Located in Harrietville, shady brook cottages provides accommodations with free WiFi and access to an award winning garden.

All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with shower, free toiletries and a hair dryer. A microwave and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle.

A continental breakfast is offered in the Two-Bedroom Chalet and can be ordered for the additional Chalets.

Mount Hotham ski resort is 19 mi from Harrietvlle
Skiing is possible within the area and the property offers ski storage space. Mount Feathertop iconic walks starts at Harrietville.

Bright is 16 mi from shady brook cottages.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

shady brook cottages has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 6, 2018

Missing some information?
Brilliant!

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.

Availability

When would you like to stay at shady brook cottages?

Check-in date
Check-out date
 
Approximate prices in USD for a 1-night stay
Loading dates...
Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 5
Superior Chalet
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 4
One-Bedroom Chalet
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 4
One-Bedroom Chalet
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 2 sofa beds
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Max adults: 4
Two-Bedroom Chalet
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Lock in a great price for your upcoming stay

Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation on most rooms!

Got a question?

Find more info in the questions and answers. Need something else? Send your own question to the property below.

About shady brook cottages

Welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 6, 2018

The property usually replies within a few days

Thanks! You'll receive an email as soon as the property answers your question.

  • hi are there BBQ facilities and outdoor fire pit available here ?

    Each accommodation have their own Weber BBQ on the deck, there is a place on the river where you can have a fire but its not a fire pit as such Thanks John


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on June 6, 2021
  • Is there somewhere where my family and I can organise a shuttle that takes us to Mt Hotham, and a deal that involves hire and lessons of skies etc

    You can organize and hire all your snow gear at Hoys ski hire in Harrietville and book through Hoys a bus that takes you to the mount and back.


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on April 18, 2021
  • Hi , do you have WiFi at the Cottage?

    There is Wifi at the office and the apartment but not at the cottages


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Two-Bedroom Chalet • Answered on July 6, 2021
  • Hi is it easy to get to Mount Hotham for skiing and do we have to put chains on our tyres.

    You always have to carry chains in the ski season under Victorian traffic regulations. However you only have to fit them when required because of road conditions generally after or during snow. IKind Regards John


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on August 11, 2021
  • Hello we have a small house trained dog. She is a Spoodle. Do you allow

    Hi I am sorry but no we don't allow dogs or cats we have poultry,birds and other wild life that use the property, Trust you understand thanks John


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Superior Chalet • Answered on October 15, 2020
  • Hi, saw 3 x two bedrooms chalet with different prices, the room descriptions/sizes are the same. what are the differences?

    There are two identical self contained one bedroom cottages walk in showers and no spa, oven or wood fire, the two bedroom cottage which has a second room, a spa, oven and wood fire There is also two bedroom spa apartment no oven or wood fire


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on June 6, 2021
  • Hi, I have 2 young children. We have never seen snow. Will we have access to skiing and other amenities for children? Thank you, Jasmine

    Hi jasmine, we don't regularly get snow at shady brook however we are at the base of mount hotham which is a ski field its about 45 minutes away and you can hire all your gear in Harrietville at Hoys including toboggan Thanks John


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: One-Bedroom Chalet • Answered on April 18, 2021
  • Do you have a pool

    No we do not have a pool however we do border the ovens river and there is a dredge hole very popular for swimming nearby


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Answered on October 10, 2021
  • Hello was just wondering about this 2 bedroom apartment if it is a stand alone apartment with no other rooms for other people or if it is just an apartment with 2 bedrooms for us to have alone. Thank you.

    The two bedroom apartment is not shared with other people. Its only for the booking guest thanks John


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Two-Bedroom Chalet • Answered on October 13, 2021
  • Does this chalet have a corner spa?

    yes it has a full two person corner spa


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Two-Bedroom Chalet • Answered on October 29, 2020
  • Hi just wondering if you have a designated smoking area ?

    there is no smoking within any of the accommodations however you may smoke outside and we only ask you be mindful of other guests


