Luxury Snow Accommodation at an Affordable Price
What if you could have the best of both worlds for your snow accommodation? And so much more.
Well now you can, when you stay at the Autumn Beauty Cottages located in beautiful Bright.
The town of Bright is nestled in the Ovens Valley; close to the base of the Alpine Region’s most popular snowfields. This stunning town offers fabulous amenities you simply can’t get when you stay on the mountain – especially affordable luxury accommodation when you stay at an Autumn Beauty Cottage.
Here are some of the amazing benefits and pleasures you’ll enjoy when you choose Autumn Beauty Cottages in Bright:
Warm up by the cosy fire after a hard day skiing
After a great day up on the mountain, you’ve earned some time to relax. Back at Autumn Beauty Cottages, you can spoil yourself by relaxing in front of the fire in your own private cottage. The gorgeous gas fire heats the house and you up within minutes. Both three-seater and two-seater couches give you and the whole family plenty of room to spread out. A split-system heater in the living room, built-in radiators in every room, plus electric blankets on the beds will keep you warm during the night.
In Bright, you’re spoilt for choice with a fabulous range of modern bars, restaurants and pubs; rivalling any of Melbourne or Sydney’s latest establishments. Enjoy contemporary gourmet dining and cocktails in a fashionable choice of bars that are easy to come by in Bright. Perhaps a pub meal and a cold beer, in one of three pubs in the area, is more your speed. Almost any style of food and dining you could want is available. Plus, don’t forget to visit the legendary Bright Brewery. Most important – you’re not paying snow prices to eat and drink out.
Supermarkets and other amenities
Bright has a Woollies and Super IGA, as well as other essentials like doctors and a chemist. So instead of paying top prices up on the mountain, you can get everything you need in town. If you prefer to stay at home to eat, you can cook dinner back at the cottages.
Massage and Physio
Bright has several physios and massage therapists, if you’ve pulled up sore or feel you deserve some pampering after a hard day skiing. You’ll find it very easy to get in to see a therapist given the multiple options available in town.
Discount Ski Hire
It’s cheaper and easier to hire skis in town than it is on the mountain. Also, once you’re up on the mountain, the first thing you want to do is hit the slopes rather than have to go and hire equipment. Head to JD’s in Bright for skis at a cheaper rate than up on the mountain. In your Autumn Beauty Cottage, you’ll find a discount voucher for your hire, making it even more affordable.
Don’t drive, catch the bus
Bus services leave from Bright to both Hotham and Falls, so take the pressure off and let someone else do the driving. You’ll also save on chain hire and mountain parking fees.
Your Choice of 3 Mountains to ski
Imagine skiing on three different snowfields in three days. That’s one of the big benefits of staying at Bright’s Autumn Beauty Cottages. Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buffalo are all within a short drive.
A one-hour drive from Bright, Mt Hotham is considered one of the country’s best snowfields. It boasts a massive 320 hectares of ski terrain, which gives you a wide variety for a beginner through to an experienced skier. Mt Hotham is recognised as the ‘Powder Capital’ of Australia; featuring 13 chair lifts, 3 terrain parks and 35 kilometres of cross-country skiing. Mt Hotham has everything you need, no matter what type of experience you’re looking for. And, with family-friendly activities like tobogganing, dog sled tours and snowmobile rides – it’s a great day out.
Just over an hour’s drive from Bright, Falls Creek is Victoria’s largest alpine resort and the most popular cross-country skiing field. A playground for thrill seekers, Falls Creek has 65 kilometres of free cross-country trails, downhill skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and terrain parks, with some of the best rails and jumps around.
Falls Creek hosts the annual Kangaroo Hoppet; the biggest winter sports event in the Southern Hemisphere. Falls Creek is also the official training base for the Australian national cross-country team. A picturesque resort with great trails and runs for all standards, Falls Creek has world-class instructors that will help you get started or take your abilities to the next level. Ski lessons at the adult’s Snowsports School and the children’s Snow Club for Kids. You’ll fall in love with Falls Creek.
Mount Buffalo is primarily a day trip and cross-country skiing mountain, with tobogganing and family-friendly activities. This mountain has three groomed cross-country ski trails in the Cresta Valley as well as extensive untracked and unmarked areas for the more experienced, prepared and adventurous skiers.
Groomed trails include the Horn Road, the Bogong Loop and the Beginner’s Loop. Ungroomed trails include a 4-kilometre long marked trail with orange poles that lead you through the Giant’s Playground and back out through the Valley of the Gods. Unmarked skiing at the Mt Buffalo plateau offers a blank canvas of opportunities for those wishing to explore on skis. With a packed lunch, appropriate preparation and safety gear, you can have a great day of skiing and exploring.
Mount Buffalo is the perfect day-trip mountain for those finding their feet in the snow, or if you’re just after some snow fun with friends and family; making a snowman, tobogganing or starting a snow fight.