Welcome to Bundanoon Lodge
This country style B&B is celebrated for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, large guest rooms and comfortable guest areas. I feel confident that your stay will be a relaxing and enjoyable experience and encourage you to explore the library, guest lounge and acre of garden. Please make yourself at home and if I can assist you with any aspect of your stay at Bundanoon Lodge, including restaurant and event bookings and activities around the Southern Highlands please let me know.
Owner and Host with Co-host Melly-Amelia
History of Bundanoon Lodge
Originally called Park Lodge, it ran as a guest house from 1932. At that time it was surrounded by farmland and a 9-hole golf course, it offered city families an escape to the countryside until it was converted into self-contained flats in 1943. In 1949 a fire caused by a faulty coke oven burnt out half of the property. The flats were rebuilt and continued to be let until 1959 after which Park Lodge returned to being a farm.
The guest suites and new extension were built around 2004. The purpose of the guest extension is a little hazy and little is known about the building’s use. In 2010 after the subdivision of the surrounding farmland and years of decline and neglect, the remaining land and house building was purchased by Graeme and Marie-Louise Corin. This enterprising couple put their time, money and energy into the Lodge to restore it to a successful B&B.
Bundanoon Lodge was purchased in October 2016 by Ruth Moncrieff.
Staying at the Lodge
The Bundanoon Lodge experience is designed to make you feel like you are staying in your own home. Take the time to walk around the building and explore the house; the library, guest lounge, verandas and garden. These areas are for you to enjoy anytime during your stay. During the colder months the Lodge is centrally heated. A wood burning fire will be lit in the guest lounge on request. To contact Ruth between 8:00am and 9:00pm it is best to call her mobile on 0409 233 999. Your Room key will not open the external doors of your room. Guests must access their rooms via the guest wing corridor. Guests will incur a $100 charge for a lost room key.
Early Check In
Guests often request an early check-in, usually when attending a wedding or other event. Please text Ruth on 0409 233 999 the evening before your arrival to ask if an early check-in is possible. Guests are welcome to leave their luggage at the Lodge and use the public bathroom to freshen up if an early check-in is not available
Early Check Out
Should you wish to leave the Lodge earlier than 08:00 am, please let Ruth know the evening before so she can arrange a continental breakfast for you.
Late Check In
If you intend to check-in after 09:00 pm please advise Ruth by text on 0409 233 999.
Late Check Out
Check-out is 10:00 am. However, should you wish to stay a little longer please ask about a later departure time.
Breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. Enjoy a choice of cereals, premium muesli, homemade bread, fresh and poached seasonal fruits, natural yoghurt and/or a full cooked breakfast that includes eggs (poached, scrambled or fried), bacon and tomato. Breakfast is served between 8:00am and 9:00am. An earlier or later breakfast can be arranged on request. Breakfast = $22 (per person) is included in your room rate unless otherwise specified. Friends are welcome to join you for breakfast. Please book in advance. If you don’t require breakfast please let Ruth know so she doesn’t wait for you.
Bundanoon is a tiny village but it does offer several eating options for an evening meal.
Internet and WIFI
Bundanoon Lodge is connected to the NBN network. Internet access is complimentary and WI-FI is available in all bedrooms and public areas of the property. WI-FI password: molly111
Mobile Phone Connection
Telstra has the best mobile connection in Bundanoon. If your provider is Telstra you can select the Telstra WI-FI phone calls option on your mobile phone around the Lodge as it uses the NBN network.
Audio and Television
There is access to a digital television DVD player and CD player in all rooms except the English Room. The English Room has a Smart TV that has music channels. Please help yourself to a selection of DVDs located in the guest lounge or CD’s located in the guest dining area.
Tea and Coffee
If you would like coffee or tea while using the common areas of the Lodge please help yourself to the facilities in the guest dining area. You will find English Breakfast tea and a variety of herbal teas. Hot chocolate, coffee, fresh seasonal fruit and biscuits are also available for your enjoyment. Milk is in the guest fridge.
Bundanoon Lodge is a non-smoking building. If you wish to smoke please do so outside. There is an ashtray on the table on the back deck beside the BBQ and another one under the Porte-cochère near the entry.
