The Willows - Cattlemen's Hut
Located near Anglers Rest in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Bundarra Valley, The Willows is an authentic working horse property offering homely accommodation and warm hospitality. An hour from Falls Creek and a stone’s throw from the Bundarra, Mitta Mitta, and Cobungra Rivers, it’s an ideal base to explore the region’s fantastic cycling, mountain biking, bushwalking, seasonal white water rafting, fly fishing, and horse riding opportunities. And when you come home, you can enjoy a hot shower, tasty meal, and campfire under a blanket of a million stars in one of The Willow’s High Country huts.
The Cattlemen's Hut is a comfortable and rustic cabin with a wood burning fire. We're near the Alpine National Park in a ruggedly beautiful part of the High Country. Our remoteness means we rely on solar so mobile reception is zero or patchy, ideal for a "digital detox". But with horse riding, fishing, hiking opportunities galore, you'll want to ditch your phone and immerse yourself in nature....
Features and Amenities
- Check in after 10amCheck out before 10am
- Minimum booking: 1 night
There are two huts. O'Connells Hut is a cattlemen's log hut that was built in 1904 and the Iron Hut is a corrugated iron hut that was originally built as a 'men's shed' workshop in the 1940s. Both huts offer comfortable, rustic, self-contained accommodation for people who love outdoor life, wood burners, gas lights, camp fires and an outdoor dunny.
The huts have one open plan kitchen/living area with a double and single bed, and a bathroom off to the side of the main room. Towels and linen are provided, and dogs that are kept under control or on a lead are welcome.
Due to our remote location, there is no main power. The property relies on solar and a small hydro system so appliances such as hairdryers won't work. There is no television and mobile reception is pretty patchy. However, you'll be only too happy to turn off your phone and tune into the beauty of your surrounds.
But if you are after a little company, then we recommend you drop in to the Blue Duck for a beer, bite to eat and a yarn with the locals. Perched on the banks of the Cobungra River and just 3km down the road from us, it's a lovely little watering hole to while away a few hours.
Historic Huts - Each hut accommodates 2 people for $150 /night. An additional 2 people can stay for $150/night in the second hut.
You'll find us at The Willows, 322 Callaghans Road, Anglers Rest, Victoria.
We're about 6hrs from Melbourne via Omeo, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Bairnsdale or Mitta Mitta....
- Base Price $150 / night
- Cleaning Fee $30
Adventures on the Property
These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.
This day ride is about relaxing and immersing yourself in nature and enjoying the company of your horse. But beware, once you head over the horizon you may never want to return to reality....
Each spring the snow melt from the Bogong High Plains feeds the catchments many tributaries ensuring a cool and reliable flow all season sustaining a wild Brown and Rainbow Trout fishery unrivalled anywhere else in Victoria....
The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.
Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.
Hiking & Mountain Bike Riding
Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain alpine resorts are all within easy reach of us. All three resorts have a plethora of diverse walking trails, road cycling routes and mountain bike tracks that can be accessed in spring and summer....
Falls Creek and Mount Bogong High Plains
Explore the undulating plains for the vibrant alpine wildflowers, breathe the clean air and take in the beautiful views. If you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of wild brumbies. Historic huts, regenerating fire-damaged snow gums and Mt Bogong itself are a constant reminder of the living spirit of the region....
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