As the temperature drops, South Australia transforms into a winter wonderland with incredible hideaways waiting to be discovered. From cosying up in a tiny house in the Adelaide Hills, to sleeping in a bubble under the stars on the Limestone Coast and settling in among some of SA’s best cellar doors, we have your winter vibes sorted with 10 cosy retreats to help you escape the winter chill.
Hideyhole, Adelaide Hills
Nestled in nature, Hideyhole in the lush bush of Ironbank is the perfect spot to unwind in winter. The insta-worthy glamping cabin is tucked in the picturesque bushlands of the Adelaide Hills with all the creature comforts you could wish for including an indoor fireplace, supplies for a gourmet breakfast and Wi-Fi. Bustling with wildlife, sit back and relax with a glass of red and watch wild koalas, kangaroos and kookaburras from the deck or rug-up and venture out for a crisp morning bushwalk.
CABN, Adelaide Hills
Unplug and unwind at CABN in the Adelaide Hills. Set on 180 acres of scrubland and on the doorstep of a conservation park boasting incredible walking trails and breathtaking scenery, this completely off-grid, eco-friendly tiny house is the perfect base for a magical winter escape in the hills. After a day exploring the bush, cuddle up around the outdoor fire, marvel at thousands of stars lighting up the night sky or kick back in your king size bed with a good book. Jude, the name of the cabin, is also pet friendly.
Mt Lofty House, Adelaide Hills
Perched above the famed Adelaide Hills wine region, surrounded by breathtaking botanic gardens and overlooking the stunning Piccadilly Valley, you’d never guess Mount Lofty House is just 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Snuggle up with a good book in the library, stop in for a warming nightcap in the lounge bar, indulge in a hot stone massage at the day spa or treat yourself to an incredible feast at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. All the pampering you need to keep the winter blues at bay!
TinyHome Private Escape, Adelaide Hills
Located on a private organic farm in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, TinyHome Private Escape in Bridgewater is the perfect place to escape the winter chill. Soak in views of grazing kangaroos, rolling hills and star-filled skies from your private outdoor bath and toast to a day well spent discovering the Adelaide Hills (the host also supplies local beers, cheers!).
Adelaide Hills Retreats
Serenity and luxury abound at Adelaide Hills Retreat in Balhannah. Freshly renovated and decked out with all the creature comforts you could dream, Villa Lemoni and The Nest (the names of the cottages) are the perfect base for a romantic winter getaway in the hills, just 10 minutes from Hahndorf and 30 minutes from the city. Relax in a deep spa bath with jaw-dropping views out to Mount lofty, snuggle up in front of a cosy wood-fire or venture into the hills and discover award winning wineries and foodie experiences right on your doorstep.
Lapito House, Fleurieu Peninsula
Searching for a winter escape for the whole family or a group of mates? Look no further than stunning Lapito House in Myponga! An epic restored stone farmhouse which can easily accommodate up to eight people, the property spans over 116 acres, bordering the Heysen Trail and Myponga Conservation Park and is the perfect space to chill and explore. Discover the Fleurieu Peninsula by day and curl up by the fire with wine and cheese at night. Don’t leave your best friend at home, pets are welcome.