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The Chalet Guesthouse and Studio - Medlow Bath, BLUE MOUNTAINS

46 Portland Road, Medlow Bath, BLUE MOUNTAINS Australia (Guesthouse) Show map

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Description:

Luxury 4-star accommodation – Contemporary Australian Art – Private gardens – Open fireplace – Minutes from major attractions

The Chalet was Built in 1892, The Chalet Guesthouse and Studio is a 4-star AAA rated, luxury accommodation venue set in extensive private gardens in the quiet village of Medlow Bath. The heritage listed guesthouse features a private collection of contemporary Australian art throughout, an original period dining room with open fireplace, and a clay tennis court. All guest rooms have modern en-suites. The Chalet only has a seven guest rooms so you can be assured of personalised service that can’t be found in the large venues.

Centrally located in the Upper Blue Mountains, The Chalet is only minutes from the major attractions of Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath and Mt Victoria. It is close to the historic Jenolan Caves and is an ideal base for bushwalking or exploring the complex diversity of the Blue Mountains and its environs.

The Chalet Guesthouse and Studio
Special events are held during the year, including dinners, exhibitions, music recitals, Easter, Yulefest, Christmas and New Year. The dining room is an ideal venue for private functions and conferences for up to 60 people.

The Chalet is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Blue Mountains. Away from the noise and crowds but still close to all of the fun attractions the Upper Mountains have to offer, including mountain gardens, bush walks, boutique shops, views, antiques, markets, fine dining, horse riding, golf, bric-a-brac, music, festivals, day spas and more.

Artist Studio
David Middlebrook has an art career spanning over twenty five years and includes thirty solo exhibitions along the east coast of Australia (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle). His work is held in numerous public and private collections, including 9 Regional Galleries, and he has received numerous awards including the Bendigo Bank Tattersall's National Landscape Art Award.

Throughout the year The Chalet offers classes in drawing and painting which are available for the novice through to the experienced, with packages including accommodation and meals. For information on the different classes and dates please visit our Studio page.

A brief history of The Chalet
The Chalet Guesthouse and Studio was built in 1892 by William Eyre. The architectural features of The Chalet have been described as “Victorian carpenter vernacular” and have remained mostly intact with modest alterations and a wing added to accommodate the changing needs of patrons and guesthouse operators, and now a fully working artist studio.

It had various owners and names between its sale by Eyre in 1894 and its purchase in 1904 by Mark Foy. In 1904 Mark Foy opened the “Hydropathic Establishment”, now known as the Hydro Majestic, across the railway line on the main road.

Elizabeth Mackin bought adjoining land as well as the house in 1905. The Macken family were associated with the house until at least 1920.

The house became a guesthouse in the mid-1920s, known as ‘Uniacke’s Bush Hotel’. An advertisement from the time boasts “First-class Table. Six Bathrooms and Showers. Excellent Hot Water Service. Electric Light and Radiators. Fine Dining and Dance Hall. Open-air Spray Bath. Three Tennis Courts. Own Poultry, Vegetables and Fruit.” It later became more familiarly known as ‘Unie’s Bush Hotel’.

With a change of ownership to Goodsir came a name change in the early 1930s to ‘The Bush House’. The next owners (1934-36), Mr Hebden and Mrs Emily Inman, changed the name to ‘The Chalet’, the name it has retained ever since.

In 1936 John Robert Warner King, a chef with international experience, bought ‘The Chalet’ with his wife Hilda and son John. The operated the guesthouse and restaurant as a successful venture until they sold it in 1959.

Dan and Paula Taylor owned The Chalet from 1959 to 1976. Paula was a radio entertainer in Brisbane during WWII and would compose bush folk songs to entertain the guests.

Between 1976 and 2001 The Chalet has remained in operation as a guesthouse and restaurant with a series of owners and hosts.

In 2001 Jo and Norm Hill purchased The Chalet to pursue their dream to rejuvenate The Chalet into a boutique hotel style bed and breakfast. They restored the property and added the private ensuites to each guest room. Their passion and love for The Chalet resulted in a new lease on life for the guesthouse and a AAA 4-star rating. In 2010 Jo and Norm decided to retire to nearby Blackheath.


Children: 16 and under

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RATES INCLUDE LOCAL TAXES AND FEES UNLESS STATED
Establishment/
Room Type
Full Rate Fri 20 Oct Sat 21 Oct Sun 22 Oct Mon 23 Oct Tue 24 Oct Wed 25 Oct Thu 26 Oct Fri 27 Oct Sat 28 Oct Sun 29 Oct Mon 30 Oct Tue 31 Oct Wed 01 Nov Thu 02 Nov
14 Days

Tax Information:

GST is included in all prices quoted.

Location:

Centrally located in the Upper Blue Mountains, The Chalet is only minutes from the major attractions of Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath and Mt Victoria. It is close to the historic Jenolan Caves and is an ideal base for bushwalking or exploring the complex diversity of the Blue Mountains and its environs.

For guests that would like to do some bushwalking
there is a major network of tracks around Medlow Bath, mostly in the area between the Hydro Majestic and the cliffs. These are generally well constructed, although in the cases of the ones to get below the cliffs, somewhat exposed. A pleasant day's walk can be had wandering around the paths above the cliffs, with excellent views of the Megalong Valley and Shipley Plateau. If you are comfortable with a bit of exposure, visit the Colosseum, or take the walk down to the Blackheath Glen Picnic Area down in the Megalong Valley.

Medlow Bath lies on the Great Western Highway about 6km past Katoomba as you head west. The Hydro Majestic Hotel is on the left side of the road before you cross the railway line, and is impossible to miss

Facilities:

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Close to Major Tourist Attractions
  • Eftpos
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lovely setting
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site manager
  • Open fire
  • Parking
  • Queen Size Beds
  • Queen size rooms with Ensuite
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant & Bars
  • TV Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Tour Desk / Car Rentals
  • WiFi/Wireless LAN

1 - Standard Queen

Room Type:

Room with Queen Bed and private ensuite.

