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Our guest says

“So enjoyed the commanding views by day and the feeling of being wrapped up in the starry blanket of night. Special memories here…”

What Our Guests Say About Boulder Lodge.


We have had a wonderful last three days here experiencing all types of weather-sunshine, rain, wind, hail and of course not forgetting the misty rain. The Lodge is just a magic haven for relaxation and that is what we have been able to do.

Thank you for sharing this place with us. We go home with lasting memories.
Thank you again!

Julie and Bruce


Cheers to old Jim for his vision, planning and labours and a mighty cheer for the families that followed. To build such an amazing house. Truly remarkable. Thanks again. Roger and Sue


I love this place because you can climb all the boulders and the style of the house. I also love the fireplace where you can sit in front of it
Mia (11)

Thank you, we have had a wonderful stay. It was great to go and explore Bald Rock, then come back to a warm, comfortable, welcoming home. Perfect spot to celebrate a special birthday!

I love this place because you could go exploring and climb boulders to your hearts desire, then come inside and sit by the toasty fire to warm up against. Flynn (11) Steve, Nina, Ros, John, Mia and Flynn

Gold Coast


An English family from Byron Bay wanted cold misty weather, maybe a flurry of snow, a beautiful setting, with a lovely toasty fire to snuggle up. Tick, tick, tick! We got exactly what we wanted (maybe not the flurry) and will be back. Amazing house, welcoming hosts, perfect break. Could be a new annual trip in our family
Thank you

Kate, Martin, Poppy (7) George (4) and Molly the border collie


Our thoughts echo all those before us – an incredible chance to unwind in the most tranquil of places, in a superbly comfortable house–thank you so much Barb and John for sharing this wonderful place with us all (a hugely impressive project)

Doug Liz Angus Chloe

July 2016

Dear Barb and John
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful Lodge. We felt like we relaxed and had a proper holiday. We had every kind of cold weather from a winter storm, fog, rain, sleet and wild wind and the whole time stayed toasty in front of the fire. The facilities you provide are exceptional and really high quality. We will absolutely be back and will recommend Boulder Lodge to anyone! Thank you!
With kind regards

Matt, Ria and Kaleb


A wonderful stay! A “grand design” – worthy house 🙂 we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Will be back.

Alex, Sigrid, Matthew and Danielle


Dear Barb and John, Sharyn and Merv,
We were given the gift of three nights here by our son and there could be no better gift than to stay here. Despite the cold and drizzle, we have explored the town of Tenterfield, bushwalked in the nearby national parks, eaten out, cooked in, watched the State of origin by the wood fire… And slept in- the most important part! We are truly grateful you have created such perfection and we look forward to coming back. What a magic place is Boulder Lodge!
Kindest regards

Kel and Wendy


Barb and John
Congratulations on creating such a beautifully constructed and finished building. Wonderful to see the completion of a man’s dream become a triumphant place to be shared.
We’ve travelled to and stayed in the area for many years but in Boulder lodge we have found our little Shangri-La on top of the world.

We will be back again very soon. Thank you.

Rebecca and June


Thank you Barbara and John -Your house is not just beautiful but also functional to the max, tasteful, and in about the best environment a couple from Florida could hope for. Even us oldies from the Byron hinterland were impressed. We will probably be back soon!

Philip, Kate, Zane, Derrick


Absolutely stunning! A magic house surrounded by beautiful countryside. Sad to leave but will be back for sure
What are unique property in a perfect location, truly wonderful for young and old to soak in the natural beauty, can’t wait until next time
Noel and Elaine, Scott etc etc.

Richard, Noel and Elaine, Scott etc etc


What a lovely place to unwind! No neighbours, no traffic, no worries, just nature at its best in a beautiful location with outstanding accommodation. Many thanks.

Darlene and Terry


What a magic place. We had the best time enjoying the gorgeous house and exploring the magnificent surrounds.

We are already planning our next trip!

Sam, Mel, Evie, Layla, Gracie and Jack | Nick, Alex, Olivia and Ben


What are uniquely divine place! We loved the serenity! To be surrounded by nature. Sadly we couldn’t stay longer due to family bad news so had to leave prematurely but we will be back!! The time we’ve had has been splendid, a wonderful fifth wedding anniversary and think we’ll bring our daughter next time….thank you for sharing this little slice of heaven.

Andrew and Rebecca


We have had the most wonderful stay at Boulder Lodge. What a privilege to stay in such a unique place. Sunsets and moon rises from on top of the boulder deck, wines and chats in front of the fire, brilliant walks, wild life…every detail in Lodge… just perfect! We will be back Caryl and Ian


One year ago we came to the lodge for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A year later and after a number of visits our reaction is still the same…..”wow!!!” Thank you Barb, John, Merv and Sharyn for seeing through your labour of love and sharing this amazing place with us all.

Terry, Lea, Grace, Nessa, and Adele xo


We came to Boulder Lodge for the third time; this time it was mummy and daddy’s 10th wedding anniversary. We spotted lots of Wallabies and pretty birds. We had an awesome time.

