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

Do yourself a favour
Exceptional stay. All staff excellent. The hotel was quiet (even with a wedding reception being held on the Saturday night),with excellent room comfort and beautiful art work through the hotel. Hardy's restaurant for dinner is a must.

Remo

One of the best places to stay in the Adelaide Hills
The moment you drove through the entrance it was absolutely beautiful, we were in for a real treat at Sequoia Lodge. Dinner at HVR was sensational. Highly recommend to experience this amazing part of Adelaide Hills. Well done to everyone!!

Ben

An amazing weekend retreat and treat!
Impeccable and attentive service from the moment we arrived. We felt very indulged. Beautiful location, views and rooms. The dinner in the restaurant was stunning. Everything was amazing, and included great weather. swimming in the pool, next-door botanic gardens walk and walk to the Mt Lofty summit. The staff were helpful, friendly and professional, also covid-safe - we appreciated diligent and correct mask wearing by all staff.

Wizmoo

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

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