What some of Guests say:
"A perfect place for a perfect wedding.
Dave & Wendy (Manly, Sydney) October 2012
"Second visit. Another unbeleivable stay. Will return next year.
Raimond & Ruta (Camden, NSW) September 2012
"Third visit and just as enjoyable. Our favourite place."
Michael & Jennifer (Jervis Bay, NSW) September 2012
"Perfect! We've found that something in staying at Bob and Barbara's lodge! Not too far from civilisation but far enough to enjoy peace, quiet and relaxation. Special. Thanks from us both."
Lisa & Keith (Botany, NSW) August 2012
"Sunrise... Sunset... Sublime.
Renee & Vincente (Newtown, Sydney) July 2012
"Thank you so, so much. It was perfect amd so relaxing.
Lucy & Matt (Surry Hills, Sydney) June 2012
"Fantastic surroundings, excellent accommodation, very relaxing. Thanlks for a wonderful stay."
Adrian & Steph (Sydney, NSW) May 2012
"A hidden jem - a magnificent place of tranquility to refresh the body and mind - an absolute delight to wake up to the choir of birdsongs at the break of dawn - and the crackle of the fire in the still of the night.
Amanda & Tony (Coogee, NSW) April 2012
"When we arrived we thought we had stopped in paradise and we couldn't shake the feeling the whole weekend. Monday is coming too soon.
Erin & Kyle (Wamberal, central Coast NSW) April 2012
"The perfect spot to recover from jet lag and be entertained by wildlife, views and air in luxury. Our second visit."
Vivienne & Bob (London, England) January 2012 - Vivienne & Bob flew non-stop from London; hired a car and drove straight to Dryridge to chill out before three months travel in Australia.
"The first impression was WOW!! and that did not change during our stay. Amazing views, excellent accommodation and all the small touches that make a destination memorable. Wonderful place - we can't wait to return."
Raimond & Ruta (Camden, NSW) December/January 2011/12
"Absolutely sensational - even with rainy weather. A hidden gem definitely in God's Country. We will be back!"
Rosa & Ross (Wolstoncraft, Sydney) November 2011
"The past week has been like living in paradise. You've got an amazing place here at Dryridge Estate. An oasis in paradise!"
Kevin & Sandy (Warrnambool, Vic) October 2011
"Just magical. Thank you so much."
Rob & Alison (Land Cove, Sydney) August 2011
"This place is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us. The perfect location to celebrate a 29th birthday and engagement. It is hard to go home with such an amazing view and when so many little luxuries (such as under floor heating!!!) are provided We will be back and recommend you to family and friends. We had a fantastic time. Thank you.
Liz & Neil (Sydney) July 2011
"Beautiful place - so peaceful. Stunning views. Lots of wildlife to see. Lovely accommodation. Very special holiday with family - we will always remember coming here."
Liz & Niel (Macclesfield, UK)
"How wonderful to spend our very first night ever in Australia in this magical, lovely place! Thanks for the kangaroos! Delightful."
Tyler & Carol Ann (Annapolis, USA) May 2011
"Thanks for such a wonderful Easter Break. The most amazing setting and brilliantly designed and finished lodge. We wished we could have stayed longer but at least we have some of your wine to remind us of our stay here!"
Liz & Mark (London, UK) Carol (Sydney) April 2011
"Too wonderful for words!! Gorgeous views, lovely accommodation, the photos on the internet do not do it justice! We are truly relaxed and rejuvenated."
Peter & Juliane (Sydney) March 2011
"We totally loved being here - so much so that we stayed an extra night! This was the perfect place for Wendy to celebrate her 50th. The Dryridge wines were an added bonus and we thoroughly recommend them. Thank you Bob & Barbara for your warm hospitality and sharing this little piece of heaven with us."
Christine & Wendy (Canberra) January 2011
"A green gem of a place. Magnificent scenery. Lodge much more beautiful than we had expected. Five Star accommodation!" Glen & Bill Gethim (Stafford, UK) February 2011
"The combination of the wonderful view; peace and quiet, the marvelous well-equipped lodge and your wonderful wine, made our stay a fitting end to a memorable Australian holiday."
Sue Hockett & Monica Bastip (London) January 2011
"Fantastic spot. Even makes a Kiwi envious!"
Eric, Jan , Nick & Justine (NZ and Australia) November 2010
"Splendid! Birdsong, wistful mooing in the distance and the concerto for frogs at night. Best view of the Bluey's. Thank you."
Steve & Suzie (Karratha) October 2010
"Magnificent countryside and beautiful accommodation. A great value stay and so tastefully done!"
