Just over an hour from Adelaide City, Barossa Valley is a standout in South Australia's wine regions, thanks to the rich wine-making history, an unbeatable foodie scene, and stays that will have your Insta feed in a frenzy. From eco-cabins to luxury pavilions to intimate heritage cottages, accommodation in the Barossa Valley has never been so good. And with so much to explore in the way of cellar doors and foodie hotspots, you will want to make a long weekend of it.
Here is our edit of the best accommodation in the Barossa Valley.
There is nothing quite like a weekend away surrounded by vineyards and undulating countryside. Set on the hillside of a 75-acre working farm with wildlife, the Barossa Pavilions offers six contemporary freestanding, self-contained pavilions, plus the iconic Barossa Glasshouse. Each designed for absolute privacy while taking in views of the valley, plus all the mod cons for a dreamy getaway. The Pavilions are adjacent to the Chateau Yaldara Winery, a stunning winery with a riverside restaurant.
From $300 per night
221 Yaldara Drive, Lyndoch
Familiar with the hit television series, McLeod's Daughters? Then no doubt you will fall head over heels for this gem. One of the most beloved accommodations in Barossa Valley, this beautifully restored heritage home oozes rustic charm with its seven luxurious suites, each nodding to times passed, plus a communal dining room, living areas and cellar. The 225-acre property is yours to wander, but when you really want to unwind, book time in at their Riverside Bush Bath.
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Kingsford Road, Kingsford
An eco-luxe getaway that's so cosy, you will be booking your next stay well before you've checked out. Designed for minimal impact, this stunning Barossa Valley accommodation in the village of Marananga, is set along a ridgeline with elevated views out to neighbouring vineyards and olive groves. But from the back deck, it's all about the native Australian bushland. Inside the intimate self-contained space, you'll want to do little else but relax in the beautiful furnishings and the deep soak tub.
From $425 per night (minimum two-night stay)
468 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
Achingly pretty from the moment you pull up in the drive, this Barossa Valley accommodation is one of the region's more unique stays. Built during the 1840s, a local couple turned the ironstone chapel into a guesthouse that's high on romance; a loft-style bedroom with ensuite and a cosy open plan living area with cathedral ceilings and a combustion glass front fireplace. But nothing quite beats the sun-filled spa and atrium that features stone walls and a soaking tub. Wander the cottage gardens, book an in-house chef and take in the views of the Barossa ranges. Bliss.
From $185 per night
Lyndoch, Barossa Valley
One of Barossa Valley's must-book getaways, The Louise is a winery that fuses quality food, good wine and beautiful accommodation. Which is a huge yes in anyone's books. The Louise's secluded suites, picturesque surrounds, fine-dining restaurant Appellation, and cellar door makes this one for the romantics or for a girl's weekend away. The best way to experience The Louise is by taking a stroll to the vineyards before retiring to your suite that is pure luxe.
From $595 per night
375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
Love a dash of heritage charm with your accommodation in the Barossa Valley? Then book a stay at Fig Tree Cottage in the small-town of Angaston. This 1840s stone cottage has been beautifully restored, blending original features with modern-day comforts. Warm-up by the wood-burning combustion stove and soak in the original claw foot bathtub. This picture-perfect, two-bedroom getaway is all the more charming with its cottage-style garden.
From $180 per night
Angaston, Barossa Valley
For a truly exclusive experience in the Barossa Valley, a stay at Cambourne Boutique Accommodation is a must for any getaway in the Barossa Valley. Set upon 25 acres of premium Shiraz vineyard, the property dates to the 1840s, with the original cottage serving as the accommodation. Although this rustic-chic property comfortably sleeps six people across the cottage's three spacious suites, it is equally set up for an intimate stay for two. Boasting beautiful views of the vines, enjoy the day exploring the Barossa and then come back to Cambourne for sunset drinks on the veranda.
From $1200 per night
799 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
An original farmhouse turned self-contained luxury accommodation in the Barossa Valley, Maggie Beer's Orchard House is one for the food-lovers. Surrounded by a collection of 2000 trees – apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines – you can pick fresh produce from the orchard or kitchen garden and cook a meal from the purpose-built barbeque area overlooking the orchard. The two-bedroom farmhouse, with its wrap-around veranda, is the perfect blend of old-fashioned country hospitality and wine region getaway.
$515 per night (minimum two-night stay)
50 Pheasant Farm Road, Nuriootpa
If our round-up of the most beautiful Barossa Valley accommodation isn't enough to get you booking a weekend away amongst the vines, then maybe our edit of Romantic Getaways in South Australia will. And for those short on time, check out our round-up of the Best Wineries in South Australia to swill and sip away the afternoon.