Eco friendly, our unique home is a mix of rich adobe style render and handcrafted logs. Set on 120 private acres, lookout over our large dam, rolling hills and mountain views to Mt Buller and beyond. Come warm by our wood fired stove!
Only 10 mins from Mansfield, Swiftcrest Lodge is located amidst 120 private acres of rolling hills and fragrant gums. Hidden away at the end of a country lane our gorgeous lodge blends traditional handcrafted log work with the latest in environmental building methods and materials. Adobe style rendered walls, terracotta tiled floors and cathedral ceilings exude a rich warm ambience. The property runs on stand alone solar power and is heated by a wood stove. Views of the mountains to the east include Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Timbertop. Watch the colours change as the sun sets on the rocks over the beautiful Escarpment. The well-equipped kitchen includes a gas cooker and dishwasher. The cosy living area is decorated in eclectic antique décor and has charming country views through all windows. There are two bedrooms - both with double beds, a separate toilet and bathroom with full size claw foot bath/shower.
The surrounding area offers many types of recreational opportunities - fly/trout fishing (our dam is a great place to practice your casting), hiking, rail trail, mountain biking, skiing, XC skiing, snow shoe-ing, etc. Many guests simply enjoy the peace and quiet and stunning scenery. Abundant with wildlife you can often see soaring eagles, kangaroos, wombats and echidnas.
Guests have access to all the facilities, we provide a PDF including directions, use of the lodge, activities and highlights of the surrounding areas. We like to surprise you with a small gift on arrival , yours to have during your stay or take home as a reminder. Could be a local wine or small bottle of gin and tonic, maybe some local produce.....who knows....
Interaction with guests
This is your private holiday, though you may wish to share your walks with our horse "Whiskey" our goat "Gidget" and the resident cows. Our local farmer may occasionally visit the paddocks to check on the livestock, please wave and say hello!
Other things to note
Swiftcrest is pet friendly, with well behaved dogs allowed inside. (If your dog is out of control, will eat the couch, scratch the windows or doors and generally wreck the place - accommodation is provided in the form of an outdoor pen and kennel.)
We love the unique property we have created and hope you will too. Our house rules are a mix of our own beliefs and common sense ...
This is a non-smoking property.
Please respect the wildlife.
Maximum of four guests.
No pets in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
Please wash and put all dishes away before leaving.
Clean the BBQ after use ....please, instant 5 star review if you clean the BBQ.
Wave and say hi to the neighbours.
I am a long time photographer/artist and short time log builder.
I love to travel for both work and pleasure.
Apart from my family (happily married - my lovely wife Carrie is pictured with me), I am devoted to great food and a good gin and tonic.