Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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Cradle Mountain Rd, via Sheffield, Tasmania

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is a warm, rustic retreat nestled high in the Tasmanian wilderness, a superb escape featuring cozy cabins, fine food and wine, and many activities.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is a unique wilderness retreat on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park. The awesome beauty of this region is an inspiration that will stay with you long after you leave.

The Lodge itself has an ambiance of warmth and security that welcomes you to every room. Perhaps it’s the glow of the open fires that keeps drawing you back or those quiet moments in the Guest’s Lounge, catching up on local lore and history. Then of course there’s the temptation of the Highland Restaurant and its walk-in Wine Cellar. Or perhaps the mood calls for a less formal meal in the Tavern Bar, a great place to share your adventures with new friends.

Lodge Features:

  • Reception – 7am – 10pm in summer and 7am – 8pm in winter
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • EFTPOS facility available (no cash-out available)
  • Foreign exchange and traveler’s cheques cashed
  • Daily activity program
  • Flora & fauna reference literature
  • Guest television and video (free video library at reception)
  • Pool table (seasonal) and darts
  • Complimentary board games (available from reception)
  • Sauna and therapeutic massage available
  • Car parking
  • Public phones
  • Babysitting (limited) – fee applies
  • Children’s dinner and supervised activities during Australian school holidays (subject to a number of children participating)
  • Guest laundry and ironing rooms
  • Porterage (if required) – charges apply
  • Cots available free of charge
  • Lodge General Store
  • Conference Centre. Maximum capacity 90 people, theatre style
  • Disabled facilities
  • Internet Kiosk

Highland Restaurant: Recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier dining experiences, featuring the very best of Tasmanian foods and wines. The Highland Restaurant is where you will enjoy the mountain buffet breakfast included in the accommodation tariff.

This restaurant is also open for morning tea and dinner (bookings are necessary for dinner). Picnic hamper service available by arrangement. Guests with special diets should advise reception before arrival.

Tavern Bar & Bistro: A rustic tavern atmosphere with roaring log fire. Bistro-style meals served for lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is also served.

Weindorfer Lounge: More like a private club lounge with deep leather armchairs and a crackling fire. Newspapers are available at the lounge, and board games are available at reception.

Guest Lounge Bar: A private, guest retreat, ideal for pre-dinner drinks or a late-night port.

Accommodation Information:

At Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, guest accommodations are dotted amongst tree-lined ranges and overlook grassy folds. Wallabies and wombats pausing between mouthfuls of button grass and possums posing gracefully as they criss-cross timber boardwalks are some of the magical sights that await as you make your way along the well-lit trails and boardwalks.

Wood-smoke curling from chimneys is often the first hint of contentment to be found at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Your private timber cabin is set discreetly in the wilderness and each cabin offers soothing natural views whether it be of the Lodge Lake, the Pencil Pine River, or the rolling hills and bushland expanse of Cradle Valley.

Inside your cabin, a log fire is one of the many appealing aspects you’ll find each is inviting, comfortable and rich with mountain character.

Room Features:

  • Log Fire with ample cut wood & kindling available
  • Table & Chairs, Coffee Table & Arm Chairs
  • Hairdryers
  • Electric Heater
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Toilet & Shower
  • Clock Radio & Alarm Clock
  • Refrigerator
  • Blankets
  • Pot Belly Fire
  • Private Shower / Toilet
  • Linen
  • Insect Screens
  • Stereo / CD player

King Billy Suite:
Representing the ultimate in accommodation, King Billy Suites are expansive featuring separate sleeping and living areas including a king-size bed and an oversized bathroom with two-person spa. The interior highlights a contemporary design scheme with premium appointments. Outdoors, a large deck area includes a private hot tub. Port and evening canapes are also provided to be enjoyed fireside each evening.

Additional in-room comforts include a CD player, minibar, complimentary gourmet coffee & tea with homemade cookies.

Spa Suites:
For those looking to enjoy extra indulgences Cradle Mountain Lodge’s Spa Suites are a natural choice. Guests are treated to a complimentary fire-side port and each evening a different selection of gourmet surprises arrives to delight your senses – a selection of canapes, perhaps chocolate fondue, or a cheese & fruit platter.

Cabins are styled with hand-made Tasmanian wood furnishings and feature king-sized beds piled with feather pillows and soft goose-down duvets. Of course, a log fire and a deep spa are part of the attraction.

Spa Suites also offer a range of additional in-room comforts, a mini-bar and complimentary gourmet coffee and tea station with signature Cradle Mountain Cookies are amongst some of the extra treats included in this style of cabin.

Enjoy music from your in-room CD or the silence of the bush. Each Spa Suite has a large private verandah with outdoor furniture and with views directed towards the surrounding wilderness, wildlife spotting in comfort is all a part of Cradle’s natural charm.

Spa Cabins:
Spa Cabins are located in a natural bush setting and are private and peaceful. Verandahs offer views through the treetops or directly into the surrounding Myrtle forest and given the proximity to the National Park, Cradle Mountain’s wildlife are regular visitors.

Inside, Spa Cabins are comfortable and well-appointed. Large sofa chairs sit before a log fire and a spacious bathroom, which includes a spa bath and separate shower, are some of the features.

Spa Cabins also offer additional amenities including an in-room CD Player and coffee and tea making facilities with a range of quality teas, plunger coffee, and hot chocolate. Spa Cabins are also available in a Family Cabin style with two separate bedrooms.

Pencil Pine Cabins: With close proximity to the Lodge, Pencil Pine Cabins offer commanding Lodge Lake and bushland views. Available in both regular and Family cabins, Pencil Pine Cabins are simple in style but comfortable with a queen-sized bed and Tasmanian wood furnishings.

Location Information:

The activities staff provide a range of guided activities on a daily basis which varies depending on weather and season. Charges apply to some activities. National park entry fees may also apply.

For guests of Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, it is not necessary to venture into the National Park to experience the best of Tasmania’s wilderness, as we have a host of great walks with spectacular scenery that leave directly from the Lodge grounds. These walks are suitable for a wide range of fitness levels and weather conditions.

When out walking, It is recommended that you do not wander off the tracks and that you wear sensible, comfortable shoes or sneakers. You should also take warm clothes and/or wet weather gear, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses with you, as the weather is unpredictable in this alpine region.

Complimentary Activities:

  • 20 different guided walking tracks around Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake, ranging from 20 minutes to 9 hours.
  • Ropes course
  • Native Animal Briefing & Slide Presentation
  • National Parks Visitor Information Centre

Area Features:

  • Guided Walks
  • Mountain Bike Hire
  • Tasmanian Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Native Animal Night Viewing Tour
  • Horse Riding (seasonal)
  • Tobogganing (winter only)
  • Snow Shuttle (winter only)
  • Fly Fishing Tuition (summer only)
  • Dove Lake Canoeing (summer only)

Waldheim Alpine Spa:

  • Massage Therapies
  • Rejuvenating Facial Treatments
  • Nourish Body Therapies
  • A Touch of Tasmania
  • The Sanctuary
  • Spa Menu

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