The Pioneers Hut

Alex, June 2020

"Rob's place is an excellent weekend away with the wife. Magic spot for a bottle or 2 of red by the fire. Close to great walks and beautiful scenery all around."

 

Emily, March 2020

"What a stylish and cozy cottage surrounded by amazing views of the beautiful Victorian high country! We loved the fire place inside the old charming hut (especially the crackling sound of fire at night) and the views of the garden that surrounds the entire place. The outdoor BBQ worked really well - we had an awesome time cooking and eating our own meal while enjoying the sunset. Rob's two border collie doggies were way too cute/friendly and we looked forward to their visits everyday. Rob is a great host who made us feel comfortable from the very first moment we met him. The hut is close to many scenic spots such as Lake Eildon, Mt Buller and the Victorian rail trail. We highly recommend this place to couples who are looking for a quiet and romantic getaway!"

 

Mike, May 2020

"If you're looking for a place to get out of the hustle and bustle this the spot. Get the fire on and unwind in this historic cabin."

 

Giovanna, May 2020

"Rob was an amazing host. Happy to have a chat but also leave us to do our own thing. Was the perfect stop on our drive from Sydney to Melbourne and provided a great place for some R&R. Outdoor fireplace was such a winner and the cabin had everything we needed. Could whip into town for the essentials. Thanks for a great stay."

 

Sharon, 4/6/2020

"We have had a wonderful stay here! Rob is an exceptional host and we felt at home immediately. We loved meeting and feeding bread, carrots, apples and pears to the three resident cows - they are nameless so we have called them Geraldine, Gloria and Gigi. Rob’s dogs also popped over for a visit. They are beautiful and entertaining! We have enjoyed so many walks around here and, as restrictions have lifted with COVID, we have also done some hiking and 4WD - the trails and tracks are all easily accessible from here. We will definitely be back to visit again!!!"

 

Rachel, 11/6/2018

"The property is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the wide open spaces. I loved sitting outside in front of the outdoor fire. The hut is cosy and warm. The wood fire stove kept us very warm but there are extra heaters if you need them. We had everything we needed. Rob and Helen supplied us with some staples for our breakfast. Lovely fresh eggs, juice bread and some spreads. We did most of our coming on the barbecue outside. We slept very well. The bed was very comfortable and all the fresh air gave us a good night sleep. The hut is very clean and well presented. I love that it is just one room. It makes the experience all the more cosy and restful. Just be aware that your puppies are welcome but they must remain outside. We will definitely be back."

 

Justin, 24/4/2019

"Rob was very welcoming and made it clear that he was available if needed. The cottage was really close to the main house but we had absolute privacy and hardly knew anyone else was about. The restored cottage was beautifully done with charming derail. We loved our time there."

 

David, London, United Kingdom

"The cabin is heaven. Cosy but spacious, simple but with everything you need. It has an amazing view and fabulous hosts. It was the perfect weekend"

 

Andrew, England, United Kingdom

"A lovely, secluded, character-full cabin, kitted out with all mod cons. Excellent canine welcoming committee. Great location for various activities, and close enough to the surprisingly buzzy town of Mansfield for a nice meal, a coffee and cake, or a craft beer."

 

Gustav, Victoria, Australia

"Peaceful and clean. A taste of country life."

 

Abigail, England, United Kingdom

"The place was spotless and it had so much character. Such a special place to visit with all the home comforts you could need. I recommend spending plenty of time out on the little patio, the flowers are so pretty :)"

 

Chris, Colac West, Australia

"An old colonial cottage with a beautiful rural outlook in a beautiful part of Australia. Would be lovely for a winter romantic getaway too."

 

Pin Oak Chapel

Jordon, April 2020

"Perfect place to escape and unwind from the big smoke. Amazing walks, rides and drives are just the beginning...."

 

Sarah, December 2020

"Picture perfect residence. So many lovely touches. The location of the property is off the beaten track and definitely brings peace and quiet. We had some very hot days at Robs and were fortunate to swim in the fresh water river only a 4 min drive. Kids loved it. Such a lovely escape from the city and we will be back again. Thanks Rob!"

