14 Best Stanthorpe Cabins and Cottages: Luxury Accommodation Guide

February 9, 2024 | By

Are you looking for luxury Stanthorpe accommodation?

Outdoor spa baths overlooking rolling hills. Country cottages with mountain backdrops. Romantic retreats set amongst the wineries.

Stanthorpe has all of that – and more!

After spending a long weekend in the Granite Belt, I can confidently say that it’s the perfect winter escape.

But you’re not here to read about things to do in the area. You’re here to find the best Stanthorpe cabins, cottages and winery accommodation. And yes, you’re spoiled for choice!

This post will look at some of the most romantic, secluded, and unique places to stay in Stanthorpe (plus winery accommodation) for the perfect weekend getaway.

mountview wines in stanthorpe granite belt
Enjoying a weekend away in Stanthorpe

Where to Stay in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe forms part of the Granite Belt wine region, which is close to the NSW and Queensland border.

The tiny town of Ballandean is just a stone’s throw away from Stanthorpe. While the latter is more built-up and developed, Ballandean is the smaller of the two.

Before my trip, I had no clue where to stay: Stanthorpe or Ballandean.

But after exploring the area extensively, I can confirm that both are surrounded by wineries and gorgeous landscapes.

They’re only a 15-minute drive away from each other, so before deciding whether to stay in Stanthorpe or Ballandean, it’s best to look at what accommodation is available and decide from there.

Below, I’ve included cottages and cabins in Stanthorpe and Ballandean.

Overview of the best places to stay in Stanthorpe

Best accommodation with fireplaceSerenita Stanthorpe
Best Stanthorpe winery accommodationRidgemill Estate
Best cabin in StanthorpeR & R On The Ravine
Best cottage in BallandeanWisteria Cottage

Luxury accommodation in Stanthorpe

1. Serenità Stanthorpe: The best place to stay in Stanthorpe for couples

Luxury Stanthorpe Accommodation
Serenita is one of the few adults-only luxury accommodation in Stanthorpe
  • Location: 6-minute drive from Stanthorpe
  • Best for: Couples seeking a luxury glamping experience
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of the Severn River (and the outdoor bathtub)

Nestled in Severnlea, just a few minutes’ drive from Stanthorpe, lies Serenità Stanthorpe. This scenic escape is ideal for couples wanting to camp in style. The airy glamping tents offer modern comforts and luxurious furnishings, including gorgeous wingback chairs.

After arriving, enjoy the charcuterie board on your private deck while admiring the stunning river views. If you’re feeling chilly, cosy up with a glass of red at the indoor wood fireplace, or take in the secluded setting at the outdoor firepit.

Once you’ve settled in, delight your senses with a relaxing in-room massage or take a soak in the large outdoor bath.

Yes, you read that correctly! There’s a massive outdoor bathtub.

The outdoor deck also features a BBQ area so you can showcase your culinary skills while your partners watches on from the hot tub!

Things to consider

Serenita Stanthorpe is strictly adults only. No children under 18 are allowed so keep that in mind before you booking here.

Check availability and read reviews.

2. Ridgemill Estate: Best Stanthorpe winery accommodation

  • Location: On Ridgemill Estate winery
  • Best for: Couples or groups looking for winery accommodation in Granite Belt
  • Highlights: Cheese boards with vineyard views

Crackling fireplaces. Cosy cottages. Copious amounts of red wine.

If you’re looking for winery accommodation in Stanthorpe, Ridgemill Estate is an excellent option. It’s set on a beautiful vineyard with views of the vines from the front terrace.

The modern cabins are beautifully presented and come complete with a kitchenette. You’ll be given supplies to prepare your own breakfast and cheese platters are available on request.

If you’re travelling in a group, they also have a 3-bedroom cottage available.

Need more convincing? Ridgemill Estate is one of the best wineries in the Granite Belt, so you won’t need to go too far to stock up on more wine.

Things to consider

Ridgemill Estate vineyard accommodation is a fantastic option if you want to stay on a winery. But some of the other places on this Stanthorpe accommodation guide have more character with a luxurious touch (if that’s what you’re after).

Read reviews and check availability here.

3. Wisteria Cottage: Best cottage in Ballandean

cabins in Stanthorpe
Wisteria Cottages offer a secluded escape close to Girraween National park
  • Location: 5-minute drive from Girraween National Park
  • Best for: A romantic trip for two
  • Highlights: Quiet and secluded setting

If you’re looking for a remote escape, staying at Wisteria Cottages offers privacy in a calming environment. It’s located at the base of a forested hillside with awe-inspiring views of the Wyberba Valley.

For more animal sightings, beautiful blooms, and stunning landscapes, Girraween National Park is only a short 4-minute drive away.

