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Blue Cliffs Retreat

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated

Overview of Blue Cliffs Retreat

Blue Cliffs Retreat

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Kitchen
239 Hepburn Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat, VIC, 3461

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLavandula Swiss Italian Farm2 min drive
  • Popular LocationLaurie Sullivan Reserve3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHepburn Bathhouse & Spa5 min drive

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About this area

Shepherds Flat

Located in Shepherds Flat, Blue Cliffs Retreat is in the historical district and near the airport. Hepburn Springs Golf Course and Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hepburn Regional Park and Jim Crow Creek Streamside Reserve. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby sailing, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm - 2 min drive
  • Laurie Sullivan Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Hepburn Springs Golf Course - 5 min drive
  • Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa - 5 min drive
  • Mt Franklin - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Daylesford Station - 10 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 80 min drive


  • The Argus Dining Room - 5 min drive
  • Blue Bean Love Cafe - 5 min drive
  • The Surly Goat - 5 min drive
  • Frank and Connie's Kitchen - 5 min drive
  • The Grande Hotel - 5 min drive

About this property

Blue Cliffs Retreat

Adults-only bed & breakfast with 5 spa tubs and free breakfast
This bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, a sauna and a rooftop terrace. Free breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, massage/treatment rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool are on-site. All 7 soundproofed rooms feature pillowtop beds and iPod docks. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include kitchens with fridges and hobs.
Blue Cliffs Retreat offers 7 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star bed & breakfast has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer.

5 hot tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna.

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

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour pool access
  • 5 hot tubs
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Steam room


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (170 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Fireplace
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

We should mention

24-hour pool access
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Blue Cliffs Retreat Elevated Plains
Blue Cliffs Retreat House Elevated Plains
Blue Cliffs Retreat B&B Elevated Plains
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Blue Cliffs Retreat B&B Shepherds Flat
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Due to issue with booking platform, the breakfast daily on our booking did not eventuate. Paul was kind enough to provide us with a food voucher for a local eatery which we really appreciated. The location is on a property with a one way road which made us rather nervous, however we had no issues getting to the property. The room/villa itself was beautiful, with an inside spa and sauna. My main hole to pick was that we had food in the cupboard from a previous guest left behind which had attracted ants. Also the seating was all very low and comfy, so great while you are on it but harder to get out of! Thank you Paul, we had an overall great time.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely private natural setting. Loved relaxing in front of the wood burning fire . I would highly recommend Tracy’s mobile massage service for a perfect revitalising weekend.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What you see is not what you get. Dirty......
We were very disappointed. A total let down, the place is nothing like the picture. It was dirty and unhygienic, rang the manager, and they said that they would send some one to clean, we did not accept because the cleaning that needed to be done would have taken many hours, sent him photos and he apologised. We told him that we were not staying due to the condition. After 2 hrs drive, and a couple of months of looking forward to this couple of days on the weekend that was meant to be special, it was huge disappointment. The road down to the room is a dirt track, we came in a sports car, and the exhaust got slightly damaged. They should have advised that you need suitable vehicle. We ended up staying in a small motel in town that was very clean and hospitable. The manager even though we did not stay and he had the proof of the condition of the place, would not refund. Absolute theft. False advertising, must be a photo from when the place first started. I feel for anyone else who have been treated the same, or those who may have booked for future stay, they will be very disappointed and let down. This should not be allowed.........
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet Setting
The room was absolutely perfect! The bed was super comfortable and the spa bath was a great feature. My partner and I really enjoyed the property which was very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed attempting to row out to the middle of the lake on the boat. We even saw wildlife in the morning around the property! My car didn't enjoy the driveway too much as it's a little rocky bit we just took it slow, next time we will take the 4x4! Very close to town which is just a short drive. Close to everything but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet!

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A little slice of luxury
Amazing accommodation beautifully presented rooms with everything you need for a luxuriously relaxing stat