Claire Robinson and family


Even though we were only here for three nights, the solitude, peacefulness, freshest air and wilderness is will stay with us for the longest time. The house is so comfortable and we love the quirky touches-mosaics, rock lounges etc
No detail has been overlooked.
Thank you for a wonderful rest from our usual lives.

Michelle, Emmett, Harry and Zellie


What a fabulous Easter break. The weather was fantastic, Bald Rock, Sundown Park, Torrington, Girraween and Bald Rock again. Great walks! To top it off a Great place to call home for a few days. Boulder Lodge – fabulous – we loved it.

Liz, Mark, Kate and June

Scarborough Queensland


Dear Barb & John, What a wonderful way to spend our 33rd wedding A – What a magical place, Beautiful views, Wonderful accommodation. What more can anybody ask for!


Peter & Kate


A glass of wine, talking into the wee hours of the dawn. This must be what Paradise is like….and its here! Couldn’t be better. Can’t wait to return.

Ivan and Teresa



Speechless! Or is that “word-less”?!
Huge thanks for making “Boulder Lodge” available for all to enjoy.

Paul and Alison


The location and the house is ideal. Inspired by the bush land setting we could feel the peace and calm of the house – A pure treat for the soul! This house offers an awesome experience for everyone.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Sofia, Paul, Noah & Mario


Thank you for creating such a beautiful place for us to visit. Amazingly peaceful and inspiring and such thought and detail put in by our hosts to make it a perfect stay. Lullella (1 year old) loved exploring the boulders.
We will be back again.

Jed, Maggie and Luella


As the silent sentinels of Granite watch over us in our place of solitude and rest, we bath in the sounds, colours and creatures with which nature has blessed this special place, and will return to our home with our forever memory. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here in this very unique house and look forward to the day that we return.

Thank you. Perfect in every way.

Lance and Mel

Tambourine Qld

Thank you once again for an amazing stay in such a wonderful place. We loved it.

Howard, Rebecc, Ruby and Mae


What an amazing few days we had! Such a spectacular view and a unique, comfortable home. We celebrated our daughters first birthday and naming day with friends and family from near and far. The Lodge was the perfect location for all to enjoy.

It is lovely to visit Tenterfield again after growing up here and Boulder Lodge is a major highlight for us now and in future years.

Richard, Jacqui, Louis & Sophie


To Barbara & Co,
Amazing place you have! We have enjoyed every bit of our stay. A magical place. We absolutely loved the house and everything in it and around it.

Lydia, Jack and family


What a magical place! We enjoyed everything about Boulder Lodge, beautiful sunsets, powerful storms, crackling fire, spectacular surrounds.

The Lodge was so cosy and comfortable – we can’t wait to come back again soon and to introduce the rest of our family and friends to this amazing place. Thank you so much.

Emily and Chris


We loved our stay. Thank you!

The Bennett Family

Boulder Lodge is so amazing! We drove through the mist. We enjoyed looking at the wild flowers and going to the National Parks.


5 years old from Brisbane

We loved coming back to Boulder Lodge. This is because we got to do some awesome things we did last time and new stuff like going on the beautiful pink track. We saw lots of kangaroos and wallabies. We took good photos.


8 years old from Brisbane

Boulder Lodge rocks! Never get rid of the zebra blankets!!!!!!!

Bel & Amelia Qld

19-27 October 2015

Just feel heaps of gratitude for being able to sleep and eat right next to this beautiful Boulder. We love the trees & quiet of the property & especially the “pink fire trail”. The Lodge is beautiful and very comfortable and we spent heaps of time on the deck.. Our friends told us how lovely their stay here was.

Dianne & Graeme, Ormiston

16-18th October 2015

We’ve come back, this time with our friends who love this place just as much as we do. We hope to return again soon.                        Thanks Barb & John.

Sharnette & John, Ballina with David & Julie


We’ve had a wonderful stay   The Lodge is beautifully appointed with lots of quality touches. The kids loved the bunk room at the top with all the comfy cushions and throws. It was so Peaceful, with amazing views and places to explore. Such a special and unique place to stay. Thank you so much.

Liz, Bill, Ella and William


Thank you for a wonderful stay over the football finals weekend. Our children have had a great time with the boulders (and so have the adults). The fires were brilliant. We’ll certainly have some tails to tell back home.

Colin, Anna, Mary & Shaun and children


What an amazing place, would have loved to stay longer but we will return. Thanks again for a lovely stay!

Eken and Ethan


We had a nice and relaxing time! Walks, rock-climbing, reading,…..Thank you for a lovely stay!

Jessica, Adam, Phillip, Mark, Marie ????


This frosty retreat ‘mongst the granite Escape where we don’t bolt the locks To our delight no IKEA in sight This magical place really rocks!! Birthday Weekend

Skot, Emily, Tallulah and Archie


A group of friends who met through the Isolated Children’s Parents Association (ICPA Advocates for rural children’s education) shared I. Invigoration, intrigue, intoxication, intellect C. Comfort, culture, climbing, coffee, chocolates P.  Participation, people, pizzas, puddings A. Ambience, artisans, apple pie, activities All at Boulder Lodge.

