Romantic Getaway in Queensland

Exquisite and Luxurious Couples Retreat

Enter Alure Stanthorpe and you’ll be transported to a magical setting that makes romance sparkle. This exclusive couples accommodation in the Granite Belt of Queensland’s High Country is nestled in the midst of big skies, spectacular scenery, and many natural and cultural attractions. True to its name, Alure Stanthorpe has irresistible appeal to any couple seeking a romantic winter getaway.

The Ultimate Queensland Escape

Alure’s peaceful Stanthorpe accommodations pamper guests with plush furnishings and luxurious comfort. Two villas and a deluxe glamping tent each spaciously accommodate one couple, allowing you to relax in style. Each unit has a private deck and heated outdoor spa that invites you to glide into soothing bubbles and sip a glass of locally produced wine. Could you imagine a more sublime experience? Set on 50 acres of land, these three romantic accommodations are secluded, so every couple enjoys an undisturbed view of the magnificent countryside.

Treat Yourself to a Visit in the Villas

Our villas feature soft and sophisticated interior decor, giving you the perfect backdrop for your romantic getaway. The split-level design has floor to ceiling windows that open to awesome daytime views and a starry sky at night. You can light a toasty fire in the living area and get cozy on the sumptuous King Living chaise. Or, dim the mood lighting in the bedroom and sink into an extravagant king size pillow-topped bed with leather trim. The sleek, contemporary kitchen has all that you need to prepare a gourmet meal or brew a seriously rich cup of coffee.

Camping with Class

Alure Stanthorpe offers a lavish glamping experience in Queensland (“where glamour and nature unite”). The rustic, yet opulent tent stands atop a large timber deck and is insulated to keep you snug in the most extreme weather conditions. Light the EcoSmart fire for extra warmth and ambience, and wrap yourself in fine bed linens beneath fanciful drapery on the four-poster bed. The glamping tent also has a fantastic entertainment centre and a fully equipped European kitchen with an espresso machine and the best coffee beans around.

Explore the Granite Belt

The Stanthorpe region is ideal for celebrating love. Food, wine, art, and outdoor splendour will provide you with all the essentials for an enchanting holiday. Spend the day discovering the dramatic beauty of Girraween National Park, where massive granite boulders tower over fields of vibrant wildflowers. Drive along the StrangeBird, a self-guided wine trail, and taste the boutique flavours of many award-winning bottles. If you are passionate about art, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery exhibits outstanding displays of permanent and travelling artwork. Foodies will be delighted by the many mouthwatering restaurants only minutes away from Alure – Italian, Thai, Indian, Korean, Chinese, and Aussie! We will be happy to reserve you a table.

Personalised Pampering

Special occasions and unforgettable memories are our expertise.  Alure offers fine wine on ice, scattered rose petals, intimate dinners, gourmet local produce platters, in-villa massages, and more to customise your idyllic couples retreat. We will help make your romantic winter getaway sizzle! What are you waiting for? Book your Stanthorpe accommodations today.

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Wineries in Stanthorpe, Granite Belt

The Granite Belt region is home to many wineries.

This list is not complete but is a start on a comprehensive list coming soon.

Robert Channon Wines 32 Bradley Lane, Stanthorpe

Ravens Croft Wines 274 Spring Creek Rd, Stanthorpe

Casely Mount Hutton Winery 94 Mount Hutton Road, Greenlands, Stanthorpe.

Kominos Wines 27145 New England Highway, Stanthorpe.

Whiskey Gully Wines 25 Turner Road, Severnlea, Stanthorpe.

Ballandean Estate 354 Sundown Rd, Ballandean

Golden Grove Estate 337 Sundown Road, Ballandean

Tobin Wines 34 Ricca Road, Ballandean.

Heritage Estate 747 Granite Belt Drive, Cottonvale

Symphony Hill Wines 2017 Eukey Road, Ballandean

Pyramids Road Wines 25 Wyberba Lane, Wyberba via Ballandean

Bungawarra Wines 181 Bents Rd, Ballandean

Mason Wines 27850 New England Hwy, Ballandean

Winter in Stanthorpe

Accommodation Stanthorpe Winter getaway

The winter season in Stanthorpe delivers beautiful crisp days and early morning frost with mist blanketing the landscape. Visit Alure Stanthorpe in winter and enjoy a glass of wine next to a romantic fireplace or perhaps a steaming hot tub under the stars and a glass of bubbles is more your style?  Whether you decide to stay inside and hibernate all day or venture out to explore Stanthorpe and Ballandean,  you’ll feel that life is just as it should be.  There’s plenty to be grateful for when you get away to Alure Stanthorpe in the winter time.

Winter Temperature: 1.8 (or lower) – 17.2 Celsius.

Brass Monkey Season

It’s Brass Monkey Season as the locals call it, so expect extra special options for local foodie treats and gourmet events.

Christmas in July Markets

For those who adore a cool Christmas with the very occasional chance of snow, Stanthorpe offers the best to be found in Queensland. Pop on your winter knits and head to the Christmas in July version of Market in the Mountains 8th July, 2018.

