Ensconced on the edge of Western Australia’s tall timber country, Forest Rise Eco Retreat offers a romantic getaway in thriving woodland surrounds. According to this Margaret River accommodation, “seclusion and privacy are the key words that describe Forest Rise”. Such exclusivity, which is sprawled across 240 acres of private land, contains treats such as spas with heavenly views and gourmet food.
Situated between Margaret River, Yallingup and Brusselton, Forest Rise Eco Retreat is also blessed with arguably the country’s finest wineries and beaches, should you decide to leave the property. A number of luxury, north facing chalets, each with plenary forest seclusion and their own verandah await.
Each chalet, which blends seamlessly with the forest environment, contains candle-lit spas with glass ceilings, and bathroom music speakers for added ambience. There’s also aromatherapy soaps in each chalet, along with a log fire for winter romance, an outdoor bush shower for summer soaking and the option of having gourmet meals prepared in your chalet.
If you’re keen to explore the grounds, there’s mountain bikes at this Margaret River accommodation for hire, as well as a self-guided walking trail that’ll take you past numerous native flora and fauna. There’s even a jetty situated around the ground’s natural lake, complete with an outdoor setting geared for some languid lakeside lounging.
This ecotourism accredited retreat also hosts a thunderingly handsome homestead. Designed for families, small groups or simply expansive living, the homestead is built from timber and rammed earth which incorporates a capacious open lounge, dining area, two master bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s also a gourmet stone kitchen, heated spa, swimming pool, internet and seclusion that matches that of the petite chalets.
Added on-site indulgences include a breakfast menu, gourmet hampers, massage and spa treatments, and half-day winery tours catered for by Gannaways/Milesaway Tours or Bushtucker Tours. Although with luxury and privacy high on the agenda at this woodland Margaret River accommodation, it’s likely you’ll want to stay in for the night, and the next day, and the day after that.
For more information on Forest Rise Eco Retreat, take a look at their website.