Choose your preferred language. We speak English and 41 other languages.
Most often used by people in the United States
991 River Road, Lower Portland, 2756 Lower Portland, Australia – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 34 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Ferndale Country Retreat.
No booking fees • Save money! Best price guarantee — enter dates to see these prices!
1 property in Lower Portland
Including hotels, apartments, villas and more.
34 verified reviews
They speak your language
Website and customer service in English (US) and 41 other languages
Booking is safe
When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool
Tennis Court, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Game Room
WiFi is available in the business center and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Hover over the cards for more info.
Based on 34 reviews
Value for money
Show reviews from:
Lovely location peaceful and tranquil. Warm and helpful greeting. Clean bathroom and towels.
Property a bit tired and in need of update. Sheets clean overall fixtures and fittings very dated and worn carpet etc.
This place provide nice breakfast, and many entertainment facilities, such as tennis court, swimming pool and BBQ place, etc.
Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was ok.
There's no reception for the TV. I would have thought vast satellite may have been a option or Austar/Foxtel this would be good for longer stays.
Beautiful location, lovely and friendly service!
Friendly hosts, quiet surroundings, accommodation very comfy. Yummy breakfast. We could have stayed an entire week. Breathtaking views too, we certainly will be back soon.
Everything was wonderful.
The owners were very friendly and lovely...offered helpful advice on getting to the Wedding we were all heading to and nothing was too much trouble ....breakfast was yummy too...great view ......we will be back to hopefully do some waterskiing in Summer
Nice folks beautiful view excellent food
No tv in rooms
The location of ferndale retreat is a beautiful bush setting with views out over the Hawkesbury. Our Host Kee was lovely, and very friendly if you feel up for a chat. The whole experience was great and Kee's home cooked meals were fantastic. Would recommend to stay at least one night.
Beautiful location, friendly and helpful owners, great barbeques for private use, fantastic views.
Mosquitoes. Don't forget the aerogard.
Ultra clean sheets and towels. The owner Kee was very warm and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The view was beautiful.
Beds and lounge were uncomfortable. Doors, windows and blind fixtures were grimy. Bicycles were noted as an activity but they were old and broken. Owner Chris didn't have great people skills which is unfortunate in his line of work. There was not enough drinking water provided.
We loved the peace and quiet of Ferndale, The hosts were lovely and breakfast was very good. If you want a get away from everything even your mobile this is the place to go. Enjoyed our stay
Sadly Ferndale Cabins are very tired looking and are in need of some good TLC . Showers and carpets especially.
The cabin was cosy and the view was amazing. A totally relaxing place, Chris & Kee were extremely welcoming and served us the most beautiful dinner and breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay thank you.
The owners were both lovely. My 5 year old son totally fell in love with Kee! Excellent customer service. Yummy massive breakfasts. Great location, amazing views. Property is relaxed and not too fussy - perfect for us. We hope to visit again later this year when the peacocks are dancing with all their new feathers. THANK YOU for our great holiday Chris and Kee.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. If we asked for something it was provided or answered with a smile.
The room was quite small and didn't appear to have been properly cleaned. Different types of glasses and cups that were all dirty. The room itself was dirty with cobwebs, stained curtains (other cabins had blockout curtains which looked nice) and the couch was in a state of disrepair. The cabin was not what I expected and hence this had an effect on the overall experience - very disappointed.
It was comfortable and we wish we had more time to stay longer ...great views of the river ...peaceful ..the hostess made a lovely dinner for us and breakfast was delicious
needs new fly screens
Quiet, owners very helpful.
Needs a lot of work but owners are working on it.
Great Views, Great cabin, great staff!!
not much everything was pretty darn good!
The staf amazed us with their friendliness and hospitality. Despite being in a remote location, we felt at home. Pity we had to leave and couldn't stay longer to enjoy the area!!!
We arrived late, so we were attacked by the bugs in the dark. No bites to report however, all went very well!
Arriving a little later then planned (11pm) I was greeted very kindly and escorted to our cabin. The staff are extremely helpful and make you feel welcome. In the morning when asking for a late checkout, I received this without any problem. The place is isolated and quiet, excellent if you like your privacy! The cabins are a little average but the surroundings sure make up for it. I will be definitely staying there again in the near future. Jeff & Sus:
I would have to say, driving a lowered car. It took me quit a while to leave the driveway, but I guess if you have a choice, drive a standard car or 4x4 and you will have no problems.
The friendly and helpful service from both Chris and Kee, the excellent cooked breakfast and the tranquility and peacefulness of the place, even on a long weekend!
No TV or Mobile Phone access in room, however, this is not necessarily a negative if you are looking to escape technology for a couple of days!
The room was really comfortable and had everything we needed.
Excellent place! The owners were so friendly and gave us a warm welcome. It not like a hotel where you feel so disconnected from everyone, there really is a sense of spirituality and friendliness in our stay at Ferndale. I will be bringing my family here soon!
This place is a hide-away, in that we wanted a place so far away from busy shopping centers. With that comes the distance you would need to travel for things like shops/ doctors. But the very reason Ferndale is in such a location is to be far away from that world, so i wouldn't really think of it as a negative, more of a positive aspect.
The hosts were very friendly and welcoming without being pushy, with good local knowledge of the area and it's surrounds. Very lovely people.
We've negotiated with thousands of hotels to get the very best deals. We call them Secret Deals and they only last for a limited time.
You can get these deals for free by subscribing to our newsletters. You can even choose your favorite destinations to receive personalized deals.
Get started now by entering your email address. We'll instantly send you a link to our Deal Finder!
Don't worry – your email address is safe with us. We'll never share your private information and you can unsubscribe at any time.