We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Great stay”
other travellers have booked this property
Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
Mezzanine bedroom showing bespoke double bed. 'Tassie Barrel' wood heater, entertainment area and rustic, timber staircase.
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
21 reviews
Cradle Mountain Love Shack in winter
Mezzanine bedroom showing bespoke double bed.
'Tassie Barrel' wood heater, entertainment area and rustic, timber staircase.
Inside cabin view looking from lounge to dining area.
Rustic timber dining setting
Kitchen
Lounge/living area
Our alpine cabin in the mist
Wombat in the snow
Cheeky Brush-tailed Possum on the cabin deck
Spotted-tail Quoll
Albino Echidna (spiny anteater)
Bennett's Wallaby
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow Wattle Bird
Tasmanian Waratah
Mountain Rocket
Coral Fern
Everlasting Daisy
Cradle Mountain with Dove Lake in foreground
Bridal Veil Falls (2 hour return walk from the cabin)
Moonrise over Daisy Dell
Kentish Dawn
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cabin -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 21 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Ruth B
1 review
“Great stay”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Many thanks to Dave for our stay at the Love Shack. Due to the snow fall Dave constantly checked on our safety traveling there and gave us a warm welcome, even lighting the fire for us. Beautiful shack and plenty of food, amazing wildlife. Thanks heaps Dave

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Sep 2017
Thank you both for choosing to stay with us here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack. The snowfall although initially a bit of a concern turned out to be more of a bonus allowing you a glimpse into the winter wonderland that the Love Shack can offer to just a few. Even if it was in spring.
We would love to see you back here again one day perhaps in the warmth of summer.
Best regards
Dave & Dru.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hugivilin
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay - beauty, privacy, convenience, comfort!”
Reviewed 16 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Wonderful location, tucked away among the trees, well, it's not prepossessing on the outside (at first, 'Shack" seemed a good title!), but inside it is all one could wish for: no TV or radio reception fortunately, and a range of DVDs and CDs with a great sound system; very generous breakfast supplies (with some extra treats); fully equipped kitchen; comfortable bed; great shower in bathroom/laundry; plenty of space - kitchen, eating area, sitting room, large bedroom (upstairs), verandah for viewing the numerous pademelons and wallabies; comfortable and 'watertight'. We loved the Tassie Barrel - it worked well in heating the whole house quickly. Dave and Dru looked after us well. We would certainly stay here again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
unicornus
Canberra
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Rustic delight ”
Reviewed 29 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We loved this little cottage, it seriously has everything you could need! The owners are so kind and really go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The accommodation is honest and comfortable, there are so many little touches that we appreciated.. like the choice of 3 pillows of various styles to select. The breakfast supplies are very generous and the kitchen has everything you could ever need. We even enjoyed a nice wood fire which was built and ready, all we had to do was light it. It's nice and close to Cradle mountain, which I'd like to note has no ATM and only a basic supermarket, fine for our two nights but if staying longer you might want to look elsewhere. I guess we didn't realise until getting there just how secluded it really is. Truly beautiful part of the world and we would love to return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Jan 2017
Hi Guys.
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
We enjoyed having you stay with us here at Cradle Mountain Love Shack and would love to see you back here again sometime.
We love to hear the words "we would love to return" That means we have got it right in our quest for happy and satisfied customers from all over the world.
Thank you so much.
Dave & Dru.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
arvandee
Perth
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Secluded, yet convenient and very relaxing.”
Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Loved all the little homey touches from the hosts, very lovely people. The breakfast/snack pack was brilliant, lots of comfort food to make you feel welcome. Also loved the local wildlife that came to visit, the Pademelons and Possums are certainly entertaining. It was a great place to base ourselves and enjoy our daily trips up to Cradle Mountain and the barrel heater certainly kept us warm. Only downside was that our stay wasn't long enough and I had to study as well, so some access to the internet would have been useful to be able to connect into my student account on this occasion.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The peaceful surrounds and the barrel heater.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Dec 2016
Thank you for your lovely coments. We try hard to meet our guests needs wherever and whenever possible. Our wildlife enjoyed your time with us just as much as you did and would love to see you back here again sometime. Who knows we may even be able to have a wi-fi conection for your convienience.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RichInPah...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Getaway”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We only had a couple of nights at the love shack, and it was way too short. David and Dru are great hosts and the cabin really lived up to it's name. No phone or TV (aside from a nice selection of videos we didn't bother with), cuddling by the wood burning stove on a cool spring evening after feeding the wallabees was perfect. Our only interruption was a brush tail possum coming to the door looking for a handout. The fridge was so well stocked we didn't even need to go grocery shopping. We can't wait to return to Tasmania and spend more time at this wonderful retreat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Thank you for those kind comments Rich. We try hard to make sure that your stay with us is an enjoyable one, and yesss we would love to see you back here again some day. Return visitors are a tribute to our little Love Shack.
PS Our wildlife thanks you too.
Dave & Dru.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing