Picture a day that starts with a sunrise soak in your outdoor bathtub, and culminates toasting marshmallows on an open fire beneath a sky punctuated with stars. Where better to reset your senses than Sierra Escape?
Since opening in 2017, the award-winning Sierra Escape has quickly become the region’s premier eco-glamping experience, with many guests saving their visit for a special celebration, from birthdays to anniversaries, honeymoons and babymoons.
Among Sierra’s luxury glamping tents sits a brand-new addition to the property’s collection of rooms. The state-of-the-art Elouera tiny home has been unveiled and it’s as dazzling as we’d hoped for.
Described by Sierra Escape as the ‘epitome of luxury tiny houses’, expectations were high for the newest addition to Mudgee’s accommodation scene. But you don’t win gold for the NSW Tourism Awards multiple years in a row for nothing. Sierra Escape has once again, blown us away.
The tiny home, which has been named Elouera after the Indigenous term ‘beautiful place’, seamlessly marries sustainability with opulence. Its innovative design screams luxury yet from a distance, the exterior blends beautifully into the hillside.
For owners Cameron and Tasch D’Arcy, Elouera has been a long-term passion. “Elouera has been a project that we’ve been working on for over five years, and despite significant challenges along the way including COVID, bushfires and floods, we’re so excited to be able to bring this beautiful tiny house to life.”
“We are always looking for different ways to immerse our guests in the beauty of the area, and while we could have kept building more tents, we wanted to do something different.”
The couple’s dream to create a unique space has certainly come to fruition. Though you wouldn’t know it from the interior, the tiny home was repurposed from an old shipping container that now hugs sophisticated amenities. Inside, Elouera’s grand floor-to-ceiling windows reveal Mudgee’s rolling hills; a landscape often dotted with roaming kangaroos and at dawn and dusk, kissed with golden streams of sunlight. It’s the ultimate place to connect with each other and nature, without sacrificing the romantic luxuries.
Nestled on the property are five existing glamping tents, all named after an Indigenous word to honour the traditional custodians of the land. The tents offer complete privacy for couples to enjoy their room’s chic furnishings, standalone bathtubs, outdoor firepit and a fully equipped designer kitchen. It’s far from camping as we know it, with luxuries juxtaposing the raw, wild nature that sits on its doorstep.
It’s not just Sierra’s Instagrammable rooms and bathtubs that have put this property on the New South Wales map. Cameron says, “We wanted to create an experience that was designed for couples to escape, switch off and reset.”
When guests aren’t relishing the views from their private room, Sierra Escape’s jaw-dropping outdoor pool is the prime locale to completely switch off. Overlooking a valley bathed in greenery, the pool, which is reserved for guests only, is as peaceful as they come.
Bordering the pool is arguably one of the most enchanting yoga decks in the region. Guests can stretch out their tensions during a one-hour private yoga class with local instructor, Hannah. For an extra boost of rejuvenation, energy healing massages are available from the comfort and privacy of guest’s tents.
Enveloped by rolling hills, you’ll feel miles away from civilisation at Sierra Escape. Yet, just a 20-minute drive away sits the heart of Mudgee, home to independent boutique shops, award-winning eateries and a plethora of picturesque cellar doors.
Sierra Escape is proud to work with a multitude of local businesses to offer guests the best of both worlds. To sip and savour the region’s wine, Mudgee Valley Wine Tours will show you the crème de la crème of wineries, from the stunning Robert Stein to Burnbrae and Cellar by Gilbert – to name a few.
An indulgent weekend in Mudgee isn’t complete without a long lunch at the Zin House. Located next to Lowe Family Wines cellar door on Tinja Farm, this hatted restaurant prides itself on serving elegant dishes bursting with organic produce picked from their own garden.
For a unique outdoor experience, join the Southern Cross Kayaking tour at Ganguddy-Dunns Swamp – a significant place for the local Wiradjuri people – to peacefully float past Wollemi National Park’s ancient rock formations and native flora and fauna.
Whether you’re seeking stillness, new-found energy or special memories with your loved ones, you’ll leave Sierra Escape feeling a little lighter.
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