Truffle Festival

The Truffle Discovery centre is hosting a Truffle Festival in Stanthorpe this year.  It’s a new event that’s sure to delight foodies of Australia and become a regular feature on the gourmet calendar in Stanthorpe.  My Kitchen Rules celebrities Dan and Steph Mulheron will be at the Stanthorpe Truffle festival.

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20% Resident Special

At Alure Stanthorpe, we understand how hard it is to get away. However, life is too short not to reward yourself and spend special time with your loved one.

So book a truly romantic escape for two in your backyard at Alure; home to Australia’s most luxurious glamping tent and two stunning villas. Watch the milky way with a glass of Granite Belt wine in your private outdoor heated spa.

To thank our amazing locals for their support we are offering a 20% discount on all stays during the month of February 2017. *Conditions apply

Can’t leave home without your well-loved pooch? Our pet-friendly villa comes complete with a doggie bathrobe and gourmet doggie treats.

Residents only: please present your driver’s licence on check-in. Minimum 2 nights.

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Australian Delicious Magazine Recommends Alure

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Today, we are enjoying a coffee and devouring the latest edition of Delicious magazine!

This month features a fantastic Granite Belt 6-page spread showcasing the best food and wine produced in the region. It’s your ultimate ‘paddock to plate’ holiday.

We are also extremely excited to note, that Alure Stanthorpe is one of their two recommended accommodation properties.

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Alure is similarly luxe and serene, with a big outdoor spa that’s perfect for stargazing, and a fireplace to warm up by later.

Thank you, Delicious Magazine, journalist Natascha Mirosch (www.copydivas.com) and photographer Judit Losh (www.juditlosh.com)

Midweek Escape Special – STAY 3 NIGHTS PAY FOR 2!

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Celebrate romance with a fabulous Midweek Escape Special at Alure Stanthorpe – STAY 3 NIGHTS PAY FOR 2!

We are all about romance and reconnecting with the special person in your life. Escape the coastal humidity at Alure for 3 nights midweek (Monday to Thursday) and only pay for 2 nights. Valid until 22 December 2016.

Our Midweek Escape package also includes a scrumptious Tastes of the Granite Belt continental breakfast basket.

Book some romance in your life now!

Stanthorpe Cup Stay in Style Packages

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It’s time to get out the frocks and fascinators with exclusive race day accommodation packages at Alure Stanthorpe!

It’s no secret we love anything to do with horses, including racing season. With the Stanthorpe Cup (Saturday, 15 October 2016) only 10 days away we are celebrating with exclusive Stay in Style accommodation packages. This is country racing at its best.

Our Stay in Style packages include one or two night’s couples only villa accommodation, race entry with
reserved seating, bus transport, a bottle of Symphony Hill Sparkling, decadent chocolates, fresh strawberries…
and a Berocca for the morning after!

Valid 14-16 October 2016. Packages start from $479 per night.

It looks like the weather is finally warming up on the Granite Belt, so grab your hats and book now!

 

Luxury Accommodation – Pet Friendly Packages

Pet Friendly Packages

Attn:  Much loved pets

Have you been dreaming of a luxury getaway and pet-friendly accommodation in the heart of Granite Belt Wine Country, where after a full day of exploring and sniffing, you can stretch out by the fire, or end the day stargazing in your own private courtyard?

We know that…

• With your sunny disposition that you use an ‘inside voice’ so as not to disturb other guests.
• You resist the temptation to climb on the furniture, or sleep on the bed.
• You only use the outside toilet facilities and would never mess inside.

What about your humans? Do they…?

• Include you in all their daily travels and would never dream of leaving you behind? Alure has a list of pet friendly attractions and activities. Occasional pet sitting is available on request
• Keep you safely on a leash when outside to protect you from native animals, or from getting lost?  Foxes might find you very tasty and you certainly don’t want to get lost while enthusiastically exploring the natural bushland.
• Pick up your outside er… messes?  Bathroom facilities are located outside your villa and Alure provides doggie bags.

There is just one pet friendly villa and prior approval is required.

Alure Stanthorpe will provide for your enjoyment, your very own plush bed, food and water bowls and a gift bag of toiletries & gourmet treats.

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An Aluring Destination for All Creatures Great and Small – Media Release

Alure the Scene for Love Stories

 

 An unlikely romance of the four-legged variety is blossoming at an exclusive retreat for couples nestled amongst tranquil bushland and boutique wineries of the Granite Belt. 
Ms Marion Carrick, co-owner of Alure Boutique Villas, says the unusual relationship is emerging between a resident sheep and pony is set to rival any other animal love story. 
“We have so many beautiful love stories from the couples that stay with us and now we have our own, between Monty the sheep and Bek the pony,” said Ms Carrick. 
“They stand shoulder to knee, but as is the case with true love, their difference in size does not deter this romantic couple from seeking each other across the paddocks of our retreat,” she said. 

Bek is a 9 year old Royal Champion Welsh Mountain pony and Monty is a 3 year old purebred miniature Babydoll Southdown ram standing around half her height. 

“Monty follows his beloved Bek around the paddock, gazing at her lovingly and when not together he whickers at her when she walks past.”  

