Discover the ideal Granite Belt accommodation for couples, families, and groups. Your ultimate Granite Belt stay awaits – find it here! I’ve handpicked these properties from amongst the many places where I have stayed in the region. Here are the pluses and minuses to help you find your perfect spot.
Where to stay on the Granite Belt
The Granite Belt is one of my favourite places to visit. I like to explore the landscape, but it’s really the fresh country produce and amazing wines that draw me here. Plus, there’s a chance to put on a beanie and sit in front of a fire, two great novelties for coastal Queenslanders. Granite Belt winery accommodation is another big bonus, so you don’t have to worry about who will be the designated driver.
This is a region you should visit several times, so choose your accommodation around your planned activities for your trip. Check out my tips below to find your perfect Granite Belt getaway stay, including what’s dog-friendly on the Granite Belt. After all, do you really want to leave the dog at home?
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Loggers Rest B&B
Expect relaxed, comfortable heritage-style accommodation here with four double rooms, each with an ensuite. Loggers Rest is set on large grounds and dynamo owner Paula Rakei is constantly adding features. It’s like staying in a large country homestead with a central hall separating the bedrooms and large lounge rooms, a dining room, and a verandah available to guests. The rooms are air-conditioned and come with smart televisions. There’s even a wood heater that you can sit in front of for a real Granite Belt experience. Undercover car parking is another benefit.
Why stay here: Loggers Rest is close to Stanthorpe and equally suitable for couples or groups. Paula loves to spoil you with a real country-cooked breakfast but lighter options also are available. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a rear bedroom away from the road which can be busy.
Expect to pay: From $195 a night
Details here: Loggers Rest
Paula Rakei loves to welcome guests at Loggers Rest.
Barrel View Luxury Cabins
It looks like a barrel inside and out, but there’s nothing rustic about this new luxury stay on the Granite Belt. Instead, it’s high comfort, high tech and the sort of extras that help create a memorable experience. There are three barrels, each accommodating two people in a king-sized bed. The room comes with a sunset or breakfast platter for two and a bottle of Granite Belt Strange Bird wine to match the cabin name, Barbera, Tempranillo or Saparavi. While the decor is the same in all three, there are differences, so you can work your way through the trio. Located on the end of the row, Sapavari, is set to become the ultimate honeymoon retreat with a private outdoor spa planned. This is a child, and pet-free stay, so leave them all at home. What’s not here? A television, but you have wifi, so just stream to your devices or preload. Take a walk through the cabin with the video below.
Why stay here: Barrel View is for those who like the finer things in life. It’s 48 square metres of luxe stay with a peaceful outlook. Perfect for couples who want downtime and easy access to the southern end of the Granite Belt. Undercover parking is available.
Expect to pay: From $450 a night
Details here: Barrel View Luxury Cabins
Below: Barrel View Luxury Cabins.
Combining an award-winning boutique winery with award-winning accommodation means that Ridgemill Estate has a lot to offer as a Granite Belt stay. The self-contained cabins look over the vineyard, and there’s a covered communal area with a barbecue and seating. Inside there’s a king-size bed and a wood-burning heater so you can have a fire going. It’s all peaceful and quiet except for the bird calls. Breakfast on the verandah with a hamper.
Why stay here? This Granite Belt winery accommodation is a perfect stay for wine-loving couples or a group of friends (12 cabins available) that prefer separate accommodation. It’s close to Stanthorpe (five minutes drive), which is great if you are planning activities on the top end of the Granite Belt.
Expect to pay: from $210 a night
Details here: Ridgemill Estate
Below: Ridgemill Estate is top accommodation in the Granite Belt wine region
Sabo’s on Severn
The welcome is very warm at Sabo’s on Severn and Lizzie and Joe will make you feel very much at home with queen-sized beds and fireplaces. The grounds are filled with native birds, and there are farm animals to enjoy as well. Lizzie offers gourmet evening meals and wine and cheese platters that are well worth experiencing and also runs Cooked from Scratch, a cooking school where guests can enjoy a class.
Why stay here? Great for couples or families with well-equipped rooms that sleep up to four people. It’s great for groups too as the rooms are joined by a wide veranda, and there are several communal areas. Free Wi-Fi is a thoughtful addition on the Granite Belt, where Wi-Fi can be very patchy, and the included breakfasts are delicious! Located on the southern end of the Granite Belt, it’s handy for Girraween national park walks and winery trips.
Bonus – This is dog friendly Granite Belt accommodation.
Double bonus – undercover parking is available.
Expect to pay: from $175 a night
Details here: Sabo’s On Severn
Below: Sabo’s on Severn offers dog-friendly accommodation on the Granite Belt
The Straw House B&B
The Straw House B&B has cottages made of straw bales and stucco, which makes them both warm in winter, cool in summer and insulated from the outside world. You can stay in a cottage or in the Granite Belt’s first tiny house.
The farm is set on 22 acres which guests can explore. Walkthrough the apple orchard, sit by the fire pit, visit the chickens, feed and pet the highland cattle, Aklan and Bahookie.
