Nestled within the bushes at Ruffy

The first sighting of the Hut at Ruffy was almost a comical experience. Spotting it on the hill as we drove up the long driveway, we thought to ourselves 'surely that's not it'. However, our first impressions of the rough rustic exterior were quickly surpassed by how thoughtfully the interiors were decorated.

Arriving at the hut on a cold afternoon to find that the fire had already been lit for us, was the first of many warm little touches that made the hut incredibly special. Despite the lack of phone reception (which turned out to be an absolute blessing!) the outdoor bath and shower warmed us up and slowed us down. We were finally able to sit back, relax, and feel completely severed from the rest of the world.

We spent our days here reading books or sitting by the outside firepit, and cooking meals on the wood-burning stove. While our afternoon adventures to nearby Seymor, Euroa and Michelton left us full of wine and stocked up on op shop bargains - like $7 Levi jeans, hello!

The Hut was a very relaxing and special place, with our only gripe being that we couldn't stay longer.
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Things We Did

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    Hanging for a good coffee and hearty sandwich, we consulted a local friend for the best cafe in town. They immediately recommended Baracca Lane, a small Italian deli on the main street of Seymour. The coffee was good but the meatball Panini was something else entirely, would make the drive again just for that....
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      The art gallery at Michelton was a bit of surprise, having looked up on google for a gallery in the area and being sent to a subterranean wine storage bunker in the middle of a winery felt like a shock. The wine tasting afterwards was definitely a nice touch, with all the staff being very friendly and open to our novice questions on wine....
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        Despite the cold and wet weather we decided we needed to get out into nature, so a waterfall hike sounded like the perfect idea. The walk to the falls was a short slippery descent to an absolutely raging torrent, not surprising given the rainfall. What did surprise us though was the multiple different types of mushrooms growing alongside the track! Florescent blue, deep reds, even purple stemmed mushrooms! Next time we'll have to bring a mushroom book to identify the different types, and make a pasta......

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