The timber cottages feature cypress pine flooring and exposed beams, which adds to the cosy cottage vibe. There’s also a beautiful indoor fireplace, and the hosts kindly provide a delicious breakfast hamper for guests to enjoy.

There is the option of one or two-bedroom chalets, so it’s also ideal for a small family or group of friends.

Things to consider

Wisteria Cottage is the most secluded of all the luxury accommodation in the Granite Belt. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, you’ll love it. But if you’re hoping to get closer to town and meet people, you may want to stay elsewhere.

Check availability and read reviews.

4. R & R On The Ravine: Best Stanthorpe cabin

sun setting in the distance
I don’t think you can beat these views from R & R On The Ravine
  • Location: Set in the bushland, just a 7-minute drive from Stanthorpe town centre
  • Best for: Honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway
  • Highlights: Watching the sunset

View, views and more views!

If you’re seeking solitude and rejuvenation with a well-deserved getaway, then R & R On The Ravine is for you.

This is one of the best cabins in Stanthorpe and boasts more than just a remote setting. There are two accommodation options on the property, both offering a homely vibe. They’re fully equipped with homey comforts, including a log fireplace and hamper filled with delicious local produce.

Enjoy a walk along the summit track for wildlife sightings, and keep an eye out for wallabies, rabbits, kangaroos, and more. Take a break by the rockpools and dip your toes in the clear waters, or listen to the sound of chirping birds and croaking frogs at the resting pond.

A stay at R & R On The ravine will leave your soul feeling revitalised. If you’re looking for a cabin in Stanthorpe, that’s remote and romantic, this is one of my top picks.

Things to consider

I can’t fault this place! It may not have the same level of luxurious furnishings as some of the other cabins in Stanthorpe, but the peaceful surroundings are a win in my eyes.

Check availability and read reviews.

5. Briar Rose Cottages

A white house surrounded by trees
Briar Rose Cottages are situated close to Stanthorpe
  • Location: 15-minute walk from the town centre
  • Best for: Couples, families, and small groups of friends
  • Highlights: Stylish, homely cottage with scenic views

Unwind at the charming Briar Rose Cottages set in the heart of Stanthorpe. The cottages are cute-as-a-button, and the host goes the extra mile to make you feel at home.

If you’re looking for Stanthorpe accommodation with fireplaces, each of the three cottages makes an excellent option. There’s plenty of wood to keep you snug during your stay, and the private deck is a great spot to relax and marvel at the beautiful mountain views.

In addition to the immaculately clean and comfy accommodation, there is plenty to keep you occupied. You can break a sweat with a morning hike, stroll the scenic gardens, or cycle in the area.

Things to consider

Besides the one bedroom cottage, Briar Rose Cottages also has a 3 bedroom house so it’s perfect for bigger groups.

Check availability and read reviews.

6. Granite Belt Retreat: Where to stay in Stanthorpe for families

Granite Belt Brewery is one of the best places to stay in Stanthorpe
Granite Belt Retreat is one of the best places to stay in Stanthorpe
  • Location: 5-minute drive from Stanthorpe
  • Best for: Couples, families, and craft beer lovers
  • Highlights: Cosy cabins in a scenic setting with a microbrewery

Granite Belt Retreat is undoubtedly a top contender for those hoping to stay in a Stanthorpe luxury accommodation. With 30 acres of natural bushland and a microbrewery on-site, it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy a stress-free, relaxing vacation.

Here you can spend quality time with friends, family, and even your beloved pet. The cabins are scattered around the premises, so you won’t feel like you’re on top of each other. But if you’re planning a trip with others, the secluded Hidden House comfortably accommodates up to 10 individuals.

Kickstart your day with tasty delights from the breakfast basket, like homemade muesli, freshly baked bread, and local fruit. If you’re feeling peckish in the afternoon or evening, pop into the on-site restaurant for a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beer or glass of wine.

After a day of exploring, snuggle up by the log fireplace or watch the sunset from your private veranda.

Things to consider

The internet reception isn’t great at times, but all the more reason to unplug and appreciate nature.

Check availability and read reviews.

7. Cypress Ridge Cottages: Best Stanthorpe Cottage on a budget

The inside of a cabin in Ballandean with a fireplace
Cypress Ridge Cottages offers a cosy escape close to the best wineries in Ballandean
  • Location: Short walk from the best wineries in Ballandean
  • Best for: Couples, families, and pet parents who want privacy and comfort
  • Highlights: Family-run accommodation in a peaceful country setting

Are you searching for the the best Ballandean accommodation? Cypress Ridge Cottages offers excellent value for money without skimping on the features that add character.

