The heart of Victoria’s Alpine High Country has welcomed Big Sky Retreats to the region, and with it, a new boutique stay called Big Sky Ridgeview in the mountainous town of Bright. Encouraging longer stays and a retreat to nature without sacrificing life’s little luxuries, Ridgeview is the newest group getaway spot for families and friends to enjoy year-round.
Only three-and-a-half hours’ drive north-east of Melbourne, the large, contemporary lodge is set on just over an acre of private property, providing a secluded, restful environment.
“Combining our long-held love for the vibrant community of Bright and the architectural wonders and designs we have come across abroad, we’re delighted to be bringing Ridgeview to this beautiful part of Victoria. From the region’s amazing outdoor activities to the brilliant food and wine scene and four distinct seasons, we wanted to create a home that is an experience in itself,” says Founder, Paul Absalom.
Offering four spacious, beautifully styled bedrooms, perfect for two families or big groups of eight, and comes complete with an outdoor pool made from an upcycled shipping container, a steam room, BBQ, laundry, quality linen and luxury grown alchemist amenities.
Soak up the spectacular view of the mountains with your kangaroo neighbours, enjoy a dip in the pool or curl up in front of an open fire, no matter the season Ridgeview aims to create lasting memories.
With direct access to cycling paths, why not go on an adventure and hit the dirt tracks, or perhaps a leisurely hike up Mt Buffalo or Clear Spot. During the winter seasons – head up to the Alpine for some skiing, snowboarding and other snow games. Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo are all within a reasonable distance from the accommodation.
Ridgeview comes with a fully equipped kitchen, wine fridge, drinks preparation space and multiple indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces. As Bright and it’s surrounding are well known for its cool climate wineries and microbreweries. There are multiple winery, brewery and fresh produce trails throughout The King Valley, The High Country & The Alpine Valley.
Feathertop Winery is a favourite of Big Sky Retreats as is the King Valley’s Prosecco Road. Venture to the King Valley in Victoria’s High Country and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to the picturesque hills of northern Italy.
Guests can go one step further during their stay with Ridgeview’s range of tailored local experiences, including personal workouts and yoga sessions, in-house chefs and retreat massages.
Definitely on the cards for a road trip out of Melbourne’s busy city.