow in valleys surrounded by mountains. High annual rainfall and granite rocks result in fast flowing, clear water rivers and tributaries. Llilo, kayak or cool off in summer in a beautiful swimming hole. At Harrietville lake Tronoh, a favourite with locals and tourists....

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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