    You found this answer helpful

    You found this answer unhelpful

    Asked about: Two-Bedroom Chalet • Answered on October 31, 2020

Host Info

Host Review Score 9.7

Shady Brook is on 14 acres, 8 acres is magnificent and unique landscaped garden featured on ABC Gardening. Only 600metres from the Harrietville precinct, however we are tucked away on the other side of the Ovens River secluded and private and tranquil surrounded on all other sides by state forest. Built into this location are three specially designed and built on location three alpine cottages by a local craftsman builder. You have space, gardens river and forest back drop with magnificent views looking back to Mount Feather Top. The garden and associated forest and river provides a habitat for over 60 species of birds. Stroll in the garden or take a walk on a mountain side track or sit on your deck and relax and watch the sun set on mountain ridges. Cottages are fully furnished with all linen provided each cottage and apartment has its own carport deck and BBQ This is a unique destination and is more than accommodation this is a experience that you want to come back to. Every season has its own special joy . Only 20 mins from Bright and 45 min from Hotham We are routinely up grading to maintain a high standard in the cottages and garden for your experience and pleasure.

Anne and John own and operate Shady Brook, we have built the place from blackberries to a little piece of paradise over 20 years. We love to share this very special place with other folk and are familiy friendly and there is plenty of green spaces and tracks for children to play or explore. We are passionate about our environment and garden and Anne has some rare breeds of poultry that are able to stroll though the garden for hour or two each day. We live on site and do all the cleaning, and most of the gardening and maintenance ourselves. We give our guests privacy but are always available if assistance is needed or friendly advice or tips of where to eat or visit. If you want a guided tour about the garden please ask most times we are only to please to take you around. John is a keen bush walker and interested in the environment and history of Harrietville and the high plains so feel free to ask questions. However if you just want that private space and time to relax, unwind and take it all in we also understand. As we said we are always there if required and we always allow the guests to initiate the conversation.

Harrietville is small village set on the Ovens River we are the gateway to the great alpine experience, only 25km from busy, bustling Bright and 45 minutes away from Mount Hotham. Two of the most iconic walking trails into the Alpine National Park start in Harrietville to Mount Feathertop. Harrietville has two hotels, a bakery and various eateries, however you need to do your bulk food shopping before arriving or simply eat out. Settled in 1854 there is plenty of history and great local trails to explore either by bike or foot. Take the shared trail to the Trout farm and catch a fish or simply relax in their beautiful gardens. There are plenty of tracks and trails for 4 wheel drives or the off road bikes starting from the village. Or do a day trip to local wineries, historic Beechworth or the iconic Mount Buffulo National Park. In winter we are situated for off mountain accommodation with bus availability and all your ski hire or take the bus to the top and walk all the way down during the non ski season. This is is one of Victoria's popular tourist destination areas what Harrietville offers is tranquility and that real sense of high country but only a short drive into busy Bight

Languages spoken: English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Keogh's
    7 miles
  • Orchard
    7 miles
  • Gotcha
    7.2 miles
  • Heavenly Valley
    7.6 miles
  • Road Runner
    7.7 miles
  • Mount Hotham
    7.9 miles
  • Village Chair
    7.9 miles
  • Ruined Castle Chair
    11.4 miles
  • Scott Chair
    11.5 miles
  • Summit Chair
    11.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Morries
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Bellas
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Eagle Chair
    11.8 miles
  • Monkey Bar
    11.8 miles
  • Lakeside
    11.9 miles
  • International
    12 miles
  • Towers Chair
    12 miles
  • Gully Chair
    12 miles
  • Falls Creek Alpine Resort
    12.1 miles
  • Drover's Dream Chair
    12.2 miles
  • Falls Express
    12.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham
    0.6 miles
  • River Ovens River
    0.1 miles
  • Lake Tronoh
    0.5 miles
Ski lifts
  • Bright
    15.5 miles
  • Mount Hotham
    18.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Albury Airport
    57.2 miles
How to get to shady brook cottages from Albury Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
Are you missing any information about this area?
Brilliant!
Amenities of shady brook cottages
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Activities
  • Water park
  • Ski storage
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Common Areas
  • Library
Miscellaneous
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Missing some info?
Awesome!

House rules
shady brook cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 11:30 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Eftpos shady brook cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform shady brook cottages of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about shady brook cottages

  • The prices at shady brook cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, shady brook cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at shady brook cottages (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at shady brook cottages (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at shady brook cottages (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 4 guests
    • 5 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at shady brook cottages on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at shady brook cottages on this page.

  • Check-in at shady brook cottages is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at shady brook cottages can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • shady brook cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Library
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Water park
    • Horseback riding

  • shady brook cottages is 800 feet from the center of Harrietville.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to shady brook cottages by:

    • Car 3h 30min