Stone fireplaces, idyllic country vistas, first-class comforts and welcoming hosts - this is a lodge in the true sense of the word 90 minutes south-west of Brisbane. While you can indulge in as much or as little as you like, (be it exploring the Scenic Rim?s stunning natural attractions by foot or bike, a hit of tennis, a relaxing massage or swim), one activity rates above all others - dining. From sun up to sun set, the delicious food keeps coming. Breakfast is a choice of continental buffet or a la carte menu featuring savoury and sweet favourites like French brioche with grilled asparagus, shaved ham and poached duck egg to banana pancakes with blueberry compote, maple syrup and crème fraiche. At lunch indulge with up five courses on the terrace overlooking the infinity edge pool or have chef prepare you a gourmet picnic hamper to savour alongside World-Heritage listed views. Make sure you save room for dinner, an unforgettable seven-course degustation with matching wines featuring international and Australian labels including up and coming wines from the nearby Granite Belt. No two dining experiences are the same as the menus change daily and all meals and drinks are included in your stay. Keep an eye out for gourmet events throughout the year like the Thai Cooking retreat and Mother's Day weekend.
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