 

Melissa, August 2019

"Perfect accommodation for a family, comfortable and clean. Lovely and warm in winter. Beautiful gardens and surroundings. Rob is easily to deal with and very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be staying again. Melissa, Geoff & family"

 

Dianne, August 2019

"Peace and quiet......and close to Mount Buller. Our family had a lovely long weekend enjoying the tranquility of the Chapel residence interspersed with trips to the snow at nearby Mt Buller, excellent cafes in Mansfield and the Delatite winery. The house is well-equipped and can provide beds for lots of people. There were 5 of us plus a 13 month-old toddler who loved the outdoor space. The open fire was very welcome in the cold but I think this would be a great place for a country stay at any time of the year"

 

Michelle, 11/6/2019

"Stayed here for the weekend and the kids absolutely loved it. Resident cows, dogs and cat all made us feel welcome. Our 7 year old even caught his first fish in the lake on property. The trampoline was fun for our 4 year old and the fire pit was the perfect spot for cooking our marshmallows. Owners Robert and Helen were lovely and made sure we had everything we needed. A Great break from city life. We’ll be back!"

 

Dianne, Alphington, Australia

"Peace and quiet......and close to Mount Buller. Our family had a lovely long weekend enjoying the tranquility of the Chapel residence interspersed with trips to the snow at nearby Mt Buller, excellent cafes in Mansfield and the Delatite winery. The house is well-equipped and can provide beds for lots of people. There were 5 of us plus a 13 month-old toddler who loved the outdoor space. The open fire was very welcome in the cold but I think this would be a great place for a country stay at any time of the year"

 

Lauri, Newport, Australia

"Amazing property, stunning surrounds, lovely hosts, just as expected. Thanks Rob and Helen."

 

Melissa, Wonga Park, Australia

"Perfect accommodation for a family, comfortable and clean. Lovely and warm in winter. Beautiful gardens and surroundings. Rob is easily to deal with and very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be staying again. Melissa, Geoff & family"

 

Sarah, Victoria, Australia

"Picture perfect residence. So many lovely touches. The location of the property is off the beaten track and definitely brings peace and quiet. We had some very hot days at Robs and were fortunate to swim in the fresh water river only a 4 min drive. Kids loved it. Such a lovely escape from the city and we will be back again. Thanks Rob!"

 

Pauline, Ferntree Gully, Australia

"We had a very comfortable & relaxing stay at Robs. The outlook was very peaceful. Rob was very friendly and accommodating"

 

Michael, Melbourne, Australia

"We had a two night get away to the snow and Rob's place was a perfect little get away. Was a cosy little place, perfect for two, was clean and tidy with little thoughtful touches to make the stay extra enjoyable."

 

The Elm Cabin

Kirsten, 9/3/2020

"Thanks so much for allowing us to stay with Bentley. And for making our stay welcoming. We all had so much fun. Bentley made some new friends and was able to run around safely. We will definitely be back."

 

Stacey, 23/6/2020

"Wonderful property, and really welcoming owner and dogs (that the kids wouldn’t leave alone) Was a good short break away from the bustle."

 

Debra, 3/2/2020

"Lovely quiet country setting. We had a great fully fenced cottage with our dog and private location.

No trouble. Excellent directions and not far from Mansfield"

 

Kasey, 1/3/2020

"I had a really lovely peaceful stay at this small cabin with my puppy. All the amenities were provided including butter, jam, vegemite etc and tea / coffee / sugar."

 

Laura, August 2019

"One of my favourite experiences on airbnb. The location and this little home are beautiful. The home was tidy and incredibly comfortable and warm. Close to Mt Buller (where we snowboarded) and close to Mansfield. We loved the little touches of flowers and the visits from the dogs and cat. Highly recommend staying here!"

 

Andrew, July 2019

"Great property, owners are friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. We took two horses up with us and the paddocks were perfect. Awesome riding to the local pub too straight from the property via back roads."

 

Venessa, July 2019

"Great farmstay we had at Elm Cabin! The friendly dogs greeted us almost every morning to say hi to us right outside, and cows were mooing away. Lovely little cottage that had everything we needed, we spent 5 days just enjoying this little retreat space n enjoying our laidback simple life here. Some board games and dvds available to watch . Plenty of eggs and toast provided, along with juice and milk :) loved it!"

 

Caitlyn, Ferntree Gully, Australia

"A great place for a weekend away! Rob’s place was a convenient stay for a trip to the snow, and nice and cosy to come home to with plenty of blankets to keep you warm!"

 

Brandon, Perth, Australia

"Very cosy, terrific location, highly recommend."

 

Faraz, Sydney, Australia

"Great location to the high country (for summer camping/4WDing) and Mount Bulla (for winter skiing)..... quaint and a responsive host. Will we stay again!"

 

Melina, Frankston, Australia

"Cosy, rustic cabin set on it’s own on lovely property. Location is beautiful, hosts helpful and provisions supplied. Absolutely clean and comfortable. Great stay."

 

Michael, Melbourne, Australia

"We had a two night get away to the snow and Rob's place was a perfect little get away. Was a cosy little place, perfect for two, was clean and tidy with little thoughtful touches to make the stay extra enjoyable."