Is there anything more romantic than spending a weekend tucked away with bae, on a mountain snuggled up in front of a fire place sipping on a glass of red while it's freezing outside? We think not! If that's the only reason we love winter, it's reason enough. Get planning, we found the five most romantic cabins and mountain lodges for you, right at our doorstep.
Cedar Creek Lodges
It's only a 40 minute drive from Surfers Paradise but will feel like you've entered a whole new world. Welcome to stunning Tamborine Mountain. Cedar Creek Lodges provide you with a full range of options including cabins for that perfect, romantic getaway, situated on the beautiful and private Cedar Creek. The adjacent Thunderbird Park also offers horseback riding for the more adventurous romantics among you. Pretty sure you won't wanna leave.
Binna Burra Mountain Lodges
Binna Burra is an authentic heritage listed lodge offering a genuine Australian experience in nature. Just imagine, the lodge has been welcoming guests since the early 1930s, and still retains its original charm and character. They've also been listed in the top 10 eco lodges and green hotels in the world with its unique isolation. If you're after the perfect escape from everyday life and a chance to get back to basics and interact with nature, Binna Burra Mountain Lodges is your best bet.
Witches Falls Cottages
Total privacy is the motto at Witches Falls Cottages. Sip on a glass of wine in your private courtyard garden, relax in front of your cosy fireplace (operated seasonally), put your feet up, watch a movie or just reconnect with that special someone. Your breakfast is even delivered to your door including fresh homemade bread so you literally won't have to leave your room at all while you're there.
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat
The Mouses House Retreat is a hidden gem located along Springbrook Road and within an hour of arriving you will feel any stress disappear, replaced with peace, tranquillity and a feeling of being at one with nature. They have thirteen chalets to choose from, all nestled throughout the World Heritage Listed National Park. All suites feature a triangle massaging spa bath for two people with views into the rainforest. It doesn't get much more romantic than that.
Mountain Edge Studios
Another romantic Tamborine Mountain retreat is Mountain Edge with their luxurious cabins and cottages perfect for a getaway with your lover. Boasting sweeping views of the ocean and city, the cottages and cabins are truly an escape with a difference. You can also arrange massage therapies in the privacy of your own room. If you do feel like a little adventure, go for a hike on one of many walking trails scattered around the mountain.
Words by Louisa von Ingelheim