New South Wales

Best Mudgee accommodation for a charming rural retreat

With the finest food and wine and fascinating history, Mudgee oozes country charm. From free-roaming wildlife and starry nights to cosmopolitan eats and retreats, our picks for Mudgee accommodation offer something for every traveller.

Nestled amongst rolling hills northwest of Sydney, laidback and lovely Mudgee offers visitors a taste of country living at its very best. This historic town may have prospered as a centre for regional goldfields, but the only gold to be found in Mudgee itself is of the liquid variety, with 40 cellar doors popping up since the first grapes were planted back in 1858. Although the region is primarily a producer of robust reds, you’ll also find excellent chardonnay and an assortment of other light and lively whites.

The town centre, located on the idyllic banks of the Cudgegong River, is a treasure trove of heritage streetscapes, cosmopolitan boutiques, galleries and epicurean delights, and its wide tree-lined streets lead to picture-perfect playgrounds and parks. Further explorations will lead you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park, home of the ancient Wollemi pine, waterfall-strewn river valleys, hanging swamps, basalt-capped mountains and the serene sandstone canyons and tiered rock formations of Dunns Swamp, or Ganguddy as it is known to local Indigenous people.

Whether you’re searching for the romance of the past, a family farm adventure, a retreat to a quiet pocket of wilderness, or an epicurean escape, we’ve found the perfect Mudgee accommodation for you to rest your head.

Luxe Mudgee boutique hotel with an aeronautical twist


Fly in and taxi right up to Hangar House, a unique boutique accommodation that is ideal for those wanting to enjoy the peace and slower pace of rural life with a sophisticated edge. Hangar House’s six bespoke rooms and suites offer privacy, space and luxury, and unique styling. All rooms at this adults-only property are equipped with modern conveniences and offer beautiful outdoor spaces.

Take an early morning stroll to soak in that country air or head straight out for some adventure and hire bikes, or bring your own, to explore the many local attractions. Why not take a drive to explore the Wollemi National Park and reconnect with nature on a bushwalk or kayaking adventure. Or if you prefer, head to Mudgee Golf Course and practice your putting skills. And of course, there’s main Mudgee’s main attraction, the sublime local flavours showcased at the many nearby vineyards, providores and restaurants. After your decadent day of wining and dining head back to Hangar House to relax in front of the fireplace in the lounge.

Hangar House


Contemporary and chic country living


Whether you’re travelling for business, leisure or romance, lovers of luxury accommodation need look no further than The Horatio’s plush king suites. Conveniently positioned in the centre of town, the architecturally-designed hotel is renowned for its generously-proportioned rooms and sophisticated styling, coupled with the unpretentious vibe that Mudgee is famous for.

Sumptuous signature king suites boast a leather chaise lounge, collectable art and a private bar, plus a dressing area and naturally ventilated bath facilities. For an extra special stay, The Horatio Cottage is a fully serviced private residence offering all the convenience of the Motel’s facilities and services with the privacy and space of a three-bedroom home, making it ideal for groups and families.

The fantastic location means it is just a short walk to some of Mudgee’s top restaurants and bars including the superb Palate Restaurant with its seasonal menu of Mediterranean-inspired delights. It’s also an easy drive to some of Mudgee’s best vineyards. Though those planning on tasting might be better off taking a tour with Mudgee Tourist Bus to avoid the risk of drinking and driving. After a day of work or play, guests and their friends are invited to relax in front of the fire in the lounge or head out to the rose terrace for a glass of Mudgee’s finest.

The Horatio Motel Mudgee

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (1016 reviews)

Comfortable Mudgee accommodation in a central location


Located right in the centre of Mudgee is the family-run Soldiers Motel. The intimate hotel offers warm service and modern rooms. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV will keep you connected and there’s a swimming pool to relax and unwind in after a busy day of exploring all that Mudgee has to offer. And the hotel’s awesome position puts guests right in the centre of the best attractions.

Each room has the convenience of a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, for those who prefer to self-cater. There’s also an undercover barbeque area for outdoor dining. For those who prefer to eat out, Soldiers Motel is within easy walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants, cafes and pubs including Club Mudgee and the delightful Dancing Goat Cafe. And with continental and fully cooked breakfasts served straight to your room, you can enjoy bacon and coffee in your PJs before venturing out to for a day of adventure.

The motel’s central location means guests can easily head out sightseeing on foot, with the lush expanse of Lawson Park and the city’s heritage buildings within walking distance. Plan a weekend stay to ensure you don’t miss out on Mudgee’s amazing Saturday markets. There’s a different one held every week offering the best and freshest local produce.

