“Justine, Thanks for a wonderful weekend at Arcadian Retreat.  My husband and I stayed in the Boronia Villa which was very well appointed, luxurious and comfortable. Would highly recommend to anyone for a relaxing few days away to explore the beautiful Wollombi Valley and Hunter region. Definitely rate a 10/10,  we will be back. Justine and Jayson were perfect hosts and only too happy to attend to anything we needed.” – Kerrie & Richard


“Mike and I arrived after a comfortable 2 hour trip from the Royal Motor Yacht Club in the bus driven by Captain Splinter Miles. We were met by Justine feeding the chickens and then Jayson feeding hay to the cows who came galloping down the hill to the gate when they saw food! It’s an amazing property, gently undulating paddocks scattered with trees. The homestead centered on an extremely high gum tree at the bottom of the valley is just beautiful with gardens, fishponds, and fountains the newly decorated interior has a lush “ country” inspired theme with a huge open fire in the center surrounded with “sink into” lounges and chairs. We were shown to our special room in the main house, opening onto the sunny terrace with a view across the paddocks onto the far rolling forested hills. Our bed with electric blanket was so comfortable, beautiful sheets, towels, doona, bathrobe and extra decorative blankets. Sharing a bathroom was not a problem. The cabins are very special – beautifully decorated and self-contained with large bedroom (with all the above), mini kitchen, bathroom /spa, lounge with open fire and TV all opening onto a terrace and lawn.

It was our Christmas in August celebration and the breakfast spread was to feed 28 – fresh fruit, cereals, bacon and egg rolls, croissants, banana cakes and of course Juice, tea and coffee. Our Christmas dinner- a gourmets delight!

We are going again in Springtime!” – Mike & Sue


“Hi Justine & Jayson, Can’t thank you both enough for such a wonderful weekend. Loved the cabin, great food and enjoyed our get together around the open fire in the homestead and also the outside fire pit. Looking forward to our next stay.” – Carolyn & Don


"Just a short note to thank you for a great weekend at Arcadian Retreat. We all had a ball, the property and the cottages are gorgeous, we will return." - Barry & Judy Zieren


"Thank you Justine, we had an absolutely incredible time in Blue Gum. Such a beautiful place to savour,  loved all the intricate touches to make a special stay." - Karen & Justin


"What an amazing stay… We spent a lovely two nights at Arcadian Retreat and couldn’t have a more memorable time. Boronia cottage made the stay complete. Thank you  Jayson & Justine." - Jake & Emma


"Thank you Justine & Jayson for a marvellous weekend getaway! Not far from Sydney and so close to Hunter. Best place on earth! Can’t wait to come back." - Lots of love from Katherine & Mitchell


"Such a beautiful stay at the Arcadian Retreat. Justine went above & beyond to make our weekend away perfect! Such a beautiful breakfast hamper! What a lovely treat to be welcomed with. So relaxing.. will definitely be back." - Thank you Jaz & Joe