8 of the best places to stay in Mudgee

The quaint Central West town of Mudgee should be on every oenophile’s bucket list. 

Set within a stunning landscape of gently rolling hills, the area is known for its fantastic, award-winning, cellar doors and incredible food offerings.

Nestled on the banks of the scenic Cudgegong River, the town possesses a delightful old worldly charm. Blessed with a streetscape that brings to mind the nineteenth century, the main drag hosts a number of excellent boutique shops and restaurants.

The town is also located close to Wollemi National Park, a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and is a noted spot for hot-air ballooning too.

If you are planning a visit to this beautiful part of New South Wales, you are going to need somewhere to sleep. Thankfully there are plenty of excellent places to stay in Mudgee, including the following eight options.

Peppertree Hill Cottages

Combining the joys of a rustic farm stay experience with all the modern conveniences you would expect from a boutique hotel, the Peppertree Hill Cottages is a lovely place to stay.

Luxurious and self-contained, there are 10 plush cottages and one fabulous homestead to choose from on this property. With each one featuring a unique, yet contemporary design.

These include Woolshed, which was once a ranch, as well as Hilltop, that served as its original cellar door. While other options include Palmy, which is very romantic accommodation for couples, and Bilgola, which is a wonderful hilltop cottage that affords sweeping views of the valley.

Address: 967 Henry Lawson Dr, Eurunderee NSW 2850

Perry Street Hotel

The Perry Street Hotel is regularly touted as one of the best places to stay in Mudgee. 

Conveniently located on Perry Street, it takes the form of deluxe self-contained apartments that wonderfully merge cutting edge interior design with a historic building.

Constructed around 1862, the hotel resides within a former Mechanics Institute building. Fully refurbished, each of the apartments feature polished timber floors, white ceramic bathrooms and large, comfortable bedheads.

All up there are 13 wonderfully styled suites available to book here, including the signature, Perry Suite. Which even comes with its own espresso coffee machine to set you up for the day.

Address: 40 Perry St, Mudgee NSW 2850

Sierra Escape

How does spending a night under the stars sound to you? Well, that is exactly what you can do at the Sierra Escape.

Situated just a 20-minute drive from town, it offers a fabulous and deluxe glamping experience, with three fully furnished tents that lie a bit of a distance from the others.

Designed for two people, each tent features an open campfire, designer kitchen, huge king size bed, freestanding bathtub, both indoor and outdoor dining tables, and a large bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet.

As well as the majesty of the starry sky, they also showcase sensational views of Mudgee’s picturesque rolling hills too, which are best seen at sunset the next morning.

Address: 1345 Lower Piambong Rd, Piambong NSW 2850

Evanslea Boutique Accommodation

Nestled on almost five acres of scenic land alongside the Cudgegong River, Evanslea Boutique Accommodation is a lovely place to stay in Mudgee.

Just a short drive from the town centre, these delightful country cottages cater to couples on a romantic getaway, as well as small groups.

Cosy, intimate and stylishly appointed each one is furnished with a stately fireplace, impressive spa bath, well-equipped kitchenette and an outdoor area with a barbeque. They also have private undercover parking as well.

Dating back to the 1860s the cottages all ooze charm and character. They all have four bedrooms which can sleep up to eight people and are pet friendly as well.

In addition, there is a shared swimming pool onsite, whilst private wine tasting experiences and in-room massages can also be arranged.

Address: 146 Market St, Mudgee NSW 2850

Cobb & Co Court Boutique Hotel

At over 160-years-old the Cobb & Co Boutique Hotel is an historic and living link to Mudgee’s early settlement. Which makes it a fabulous place to stay when you visit this part of New South Wales.

The perfect choice of accommodation for those who enjoy heritage properties, this stylish and beautifully decorated building showcases vintage fixtures in every room, as well as numerous historical artworks and details on its walls.

It also features a cobbled courtyard, where horses were once stabled during the days of stagecoaches, as well as ornate staircases that lead up to the rooms.

The rooms themselves are homely and comfortable, featuring large beds with quality linen and a gourmet mini bar for your drinking pleasure.

The property even has a fabulous sun deck and private balconies, while the main thoroughfare of Market Street, with all the bars and restaurants it possesses is just a short stroll away.

Address: 97 Market St, Mudgee NSW 2850

Forgandenny House Bed & Breakfast

There are few more enchanting places to stay in Mudgee than at the Forgandenny House Bed & Breakfast.

A historic property that is nestled at the fringes of the Mudgee Valley vineyards, the rooms here are a throwback to a bygone era.

Each of the guest rooms are themed. With the Red Room embracing crimson walls, a stunning four poster bed, a private ensuite bathroom and quaint French doors that open out onto the spectacular gardens. While the adjacent Blue Room features pastel walls, a plush ensuite, and impressive French doors that flood in Eastern-facing sunlight.

One of the most appealing aspects of this property is the guest breakfast and lounge room which has a distinct English country cottage feel to it.

Replete with comfy floral sofas, a wonderful timber piano and fine cut crystal glassware, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty full English breakfast every morning.

Address: 15-19 Short St, Mudgee NSW 2850

Woolpack Hotel

If you are looking for a place to stay right in the heart of the action, then you can’t get much better than the Woolpack Hotel.

Situated in the centre of the main street, this casual, pub-style accommodation offers style, comfort and convenience. All at a price that should not break the bank.

Presenting a range of single, twin and family rooms, accommodation here is decorated with a minimalistic Scandi-style. With dark carpets, warm pile rugs and light wooden tables creating a contemporary and relaxed ambience. 

While the accommodation is upstairs, the Woolpack runs a fantastic country pub on its lower level, which serves as the hub of the community.

Featuring live entertainment, an extensive range of craft beers and locally made wines, and an extensive food menu of delicious Asian cuisine, this is also a great place to meet the locals.

Address: 67 Market St, Mudgee NSW 2850

Farmers Quarters

Situated in the wonderfully named Budgee Budgee, the Farmers Quarters is a 1970s homestead that enjoys a stunning location nestled among the vines.

Whether you choose to stay in the two-bedroom, two-bathroom Drovers cottage, which features a fully equipped and upscale kitchen, as well as very homely living and dining areas, or its three-bedroom, three-bathroom Lodge, with its fabulous wraparound veranda, this charming boutique B&B will impress you with its wonderful setting.

Boasting magical views of the surrounding escarpments, you will be able to enjoy walks around the vineyard and enjoy stunning sunsets during your time here.

As Mudgee is just a 10-minute drive south along the Ulan Road, you will also be able to easily access all the main shops, restaurants and bars in town too.

Address: 15 Crowleys Ln, Budgee Budgee NSW 2850

Jamie