Welcome to Watervale Retreat

4 cabins all 3 1/2 stars

Peaceful and Tranquil

Animal Park on site

Enjoy the sunsets at the end of your day

P: (08) 8843 0070
M: 0417 600 494
E: admin@watervaleretreat.com.au

Watervale Retreat

Clare Valley Accommodation

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Peaceful and Tranquil

Welcome to Watervale Retreat

Cabin (max 2 guests)

We have 1 cabin that sleep a max of 2 guests

Cabins (max 3 guests)

We have 3 cabins that sleep a max of 3 guests

Watervale Retreat

Star Rating
Free WI-FI available in all cabins

Watervale Retreat is located in a natural bush setting. Situated well away from the main house and reception area, we have just 4 cabins in our accommodation park which is used exclusively by our guests to offer a tranquil and secluded getaway. Only 500m from the Riesling Trail and less than 2kms from the nearest winery; it's the perfect location.

Includes all Linen, Toiletries, Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate
Continental breakfast is included in your stay however we offer Provisions for a Full English breakfast or just Bacon and Eggs for an additional charge.
Please see our booking page for more details

Call us today on (08) 8843 0070  or 0417 600 494, book using our Booking Page or simply email us at admin@watervaleretreat.com.au to book your tranquil escape today.

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Wildlife around

Watervale Retreat

Meet the Emus, Alpacas and Fallow Deer

On site Animal Park

We have 3 Fallow Deer, all are skittish in nature and tend to run as soon as they see anyone, although less likely to run at feeding time, they still won't come too close. They like to lay under their favourite tree which is behind one of the cabins.
On the 4th September 2015 we acquired two alpacas, Hector (black) and Mighty Mouse (tan), then both 2 and half years old. On the 15th of October we were lucky enough to purchase a five month old two tone alpaca by the name of Picasso. He is growing up and currently in his teens and is trying to be rise up the ranks, but still not able to as he is still smaller than the other two.
On the 15th November, a surprise phone call led to us getting 3 emus who were then only three months old. Now half way to adult hood, they are already tall. Named Sprinkler (because you get soaked if you stand nearby when drinking), Raptor (reminds you of a velociraptor when he eats his lettuce) and Nippy (say no more!).
The alpacas and emus love to follow us around and very inquisitive, especially when they think you have food.
Occasionally they are allowed to go into the accommodation area when there are no guests and they clearly enjoy the change of environment. Because they follow us around, they are easy to move back in the animal park.

Left to right: Mightly Mouse, Hector (Black) & Picasso
Hector (Left) and Mighty Mouse


Stayed August 2017

Always a treat. The cabins are amazing and this is our place to stay in Clare.We love the location and Petra & Mike are fab hosts. Graeme & Christina
Thank you Graeme & Christina, We are pleased your return visit was just as nice as your last one. We look forward to seeing you again.

Stayed August 2017

Very comfortable bed and warm!
I emailed a query prior to arriving and it was answered very promptly - much appreciated.
Enjoyed feeding the animals and learnt a lot about emus and alpacas.
The warm bread delivered each morning was a wonderful, homely touch.
And I'd forgotten how lovely rainwater was!!

Stayed August 2017

Very enjoyable stay in lovely cabin.
The surroundings are beautiful and
animals add to the lovely atmosphere.
Vanessa Sorell

Stayed August 2017

Great place to stay & warm fresh bread in the morning.
Plenty of food for breakfast
Loved every minute of our stay :)
Julie & Wendy

Perfect for those who want to unwinded, relax and wanting to go off-grid with the phone.
Love the freshly baked bread!
Dear guest, thank you for your comment. Please note that due to our location, phone reception can sometimes be difficult, and it will depend on your carrier.
Remember it is easy to send and receive all your text messages by logging into our free wi-fi.
Mike & Petra

Stayed July 2017

What a fantastic place!
It has a very welcoming feel and the unit was clean and well maintained.
The animals were great to see in the morning.
The bed and pillows were very comfy!
You can tell a lot of love and care goes into the property.
Thank you very much!
Pascale & Nigel

Stayed July 2017

Brilliant customer service made to feel very comfortable.
Beautiful cabins that feel so homey.
Enjoyed our stay very much.
Thank you

Stayed July 2017

Lovely location, had a beautiful meal at the Watervale Hotel.
Freshly made bread in the morning - fantastic!
Very comfortable cottage

Stayed June 2017

Great location for the Clare Valley vineyards.
Cozy, comfortable with super hosts Petra & Michael.

Stayed June 2017

Mike & Petra are excellent hosts.
Loved the electric Blanket &
the fresh baked bread in the morning. YUM!!
Kym & Karen McLachlan

Stayed June 2017

Perfect - fresh bread lovely
Generous provisions
Very comfortable bed

Stayed June 2017

We found everything functional and in excellent condition.
Sparkling clean. We were supplied with tea, coffee, jams, butter, cereals, milk juice etc
plus fresh home baked bread and even fruit.
Kym & Karen McLachlan

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