Shady Brook Deluxe Spa Alpine Cottage in Gardens

100% Recommended
5 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

2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Shady Brook Two Bedroom Alpine Cottage wood fire and spa

- Self contained
- Queen bed in one bedroom
- Two singles in the second room an additional bed can be provided
- Spa
- Full kitchen
- Large bathroom with heating
- Separate laundry
- Ceiling fans
- Double carport
- Reverse cycle heating and cooling with additional heating in bedrooms
-Wood fire for heating and ambience
- all linen provided

The cottage setting captures the aura of the high country with cathederal celings, wide verandas, 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.

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


  • Base Price $200 / night
  • Weekend Price $200 / 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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Bushwalking Mount Hotham Anf Featertop Non Winter

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....

Bright 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....

Bike Riding

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. Completion of the harrietville to Bright underway....


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. Lake Tronoh Harrietville also supplies a range of species....

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....

Skiing And Cross Country

Mount Hotham offers 320 hectares of ski terrain for all levels, 35km of cross-country skiing. It along with Mount Feathertop also offers lots of tracks and trails suitable for snow shoe hiking and snow camping....

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

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....

Road Cyling

Harrietville is well situated for the for cyclists wanting the challenge of our mountain Roads, combined with amazing scenery and so many different route options. Start on the Flat at Harrietville and choose your direction...

Family Low Intensity Road Offroad Cycling

Harrietville is at the beginning of the shared walk and bike trail to Bright 25kms away, it follows along river and farm and passes by the Mountain Fresh Salmon and trout Farm and the village of Freeburg. Around Harrietville there are many other alternative routes....

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