Fact—Orange is one of NSW’s best food and wine destinations. As well as scoring the top gong for the best bubbly in Australia this year, the Orange wine region is young, exciting, and made up of a stunning tableau of vineyards peppered around a dormant volcano. Throw in some seriously good restaurants, and you’ve got yourself a very delicious weekend adventure.
Of course, after all that wine sipping, you’re going to need a place to stay. So here we’ve wrapped up the best accommodation in Orange.
Nashdale Lane Wines Glamping Cabins
Snooze and stargaze alongside the vines? That’s 100% possible with Nashdale Lane’s beautiful glamping cabins. Built for two and only 10 minutes outside of town, you’ll have luxury at your fingertips while you cozy up on the 60-acre vineyard. Each cabin comes with a monsoon shower, kitchenette, BBQ, deck and outdoor lounge, wood fire, and a roomy four-poster queen bed. Plus, you’re a short stroll from one of the best cellar doors in the region. Book your stay here.
Coming Soon: Rosedale Farm
If you like your weekend away to feel like a luxurious retreat torn from the pages of vogueRosedale Farm is the one for you. Once the second home of famed Sydney stylist Steven Cordony and his partner Michael Booth, the pair will be opening up the property to the public in late 2022. Set on an organic, sustainable farm, Cordony’s breathtaking interiors are inspired by Italian country farms—think brick parquet flooring, wide fireplaces, and timber beams. This has been overlaid with plush furnishings, Frette linen, Santa Maria Novella amenities, air conditioning, and underfloor heating. Still to come in the renovation is a pool and gym, complete with Technogym equipment. Like we said—luxury. Rosedale Farm is due to open in October 2022. Book your stay here.
The White Place
For a proper country cottage vibe, look no further than The White Place. Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in the heart of town, there’s space for eight with four large bedrooms. Expect polished timber floors, ornate ceilings, fireplaces, and a leafy garden complete with an in-ground pool. Furnishings come via a local homewares and interiors boutique of the same name, and yes all of the art, vases, linen, lamps, ornaments, and more are available to purchase. Shopping and a stay—what a concept! Book your stay here.
Wilga Station Farmers Hutu
Nestled within the rolling green hills of a 260-acre working sheep station about 10 minutes outside of Bathurst and 40 minutes from Orange, the highlight of this farm stay is its stunning off-grid eco hut for two. As well as its eye-catching grass roof, The Farmer’s Hut at Wilga Station is packed out with luxury fittings and features, like a designer bathroom, Hunter Lab amenities, your own BBQ, king-size bed, and a complimentary hamper of local cheese and wine. And, we can confirm, this is one of the most magical spots to watch the sunset in all of NSW. Book your stay here.
Byng Street Hotel
Byng Street Hotel is a pretty juxtaposition of historical country homestead vibes and modern design. Located in the heart of town, the 1896 building features 22 stylish guest rooms and suites (with roomy bathtubs), and you can choose to stay in the contemporary designed modern wing or the historical style of the original heritage home. You’ll also enjoy a delicious two-course breakfast in the Yallungah Dining Room each morning, showcasing the amazing local produce. Book your stay here.
About 15 minutes outside of Orange, The Shed is a studio apartment for two built into a former sheerer’s shed on a stunning 70-acre property. There’s a fireplace and heated flooring for chilly winter evenings, a luxe bathroom set-up, a BBQ area, a kitchenette, and plenty of space to explore and unwind after a day on the vineyards. Book your stay here.
Now, check out our guide to the best wineries in Orange.
Image credit: Orange 360, Nashdale Lane, Rosedale Farm, The White Place, Sammy Preston, Byng Street Hotel, Airbnb
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