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This page is intended for confirmed guests but please feel free to go ahead and read. You will find information that may be useful in making a decision to come stay at Secret Valley.

Welcome to Secret Valley Escape, and thank you for staying with us!

We hope that you have a wonderful experience, and to help you with that, here are some handy information. You can find directions on how to get to Secret Valley here

Here is a collection of the information to know before your stay. Please read through carefully so that you have an idea of how you might need to prepare. Call or send us an email if you have any further questions. 

​When you are ready, please fill out and submit the Guest Form.



The cottage has a fully equipped kitchenette with gas stove, microwave and a small fridge, as well as kettle, toaster, sandwich press and bread maker! (oven not available).


Provided also are cooking utensils and crockery, salt and pepper grinders and sugar, etc - feel free to bring your food provisions and cooking oils.  Due to distance from shops, we suggest organising shopping prior to arrival - the major supermarkets (open till late) are at Katoomba and Lithgow, or local shops at Blackheath (close at 5pm).  


Your cottage has its own BBQ on the deck - BBQ wipes are provided for wiping off excess grease.

Please clean up thoroughly after yourself, including drying and putting away dishes. 


Each cottage has its own water tank for collecting rain water. Our water is very clean, clear and sweet. It may sometimes be dyed by the falling gum leaves, which is harmless. However for extra safety, it is recommended that you boil all water before you drink.




There are some excellent restaurants nearby. If you do choose to eat out, we strongly recommend making a reservation well in advance to secure a table.


Below are some of our recommendations for dinner options at local restaurants. Offers from these establishments might change from time to time, so please check current status with them on booking.


For guests planning to eat out on Monday and Tuesday at the mountains, please make prior enquiries as lots of restaurants will be closed on those days.  The Caltex at Mt Victoria has a restaurant section opened daily.


In Little Hartley (~13 min)

- A delicious choice for lunch or dinner, the closest restaurant to us is Ambermere Rose Inn. Please note they are only open for dinner on Saturday.

As they have a wonderful reputation, they do normally get booked out for meal times so we recommend calling to reserve in advance at this number: (02) (6355 2266)


- Also in Little Hartley is Alchemy: Wood-Fired Pizza Cafe (02) 6355 2056 - the best pizza you can get for miles and some of the best sunset views on this side of the mountains. Open Wed 4-8 pm, Thu to Sun 9.30 to 8 pm (reservations recommended as they can get quite busy)


In Mt Victoria (~19 min)

Whether on your way into the mountains for the day, or on your way to Sydney, Petalura Eatery at Mt Victoria is a yummy way to start the day, offering a great breakfast menu with freshly squeezed juice.   (02) 4787 1220


In Blackheath (~25 min)

- A restaurant that has been getting rave reviews from our guests recently is Fumo in Blackheath.

They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Friday through Sunday.

We recommend phoning in advance to reserve a spot.: (02) 4787 6899


Blue Jax Restaurant at the George Boutique Hotel (02) 4787 6111 – Under new management since it use to be known as ‘St Mounts Trattoria’, this spot is known for generous portions of Italian food in a truly charming atmosphere.


In Katoomba (~35 min)

Basil Nut Café & Restaurant is located in the heart of Katoomba, and they have a diverse menu of Asian cuisine with a modern twist. They are open for lunch and dinner and closed on Tuesdays. (02) 4782 1294


In Leura (~38 min)

Silks Brasserie at Leura (02) 4784 2534 -  Modern Australian menu - beautiful food and setting - Silks is a well-known establishment in the Blue Mountains dining scene, and for good reason.

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Please feel free to contact us if you require any other information or assistance.  We look forward to sharing our secret valley with you soon, and trust that you will have a beautiful and memorable stay.

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