Need to know
Seven, including the separate Stonemason’s Cottage.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, 2pm. Guests arriving earlier can relax in the homestead until their room is free.
Double rooms from $640.21 (AU$836), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
If you love over-the-top seduction savour a bush bath. Located in a secluded corner of the 90-hectare grounds, with a view of hills and towering gum trees, it’s big enough for two. You’ll definitely want to take a bottle of bubbles with you.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, lounge with open fireplace, wine cellar. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Bose iPod dock, minibar, L’Occitane toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
The suites’ human monikers derive from the former owners of the property. The Kerry Packer Suite is only a mid-sized room, but it catches the afternoon sunshine and has a beautiful claw-foot bath. If you’re travelling with family, the Stephen King Suite (named after the homestead's founder, a pastoralist and entrepreneur, rather than the author) – with its light-bathed balcony – connects to the John Angas Suite. The wide window sills in this room are padded with cushions so that you can gaze out over the landscape. Plus, the king-size bed can be reconfigured into two large single beds.
Dive into the cool depths after a day of Barossa exploring, or stretch out on one of the loungers and read your book
To look the part, RM Williams boots and hats wouldn’t go astray – they’re practical, too. If you plan on checking out the wineries and having a picnic, pop your favourite waiters’ friend in your bag. There’s nothing worse than being caught out with a great bottle of red and no way of opening it.
Relaxing in-room massages and facials can be arranged, but book well in advance.
Sorry, no pets allowed. See more pet-friendly hotels in Barossa Valley.
Children older than 13 are most welcome in their own room.
The hotel draws 90 per cent of its food from the Barossa Valley or South Australia, recycles plastic and glass, and uses eco-friendly light bulbs.