The Buckland - Luxury Retreat:
Arriving at The Luxury Retreat, you will find yourself in a luxurious hideaway, given over to a staggeringly beautiful landscape within easy reach of the picturesque township of Bright, with the Alpine Valleys and Victoria 's High country on your doorstep.
Tellingly Australian in their architectural style - constructed of stone, corrugated iron and rusted metal - the Studios, along with the eponymous No. 5, sit comfortably in their natural surrounds. While in residence you feel encompassed by the natural environment; a discerning couple enjoying your stay in luxury and seclusion.
The Buckland is the perfect co-conspirator; when the cool climate wineries and gourmet regional fare of the valleys, or the rolling high plains of wildflowers and snow gums call, The Buckland is waiting with open arms. You can be whoever you want to be - with hiking, abseiling and rock climbing in the mountains, cycling the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail or the region’s world class mountain bike trails, scenic flights and hang-gliding, and four-wheel driving - you can play the adventurer to your heart’s content. The Buckland is only six kilometres off the Great Alpine Road, and scenic touring routes - to nearby Bright with Autumnal colours ablaze, and the historic gold-rush town of Beechworth - abound. Or simply stay put and remain anonymous; book a massage and rediscover the art of relaxation.
The Studios nestle into a native peppermint forest which though not enchanted, is where enchantment takes place. Watch the filtered light dance through the tree tops, and listen to the native birds call. There are views to the Mount Buffalo plateau: immense and mysterious, the mountain is a self-contained kingdom which the famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller once described as the ‘the Garden of the Gods.’
Since its inception, there has been no end to the accolades awarded to The Buckland as a luxury B&B accommodation experience. The Age recommended it as one of Australia’s ‘100 Best Weekends Away’. It has been placed on the ‘Hot List’ by the world-famous Conde Nast Traveller’s guide. AAAT tourism has rated the Studios 4.5 Stars, and No. 5 - a luxury one bedroom pod - as the only 5 Star accommodation in the Bright region.
When the dusk of evening settles, exit to your private deck to watch the sun sink behind the mountain, and pour your paramour a glass of wine; or take a deep bath, and in the winter, light the fire. In the morning there is the Buckland Breakfast Lounge - a place where you can forget formalities - there are no rules against relaxation here, and a full country breakfast is included with every night’s stay for an exemplary Bed and Breakfast experience. You are on sabbatical from from your familiar life - no lawns to mow, no bills to open; you feel an ease of living, and the peacefulness that is The Buckland. This is the place you can most be yourself. The Buckland truly is luxury accommodation you would wish to call home.