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Blue Mountains, Australia,

A Bit of History

The Aborigines stayed in caves -- so can you, with "most modern conveniences".

The first traveller's accommodation in the Blue Mountains was provided by the military depot near Glenbrook Lagoon in 1815; subsequently re-located to Springwood the next year. A traveller's diary tells of a most unpleasant night spent there! The same year, Cox's "Weatherboard Hut" store opened at Wentworth Falls.

"Collitts Inn" was established in Hartley Vale in 1823, whilst in 1827 "James' Hut" opened at Woodford and the "Weatherboard Inn" raised the standard at Wentworth Falls.

By 1835, the list had grown to include James Evans' "Pilgrim Inn" at Mt Sion (Glenbrook); the "Valley Inn" at Valley Heights; "Woodman's Inn" at Woodford, (later Buss's Inn & now Woodford Academy, oldest building in the Blue Mountains); Pembroke's Hut" at Lawson; "Shepherd and His Flock Inn" west of Katoomba; & Andrew Gardener's "Scotch Thistle Inn" at Blackheath.

Australia's first tourist hotel was established in the Blue Mountains in 1878. As the popularity of the area grew, it was joined by more hotels, guesthouses, and sanatoriums.


Accommodation Today

Today the Blue Mountains offers a wide range of accommodation, much of it being in beautifully restored historic buildings. Log fires, country & period furnishings, mountain gardens & views are often available. So is a cave.

Resort-style accommodation, & conference facilities, are also available.


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Accommodation Providers

Avonleigh Guesthouse & Restaurant, Katoomba 
For a weekend to unwind, a midweek getaway, a conference with a difference, or a special dinner... you will be enchanted from the moment you enter our special world of elegance. AL
Comet Inn, Hartley Vale
Historic guest house & public restaurant. Set on 3 acres, this newly restored inn offers you country hospitality in an intimate charming atmosphere. Walk back in time to enjoy antiques and collectibles you thought you'd never see again.
Gatehouse Cottage Retreat, Katoomba 
The Gatehouse is a beautiful, secluded cottage nestled in 5 acres of parklike gardens, just a few minutes walk from the National Park. The Cottage provides privacy and luxury with a touch of elegance and romance for two people - a total retreat from the everyday world. AL
Gatekeeper's Cottage, Wentworth Falls 
The Gatekeepers Cottage is private and secluded cottage. It is ideally situated to take advantage of the many local galleries, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants. AL
Hatter's Hideout -- Cave to Rent 
Cave to rent -- Ancient all-weather venue; big, sunny, dry, sandy floor, most modern conveniences. For day tours, BBQ's, overnight camping, music, rocksports (50 metre cliffs). Easy 300m walk. Rock-climbing. 
Private Land = Total Privacy.
Historic Closeburn House, Mount Victoria 
Be spoiled by our old fashioned hospitality - relax in the traditional lounge by the open fires. Wake to the call of birds in the 100 years old pines right at your window and see the kangaroos grazing on the spacious lawns...  AL
Leura Falls Bed & Breakfast, Leura
Rustic early 1900's home in secluded bush setting. Close to Jamison Valley lookouts (50m), Prince Henry Cliff Walk, & 2 award-winning restaurants.
Mercure Resort, Leura 
Set on 4.5 acres of old English gardens, this resort is the only three star International hotel in the Blue Mountains and has just completed a major refurbishment at the resort in 1999. AL
Mountain Heritage, Katoomba 
Located high on a ridge commanding breathtaking panoramic views. Just a few minutes stroll down a winding, leafy avenue from the centre of Katoomba, the fresh and elegant property captures to perfection the romance and charm of yesteryear while providing all the luxuries and comforts of today. AL
Peppers Fairmont Resort, Leura
Overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley, Fairmont is a fully equipped resort. Spas, indoor & outdoor heated pools, tennis & squash, gym, golf, kids club & more. AL
Silvermere Guesthouse & Cottage, Wentworth Falls
A short stroll to restaurants, railway station & shops, beautiful Wentworth Falls Lake, the golf course and local bushwalks. Spacious & luxurious accommodation in a spectacular location. Heritage listed.
The Pines Holiday Retreat, Katoomba 
The Pines is your very own elegant, secluded cottage for a romantic rendezvous or hideaway retreat, surrounded by tall pine trees and woodlands. It provides you with accommodation with room to move for all your family and friends.  AL
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