The self-contained cabins are nestled on the outskirts of Ballandean on a quaint garlic farm. The location couldn’t be better as you’re only a short walk from two of my favourite wineries; Hidden Creek Winery and Symphony Wines.

Featuring indoor fireplaces and private verandas, this family-run establishment makes you feel at home, with cosy room décor and even soft reclining chairs. There’s a large verandah where you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch as the animals graze in the distance.

Cypress Ridge Cottages provides the ideal setting to escape from the busyness of everyday life with all the necessary comforts for a spectacular stay.

Things to consider

If you’re a foodie, be sure to try some of the delicious garlic products available. For drinks, you’ll come across some of the best wineries nearby, so you can enjoy a tasting experience or two.

Check availability and read reviews.

8. Just Red Wines Cabins: Winery accommodation in Stanthorpe

Just Red Wines Cabins accommodation in Ballandean
Vines on your doorstep at Just Red Wines Cabins in Ballandean
  • Location: On a winery in Ballandean
  • Best for: Couples and red wine lovers
  • Highlights: Quaint country cottages with beautiful vineyard views

Just Red Wines Cabins is one of my top picks if you’re looking for Granite Belt accommodation with vineyard views. If the name didn’t give it away, the cabin is found in a boutique winery specialising in red wine.

The modern two-bedroom cabins boast simple décor with neutral tones and all the necessary comforts for a relaxing vacation, including an indoor wood fireplace.

Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the veranda while admiring views of the vines, native bush, and granite boulders.

You’ll spot resident kangaroos, birds, and even goats passing by. There is also a walking track nearby.

Things to consider

This Ballandean winery accommodation offers enough room for four people. If you’re travelling with your partner, you may not need the additional space. Oh, and there’s no Wi-Fi (but all the more reason to pause those notifications and enjoy your stress-free vacation.)

Check availability and read reviews.

9. Alure Stanthorpe

Granite Belt luxury accommodation
Alure Stanthorpe is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Stanthorpe
  • Location: Set in Mount Tully
  • Best for: Honeymooners and couples who love food and wine with a view
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of rolling farmland

Your intimate couples getaway awaits at this Granite Belt luxury accommodation, Alure Stanthorpe. The 5-star glamping tents and villas adorn contemporary furnishings and expansive windows so you can admire the natural beauty around you.

Picture this; you’re unwinding on the terrace in a private hot tub with sweeping farmland views, gazing at a sky filled with twinkling stars and candles lit beside you and your loved one. This is just a taste of the magical moments you can have at the hotel.

From indulging in a carefully prepared gourmet breakfast to freshening up in a fluffy bathrobe with L’Occitane luxury toiletries, your needs will undoubtedly be taken care of.

Things to consider

Award-winning restaurants and wineries surround Alure Stanthorpe, so plan a few visits for unforgettable food experiences.

10. Creek Cottages & Sundown View Suites

Ballandean winery Accommodation
Accommodation Creek Cottages & Sundown View Suites offer some of the best accommodation in Ballandean
  • Location: Close to Ballandean Estate Wines
  • Best for: Couples and small groups looking for a relaxed environment
  • Highlights: Cosy cabin in Stanthorpe

Calling all wine lovers, this lovely 4-star accommodation in Stanthorpe offers a delightful stay with award-winning wineries just a few steps away.

At Creek Cottages & Sundown View Suites, you’ll be surrounded by ancient gum trees with stunning views of the dam. You can also spot the blue peaks of Girraween and Sundown National Parks.

The gorgeous wooden cottages are bursting with character, from the cosy open-plan living area to the light and airy bedrooms.

If you’re visiting during winter, snuggle up in the comfy armchair while the wood fireplace heats up. Summertime calls for a picnic in the gardens or stargazing in your private verandah.

Whether you’re planning to spend your days wandering around wine cellars or enjoying the peaceful atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here!

Things to consider

There are five cottages and suites to choose from, but they’re spaced out over the massive property, so you never feel too close to the other guests.

Check availability and read reviews.

11. Diamondvale Cottages Stanthorpe

Modern house with a fireplace burning
I love the interior design at Diamondvale Cottages in Stanthorpe
  • Location: Close to Stanthorpe
  • Best for: Couples getaways, and special occasions
  • Highlights: Tastefully decorated cottage in a tranquil setting

With bright, airy spaces and soft-toned furnishings, Diamondvale Cottages in Stanthorpe provides a cosy environment to relax and appreciate the serenity of your surroundings.

The cottages are perched on the banks of the Quart Pot Creek, so you’ll see heaps of wildlife and wake up to the sweet melodies of birds during your visit.

The cottages feature several thoughtful touches including indoor fireplaces and modern designs, and you can choose a few add-ons for an extra memorable stay.

Enjoy a picnic for two in a picturesque setting, wine tours, indulge in a delicious grazing platter with local produce, and more.

