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The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains

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2 bedrooms, bed sheets
Pool
Balcony
Balcony
2 bedrooms, bed sheets

Overview of The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains

Entire cabin

The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains

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4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Outdoor space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill
Salisbury, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChichester State Forest27 min drive
  • Popular LocationChichester Dam39 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Allyn Flora Reserve47 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
50 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    4 single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains

Family-friendly cabin with fitness centre and spa tub
Nestled in the foothills of the World Heritage Barrington Tops National Park, within a short distance of stunning Chichester Dam and only 25mins to Dungog, this delightful rustic cabin, exclusively set within the wilderness area is nourishment for the soul.

Designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, this corner cabin is very private and high-set to take advantage of breathtaking views. Our recent renovations now offer you a wrap around verandah from which you can soak in the natural surrounding environment in comfort.

Step out of the cabin for, a game of tennis on the grounds or onto walking trails that take you across Williams River and through the heart of the wilderness.

Immerse yourself in the pristine waters of the Williams River. A short walk through the forest of soaring gums, old growth cedars and beeches takes you to the aptly named Crystal pool. This naturally formed deep pool offers a refreshing restorative dip in one of the clearest rivers on mainland Australia. There are also a number of stunning swimming holes along the Blue Gum walking trail, a gentle walk through the majestic forest.

The Cabin is perfect for families with lots to keep children occupied and delighted. Couples looking for a romantic retreat are also well catered for.

The cabin is well-appointed throughout with feature windows, kitchen areas with stove-top, microwave with open-plan dining/living area leading out to a balcony. Take in the views as you sit out on the historic day bed, sourced from one of the local homesteads and crafted from the superb hardwood timbers the district is celebrated for. You'll be joined most mornings by a variety of wildlife; parrots, Bush turkeys, and the resident wallaby and her joey. Lyrebirds make their nests in the grounds and are often spotted (and heard) from the cabin.

Indulge yourself with a spa at the end of the day. The water is sourced from the nearby river and so offers a pure, relaxing, chemical free soak.

The main queen bedroom is downstairs with 4 singles upstairs.

The cabin offers a largely tech-free retreat - if your idea of a true escape is an internet, mobile phone and TV free environment this is the spot for you! Mobile phone coverage is lost once you enter the park and purposefully there is no wi-fi! The on-site caretaker does have a phone for any emergencies.

For entertainment there are DVDs with a TV/monitor, board games and books. And for the active the cabin has bikes for use free on loan. There are also tennis racquets and balls provided for use on the full size court on the grounds.

The local townships of Dungog, Paterson, Gresford and Vacy provide rewarding day trips. Source local produce and wares at the growers markets or enjoy local produce at one of the excellent hotel restaurants or cafes. The historic James theatre in Dungog offers a thoughtfully curated cinema and musical programme. We recommend allowing time for such visits on your arrival or departure as experience tells us that it's hard to leave the tranquil wilderness once you've arrived and settled in.

This, from Philip, is an example of the feedback from guests who've enjoyed the cabin:

This is a compact but comfy and well equipped cabin in an idyllic rainforest location away from phone, internet and busy-ness. Just what we wanted for our mini holiday. Wish we could have had longer than 3 days. Beautiful rainforest walks, the sounds of a myriad of native birds, and loads and loads of peace and respite. We made lots of use of the tennis court and took the bikes out a few times too. Already planning when we can get back there




Guest accommodation at this cabin offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Barry Doosey/Cathy Doosey
Speaks English, Italian

Property amenities

Pool/Spa

  • Hot tub

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Children's toys

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 538 sq ft (50 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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About this area

Salisbury

This cabin is located in Salisbury. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Barrington Tops National Park and Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling, hiking/biking trails and horse riding. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Chichester State Forest - 27 min drive
  • Chichester Dam - 39 min drive
  • Mount Allyn Flora Reserve - 47 min drive
  • Camyr Allyn Wines - 48 min drive
  • Killarney Nature Reserve - 63 min drive

Restaurants

  • Araluen Restaurant - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 97 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful getaway
Loved staying at the cabin, best thing was easy access to walking tracks in the National park right from the property. Clean and comfortable place with all the needs for an off-the-grid relaxing and fun retreat. Thanks Cate!

4/5 Good

Cabin in the Gondwana
Nestled among a group of 20 wilderness cottages, the Cabin Is perched on a hillside adjoining the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of the Barrington Tops National Park – traditional lands of the Gringai people. Tiny swamp wallabies dart among the buildings and a welcoming committee of Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots, Kookaburra, Currawong and bush turkey perch on the verandah. A path at the back of the wildlife reserve is frequented by wombats. Their unique square stools a dead give away. But, mid winter, we did not sit out evenings to watch them go by. And the many reptiles were in hibernation. Along the treks along the river lyrebird scurry past and bell birds chime. Ancient eucalyptus tower above, dense ferns and shrubs below. Fallen trees and pathways are coated in vivid green moss. The treks criss cross the river with a summer swimming spot only a 10-15 minutes from the cabin. Curiously, it was there, down in the gully beside the river, just off the Blue Gum Loop Trek, my mobile phone got a signal. Otherwise this holiday is off the grid. The cabin itself is well set up with music, DVDs, games, books, beds and a kitchen to prepare food. Heating was provided. Jen, who cleans and prepared the cabin fresh for each guest makes the best bed, layered with doonas and wool blankets tightly tucked under to cocoon against the cold. We mainly hung out with our coffee and soup on the wrap around verandah with chairs and sofas looking down on the grazing wallabies mornings and afternoons alongside the tennis court. A truly secluded getaway around 50 kilometres out of Dungog, most guests drive up the slightly battered bitumen road, dodging Kangaroos and plovers, to the end of the road - Salisbury Road. Ignore the online map. It doesn’t work off the grid. Look for No 3, Corker Row, just up a bit from the gate. We came down from Sydney by train and managed to get a local driver. Expect to pay $100 plus. After a bit of a mix up our hosts, kindly organised Jen to take us up and back. Dungog itself, a bit of a regional cultural hub, is worth a visit, hosting film festivals each year. Cafes line the streets and original deco shop fronts from the early 1900s are still in tact. The oldest Victorian style pub provides cheap and friendly accommodation with sweeping verandahs overlooking the township.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
A real getaway in the forest
An amazing location in the forest on the border of the National Park makes this a fantastic place to get away from it all. No phones, no internet, only very basic TV, no cars, no people. Just a collection of friendly birds and a few wandering pademelons to disturb the forest quiet. We stayed just after the NSW floods and had to delay one day to get through, but the cabin is easy to find and an easy drive from Sydney even in adverse conditions. The Cabin itself has a rustic feel, but is very well equipped and comfortable. The site has a total of 20 cabins, but we were alone for almost the whole 5 days we were there. The adjacent property has a few derelict buildings and equipment that gives a bit of an eerie, almost apocalyptic feel to the surrounding area and adds to the sense of isolation. We only did a few of the nearby walks, which were muddy and had some fallen trees from the recent rains, but the forest and river is gorgeous. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back again.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Quick getaway from the daily grind
We loved it here. The hosts have kept the place well maintained with everything you need for a few days away from it all (there is a TV and DVD player if you need some screen time). The kids loved feeding the birds, exploring in the bush and swimming in the river. We’ll be back for sure. Make sure you stop in at the microbrewery in Dungog on the way!

5/5 Excellent

Great spot for a relaxing weekend
We loved our stay in Barrington Tops and the property was great! Cate gave us lots of information which was very helpful! We didn’t have much luck with the weather but the rustic feel of the cabin in the forest made it very relaxing!