Soldiers Motel

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (827 reviews)

Pet-friendly Mudgee accommodation with on-site family fun


Pack the kids, and your four-legged family members, and head for Ingenia Holidays Mudgee, a brilliant base for groups visiting Mudgee. Accommodation at the holiday park comes in all shapes and sizes with spacious deluxe cabins and studio cabins that are ideal for families, as well as grass or paved sites for those who prefer to stay under canvas or in a caravan. Mum and dad can take advantage of the on-site BBQ facilities and kiosk, as well as those essential services like laundries and a camp kitchen.

Set in a prime position, visitors can easily explore historic museums and villages, enjoy the best of the region’s wineries and regional food markets. Lowe Wine is a favourite—you’ll find exceptional organic and biodynamic wines including Shiraz, Merlot and a lovely Zinfandel, and a fun farm trail with rescue donkeys for the kids to meet. Active families can get out and about to enjoy a round of golf, a game of tennis, and bowling, bike riding or kayaking. Or take the kids on a gold fossicking tour.

That’s if you can drag your kids away from all the incredible on-site fun, such as its sparkling swimming pool, kids’ playground, kids’ club, games room, and enormous jumping pillow, all of which are sure to have the kids digging their heels in to stay and play.

Ingenia Holidays Mudgee


Self-catering Mudgee accommodation with a hint of heritage


For those in search of a little old-world charm and all the comforts of home, Henry’s Bastille is just the place. The gorgeous circa-1919 colonial sandstone brick house provides creature comforts and sublime space, just a short stroll from town.

The warm home has personality and heart with three generously proportioned double bedrooms providing accommodation for up to six guests and living spaces dotted with unique collectibles and fabulous furnishings that are sure to charm.

There’s no better place to pick up fresh produce than Mudgee with its Saturday markets and nearby farm gates offering so much more than just bold reds and crisp whites. You’ll also find the finest honey, olive oil, fruits, meats and cheeses straight from the source.

Gather your goodies to whip up a feast for friends and family in the fully-equipped kitchen, which provides everything you could possibly need for a self-catering gourmet stay. Then head out on to the lovely east-facing veranda to wine and dine your night away in true country style.

Henry’s Bastille Accommodation

9.9 Excellent (115 reviews)

A home-away-from-home with a refined country feel


Escape to the very heart of Mudgee’s wine region for a refined country experience just five minutes from town at Mudgee Homestead Guesthouse. The pretty, purpose-built seven-bedroom guesthouse is nestled amongst acres of paddocks and natural bush overlooking the Mudgee Valley, where kangaroos roam freely, and native birds provide a pretty soundtrack.

With its red iron roof and sweeping verandas, the guesthouse is a federation-style confection boasting modern and luxurious amenities. All rooms come with private ensuites and individually-controlled heating and cooling, and guests are invited to enjoy breakfast and mouth-watering dinners highlighting Mudgee’s finest local produce in the private dining room, or afternoon tea on the veranda.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from soaking up the glorious vistas from the wraparound veranda, head to the elegant guest lounge where overstuffed couches, an eclectic library of books and an open fire are just waiting for you to curl up with a delightful drop from the homestead’s own vineyard. Or take it to the Billiard Room, clad in corrugated iron and fitted with recycled timber to look like an old Aussie shed, for snooker, darts, chess, or a leisurely drink at the bar.

Mudgee Homestead Guesthouse

9.9 Excellent (98 reviews)

Mudgee accommodation with space for business and pleasure


Surrounded by over 30 acres of land at the gateway of the Mudgee wine trail, The Parklands Resort and Conference Centre is the perfect place for your Mudgee stay—whether you’re travelling solo, busy with business or on a fling with the family.

Spacious air-conditioned rooms and suites are furnished in warm tones and offer modern facilities and an en-suite bathroom. Larger groups can choose a family suite with a separate master bedroom and two bathrooms.

The on-site Vine Restaurant & Bar offers indoor and alfresco dining with breakfast daily, and after 6 p.m. offers a seasonal a la carte menu showcasing the best fresh local produce, complemented with local Mudgee Wines. The restaurant’s charcuterie board of cured meats, hummus, olives, Indigiearth dukkah and chutney is a crowd pleaser and the sticky pork ribs are a moorish delight.

The resort’s location makes it easy to taste your way through Mudgee’s 40 fabulous cellar doors. Three favourites are Logan Wines for its stunning architecture, views, and award-winning shiraz; the charming Robert Stein, for splendid Riesling; and Moothi, one of the highest wineries in the region, for marvellous its cabernet sauvignon. But there’s plenty of fun to be found on-site too. Hire a bike, bash a ball around the tennis court, tackle the nine basket disc golf course, or soak your weary bones in the indoor pool, spa and sauna after a busy day of exploring.

Parklands Resort

7.4(35 reviews)

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