Marnie & Grant Shirley (Perth, WA) October 22010
"We loved our few days at Dryridge. Everything perfect. Great walk to the Cox's River. Quiet and peaceful yet close enough to do many things. Wine was great too. Thank you for all the special care you provided."
Graeme & Jenny Dear (Beacon Hill, Sydney) October 2010
"Two nights here is just not enough. We watched both a sunset and sunrise. It was definitely worth waking up early and sitting in the hot tub to watch the sun rise up over the escapement!"
Craig & Bronwyn Williams (St Clair, NSW) August 2010
"The most idyllic mountain scenery for a perfect getaway from our hustle and bustle merry-go-round Sydney life. Thank you Bob & Barbara for letting us discover our future runaway holiday. Sunrise Lodge is truly faultless."
Geoff & Rochelle (Sydney) July 2010
"What a creation of God in all its simplicity we experienced. Thank you for sharing this magnificent place and all your thoughtful extras. Pinch me! I twirled 360 degrees, it was all breathtaking. Thank you. Thank you. We will be back."
Anna & Wesley & Mother-in-Law (Ontario, Canada) July 2010
"The view fantastic, lodge gorgeous, comfy, stylish, everything one may need! The hot tub just fab! Fantastic place to celebrate 10 years of marriage!! Thanks."
Sarah & Kevin (Sydney) May 2010
"We never seem to make it to the big smoke of Sydney! The majestic Blue Mountains, the shady bush walks and Dryridge have somehow captured our hearts. Thank you Bob & Barb for sharing your dream with us."
Mal & Liz Hoffman (Perth, Western Australia) May 2010 [Mal and Liz were our very first guests. This is the second time they have traveled overland and off-road from Perth to stay at Sunrise Lodge]
"On our first night the full moon rose over the ridge, illuminating dozens of layers of clouds in the valley as though the sky had fallen onto the land. What a magical place. The swimming hole! Sunrise! Hot evening baths! Log fires! And so many glorious birds. Thank you for being so generous with your hideaway."
Kate & Pete (Petersham, Sydney) Easter 2010
"Should be five star! Attention to detail amazing. Thank you"
Murrary & Barbara Stewart (U.K.) March 2010
"Glorious couple of days in the most beautiful location. Never felt more relaxed and at home. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Adelle & Ken (Hunter Valley) February 2010
"Just the perfect getaway from our hectic Sydney lifestyle. Lots of places promise to deliver...Sunrise Lodge not only delivers but surpasses expectations."
Mukesh, Pareena & Brinda (Quakers Hill, Sydney) January 2010
"A fabulous place - shame we only had two days here - nowhere near enough. We will dream of returning!
Nick & Lena (Surry, U.K.) December 2009
"A hidden gem! Unforgettable views! Unrivalled hospitality! A truly perfect getaway! Thanks Bob and Barbara, we hope to return!
Lauren & Lloyd (Coogee) November 2009
"What can we say? Such a wonderful location. A beautiful lodge with exquisite attention to detail. Very relaxing and a great way to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Fresh bread - YUM!!
Michael & Yvonne (Earlwood, NSW) October 2009
Honestly, thank you so much for sharing this place with us. Your home and valley are magic and this will be part of our love story forever! Adam & Kate (Edwardsville, Il, USA) September 2009
"This is our second visit. While in Spain and Greece earlier this year, we were thinking of our winter break at Dryridge. We think that says a lot."
Stuart & Carol (Frenchs Forest, Sydney) July 2009
We have had a wonderful stay - this place is exceptional. Every detail has been considered from the lovely bed linen to the well-equipped kitchen. Thanks so much. We'll see you again."
Emma, Andy & Oliver Davenport (Summer Hill, Sydney) June 2009
"Cosy and comfortable and very rejuvenating. A lovely vista and it's lovely to feel that you can walk freely through your paddocks. Thank you."
Merrilyn & Des Hartmann (Carlingford, Sydney) June 2009
"We sent Mum & Dad here for their 40th Wedding Anniversary and had to see it for ourselves. Mum & Dad were right - this place is breathtaking! Thank you for your hospitality. It's all the little things that make the big difference. We'll be back - two nights is just not enough!" Colin & Alyssa Henderson (Berowra, NSW) May 2009
"We had no idea that places like this existed only a couple of hours from the city. When we stepped onto that verandah we knew we were in for a memorable weekend. The view is stunning and no words can do it justice. This was the perfect getaway for us. Thank you Bob & Barbara for a wonderful holiday. We will be back."
Lee & Marian (Matraville, NSW) April 2009
"This is what great hospitality is all about. Everything you could possibly need is provided. Bob & Barbara have done a great job - this place is a standout! Great views, peaceful surrounds and hosts that have thought of everything. Thank you."
