Did somebody say spa day? More specifically, did somebody say spa weekend? Now that travel has resumed across Queensland, and relaxation seems to be the word on everyone’s lips, it seems like the perfect time to start looking into weekend getaways, throwing a spa into the mix for good measure.
Not only do Queensland’s cottage escapes offer peace and quiet and a quaint kitchen, we’ve found some incredible cottages that have a spa bath up their sleeve, just in time for the winter months. So, if a getaway for you isn’t complete without some tantalizing bubbles and underwater jet streams, boy do we have the goods for you.
Spicers Hidden Vale
Sure, the winter months usually have us reaching for blankets and hoodies, opting to stay inside in the warmth. But what if your evening bath or shower had you looking into an enclosed greenery, the steam keeping you warm whilst your mind travels to a tropical rainforest? That was the dream and is certainly the effect at Spicers Hidden Vale—the spas in the cabins are lined with windows that look into a small enclosed greenery area, so you kind of feel like you’re outside. Magical.
Cedar Creek Lodges
If a mountain lodge stay is your idea of the ultimate weekend getaway, then look into the all inclusive Courtyard Spa Room at the Frog Lodge at Cedar Creek. With a two person triangular spa to soak for hours in, as well as the seclusion of the hillside location, a room at Cedar Creek Lodges will have you forgetting what stress is, and wishing you had a spa all the time.
Lake Weyba Cottage
How does a cosy spa cottage with peaceful lake views sound? Now, add in waking up to birdsong and the echo of ocean waves across the lake, and you might just have found paradise. Located in Peregian Beach, Lake Weyba Cottage comes complete with private hot tub, of course, as well as a beautiful view out to a private pond and gorgeous gums, so you can sip on some lake views alongside your beverage of choice when you sink into that hot tub of soaking serenity. Previous guests have reported visits from kangaroo friends—but you’ll be relieved to know the hot tub is for humans only.
Pethers Rainforest Retreat
With fireplaces, outdoor balconies and two person spas all surrounded by gorgeous subtropical rainforest, the boutique accomodations at Pethers are sure to get your wanderlust brewing. Sure, they’re called private treehouses, but that doesn’t mean you’re not getting the full luxe treatment of a true mountain lodge getaway. Besides, who hasn’t wanted to sleep in a treehouse?
Springbrook National Park
Mouses House Rainforest Retreat offers Gold Coast Hinterland surrounds with all the comforts of an inner city hotel, as well as indoor spas and outdoor hot tubs. Oh you want more with your stay? How about fireplaces, wifi (score) and the tranquil sounds of surrounding streams babbling by? We’ve already booked.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
Lamington National Park
O’Reilly’s is a natural destination for rainforest getaways, but their signature stays also include gorgeous spa baths that overlook the rainforest, offering an immersive and relaxing experience that will whisk you away from stress. Pair your spa time with a few rainforest and waterfall strolls and you’ll be feeling at peace in no time.
Glass On Glasshouse Luxury Cottage
Get back to nature at this adults only retreat in the mystical Glasshouse Mountains. The stars are yours for the viewing at this romantic cottage, located on a 20-acre property where you’ll find all sorts of wildlife, native birds, and even a beautiful pond. Your private cabin oasis comes complete with a spacious deck, and an indulgent freestanding spa where you can gaze at the mountains beyond—thanks to the huge windows, you’ll feel like you’re right in the centre of nature without having to leave the comforting waters of that blissful hot tub.
Ripples On The Creek
If you’re looking for a creekside luxury cabin getaway, then look no further. Just two hours south of Brisbane you’ll find Ripples On The Creek, which bosts romantic and well-appointed cabins located on a 100-acre working cattle property nestled near Grady’s Creek. Fern Hill is a little slice of one-bedroom heaven, complete with king-sized bed, rain shower, and what you came for—an outdoor spa bath. After you’ve indulged in your spa soak, you can enjoy drinks on your spacious deck with views of the creek, and hop right on back in that spa when that chilly night air sets in.
The Falls Montville
Montville is the perfect place for a spa weekend where you can spend all your time unwinding, or venture into the town to peruse the stores and have a bite to eat. For the perfect end-of-day relaxation, The Falls Montville offers up their stunning rainforest spa cottages, with a double spa and spa products, as well as a log fire, room service and fresh local produce for you to choose from. We suggest taking a week off, for self care.
If you’re digging some clean mountain air, picturesque hikes, breweries and some top-notch cheese factories (if you’re anything like us, the mention of cheese would have already sealed the deal by now), you’ll want to book a staycation at The Barn. Perched atop Tamborine Mountain’s cliff face, you can totally veg out with some appealing rainforest and coastal views to help get you into the zone. You’ll find an indoor fireplace and spa bath to keep you warm at all times of the day and night, and with the stunning vistas you’ll get to gaze at from the bathroom window, you may end up spending more time in the spa than out—but let’s face it, that’s what you’re here for, after all.
Noosa North Shore
If you’re looking for a larger space for a big group, this impressive house in Noosa’s North Shore is ideal. You can tick off all your holiday essentials with this accommodation’s high ceilings, tennis court, BBQ, pool and spa. It’s a modern, stylish, and luxe space fit for all your vacay needs. Relax and enjoy the view through the floor to ceiling windows in a spot nestled amongst the eucalyptus trees and surrounded by the sound of ocean waves.
Misty View Cottages
Exclusivity, privacy and luxury—what more could you want? Misty View Cottages, overlooking Lake Baroon in the gorgeous surrounds of Montville, have mastered the art of relaxation, so it’s no surprise there’s a spa in the mix. Spend your day in Montville or visiting local wineries, then unwind in the generous double spa and take in the mist as it rolls over the mountains.
In a hidden spot close to the beach and local restaurants and shops, you’ll find this Peregian Beach oasis perfect for big family getaways. The beautiful two-storey holiday house has everything you’ll need from a bubbling hot tub to a pool table. There’s also a cinema room, so say hello to your favourite movie on the big screen in the comfort of your PJs. Might we add that Noosa’s many beaches are mere minutes away–everything you need is seriously within arm’s reach.
Witches Falls Cottages
With every cottage equipped with it’s own spa, Witches Falls Cottages aren’t nearly as spooky as they sound. Perched on Tamborine Mountain, these cottages are quaint, peaceful and decked out with modern comforts, with spas that open directly into the lush surrounds. Even though it’s winter, we recommend running a warm spa bath and relaxing in the water until your fingers turn to prunes. It’s a spa day at its best.
If the name Hideaway Cottage doesn’t give you some idea of the seclusion and privacy of this Whispering Valley stay, then maybe the greenery on all sides will help. Nestled in the rainforest of Maleny, this mountain cottage is equipped with an indoor spa to keep you warm and comfortable while you take in the blissful surrounds.
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Image credit: Spicers Hidden Vale
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