Ms Ruth McLennan, Marion’s mother and co-owner of Alure Boutique Villas, says most animal love stories seem to occur between two that are in enclosures alone, with no other animals of their species nearby. 

“What makes this romance different is that Monty is paddocked with 16 other sheep, yet he still chooses Bek,” said Ms Carrick. 
“It’s very Romeo and Juliet, and our guests marvel that love really does come in all shapes and sizes,” said Ms McLennan.

Romantic Escapes from Brisbane – Long Weekend in Stanthorpe

Romantic things to do in Stanthorpe

The beautiful Granite Belt, with Stanthorpe at its heart, is a romantic paradise waiting to be discovered.  Did you know that there is a whole host of romantic things to do in Stanthorpe?  With its amazing food, views and secluded luxury, it’s a hot spot spark the flame of romance in your relationship. Here are some resources to plan a fairytale romantic weekend away from Brisbane and its surrounds.

Romance for gourmets

It’s been said the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. The Stanthorpe region has many great places to test this theory.  There are plenty of things to excite your tastebuds in Stanthorpe! The Bramble Patch at Glen Aplin offers fare made from berries grown on the premises – fortified berry wine, preserves, with desserts and coffee too. Mt Stirling Olives at Glen Aplin is olive heaven, with plenty of olive products available for sale from oil to tapenade and even olive trees for you to take home and grow your own.

Heavenly Chocolates at the edge of Girraween National Park propose a cup of European hot chocolate in choice of 18 flavours as well as hand crafted chocolates. Heavenly Chocolates is open Friday to Monday as well as public holidays. For a more substantial meal Patty’s On McGregor serves a wonderful standard Australian cuisine menu featuring culinary art from various other cultures – with divine desserts.  The quaint BYO (no corkage charge) restaurant is very popular and can book out early, so let us call them to make a reservation for you.

Don’t feel like eating out? At Alure Boutique Villas we offer several dine-in options for our guests to enjoy. A personal chef can be yours for the evening and can design a six course menu to your tastes. Or if you prefer to cook for yourselves we offer a Gourmet BBQ pack with generous servings of appetisers, entrée, main and dessert. Contact us for more details when you book. 

Spend a day on the wine trails

The Granite Belt is known worldwide for its wines, with most wineries in the area opening a cellar door where tastings are available and purchasing wine is hard to resist. Follow the Strange Bird Trail to visit 21 cellar doors offering wines made with alternative grape varieties. There are over 40 cellar doors and 55 vineyards in the area, catering to all palates.  If beer is more to your taste the Granite Belt Brewery in Stanthorpe is not to be missed. Tours can be booked by your accommodation or at the visitors centre so you can taste the drinks on offer and not have to worry about driving over the legal limit. Or if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery at Thulimbah offers many types of apple juice and cider.

Romantic spots a-plenty

There are plenty of beautiful places to see in Stanthorpe.  After a hard day of gourmet food and wine tastings, you’ll have plenty of lovely things to pack in your picnic basket for day two of your romantic escape to Stanthorpe! Alternatively we offer a Gourmet Picnic Hamper for two, perfect for lunch. Head to one of the local National Parks where there are numerous walking tracks to be alone with nature and your loved one.

Girraween National Park at Ballandean has much to offer with a visitor information centre adjacent to the Bald Rock day-use picnic area with tables, toilets and barbecues available for use. The unusual landscape is accessible by several walking tracks to various natural formations of creeks and granite rock. Walking tracks are graded by difficulty and distance.  

Shopping, a girl’s second love

Shopping is not one of the most romantic things to do in Brisbane or the Gold Coast but here in Stanthorpe, shopping is about pottering around taking in local crafts, antiques and, of course some fashion and shoes, a girl’s gotta live.  Why not spend a leisurely afternoon browsing in town and then take in a little culture. “Markets in the Mountain” is held every second Sunday in Stanthorpe Civic Centre.

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery in Lock Street, Stanthorpe contains almost 900 permanent works on a wide range of contemporary subjects. Exhibitions and events vary.

Art Works on Davardi is a community Art and Craft Gallery, with a reading area and coffee shop. Works on display (and sale) are by local and regional artists. This gallery also holds many workshops and an “open mic” afternoon on the last Saturday of the month for local musicians or poets.

Romance that ends in the bedroom – oooh la la!

There’s nothing more romantic than a beautiful view, beautiful accommodation and some fabulously secluded private time!  Alure Boutique Villas are designed for couples only, with a choice of two beautifully appointed villas or a luxury five star tent for some en vogue Glamping, Stanthorpe Style!  Each villa or tent has a deluxe king sized bed with an ensuite, fully equipped European kitchen and private heated outdoor spa for soaking in the view.  If it’s a very special romantic occasion (we get our share of questions popped) call ahead for some VIP romantic touches to your room.

There are plenty of things to do in Stanthorpe – it’s a town unlike any in all of Queensland (and we think all the world!) but for couples, it’s a special destination for a weekend escape from Brisbane or South East Queensland.  So close, and yet a whole lifestyle away.