Last week Adam asked me if I wanted to go to Tumut, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, one day over the weekend. He had an inspection to complete at work, and was going to run out of time to get in done though the week. He thought we’d make a day of it and get out of the town for the day. The next day he said to me ‘Why don’t we stay the night, make a proper weekend of it?’ So we we did…
Normally we’d scour Airbnb for a cheap, cute little property, but with the weekend fast approaching, there wasn’t that much available. We looked at run-of-the-mill motels and then I remembered Nimbo Fork Lodge, a boutique guest house which I’d seen on social media. We managed to snag a last minute deal and on Saturday, set out an indulgent weekend away.
The Lodge is situated not far from the village of Brungle, roughly halfway between Tumut and Gundagai and is set on the confluence of the Tumut River and Nimbo Creek. The nearest road is miles away and the sound of running water, birdsong and the occasional bleet or moo of the nearby livestock is all you can hear. The views are absolutely stunning – and with the rain we’ve had over the last few weeks, it was just wonderful to be able to see green countryside once again.
Upon arrival we were greeted with a complimentary and rather delicious cheese board – which our host Gemma ensured was pregnancy friendly. Our room (in the main lodge, there are also cabins available) was beautifully decorated with a comfortable four posted bed, squishy armchair, little balcony and soft white bathrobes.
After settling in and devouring our afternoon snack, we headed down towards the creek and river for a walk – rambling through groves of gum trees, exploring tiny pebbled beaches and taking in the rolling hills around us.
We headed back to the main lodge for a pre-dinner drink and a few games of pool and then treated ourselves to a delicious three course meal at the on-site restaurant – which comes complete with fireplace. The food was fantastic – though Adam said his steak was slightly cold and my chicken could’ve done with an extra serving of veg to bulk it up a bit. Still, we had a lovely night and couldn’t fault the service.
After a very comfortable night in our bed, we awoke to fog and had a lazy morning in bed with tea watching the world slowly emerge from the swirling clouds. Breakfast is served in the main lodge and is not included in the price of the stay (something we didn’t realise) but we were both left satisfied with our choices – Adam, a bacon and egg burger, and myself a few pastries and a bowl of yoghurt, granola and berry compote.
Although our stay was short, we were left feeling utterly relaxed and knowing we’d be returning again – perhaps with visiting family in tow. Nimbo Fork is definitely a place to ‘treat yourself’ – so if you’re after something a little bit special, that’s peaceful and quiet, and where there’s an appreciation for the good things in life, I’d highly recommend a stay.
Have a wonderful week. x
This post is not affiliated with Nimbo Fork Lodge and Adam and I were full paying guests.