Built from a retired 20-tonne wheat trailer purchased west of Toowoomba, the tiny house sits up on the edge of the old vineyard in the paddock with the animals. This luxury style accommodation with ensuite for 2 adults and comes with bathrobes, magazines, wines, chocolates, luxury tea and coffee. It includes the famous big Straw House Breakfast and unlimited time with the animals, your neighbours the Highland Cooos, alpacas, miniature goats and Scottish Belted Galloways, who are all very happy to get up close and personal!!
The Straw House B&B make and serve the best banana bread on the planet to their guests! Here’s the recipe so you can try it before you go.
Why stay here?
If you are looking for something a little different, Straw House will hit the spot. It’s cute and cozy with animals and friendly hosts. Located near the highway on the top end of the Granite Belt, it’s close to the Maze, Law Dogs, The Christmas Farm, Stanthorpe Cheese and Sutton’s Juice Factory, Cidery and Café.
Bonus – this is pet-friendly Granite Belt accommodation
Double bonus – undercover parking is available.
Expect to pay: rates start at $225 per night, $350 per night for the tiny house.
Details here: The Straw House B&B
Below: Accommodation on the Granite Belt Qld includes a tiny house and straw house stays at The Straw House.
31 The Rocks
There are five villas here range from a romantic getaway cabin for two to one that will fit up to six people. Set amongst natural bushland and granite rock outcrops, all have wood-burning heaters, fully equipped kitchenettes and offer sweeping views of the Broadwater Valley. There’s birdlife, grey kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos and sometimes koalas. If you are travelling with a group, the guest lounge is the place to gather,
Why stay here?
Located just outside Stanthorpe on the southern side, 31 The Rocks offers easy access to Granite Belt attractions with plenty of peace and quiet. There’s free Wi-Fi in the guest lounge.
Expect to pay: Two nights from $340.
Details here: 31 The Rocks
Below: Granite Belt wine region accommodation at 31 The Rocks
Discover dog-friendly accommodation on the Granite Belt at Alure.
Alure StanthorpeLocated only five minutes drive from Stanthorpe, you’ll find rolling farmland, granite boulders, big open skies and warm hospitality at Alure Stanthorpe. I’ve always wanted to stay in what they call ‘Australia’s most luxurious glamping tent’ here (there’s a chandelier), but the villas are dog-friendly accommodation. Set on a hilltop amongst native bushland, each villa is self-contained, separate and secluded. The décor is sophisticated and the facilities extensive. The favourite spot to the day is stargazing with a glass of Granite Belt wine while soaking in your private heated outdoor spa (probably not in winter 😊). Why stay here? You’ll feel right at home in the luxury here which makes it a very special stay. There’s plenty of room to move and little touches like massage oil, fluffy robes and even a GHD hair straightener. Best for couples and great for romance. Bonus – This is pet-friendly Granite Belt accommodation with a gift bag and bathrobe for your pup! It’s an additional $40 per pet per night. Expect to pay: from $490 a night (2-night rate) Details here: Alure Stanthorpe
Apple Blossom Cottage accommodation, Granite Belt, Qld.
Apple Blossom Cottage
A cute three-bedroom Queenslander style cottage located in a quiet Stanthorpe street, this accommodation sleeps up to six people. It’s a full house located on it’s own large block with a huge backyard.
Why stay here?
The cottage is ideal for three couples or a family who want to explore Stanthorpe. There’s an enormous barbecue on the deck, a wood fireplace inside and a spa bath for the main bedroom. And yes, there is an apple tree on the grounds so there will be apple blossom during the flowering season.
Bonus: This cottage is within walking distance of Essen, which is a great local restaurant.
Expect to pay: from $176 per night
Details here: Apple Blossom Cottage
Kurrajong Barn and Cottages
Situated on Eukey Rd, Kurrajong Barn and Cottages is surrounded by several award-winning wineries and offers views across the vines. You can walk, 4WD or mountain bike to the top of the property for amazing views of the surrounding hills and vineyards. Expect stunning sunsets, kangaroos and plenty of birdlife. I stayed in The Barn which has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two lounge rooms. There’s also a large outdoor entertaining area, outdoor firepit and a stargazer deck.
Why stay here?
It’s quirky and fun, with lots of interesting décor items and plenty of room to spread out. Ideal for groups of up to five couples. Lots of nice touches including a Nespresso machine and free Wi-Fi.
Expect to pay: from $1,700 for two nights.
Details here: Kurrajong Barn and Cottages
Granite Belt Winery Accommodation at Heritage Estate
Heritage Estate Cottage
History buffs will go mad for this cute Winery Cottage which was built in 1864 and completely lined with cedar. It’s got plenty of atmosphere and a strategically placed leather lounge so you can snuggle up in front of the fire with a glass of premium Heritage Estate Bootleggers Tawny Port.
Why stay here?
Granite Belt winery accommodation with an authentic 155-year-old cottage is a rare find, plus it comes with free wi-fi.
Expect to pay: from $150 a night
Details here: Heritage Estate Wines
Keep watching for more top Granite accommodation include cabins at Balancing Heart Vineyard that will enjoy this sunset view.
Granite Belt Winery Accommodation
Where can you stay at a winery on the Granite Belt?
Hidden Creek Winery has the Winemakers Cottage, a one-bedroom couples retreat that comes with a bottle wine to enjoy in front of the fireplace. There’s also breakfast supplied in the morning.
Twisted Gum Wines have a three-bedroom cottage available for guests.