What fun!!

Wendy & Co


A breathtaking and beautiful place. What a wonderful family weekend. Thanks for your hospitality.

Veale family



Wow, what can I say? We have loved our stay at Boulder Lodge. We feel we have been absolutely spoilt. We can see and feel that you have kept no stone unturned to ensure your guests have everything to make for a comfortable, cozy and happy stay. And what a beautiful building – it is really quite special! Our only disappointment was that rainy weather stopped us from our planned climb of Bald Rock – but never mind, we’ll be back and it certainly wasn’t hard to stay snuggled up by the fire reading our books. Thank you so much.

Barb and Michael

Guest Photos and Stories

April 2015 Thank you for creating such a magical place. We have had a wonderful stay and we’re already planning our next visit. Our children (5 and 7) had a ball staying in a three storey wonderland with a granite Boulder for a wall. In our family, the boulder is affectionately known as Betty Boulder.

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  We’ve enjoyed having our meals with Betty and relaxing on top of her. We’ve also loved coming back to the Lodge after visiting National Parks and other attractions, and being able to light a cozy fire. The Lodge is perfectly appointed and the mosaics are just beautiful.
The Robinson Family

Robinson family at Boulder Lodge

Robinson Family is Back

They have explored the area and captured stunning photos.

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Earlier this year my family and I spent a lovely week at Boulder Lodge near the historic town of Tenterfield. We liked it so much, we headed back for another few nights this September. For something different, we decided to drive back the entire way along Mount Lindesay Road/Highway. It turned out to be a great decision, as that route featured some beautiful countryside, including some majestic mountains we had never considered visiting before. Click here for a collection of photos from our trip.
1/6/2015 So many adventures to have and places to explore. A fantastic family weekend away. What a special place. Terry, Lea, Grace, Ness and Adele


Another wonderful couple of days spent in this amazing place. We are so lucky to have such a special spot right at our doorstep. So near but so far away….. Thank you.

Terry, Lea, Grace, Nessa and Adele

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We had such an amazing weekend. Can’t wait to come back & keep exploring! X

Cass & Dan



What a fantastic Lodge and slice of heaven. We loved it. Thanks Barb….

C & C Schofield


So very glad we found your unique and gorgeous home here in Tenterfield! The house is amazing and you’ve provided all the comforts of home…and then some! Snow this morning was an absolute bonus! We will be back if you will have us…




Such a beautiful lodge with amazing property views and snow! On the 17/7/15



Thank you for creating such a beautiful and unique holiday home. With 5 children, it is hard to find somewhere that accommodates our family (without costing an arm and a leg!) The kids had a ball exploring outside – probably the high point of their holiday. The Lodge is very well appointed & we enjoyed our stay.

Ken & Jane



It was an escape to a fairytale land and was a perfect getaway from busy Brisbane. Perfect for everyone, there were wineries for the adults and a natural playground for the kids. Magnificent views and lovely moments.

Damian, Justine, Samara, Declan and Tiana


A unique family getaway. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Boulder Lodge with us. We had a special weekend that the kids will remember forever.

Suzie, Philip, Henry & George, Glen, Caro, Ted & Samuel



A wonderful, wonderful place. We had a perfect weekend away. Great walks, great dinner at Commercial Boutique Hotel and a great place to come home to.  Cheers

Michael and Julie and Steve and Kate

Visitors from up North

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08/6/2015 Loved it even more this time….we experienced some really beautiful (and cold) conditions, and the house remained lovely and warm. We will be back….counting the days. Oh….and we really appreciated all the interesting art work this time. Thanks Barb. Don, Natalie and Calen


17/5/2015 Truly amazing!! Loved everything about it. Very relaxing with everything you need. Thank you we will be back. Nerida, Anthony, Leisa and Gavin


Another few days in a mountain paradise.


from Brisbane

30/4/2015 “Home away from home” in a truly unique setting, a remarkable feat….Thank you for the heartwarming fireplace which got us thro’ the chilly nights and added to the wonderful memories of Tenterfield. Love it! Glen and Eve

Easter 2015 What a great pleasure it has been to stay here – we absolutely love the Lodge and appreciate the care taken with all the inclusions, nothing was amiss! We are looking forward to coming back and bringing our friends. Thank you very much. Sharnette and John


April 2015 We have had a relaxing, peaceful and lovely four days. Thank you for creating this wonderful house in this spectacular location. We wanted for nothing. Have already shared our discovery with friends and family and will be back ourselves. Tony and Andrea


April 2015 Boulder Lodge is unique and special. From the moment you see it it is obvious that it has come about as the result of a labour of love. Nestled among the boulders it is a celebration of its site and the surrounding granite country. Thank you for sharing it with us. Geraldine and Wayne

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