Room Information:

Queen bed, private ensuite with a shower over an old fashioned claw foot bathtub, tea/coffee making facilities and refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating. Continental breakfast included. Hot breakfast available. Discounts for mid-week stays.


Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).


2 - Standard Queen

Room Type:

Room with Queen Bed and private ensuite.

Room Information:

Queen bed, private ensuite with a shower over an old fashioned claw foot bathtub, tea/coffee making facilities and refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating. Continental breakfast included. Hot breakfast available. Discounts for mid-week stays.


Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).


3 - Deluxe Queen

Room Type:

Large room with Queen Bed and private ensuite.

Room Information:

Large, light-filled room, garden views, queen bed, reading nook, private ensuite, claw foot bath & separate shower, tea/coffee facilities, refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating. Continental breakfast included. Hot breakfast available. Discounts for midweek stays.

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your booking more than 48 hours in advance you will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee charged to your credit card.
Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance - no refund.

Bookings for LONG WEEKENDS:
Cancellation must be made at least 7 days prior, $20 administration fee applies.
Within 7 days no refund, however if we can re-sell the room you will receive a refund in full less $20 administration fee.

Administration policy on refunds: 10% non-refundable or as displayed above


4 - Standard Queen

Room Type:

Large room Queen Bed, ensuite with walk in shower.

Room Information:

Spacious room with queen bed, reading nook, private ensuite with walk-in shower, tea/coffee facilities, refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating. Continental breakfast is included. Hot breakfast is available. Discounts for midweek stays.

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your booking more than 48 hours in advance you will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee charged to your credit card.
Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance - no refund.

Bookings for LONG WEEKENDS:
Cancellation must be made at least 7 days prior, $20 administration fee applies.
Within 7 days no refund, however if we can re-sell the room you will receive a refund in full less $20 administration fee.

Administration policy on refunds: 10% non-refundable or as displayed above


5 - Small Queen

Room Type:

Small room, Queen Bed, ensuite, walk-in shower.

Room Information:

Cosy room with queen bed, private ensuite with walk-in shower, original artworks, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating and daily room service. Continental breakfast is included. Hot breakfast is available. Discounts for midweek stays.

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your booking more than 48 hours in advance you will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee charged to your credit card.
Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance - no refund.

Bookings for LONG WEEKENDS:
Cancellation must be made at least 7 days prior, $20 administration fee applies.
Within 7 days no refund, however if we can re-sell the room you will receive a refund in full less $20 administration fee.

Administration policy on refunds: 10% non-refundable or as displayed above


7 - Family Room

Room Type:

Family room. Queen bed, two single beds

Room Information:

Family room. Queen bed, two single beds in separate room, private ensuite with shower over bathtub, tea/coffee facilities, small refrigerator, electric blanket, heating. Continental breakfast included. Hot breakfast available. Discounts for midweek stays. Can be booked as a triple room. Daily Room Service Iron/Ironing board, Non-Smoking.

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 3 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 4 guests). Of the extra guests 1 may be an adult.


8 - Twin room

Room Type:

Two single beds

Room Information:

Room with two single beds, private ensuite with shower, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, electric blanket, central heating. Continental breakfast included. Hot breakfast available. Discounts for midweek stays.

Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Fan in room/Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/coffee making
  • Wireless / WiFi

Occupancy:

Included in the published rate is 2 adults. (Maximum occupancy - 2 guests).

Check-in Time:

1400hrs

Check-out Time:

1030hrs

Business Facilities:

Free WiFi

Car Parking:

Off street Car Park at rear.

Things to do:

The Chalet is well located within a few minutes to Katoomba - The 3 Sisters, Echo Point Scenic World Leura Blackheath (and Blackheath Golf Course) Govetts Leap Evans Lookout Megalong Valley, just 1/2 Hour to the Zig Zag Railway & 3/4 Hour to Jenolan Caves - Hop On Hop Off Trolley & Big Red Bus from Katoomba as well as many Day trips & Tours can be booked from right here at The Chalet.

Tourist Attractions

Scenic World, including Scenic Skyway, Railway and Cableway

Trolley Tours


Zig Zag Steam Railway

Jenolan Caves

The Edge Cinema, Katoomba

Scenic Lookouts

Echo Point and The Three Sisters

Govetts Leap

Sublime Point

Local Attractions:

Sightseeing

Shopping

Antiques and Collectibles

Bushwalks for all levels of experience

Cafes, Fine Dining, great coffee.

Horse riding

National Parks

Numerous views, waterfalls, scenic lookouts.

Festivals.

Getting There:

From Sydney - M4 to Penrith - then onto Great Western Highway through to Medlow Bath - Turn Right at the Lights (Just past The Hydro Majestic) in Railway Parade, 4th Left into Sommerset Street - The Chalet is a the end of Sommerset at the T junction of Portlard Road.
Train - 500M East - Free Pick Up just phone to advise time of train arrival into Medlow Bath

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Ken Hutton
The only comment is that the rooms are quite small and not relly suitable for anything more than say two or three day stay as there is little room for luggage to be stored.

 

Australia

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011


Management Response

Hi Ken, Thank you for the high ratings in the various categories, and in particular the one for service, we are flattered. I appreciate your comment about the room size and agree your room was smaller. The other rooms are larger with plenty of storage space. Unfortunately the "Christmas in July" season has been very popular and booked up early so unfortunately at the time of booking we only had the smaller room available. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and accommodate you in one of our other rooms. Regards David

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