Black Horse Pioneers Hut

Cottage in Boorolite, VIC
100% Recommended
2 people
Black Horse Park is a historic property first settled in the 1850s by George and Arthur Desmond and located on 20 acres of gently undulating pasture in the prestigious Boorolite Valley of the Victorian High Country. Enriched with age old European Oaks, Elms, Poplars, Liquid Ambers' and Pin Oaks, the property is also close to Mansfield State Forest.

If you would like to bring your horse and ride the vast expanses of the Victorian High Country, it's on our doorstep, with endless tracks to ride you'll be amazed at the breathtaking scenery and awesome riding trails. We have excellent horse friendly paddocks and four post and rail yards with water and washing facilities and plenty of room to park the float.

You don't even have to bring your own hay as we have plenty of good quality grass hay here you can buy at a very reasonable price. Your horse can stay for $10 per night or if you are unable to bring one don't worry we can arrange local horses and guides for you.

During your stay at Black Horse Park, feel free to wander the property, fish for Red Fin, Rainbow trout and Yabbies or even have a swim in our large clean dam, sip on a glass of you're favourite wine, read a book or just have an afternoon nap.
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Outdoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

A rustic stone and cast iron fireplace is the centre piece of the building and will ensure you are kept you warm and cosy.

The Pioneers Hut is fully self contained and comes equipped with:
- A convection oven / grill / microwave oven
- Refrigerator
- All cooking dishes, utensils, crockery, cutlery etc
- 32 inch flat screen TV / DVD player
- Electric blanket

We also include for your convenience Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, juice, eggs and other breakfast condiments.


  • Base Price $170 / night
  • Weekend Price $190 / night


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Horse Riding

You’ll discover high mountain trails, icy mountain streams and the sense of peace that comes from bonding with your horse and the land. Feel the exhilaration of cantering through High Country clearings and enjoy the magical swirl of snowgums at sunset....

Fly Fishing

The Howqua River is a Victorian Heritage river and a fly fishing icon. On this stretch of water, billionaires tangle lines with local anglers. Beginners can learn the art of casting, lure-fishing and stream craft from experienced guides. While serious anglers can stake out a quiet spot beside a High Country stream or lake and test their fishing skills with fly, lure or bait. You might even glimpse a local fishing on horseback – word has it horses don’t scare off the fish....

Bushwalking in Summer

Go bushwalking in the High Country and you’ll feel the majesty of the Australian bush melt into your heart. The ancient rolling hills and towering eucalypts are unlike any other place on earth. Surrounded by State Forests and National Parks, Mansfield Mt Buller offers breath-taking hiking and bushwalking for all fitness levels. Bushwalks range in duration from under an hour to multiple days, but no matter how far you hike the tranquillity of the Australian bush is bound to ease worries and enliven the spirit.

And for a really unique experience, you can visit one of the mountain huts scattered through the High Country hills. So head out and go hiking along crystal clear rivers or stride up a mountain peak. One footstep at a time, you’ll reconnect with nature… and yourself.

Snow Sports

With over 300 hectares of skiable terrain, there is something to appeal to all levels of ability. Our runs range from the wide beginner’s slopes of Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur, to the challenge of our black runs like Chamois....


For some the lure of the High Country is not in our sweeping alpine vistas, but in the iconic mountain rivers and lakes. The Goulburn, Jamieson, Howqua and Delatite Rivers flow through the picturesque countryside. Find a shady spot under a Willow for a picnic and cool off in the pristine waters in summer. Floating around on a lilo or tubing is a popular past time....


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Reviews (3)

100% Recommended


3 Jan 2019
So charming and rustic yet we had everything we needed. Rob was friendly and easy to deal with. We hope to get back there again, it was just so relaxing....


6 Aug 2018
Rob was fantastic to deal with! The Hur was the perfect weekend away, and we very much loved the outdoor fire. I highly reommend Rob and Helen’s properties to anyone wanting an amazing escape from the city. We will definitely be back!...


25 Jun 2018
The misuses and I had a 2 Night Stay at the Black Horse Pioneers Hut. Situated about 20/25 Minutes from Mansfield.

Rob is a great host and provided all the basic comforts to ensure a comfortable and relaxing weekend in the High Country. Basic Breakfast items were included in the fridge and all the facilities to use them which made things so easy.

The bed was comfortable and bathroom charming and perfect for what it was.

Fireplace inside the hut was a highlight and we enjoyed Wine and Antipasto Platter by the fire on the cold winter evenings.

If you have a 4WD the Hut is within close range to Mt Buller/Stirling/Howqua Hills and Sheepyard Flat which all are great to visit if you haven't been to the high country before. If you have a 2WD vehicle the road is quite easy to get to the hut so not a worry.

We would recommend this hut to any couple and we will more than likely be staying again in the near future.
Thanks for your hospitality Rob. 5/5.
$170per night

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