With heart-thumping hiking trails, spectacular lookouts, foodie hangouts and charming villages – the Blue Mountains region is a wonder to explore, on and off the beaten path. Only 90-minutes from Sydney, it is a quaint and romantic weekend destination that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Making this destination all the more alluring is all the beautiful Blue Mountains accommodation on offer – from indulgent resort-style getaways to cosy weatherboard cottages to heritage-listed hotels. There are endless accommodation choices so, what are you waiting for? Start planning your next getaway today.
This is our edit of the best Blue Mountains accommodation.
Set in the picturesque surrounds of Leura Village, Arethusa is the work of Kas Wren from Wren & Whippet. The three-bedroom cottage has been beautifully renovated into a sophisticated mountain getaway. The brand-new country-style kitchen to the Parlour Room has ornate high ceilings and wood-burning fireplace, while the master bedroom with a gas fireplace and an ensuite that features stone flooring and an antique bath – this is one Blue Mountains accommodation you’ll never want to leave.
From $550 per night
With a daffodil-dotted lake, 28-acres of immaculate gardens, and a Hamptons-style décor, Parklands turns on the charm for your Blue Mountains getaway. Their 28 spacious guestrooms are spread across seven cottages – each with garden views, soft, lush furnishings, gas fireplace and rain showers. Choose from their loft or suite rooms, then settle in to indulge in their on-site day spa. The dining room is for breakfast, but their staff will happily point you in the right direction for dinner.
From $475 per night
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
From ceilings that soar to eight-metres high to the stone-clad wood-burning fireplace, this five-bedroom Hamptons style home in Leura is all about luxury comforts. Authentic French-artisan flooring with a heritage feel that dates back to the 17th century runs through to the open plan living, dining and kitchen with exposed beams above – the place where everyone gathers. Cosy yet stylish bedrooms and an outdoor deck and garden, this mountains getaway caters to year-round getaways.
From $525 per night
Gorgeous views over the Jamison Valley is just the start of what this stunning resort has to offer. The country house resort is cosy yet grand, with a Victorian-era lounge (which serves high tea), library, day spa, billiards room, indoor swimming pool and warming fireplaces. It is everything you could want in a Blue Mountains accommodation. Oh, and did we mention they also have a multi-award-winning restaurant, Darleys, whose degustation may just be the highlight of your trip.
From $320 per night
Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba
Set on 90 pristine acres in the beautiful and bucolic township of Bilpin, Eden Farm Escape is a unique, family-friendly Blue Mountains accommodation option with great views and a whole lot of heart. Michael and Deborah Cthurmer - the team behind The Grumpy Baker, one of Bilpin’s best bakeries - established the farm to help and honour their youngest child who had been diagnosed with a number of behavioural issues. The farm offers equine therapy and equine-assisted learning as well as being home to alpacas, miniature donkeys, sheep, goats and ducks who have all come to the farm from the RSPCA.
There are so many things to do at the farm escape. Bring the kids bikes or go on a family bushwalk or hang out on the farm toasting marshmallows over the open fire, playing the oversized chess game, collecting fresh eggs from Cluckingham Palace, swimming in the freshwater dam or just spend time hanging out with the animals. Honestly, we'd make the trip just to see the alpacas alone!
From $300 per night
13 Hanlons Road, South Bilpin
Just an hour and a half west of Sydney, on the edge of the lush and pristine Jamison Valley, you’ll find Fairmont Resort. Perfect for romantic getaways, babymoons and family vacations, this resort truly offers something for everyone. With a spa offering treatments from facials to full body massages, and enough kids activities to keep your little one’s thoroughly entertained, you'll never want to leave! The rooms are luxurious but it’s the views over the Valley that are truly showstopping.
From $329 per night
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura
A beautiful and historic 4.5-star hotel set amidst a manicured garden, Echoes Boutique Hotel is one of the best places to stay in the Blue Mountains. Overlooking Echo Point, every guest room offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the National Park. A breeding ground for creativity the resort was originally built as a retreat for Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. Intimate with just 14 rooms, the hotel also offers access to the facilities at Lilianfels next door from the pools and games room, to their luxe day spa.
From $500 per night
3 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba
When it comes to Blue Mountains accommodation, it doesn’t get more quintessential than this. A beautifully restored, cosy weatherboard cottage surrounded by a whimsical garden. Inside, a sunlit lounge room with wood-burning fireplace sets the scene for what lies beyond – three-bedrooms and a modern kitchen which features an original Aga oven. A 10-minute walk to Leura Village and with easy access to surrounding bushwalks – this is one dreamy mountain getaway.