Please do not smoke on the veranda outside your room. The smoke sucks back into your room and into other guest rooms.
Linen Laundry and Ironing
Towels will be changed daily during your stay and bed linen will be changed every third day. Please ask Ruth about using the Lodge washing machine and hanging clothes on the line.
Please ask Ruth about using the Laurastar commercial steam iron located in the Lodge office.
There is a large selection of magazines and newspapers in the breakfast area. You may take any of these to your room if you wish. There is also a variety of books for you to enjoy in the Library. If you haven’t finished your paperback book from the library by the time you leave the Lodge, please take it with you.
Guests with Pets
Travellers with pets are welcome at the Lodge.
There is no charge for your pet if you book direct with the Lodge via this website or by phone.
If you book with an online travel agent (ie Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com etc) there is a charge of $20 per pet per night with a limit of TWO dogs per room. The Lodge only has a few pet friendly rooms and dogs in an unfamiliar environment can be disruptive to others so it is important to consult with Ruth in advance of your stay on 0409 233 999.
The English Room and the Tuscan Room are not pet friendly as they are carpeted and are kept pet free for people with allergies.
To maintain peace and harmony with Melly-Amelia the resident toy poodle as well as avoiding inconvenience to other guests, please:
do not leave your dog in your room on its own. They tend to bark, cry, whine and scratch the doors.
if your dog sleeps on the bed please ensure that you remove the top blanket and/or anything else that is not washed after each guest. Best to bring something from home to put on the bed if your dog sleeps on the bed and/or sheds hair.
keep your dog away from the main rooms in the house including the dining room and kitchen. Melly insists that it is her territory and doesn't like her home invaded. Additionally, male dogs fall in love with her and tend to mark the furniture as their own territory.
keep your dog on a leash out the front of the building and on the deck outside your room so he/she doesn't bother other guests. The backyard is fenced and you are welcome to let your dog off to run around as long as it is accompanied by you. Melly will probably join in the fun.
if your dog pees in your room or in the hall please clean up after them.
leave the dog tied up outside on the deck where it can see you or put it in your car while you are having breakfast in the dining room.
pick up after your dog in the front and backyard.
NOTE: Guests will be charged for any damage caused by their dog. This may include but not limited to: professional carpet or upholstery cleaning; repainting of scratched doors, repair of chewed furniture.
Continuing to offer pet friendly accommodation depends on your cooperation.
Heating, Air-conditioning and HRV Ventilation
During the winter months the Lodge is heated by gas central heating and rooms can be ‘topped up’ with extra heat by turning on the reverse cycle air-conditioner if required.
The Japanese, Swedish, NZ and Australiana Room are fitted with an HRV Core Ventilation Unit. Fresh, filtered air is brought in and old air is removed. You will see the circular unit on the ceiling. The HRV air system is set and cannot be changed from your room. If you are bothered by the sound of the air flow please ask Ruth to turn it off.
Please DO NOT climb on a chair and wind up the unit as this will compromise the motor.
The Japanese, Swedish, NZ and Australiana Room are equipped with individual air-conditioners for heating and cooling. The instruction booklet for your unit is in a drawer in your room. The English Room is operated from a central unit on the upper level. Please ask or text Ruth on 0409 233 999 if you find it too hot or too cold. The Tuscan Room is equipped with a heater only.
Guests are welcome to use the gas BBQ which is just outside the guest dining area on the west deck. There is no charge to use the BBQ provided it is cleaned after use. A $25 cleaning fee will be charged if the BBQ is not cleaned. Please ask Ruth to show you how to light it. Its tricky.
Relax and unwind with a facial or body treatment that will revive and rejuvenate. Appointments need to be made in advance as our massage therapist is highly sought after. Please text Ruth on 0409 233 999 to make an appointment. Health fund rebates are available for massage, reflexology and kinesiology.
For those who would like to indulge in some exercise there are fabulous walking and running areas all around Bundanoon. Firstly try the Jordan’s Crossing walk which is just across Elmsmore Road (2 mins). It takes you across the playing fields through the bush and around the Bundanoon Oval (20 mins). For walks further afield you can’t get better than Morton National Park (5 min drive). There is a map on the wall next to the kitchen. Feel free to photograph the map so you have it with you.