We live in a concrete jungle, well – that’s probably a little over-dramatic. It’s hardly New York, Beijing or Sydney….we do live 9km away from the CBD in a pretty densely populated (but very beautiful!) suburb in the inner-east Brisbane area.
We both have pretty demanding full-time jobs, with G working over and above his typical working hours as well, given the nature of his job. We work hard and save hard and with work, the gym, usual every-day life commitments, sometimes we don’t get a lot of alone time together.
SO! When we do, we like to make it special! We first went to the Mouses House Rainforest Retreat after our six week absence from one another whilst I was running around South America and G was working and studying up in Northern Queensland.
The Mouses House is only an hour and a half from Brisbane and it has won so many tourism awards, the most recent being the 2017 Recognition of Excellence by Hotels Combined, with a score of 9.9. I am not at all surprised by this rating, the place is gorgeous and it really is not that far away from the highway.It is also set in the Springbrook National Park and is designed to be environmentally sustainable.
The next time we went was when we really needed a break and quiet weekend ahead of our Wedding. We took the weekend to work on our wedding music playlist, eat all of the cheese and whiskey and wine our way through a beautifully rainy and romantic weekend <3.
Both times we have arrived, we have actually felt peace fall over us as we have driven into the driveway. There are 14 chalets on-site, birds, running water, a shed to collect your firewood, trees galore and complete privacy – even though you have neighbours near by.
The chalets have all been so beautifully designed, it is honestly like staying in a Fairy Tale, which is quite apt given the adorable names of the original eight chalet’s, take from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the seven dwarfs. There is also the Wicked Witch, Sleeping Beauty, Belle and King Louie chalet’s.
If you are after a quiet place to spend sometime with your loved one, Wi-Fi, movies on demand, fireplaces, spa baths, a comfortable bed, high ceilings and the option to order breakfast/lunch/dinner baskets – then give the Mouses House a try – you will not be disappointed :).
You can stop at the Shopping Centre about half an hour away to stock up on food for the weekend (…and alcohol 😉 ) – failing that – you don’t even need to buy food! You can order amazingly thoughtful, generous and delicious gift baskets. G made us an amazing breakfast each morning on the Weber Q on the front porch and the BBQ dinner was amazing!
If you have been or do go, let me know! All I know, is that after we have stayed at Mouses House, experiencing the amazing hospitality of the owners – we are on Cloud-9, driving back down that mountain – ready for a new week!
The Mouses House (*This is not a sponsored post, I just absolutely adore the Mouses House and could not recommend it more highly to you all to try out!)
x C x