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A cosy self-contained retreat in the Beechworth foothills

Need to relax and recharge? We invite you to stay in our cosy private retreat just 5 minutes from the historic town of Beechworth. You can unwind and enjoy the peace of a scenic rural property with wonderful bushland views...

Our Retreat


The Retreat 

- cosy with high timber ceilings 

- fabulous library - grab a book! 

- split system A/C 

- queen sized bed & high quality linen


- kitchenette - everything you might need

- verandah with beautiful bushland views 

- beautiful native garden - several private outdoor dining options

Rates & Location


Rates two night minimum stay

Standard rate:  $180/night


Special for 4+ nights: $165/night


Book from this website and receive a complimentary bottle of quality local wine, valued at $20.




Candlebark is about 3 hours north of Melbourne, around 4.5 hours south of Canberra and around 7 hours from Sydney.


Find your way to Beechworth and then head north on the Beechworth Wodonga Road. 2.8km from the Beechworth Post Office,  turn left down the Chiltern Road. 5.3km from the Post Office, turn right onto Reids Way and then right again into the driveway marked 331, about 400 metres along Reids Way.

About us

Are you interested in sustainability? So are we.  Candlebark has alot of character from our use of recycled and rough sawn local timbers and recycled brickwork.  We have built the Retreat from blue gum timber, and the native pine verandah poles have come from a neighbouring property. We have used recycled double sash windows, and recycled timber for the kitchen cabinetry. Even the beautiful old door came from an old local pub.


Candlebark Retreat is nestled in a large native habitat garden, so you will awake to the sounds of the beautiful Australian bush. We have devoted one third of our 75 acre property to nature conservation - you may see colourful parrots and other native birds, the odd kangaroo, koala or echidna. Feel free to pluck fresh organic herbs from the old watertank herb patch, or wander through our 500 grape vines and enjoy our excellent red wine (shiraz & cabernet sauvignon) from our sustainably managed vineyard. 


The Retreat runs largely on solar power to keep our carbon footprint low. And everything used in Candlebark Retreat, from dishwashing liquid to cleaning products, is environmentally friendly.