Group Stays in Granite Belt Wine Country
Our suggestions for finding a spot to stay as a group of friends or family in Stanthorpe and Ballandean….
Diamondvale Lodge with a creekside hut & campfire!
Diamondvale Lodge on the outskirts of Stanthorpe was purposely built for a large family / friends getaway. Boasting a huge combined living, dining and entertaining kitchen space, a central fireplace and Chesterfield lounges for everyone to kick back.
An added benefit of staying here is your group have access to the historic Pioneer Hut and it’s creekside fire pit. Inside are leather lounges and a warm fireplace, on the verandah a BBQ and picnic tables and around the fire pit rustic seating.
Lodge Capacity: 8 people
Configuration: 4 queen bedrooms
If you’re a larger group… also book the Diamondvale Cottages which are a few minutes walk across the creek and using all accommodation the total capacity is 20 people. Find out more about staying as a larger group at Diamondvale.
Lodge + Cottages Capacity: 20 guests
Configuration: 2 x One Bedroom Cottage, 2 x Two Bedroom Cottages, 1 x Four Bedroom Lodge
Your Own Big Farmhouse
James Farmhouse is an affordable option for a large group wanting to be all in together. It’s an old farmhouse right in the heart of Ballandean, just a walk to the Tavern for dinner or to St Judes Cellar Door & Bistro. There’s lots of bedrooms, an old style farmhouse kitchen and a large living area with a fireplace.
Farmhouse Capacity: 14 people
Farmhouse Configuration: 2 x double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 double beds, 1 x bedroom with queen and single bed, sleep out with 2 single beds, 1 window bed
Capacity with Farmhouse, Yurts & Cottage: 22 people
20 Cabin + Large House at…the Brewery!
Granite Belt Retreat (onsite at Granite Belt Brewery) has lots of capacity for larger groups in both their accommodation, restaurant and separate function room. There are 20 cosy cedar cabins, plus a self-contained house that sleeps 10 guests. The cabins are dotted amongst the quiet bushland, just 5 minutes outside of Stanthorpe and with a micro-brewery onsite, beer lovers will be just as pleased on this visit to wine country!
Capacity: approximately 70 (dependant on bed configuration required)
Configuration: 16 cabins have 1 queen bed and 1 single bed. Plus there are family cabins with 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed. Hidden House has 4 Queen beds and 1 bunk bed.
Contact the team at Granite Belt Brewery to discuss all room types and your room needs.
A B&B Mansion all to Yourself
Grovely House B&B in Stanthorpe caters for up to 10 adults. Book out this whole B&B for your group and you’ll have use of the spacious living areas, including the library, dining and verandah all to yourselves. But you’ll certainly be thrilled with host Faith does appear as she delivers incredible cooked breakfasts from the adjoining kitchen.
Ask about the discount available when booking the entire house.
Capacity: 10 people
Configuration: 5 x Queen/King Suites
Honeysuckle Cottages with huge indoor Communal Space
Booking as a group at the 8 Honeysuckle Cottages is a handy spot all year round for groups and in summer there’s an added bonus. In summer months their large indoor restaurant is vacant and available for groups to freely use as their own space to hang out and meet up, as it’s no. There are eight charming brick cottages with federation era decor nestled amongst thick mountain bushland only 3km north of Stanthorpe.
Capacity: 19 people
Configuration: 6 cottages with 1 queen bed (sleep 2 people), 2 x two queen bedroom cottages plus a sofa (sleeping up to 5 people each)
8 Cabins in the Vineyard + Self-cont House
Ridgemill Estate Cabins in the Vineyard is a deluxe option for groups (they are awarded Silver in the Deluxe Accommodation Category of the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards!) Accommodation available includes 8 cabins and a Winery Escape House. The winery can provide private wine tastings of Ridgemill Estate wines and there are communal spaces to gather, including modern undercover bbq huts, a deck (pictured) plus an adjoining undercover verandah at the cellar door.
Capacity: 22 people (or up 38 people with use sofa beds in studio cabins)
Configuration: 8 x studio cabins (each have 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed, max 4 people). 3 Bedroom Winery Escape House (1 king bed, 1 queen bed and 1 king / 2 single bed)
Sommerville Valley Apartments & Cabins
The possibilities for groups are exciting at Sommerville Valley, where a whole range of options are all at the same property: 7 luxurious self-contained apartments, lots of affordable non-unsuited cabins and camping too.
Facilities including a pool and a children’s playground.
Capacity of apartments: 38 people
3 – bedroom units (3x) (king bed, queen bed, 2x single bed)
2 – bedroom units (3x) (king bed, queen bed + 1 single bed)
2 – bedroom unit with disabled facilities (1x)
Plus there there are non-unsuited cabins adding to the capacity even further!
5 Hillside Villas with Communal Cottage Lounge
Guests at 31 The Rocks villas can gather as a group in the lovely cottage created as a communal area (pictured above). The 5 cottages are dotted amongst the bushland and granite rocks on the outskirts of Stanthorpe. Enquire about their group booking discount for stays of minimum 2 nights.
Capacity: 12 people (or 14 using sofa bed)
Configuration: 3 x Villas with 1 queen bed, 1 Villa with 1 king or 2 twin beds, 1 x 2 bedroom villa with 1 king, 1 king or 2 king singles, plus option for double sofa bed in lounge area (max 6).
10 Chalets Surrounded by National Park!
Stay with your group amongst the serenity of 400 acres of bushland at the 10 architect designed self-contained chalets of Girraween Environmental Lodge. Bushwalking trails and the many giant boulders of Girraween National Park are on your doorstep, wildlife everywhere and right up near your chalet, plus a dam with kayaking, a pool and an outdoor hot tub. This is a great spot to share many outdoor adventures as a group, then with the option to retreat to the privacy of your own chalet.
Direct Access to the Dam from 7 Luxury Cabins
There is direct access to Storm King Dam for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or just relaxing when you stay at Quaffers on Storm King. There are 7 luxury self-contained cabins (studio, one bedroom and two bedroom).
Theres’s lots of space for groups to meet up on the large decks of the cabins, plus its only 1km to the BBQ/picnic areas on the dam. A safe boat ramp for trailer access with boats and Jet Skis is also only 1km from the property.
Also check out…
Country Style Caravan Park with it’s spacious self-contained cabins and great outdoor communal spaces.
Murray Gardens with it’s ample cottages and motel rooms, plus a great BBQ area and lots to do outside for families such as a giant bouncing pillow, swimming pool and more.
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