If you’re planning a trip with friends, the Pioneer Hut is a superb spot for a sunset barbeque, a birthday celebration, or a few evening drinks.

Things to consider

Some of the properties at Diamondvale Cottages are closer than others. But the incredible hospitality of the owners makes up for this.

Check availability and read reviews.

12. Bella Vista Stanthorpe: Where to stay in Stanthorpe with friends

a 2 bedroom cabin in Stanthorpe
Bella Vista is a 2 bedroom cottage, ideal for 4 people
  • Location: 10-minute walk to Stanthorpe town centre
  • Best for: 4 people as it’s a 2 bedroom house
  • Highlights: Outdoor fire pit

Bella Vista Stanthorpe is another hidden gem offering secluded accommodation that overlooks a small creek. The cute cottage boasts several modern comforts for a spectacular experience and accommodates up to 4 people..

The cottage oozes luxury and thoughtfulness in every detail – even a heated toilet seat and the showers made of natural stone.

You can spend time soaking in your hot tub with a complimentary bottle of wine (on your private balcony, by the way). Or enjoy a cup of herbal tea and snuggle up by the fireplace.

To top it off, there’s an outdoor firepit which is the perfect place to have a few drinks at the end of the day.

Things to consider

If you’re travelling with your partner only, and not in a group, the price is a bit higher than other Stanthorpe accommodation.

Check availability and read reviews.

13. Honeysuckle Cottages

a cabin in the woods
Honeysuckle Cottages is located north of Stanthorpe but there’s plenty to do and see close by
  • Location: 3-minute drive from the town centre
  • Best for: Couples and small groups
  • Highlights: Cosy cottage in native bushland near the town centre

Hidden amongst the trees in a thick, rocky mountain setting, Honeysuckle Cottages offers a wonderful experience with beautiful views of granite rocks and fragrant flowers.

The cottages have striking designs with federation-era décor and vibrant pops of colour throughout the space, providing a stylish setting for a luxurious Stanthorpe weekend away.

It’s the perfect escape for couples, friends or families, as the property boasts three cottages, one of which is a two-bedroom. Start your day with a treat from the complimentary breakfast basket. It’s generously packed, overflowing with yummy local fresh produce.

And if you’re wondering about heating? Honeysuckle Cottages is yet another option for Stanthorpe accommodation with a fireplace.

Things to consider

Honeysuckle Cottages are located 3km north of Stanthorpe. While it’s further from the wineries near Ballandean, it’s close enough to Stanthorpe, with several main attractions nearby.

Check availability and read reviews.

14. 31 The Rocks

A cosy cabin in Stanthorpe
31 The Rocks is perfectly located close to Stanthorpe
  • Location: Set on 10 acres of natural bushland
  • Best for: Couples and small groups who want a luxury Stanthorpe accommodation
  • Highlights: Peaceful setting with stunning views near

If you’re on the hunt for Stanthorpe cabin accommodation, 31 The Rocks offers stylish villas for a relaxing getaway. Whether you’re seeking cosy accommodation for two or planning to share a villa with friends or family, you’re sure to have a blissful stay here.

All cabins are surrounded by acres of bushland with breathtaking views of the Broadwater Valley. Reconnect with nature and take a stroll along one of the two walking tracks that wind through the bush. You might also spot a few kangaroos or wallabies.

The open-plan living areas lead to a large outdoor balcony and BBQ area, making it an ideal place to come home to after a busy day exploring.

But the indoor fireplace has to be the highlight (during winter, of course). It’s hard to fault this place – it ticks all the boxes and is one of the best places to stay in Stanthorpe.

Things to consider

These secluded cabins feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but it’s just a 5-minute drive to Stanthorpe town centre. So you can enjoy the tranquil setting with the convenience of the town right nearby.

Check availability and read reviews.

Relax at the best Stanthorpe accommodation

Granite Belt wineries tasting
Tasting Strangebird wines at Summit Hills Estate in Stanthorpe

So there you have it – 14 amazing cabins in Stanthorpe (plus luxury accommodation).

At first I was reluctant to spend the money on something truly magical – you know, fireplaces and privacy – but I’m so glad I did,

After spending the day wine tasting or hiking in Girraween National Park, having a cosy cabin to come home to was the absolute best!

If you’re celebrating a social occasion, I highly recommend Serenità Stanthorpe (but remember, no kids allowed). If it’s a secluded escape you’re after, you can’t go wrong at Wisteria Cottages close to Ballandean. And for the best Stanthorpe wineries accommodation, Ridgemill Estate is your go-to!

Are you planning your trip to Granite Belt and looking for luxury Stanthorpe accommodation? Hit me up with any questions in the comments section below.

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