All The Best Accommodation In Clare Valley To Book In 2023

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
3rd Apr 2023

Clare Valley—an idyllic, unadulterated quiet corner of the world that’s less than a two hour’s drive from Adelaide, meaning you can sneak away for a cheeky escape or hop in a hire car and head straight from the airport to this luscious piece of paradise.

Enjoy an endless slew of incredible wineries, taste some of the glorious local produce and get to know the friendly locals ready to share with you the beauty of their region—it’s all here.

To help you get planning your next magical holiday, we’ve found some of the best stays that we know you’re bound to love.

Read on for the best accomodation in Clare Valley, South Australia.

Cook Cottage

This character-filled stone cottage right on the Riesling Trail oozes charm and warmth filled with stained glass, antique furniture, high ceilings and endless thoughtful touches that will make you never want to leave. You’ll awake to the sounds of the resident Kookaburras reminding you that you are truly immersed in the simplicity of nature whilst still being super central to all the best places around town to visit.

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Clare Valley Tiny House

Imagine soaking in your very own private outdoor tub overlooking the glorious colours of sunset in the distance of the endless rolling fields of bushland that surround you. This tiny house makes all of your luxurious dreams come true, with a firepit to sit around and watch the uninterrupted stars and all the cosy chic amenities you could need for the absolute perfect stay overlooking nature from every angle of the home.

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Roscrow Bed And Breakfast

If you’re looking for accommodation with a twist, it doesn’t get much cooler than this unique decommissioned chapel that now runs as a beautiful spacious heritage retreat. With two heritage-style bedrooms and sweeping high ceilings throughout the living areas as well as a big spa bath and perfectly manicured grounds, this B&B just 300 meters from the town center is great for exploring the city on foot and taking part in a little piece of Clare Valley’s charming past. 

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The Mill Apartments

Sitting against a rambling creek bed that you may be lucky enough to hear trickling from your bedroom window, these six luxury self-contained apartments offer a relaxing retreat just a quick stroll away from some of the best restaurants, bars and local stores that you can pick up supplies from, or pick up a few cute gifts or mementos of your trip from. At the end of the day, you can sit by the fireplace, or soak in your free standing tub—what could be better?

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The Nest At The Magpie And Stump Hotel

The Magpie and Stump is an absolutely iconic institution around Clare Valley and for good reason. As the town’s oldest pub, this recently renovated hotel provides modern day furnishings whilst still keeping the authentic Aussie roots of the beloved 1851 character building. The best part? You can hop downstairs for a glass of wine, a pint or just great classic pub-style meal any time of the day without having to ever leave ‘home’. What a win.

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Yarrabee Retreat

This cosy, modern newly renovated space surrounded in gum trees and abundant wildlife is ideal for those travellers who want to be right in the heart of it all to explore the best that Clare Valley has to offer,  just a leisurely five minute walk from the Reisling Trail. Clean, minimalist and well-stocked, this retreat has everything you could need as well as a calming pot belly to snuggle close to in Winter and a great outdoor entertaining area complete with grill to enjoy in the warmer months too. 

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Bungaree Station

Offering over 180 years of history, this iconic renovated heritage property sits on 7000 acres of active farming property, with self-contained cottages with all the facilities you would ever need. Wander the station complex, soak in the peace of the wide open spaces, do some laps in the swimming pool or simply relax around the fire with some locally sourced wine - there’s so much to do for those who love to explore with wineries and many restaurants also just a short drive away too.

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Luxury B&B Clare Valley

This two-bedroom upscale bed and breakfast puts many of the best wineries in the region right at your doorstep so that you can make the most of your escape and have a stylish base to return to at the end of the day. Perched in peaceful bushland with sleek modern interiors and plenty of rustic touches, this property will truly feel like your comfy home and away from home.

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Clare Valley Cottage In The Vines

Set in the spectacular vineyards of Clare Valley, this tranquil three-bedroom retreat perfect for couples or families is perched on 1.5 acres of stunning greenery where you’ll be able to fully unwind and recharge away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a vino or two out on your private shaded verandah complete with BBQ and plenty of seating to entertain the whole gang, or take some time to read a book in your own private deep soaking tub that outlooks the gorgeous vines.

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CABN Sadie

Another ridiculously tranquil tiny house situated by endless bushland is the personification of eco-friendly accommodation luxury. This brilliantly-designed brand new cabin is completely off-grid and 100% self-sustainable curated for maximum comfort with a minimal footprint. In the cooler months, there’s both an indoor wood burning fireplace and an outdoor fire pit, and for the balmy days there’s plenty of outdoor seating complete with expansive vineyard views and a Weber so that you can cook out in the open. You’ll love the serenity of this special space. 

Book here. 

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