Kylie & Rob (Sydney) February 2009
"As you can appreciate, given my role I spend a lot of time travelling, as well as the opportunity to stay in unique places. I have never experienced such unique, well maintained and comfortable accommodation as I did at Dryridge Estate. Apart from the magnificent views that capture the 'real and true' Australia, the accommodation itself has everything that a traveller could require. Bob and Barbara's hospitality was outstanding making us feel as though we were old friends."
Dr Simon Pawson, Head of School - School of international Tourism Management, Sydney; February 2009
"This is one of the best places we've ever stayed in. Perfect design, perfect location, peaceful and beautiful. We couldn't have wished for a better setting to find out we are expecting our first baby! Thanks. We'll never forget Sunrise Lodge."
Andrea & Paul (Bristol, England) December 2008
"A most magnificent retreat. Felt like I was in heaven! Thanks.
Elaine (Hamilton, Queensland) December 2008
"Perfect place for our first anniversary. Didn't want to leave."
Alissa & David (Richmond, NSW) October 2008
"Perfect holiday, fantastic views, heaven for photography. The lodge itself is wonderful with all the amenities. Thanks a lot."
Serge & Irina (Bondi Junction, NSW) September 2008
"We've had a beautiful weekend celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The views, rainbow and hot tub were just a few of the things that made our stay so special. We're definitely rejuvenated! Thank you for making this place a perfect hideaway.
Fred & Caroline (Kellyville, NSW) September 2008
"Thank you for providing a beautiful place for our kid free getaway. Loved the peace and quiet, the encounter with the cows on the track to the Cox's River and the sky full of stars."
Matt & Mel (Lumeah, NSW) August 2008
"The lodge is just gorgeous - the views, the wine, open fire and seclusion made for a lovely, romantic few days. What a perfect way to celebrate our Second Anniversary!"
Danielle & Greg (Lavender Bay, NSW) July 2008
"Our new favourite place to stay!!! An amazing property in an amazing location with incredible views. Spa, fireplace, wine - all perfect for a romantic weekend away. Danielle & Sean (Pyrmont, NSW) June 2008
"Yes, great views and location, but what about the little extras! Bread, juice, filtered water, DVD's, CDs, Pictionary, heated floor and spa! Then there's the coffee, condiments and wine! And what about the balsamic? There's even jam!
Cheryl & Geoff (Central Coast, NSW) May 2008
"Thank you so much. The Lodge capped off our wedding perfectly. We could not get a better location anywhere to spend the first few nights as husband and wife"
Paul & Manee (Sydney) May 2008
"Completely beyond our expectations"
Paul (North Curl Curl, NSW) May 2008
"Balcony of the year!"
Joel & Louise (Coogee, NSW) April 2008
"We had a great time! Thank you!"
Jennifer Hawkins - CHANNEL 7 Great Outdoors (Sydney) March 2008
"What a beautiful secret hide away! Great relaxing few days."
Matt & Ash (Sydney) February 2008
"An Eco-gem with a move-in-for-a-week kitchen."
Mike Whitney - CHANNEL 7 Sydney Weekender (Sydney) January 2008
"A little piece of paradise! Perfect furnishings, an unbelievable view and friendly hosts. Where else could you actually enjoy a weekend of constant rain?!" Alistair & Monika (Sydney) January 2008
"Amazing setting, warm hospitality, beautiful weather and wonderful wildlife! The highlight of our trip (including New Zealand) so far! This place is a hidden gem." Deanna & Clive (Hampshire, UK) January 2008
"A beautiful lodge in an idyllic setting. We will recommend it to all our friends and hope to return to more wine-fueled sunsets!"
Michael & Lucie (London, UK) December 2007
"This place is fantastic. Thanks for a wonderful stay!"
Alex & Steve (London, UK) November 2007
"A wonderful relaxing space. We will definitely be back."
Melitsa & Mark (Concord, NSW) October 2007
"Just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderfully relaxing weekend! Exactly what we were looking for. The views were spectacular, the features (spa, fire, full kitchen) perfect and overall very peaceful. And the bed – ahhhhhhhh – it is the first time EVER I have come home saying my bed is not as good as that! Thanks again for the finishing touches – the bread, orange juice etc were delicious, not to mention the wines! Tried both the Riesling and Rose – loved them both!! We will be back for sure."
Angela (Sydney) October 2007
"As Bob & Barb's first guests at Sunrise Lodge we were blown away with the whole package. The only thing missing was the sugar! What a wonderful setup. Bob & Barb have truly capitalised on their part of the Blue Mountains."
Mal & Liz Hoffman (Perth, Western Australia) 6 September 2007