From $245 per night
8 Albert Street, Leura
Sitting pretty on the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this African-inspired eco-retreat feels worlds away from it all. It’s an adults-only getaway with eight suites, all featuring a wrap-around balcony, freestanding soaking tub and beautiful furniture. The retreat also has an infinity pool and an on-site restaurant which sources their veggies from Harvest Farms, with produce coming in from two farms located in the Hawkesbury. Meaning the menu changes daily based on what they can get their hands on.
From $1,429 per night
Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain
A heritage-listed hotel set in the middle of town, The Carrington is not only a local landmark, but it offers elegant hotel-style Blue Mountain accommodation. One of the original places to stay, you can pick from a traditional no-ensuite style hotel room to a premier view spa room. On-site dining at the Old City Bank Bar and Brasseries will have you stepping back in time, as will Champagne Charlie’s Cocktail Bar. And being perfectly-positioned in Katoomba village, you’re literally steps away from everything the town has to offer.
From $215 per night
Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Just west of the Blue Mountains, on a 100-acre property, is a must-book romantic getaway. Six self-contained cabin and suites with views of Lake Lyell, Cox’s River and native bushland. Every single one of the suites will charm with fireplaces, lush furnishings and soak tubs. Still, our pick is the Lake View Spa Suites – carved into the hillside with a magical underground fairy-lit passageway, and the Valley View Suite where you will be in awe of the magnificent sunsets.
From $295 per night
Sandalls Drive, Rydall
For a nostalgic stay in one of the most iconic buildings in the Blue Mountains, the Hydro Majestic is it. Overlooking Megalong Valley, the hotel is more opulent than ever, paying homage to a bygone era with grand ballrooms, a tea salon, and heritage-style rooms with an Art Deco inspired design. The high tea, held in the Wintergarden, is a must thanks to its incredible views over the valley. With dining and a bar on-site, you have very little reason to leave this mountain beauty.
From $429 per night
Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath
No list of the Blue Mountain accommodation is complete without a mention of this luxurious stay. Set on 7,000 acres of a wildlife reserve, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a secluded and truly breathtaking resort. Take your pick from one of the 40 suites, each with a private pool, stone fireplace, four-poster bed, spa bathroom and terrace. When you’re not blissing out in your villa, explore the property with guided nature walks and horse rides, or indulge in a spa treatment before a next-level dining experience.
From $3000 per night
2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley
This beautiful and historic 4.5-star bed and breakfast is one of the best places to stay in the Blue Mountains. In a heritage-listed 1923 home poised between the Grose and Jamison Valleys, these four guestrooms offer up a simultaneous chance to experience a look back in time whilst keeping all of our modern creature comforts. Silks Brasserie is also located within their provincial garden escape and offers guests a truly delicious meal.
From $195 per night
1 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls
Set in two acres of landscaped gardens with adjoining parkland, this guest house has a handful of rooms that are all beautifully appointed with period furniture. Slip back in time and enjoy complimentary port and chocolate by an open fire in the Victorian-era library. Steeped in history, the George was originally built in 1891 by Robert Moss, the owner and editor of the Mountaineer Newspaper. Another fun fact about this beautiful Blue Mountains accommodation is that the George Boutique Hotel is known for hosting murder mystery parties, so you can take your Cluedo game to the next level.
From $200 per night
194 Great Western Highway, Blackheath
This piece of Blue Mountains accommodation hits the trifecta of buzzwords: luxury, boutique and eco-friendly. Set in the quaint village of Leura, this accommodation estate has six unique dwellings each made of 80% recycled materials and furnished with antiques and sustainable furniture, making the entire dairy carbon neutral. There are a range of Blue Mountains accommodation options available from the studio, which sleeps two, to the straw bale house, which sleeps eleven. And, if you thought things could get any more quaint, there’s also an outdoor hot tub in a converted milk vat.
From $235 per night
Kings Road, Leura
This quaint bed and breakfast, with a vintage-inspired interior, is centrally located just a stone’s throw from Katoomba’s best tourist attractions. Peter, the host, is renowned for his sense of good old fashioned country hospitality.
From $93 per night
122 Lurline Street, Katoomba
Blackheath Glen Tourist Park is an award-winning caravan park ideally located on the edge of Govetts Leap and the Megalong Valley, and just a few minutes drive from the Three Sisters. In addition to powered and unpowered camping sites, the tourist park also offers self-contained cabins. On-site you’ll find fantastic playground facilities, a public pool and a charming duck pond. For pet lovers, you’ll be delighted to hear that pets are permitted in off-peak and shoulder periods.
Unpowered sites from $36 per night, cabins from $110 per night
67-69 Prince Edward Street, Blackheath
Our edit of the best Blue Mountains accommodation only touches on what’s on offer in this stunning region. To explore more of these misty mountains, check-out 7 Blue Mountain Hikes that will Leave you Breathless and aGirls Guide to a Weekend in the Blue Mountains.