If you’re anything like me, the closer you can stay to wineries the better when on holiday. Even if you live in the same city/state as a specific wine region, sometime’s it’s best to turn your winery touring into a weekend or getaway – even if it’s only for a night or two it can be a much-needed escape. Or should I say wine-escape!
I have had quite a number of people contacting me about where to stay in the Swan Valley, and having just stayed at another Swan Valley accommodation option recently, I thought it was about time I put this blog post together.
So if you’re looking for accommodation in the Swan Valley, here are your options:
Swan Valley Accommodation on a Vineyard:
Upper Reach Winery Cottage
You may have seen a couple of years ago, Mr. Spittoon and I stayed overnight at the Upper Reach Winery cottage. We had an absolute ball and loved the cottage. We still talk about the time that we had our very own Swan Valley vineyard for the night!
The spa cottage is 2-bedrooms which makes it perfect for 2 couples or a family. It’s walking distance to the Upper Reach cellar door and Riverbrook Restaurant on the property. Alongside being within walking distance to a number of other cellar doors like John Kosovich, Harris Organic Wines, Mann and Entopia Wines.
For more information check out the Upper Reach website.
Address: 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, WA 6056
Prices (approx): $580 for two people for two nights / $385 for two people for two nights
This Spanish influenced Swan Valley vineyard is a fabulous winery to visit, let alone stay at! The lovely owners of Pandemonium Estate, Martin Buck and Loraine Donlevy have one of the best views in the Valley with the cellar door opening up to look out to the Perth hills across the vines.
The Bed & Breakfast on the property has 2 rooms both with a queen size bed, en-suite, air-con and vineyard views. There is also an alfresco area with a pool and outdoor kitchen that guests can enjoy. A continental brekkie is included in the price.
For more information and booking, please head over to the Pandemonium Estate website.
Address: 1050 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville WA 6056
Prices (approx): $150 per night
Mandoon Estate – The Colony
This is probably one of the newer accommodation options in the Swan Valley. There are 32 rooms on the property which overlook Verdelho grapevines which were planted in 1895 and the Swan River.
On the Mandoon Estate property, you have Homestead Brewery and Wild Swan (fine-dining restaurant with degustation menus). There’s also the big lawn with outside bar as well as a playground for the kids.
I’d highly recommend signing up for their e-newsletter as in previous years they have had great outdoor movie sessions on the lawn. Therefore you could time your stay in with one of these.
For more information check out my review of The Colony at Mandoon Estate.
Address: 10 Harris Rd, Caversham WA 6055
Prices (approx): From $169 per night
Other Accommodation Options:
Swan Valley Tourist Parks:
- Discovery Parks Swan Valley
We recently stayed at the Swan Valley Discovery Park and were well impressed. As it was in the middle of our move from Perth to Victoria we had the cats with us, so we stayed in one of their pet-friendly studio cabins. It was clean, had great vineyard-inspired artwork and probably had the best shower I’ve ever experienced at a tourist park/campground. For $114 per night, it was a great deal.
Within walking distance, you have plenty of options including Pinelli Estate Wines & restaurant, Maison Saint-Honore, Ironbark Brewery and Funk Cider to name a few.
Alongside the cabins you can of course camp, check out the Discovery Parks website for more info.
Address: 91 Benara Rd, Caversham WA 6055
Prices (approx): From $89 per night
- Swan Valley Tourist Park
Compared to the above tourist park, this one is in the middle of the Swan Valley along West Swan Road (nearby wineries include Ugly Duckling Wines and Lancaster Wines alongside The Margaret River Chocolate Factory and one of my favourite gourmet shopping spots – Providore).
It’s run by Acclaim Holiday Parks.
Address: 6581 W Swan Rd, West Swan WA 6055)
Prices (approx): $150 per night
Chalets, Resorts, Hotels & B&Bs
- Rose & Crown Hotel
The Rose & Crown Hotel is located in Guildford. It has a great pub/restaurant and is very close to everything you may need. It’s right at the start of the Swan Valley, so a great base if you are wanting to explore both Perth city and the Swan Valley.
Address: 105 Swan St, Guildford WA 6055
Prices (approx): From $150 per night
- Swan Valley Oasis Resort
This is a great little hub to explore the Swan Valley from, you also have plenty to enjoy right on the resort grounds. This includes; mini golf, supa golf, laser corps, Mash Brewing and an Aboriginal art gallery.
Address: 10250 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055
Prices (approx): From $130 per night
- Novotel Swan Valley ‘The Vines’ Resort
If you’re after more of a big hotel equipped with golf course, mini golf, pool etc, then The Vines Resort would be a great option. It’s located right at the top of the Swan Valley.
Address: Verdelho Dr, The Vines WA 6069
Prices (approx): From $160 per night
Wherever you stay, I hope you have an amazing time and make sure you check out my Swan Valley Wine Region Guide for more inspiration.