Steam - Train Carriage

Train carriage in Forrest, VIC
100% Recommended
6 people
Pet-friendly
Take a step back in time, to bygone era, where life was simpler, where people spent time with dignified entertainment and life seemed to have more space and time. Welcome back to the great age of Steam. Steam is a Victorian era train carriage converted to a three bedroom holiday house. Forrest is a gorgeous small town of weatherboard shacks, surrounded by towering Mountain Ash rain forest with lush ferny under-story. The dawn birdsong is deafening....
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Features and Amenities

3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Kid-friendly

Details

  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 11am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

CARRIAGE DETAILS
Can sleep 6 but 2 or 4 would be more comfortable. See Sleeping Options below:

SLEEPING
It can sleep six people, but two to four would be more comfortable. The two small bed rooms were train seating compartments, only 2.1m square, so they are only just longer than a bed. The rooms are close together, the bath room is between the kids and second bedroom and there is not a lot of audio insulation. You can hear what is happening in the next compartment.

It is ideal for:
•A couple, with the whole train for themselves it is pretty spacious.
•A couple and two kids.

It should work well for:
•A couple, and up to four kids. Two kids would need to sleep in one queen bed. A great place for kids to take a friend.
•Two couples, as long as they were good friends. It would be close living.

It may work for:
•Four adults, one in each bed. The single beds are train beds, like caravan beds (750mm wide).
•Six adults would be possible, but only if you are planning to be out most of the day and out for dinner. If it a just place to sleep, it could work.

FEATURES
- 3 Bedrooms. Two in a single compartment with a double compartment master bed room. Two Queen beds, two thin train singles.
- Full linen service with beds made up for you on arrival.
- Bathroom with shower
- Open plan kitchen/living room
- Wood fire box heater with wood supply included
- Full small kitchen with stove, oven, sink, fridge and cupboards
- WiFi
- Italian Stove top coffee maker and French Press (plunger)
- Basic provisions like olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, Vegemite and Glad Wrap
-2 adult mountain bikes suitable for trail riding. Helmet (shared with house next door).
- Pets and children welcome. The yard is fenced but a clever dog could easily escape.

NO TV. There is a stereo, books and board games. There is not a washing machine, nor dryer.

Steam, certainly wont be for everyone, but we have had great feedback from the young and the young at heart. There seems to be a great fondness for the "Great Age of Steam", when locomotives were king! In the late 1800's trains were the greatest technological achievement of humans, they opened new horizons, and were a symbol of power and progress. We hope we have tapped in to this, and we're excited to be able to share it with guests.
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Prices

  • Base Price $210 / night
  • Weekend Price $275 / night
  • Security Deposit $250
  • Extra People $50 (adult) and $50 (child) / night after 2 people

Outdoor Equipment Provided

Enjoy the outdoors with the following equipment included in your stay.

Bike (2)
Two adult mountain bikes suitable for trail riding. Ask us if you want to use them....

Location

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Adventures Nearby

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Mountain Bike Riding

Forrest is considered to be one of the most impressive mountain bike trail networks in Australia. Ride a vast network ranging from family singletrack to technical black diamond rated trails, and everything in between....

Lake Elizabeth

Located a short 10-minute drive from Forrest, Lake Elizabeth is a beautiful and serene spot in the Otways. Soak up the tranquil surroundings and explore the walking tracks surrounding the lake....

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls is a tranquil rainforest experience just a short drive south of the township in the Otways Forrest Park. The walking track takes you on a beautiful stroll along the end of the Gellibrand River through Forrest and down to the edge of the river where you can start to hear the distant roar of Stevensons Falls. The hiking trail ends at a viewing platform at the base of the falls....

California Redwoods

A spectacular forest of giant Californian Redwoods (Sequoia trees) planted in 1939. Located in Beech Forest, the towering and majestic redwoods are spectacular and a great place to visit in the warmer months. Feel the temperature drop as you walk through this magical forest....

Erskine Falls

The beautiful Erskine Falls tumbles 30 metres into the lush fern gully of the Erskine River. Take in the beauty of the falls from two lookouts and feel the mist from the cascading water as you take in the views. For passionate walkers take the 7.5-kilometre Erskine River Track which leads from the falls to Lorne along the river, passing Straw Falls and Splitter Falls. Erskine Falls are located just nine-kilometre from Lorne....

Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay over to Princetown and through to the Otways hinterland near Colac. The park contains rugged wild coastlines, sandy beaches, exposed heathland and gorgeous spring wildflowers. In the north, the park has tall forests, lush ferny gullies, stunning waterfalls and peaceful lakes....

Host

Fleur
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I live in Anglesea with my husband and two children 8 and 5. I work just one day a week in Coronary Care at Geelong Hospital. The rest of my time is divided between being a mum and running our busy holiday rental business Dufflebird. Dufflebird was born out of my love of travel, weekend getaways and seeking refuge from urban life. I have always adored the buzz of an experience-rich urban life while paradoxically relished the joys of seeking refuge from it. I grew up in the country and feel nurtured and alive in nature. My favourite travel destinations are Alaska and NYC (and I have lived and worked in both). At one point I alternated between the two and absolutely loved the experience of that contrast.
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Reviews (8)

100% Recommended

Sarah

17 Apr 2019
Kids thought it was fantastic and the adults had a great time too. It made for a great mini break away from Melbourne. We ate lunch at the brewery cafe across the road, had beautiful afternoon tea treats at platypi chocolate down the road and a great pub meal walking distance from accommodation. We did lots of nature walks and sightseeing at the local waterfalls and did the Otway fly zip lining to finish off the trip. The train carriage was a really central place to stay and the hammock made for a great spot to relax after all the nature walks! Would definitely recommend....

Adam

16 Mar 2019
Amazing place to stay, the attention to detail in the restoration was well above expectation . Highly recommend to all!...

Ronnie

12 Feb 2019
Steam was amazing! Absolutely amazing…10/10 (even in 35 plus degree heat!)...

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