Welcome to Watervale Retreat

4 cabins all accredited 3 1/2 stars.

Peaceful and Tranquil

Animal Park

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.

Our recent awards


TripAdvisor greenleader silver level


WATERVALE RETREAT today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices....Read our full press release

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 Hector (black) then 2 1/2 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.
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.

Bella and Raptor like hanging around together.
Bella, Floppy & Bambi
Hector & Picasso
Feeding time


Stayed October 2017

All the little things made our stay the best!
The hot bread every morning was a treat and fabulous.
The bed - extremely comfortable, the cabins - excellent!
And the setting is magic - along with the animals :)
Thanks for a lovely 3 days, we would definitely stay again.
Tracey McCann & David Lewis

Stayed October 2017

Very clean & comfortable. Lovely bush setting.
Loved the pet emus & alpacas.
Especially loved the warm, fresh bread in the morning.
Quite close to the Riesling Trail.
Thank you so much for all the attention to detail,
making our stay a wonderful experience.

Stayed October 2017

Lovely setting, very quiet & peaceful.
Love the alpacas & emus.
Lovely to have fresh bread in the morning.
Cheryll & Orna Terpstra

Stayed October 2017

The continental breakfast supplies were excellent
and the daily home baked bread was a nice bonus.
The bush setting is great.

Stayed October 2017

Amazing service, beautiful location.
Thank you very much for an enjoyable say :)
P.S Bread is amazing!!!
Imogen Builder

Stayed October 2017

Honestly, this was one of the best value-for-money accommodation I've stayed at on my road trip around Northen SA.
Mike & Petra were extremely welcoming and friendly.
Hector the Alpaca wasn't too welcoming (he stayed away), but the Emus made up for it! (Hahaha)
Chingwen Tiew

Stayed October 2017

The bed was super comfortable
James Champman-Smith

Stayed October 2017

Feels great to stay in a place where attention to detail and
high quality equipment and appliances weren't neglected.
The bread is amazing, Thanx!! :)

Stayed October 2017

The provisions for brekky (esp fresh bread) were fab.
The relaxed atmosphere & friendly staff made for a great stay.
Thanks so much!!

Stayed October 2017

Very peaceful and tranquil setting.

Stayed October 2017

Thanks for the wonderful stay.
Loved it!

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