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Our hotel and grounds

30 acres of paradise, right here in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Boutique Designer Hotel Experience

Pure bliss & beauty, inside and out.

Arthur Hardy, who built Mount Lofty House as his summer residence, was a keen botanist and gardener. This is why our grounds are so versatile and beautiful throughout the year. But also inside we have made sure that none of your wishes will be left unmet, while you just sit back and indulge in whatever activity takes you fancy.

What our House has to offer

Retreat, get lost in time & enjoy the moment.

Staying at Mount Lofty House is an indulgent experience, no matter what time of the year you visit and for how long. There are many options how to spend your days and nights within our walls:

Personalised Guest Service

Going above & beyond to make you feel at home.

Customer service at Mount Lofty House is more than just looking after our guests' needs. It is very important to us that you feel connected with our House and that throughout your stay there will be no wish unmet.

To start off your stay why not join us for our nightly welcome drinks at the library. Afterwards, our guest relations manager will take you on a tour to make you familiar with the estate and will tell you more about the history of the building and region. Starting at 5pm at the library every day.

Outdoor Activities

Our grounds & Piccadilly Valley

When you long for some activity and soaking up the beautiful sun, head onto our 30 acre grounds for a picnic, leisurely walks, a swim or a game of tennis. And a lot more than that even.

Picnic on our Multiple Lawn Areas

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Barbecue and Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Tennis/Badminton Court

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Croquet

Artists at Residence

Stephen Trebilcock & Steven Griguol

Throughout the property you will notice Stephen Trebilcock‘s large scale Australian flora paintings. Born in the Adelaide Hills in 1952, his work is strongly influenced from his early years living on a fruit block and his love of gardening. Trebilcock is represented by Hill Smith Gallery. His calm nature reflecting art is a perfect complement to our beautiful historic estate.

The sculptures around the estate are the work of Steven Griguol. The cabinet-marker turned artist works in metal, steel and wood to create solid, strong pieces. At the same time though they acknowledge the transience and fragility of our existence and the fact we are all just passing through this life.

Testimonials

Everything You Imagine

Literally everything I could possibly imagine for a venue and more! No where else I had seen could have created such a beautiful even that flowed so well. We had the ceremony and lawn games by the tuscan fountain, the reception dinner outdoors overlooking the valley, and dessert and dancing indoors when it got cold. Our wedding coordinator made sure everything was 100% perfect, the food was sensational and it was such a fun event!

Thomasine

2020

Dreams Come True

Michelle and Rebekkah are the most amazing people! Michelle made our reception dreams come true and we had the most amazing reception. There is nothing we could fault.

Clare & Alex

2020

Exceptional, In Every Way.

Communication was always exceptional. In every way... we knew we could trust them with anything, and we did, a lot. We cannot praise and thank you enough!

Toby & Kevin

2020

Beautiful Inside & Out

Our ceremony at Mount Lofty House was just beautiful. Due to wet weather we had to use our backup location rather than be outside, but the team at Mount Lofty House were able to create a space which was just as beautiful inside as it would’ve been outside.

Yen-Nhi & Tim

21 August 2020

The Best Day of Our Lives

Michelle and Rebekah were so unbelievably wonderful in assisting with our wedding ceremony and reception especially when we had to postpone our original date due to Covid. They assisted us in creating the best days of our lives and helped us through all the details we hadn’t thought of. We will never be able to thank them enough for assisting to create the most spectacular day.

Laura & David

2 October 2020