Up to 7 Guests
A special place for families or couples looking for a memorable holiday, or musicians, writers and artists looking for inspiration.
Live in a beautiful quiet country house. Catch sunrise and sunset views from the decks and don't forget your camera! Experience total relaxation with the colorful garden, friendly wildlife, birdsong, fresh air and maybe spend time with our visiting yoga and massage therapists. (ask for details).
Ruddle's Retreat is the perfect choice for a surprise romantic weekend.
Ruddle's Retreat has a lovely welcoming feel as soon as you enter the property. The atmosphere is deliberately not meticulous, though the house is always presented very clean and tidy and we are proud of that. There are no signs telling you how to save water or what not to put down the loo! I travel extensively, and I know there's nothing nicer than opening the door and instantly feeling at home.
Guests have use of the whole house except locked cupboards and the shed.
Ruddle's is advertised on other web sites so please be patient while we double check your requested dates against the calendars. We will generally respond with a confirmation well within 24 hours.
Yoga and massages are by appointment only and the fees are NOT included in the accommodation fee, though we do offer a very special rates just for you. Please let us know in advance if you are interested and we will put Marnie directly in touch with you at your convenience.
Ruddle's Retreat has been a holiday house for our guests for 7 years. Over 60% of our guests are returning guests, some still return every year.
Ruddle's Retreat can be a venue for small quieter marquee weddings, corporate training sessions, yoga and meditation days, or 'sensible' events for up to 60 guests. We have a built in SONOS sound system on the deck, surround sound and basic Foxtel in the lounge and free internet access.
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Children's books & toys
Ruddle's Retreat is pet and children friendly.
Offering the ideal getaway in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for families, small groups and bridal parties, as well as the perfect rural location for marquee weddings and photo shoots, Ruddle's Retreat perches high on a hill just outside Maleny with valley and farmland views on three sides. The property is home to a variety of native birds, some of which feed from your hand, while other wildlife simply passes through the garden.
There's no traffic noise here! Located on a no-through road, the beautiful grounds feature a cosy country house just 4km from Maleny township, and 27km from Australia Zoo. Baroon Pocket Dam, bliss for boating, swimming and picnicking, is a 20 minute drive away, as is the iconic village of Montville.
For outdoor wedding ceremonies and marquee receptions, we offer one of the most peaceful and lovely settings in the Blackall Range.
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
3 single beds