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Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

37 Tessman Rd, Ravensbourne, Queensland 4352 Australia
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#3 of 3 Speciality lodging in Ravensbourne
Cloudlake has two totally private self contained houses with wood fires, located on a small private lake. The Boathouse is a contemporary open plan house perfect for couples and Mother of Ducks is a traditional Queenslander just right for family or group get togethers. Our 65 acre organic, Land for Wildlife property of rainforest, orchards and vineyard is yours to explore and delight in
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37 Tessman Rd, Ravensbourne, Queensland 4352 Australia
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EllenFlorence wrote a review Jun 2021
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Our 3-night stay at the Boathouse was one of the loveliest getaways we’ve had. The property was beautiful and we spent our days wondering the gardens and walking tracks, enjoying picnics or lazing about in the hammock with a good book. The outdoor fire pit was wonderful for the evening and we kept warm inside with the fire place. The boathouse was clean and well equipped with all we needed for our stay and the kitchen was great for cooking. The bed was comfortable, but best of all was the view from the boathouse onto the lake and surrounding nature. We arrived a little early in the day but found our way to the boathouse easily and settled in. Rosemary, Richard and their dog Dijon were very friendly and accomodating and we appreciated the personal delivery of firewood each evening. The limited phone reception was no issue for us young folk either, in fact it allowed us to completely disconnect from the crazy world and just be. There was sufficient coverage toward the farmhouse which allowed us to check in with the outside world if needed! We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Adventureswithemj.com wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane, Australia312 contributions66 helpful votes
Cloudlake is a beautiful property in a stunning part of the country that is beginning to show its age. It has a well equipped kitchen and looked like an incredible place to stay. However, we were booked for 3 nights and left after 2 as the property is teeming with spiders and other creepy crawlies and we were on edge the entire time because of it. Whilst I could make this review very long I will summarise the issues we encountered to help you decide if this is the place for you: - No one greeted us on arrival and there was no pre arrival email with instructions to set us up for this, so we were a bit lost on arrival and didn’t know how to contact our hosts but found the keys in the door and let ourselves in - The bed was dirty with some kind of animal excrement on it - The place was full of cobwebs and spiders - we lost count of how many we saw and some were the size of my hand. Literally every corner, crevice and rafter had spiders in it. - There were several hairy caterpillars (itchy grubs) in the boathouse after the rain - The house didn’t seal properly (big gaps around doors/windows) so it was impossible to prevent spiders etc entering - There is no mobile phone reception and no way in the room to contact the hosts. We didn’t know if the hosts lived close by so couldn’t get in touch until we went into town the next day to get phone reception - Whilst Rosemary was kind enough to relocate a couple of spiders for us on the first morning, when I advised her we were leaving early due to the spiders etc she suggested that “screened houses would be more reassuring for me to stay in” like I was supposed to assume that this place would be 1.unscreened 2. teeming with spiders and that 3. our hosts would think this was somehow acceptable!?!?!? - Google advises this is a B&B with breakfast included, but there wasn’t even milk provided for coffees, so the price you are paying definitely doesn’t include breakfast - the bed is very firm I have attached a few pictures to show the issues I have mentioned.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rosemary Jones, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 4 weeks ago
We were very sorry that your stay in The Boathouse was such a disappointment and have been somewhat mystified about where the insects in the house when you were there came from. We always supply the houses with a lovely supply of firewood which we split and store in the woodbox outside. Sometimes guests help themselves to some stacks of firewood which are located nearby. Unfortunately, we often find hairy caterpillars and other wildlife in these woodstacks so I am thinking that this must be the source. Nevertheless, we really do want our guests to have a wonderful time here in our Land for Wildlife property in every way.
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Mary-Jo wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed in the boathouse in it's romantic, relaxed setting by the lake. We loved sipping wine while stargazing from the verandah in the evening. An early morning walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens and the coolness of the rainforest was rich with the sounds of different birds and lush trees and foliage. The amazingly coloured king parrots that came to sit with us at breakfast were almost tame. The hospitality offered by Richard and Rosemary ensured this was a honeymoon to remember.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mans58 wrote a review Apr 2019
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at Cloudlake and had such a relaxing time. If you are looking to switch off, take some deep breathes and simply enjoy the view then this will tick the boxes. Our cottage was clean and the bed comfortable. The kitchen was sufficient enough to prepare a decent meal and the deck was the spot for the wine and cheese. Richard and Rosemary have created some good walks on their land and their cottage garden was inspiring and such a pleasure to walk through. Highly recommend Cloudlake for that weekend retreat.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 7 May 2019
Sometimes it takes only a couple of days away and with nature to make a big difference to how you feel. Delighted to know that you enjoyed your Cloudlake escape and thanks so much for letting us know. Look forward to seeing you again Richard and Rosemary
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Rackll wrote a review May 2018
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed at the charming Mother of Ducks cottage. The little touches were perfect and the main bed was deliciously comfortable. It was the perfect place to while away the weekend and so nice to not have to get in the car to enjoy the beautiful landscaped grounds, pleasant countryside and towering rainforest all on the property. The lack of tv was a bonus as we cracked out the boardgames and read the paper. A very special place. We had 3 adults and two children in our party and it would have been a bit squishy with more.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Cloudlake, Owner at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Responded 8 May 2018
It turns out to be Mitch Miller??!! who originally sang the song and it was also very popular with the scouts!!. Thanks so much for coming to Cloudlake for the May Long Weekend and hoping you enjoyed a digital detox just for a couple of days. Nature and especially the duck watching on the lake can indeed be very relaxing and we are delighted that you found it so as well. Hope to see you again up here at Cloudlake, Ravensbourne, one of the High Country Hamlets.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Ravensbourne National Park (1.8 km) and Munro Tramway (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Cloudlake Mountain Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ravensbourne.
Are there any historical sites close to Cloudlake Mountain Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Munro Tramway (1.2 km).
Is Cloudlake Mountain Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.