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Blue Cliffs Retreat

Overview of Blue Cliffs Retreat

Blue Cliffs Retreat

4.0 star property
Shepherds Flat adults-only B&B with outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

22 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
239 Hepburn Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat, VIC, 3461

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About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 80 min drive
  • Daylesford Station - 10 min drive
  • Musk Station - 13 min drive
  • Bullarto Station - 17 min drive


  • The Argus Dining Room - 5 min drive
  • The Surly Goat - 5 min drive
  • Frank and Connie's Kitchen - 5 min drive
  • Rubens - 5 min drive
  • Harvest Cafe - 9 min drive

About this property

Blue Cliffs Retreat

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Blue Cliffs Retreat. You can take a dip in the outdoor pool, then indulge in massages, facials, or mani/pedis. There are 5 spa tubs and a sauna at this upscale bed & breakfast, and in-room conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Canoeing
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (170 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or town car service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 5 spa tubs
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Blue Cliffs Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing and hiking. Soothe your senses in one of the 5 spa tubs or make use of other amenities, which include an outdoor pool and a sauna. Blue Cliffs Retreat also has a steam room and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Argus Dining Room (2.4 mi), The Surly Goat (2.5 mi), and Frank and Connie's Kitchen (2.6 mi).
Does Blue Cliffs Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware, and a refrigerator.
Does Blue Cliffs Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very Good

Due to issue with booking platform, the breakfast daily on our booking did not eventuate. Paul was kind enough to provide us with a food voucher for a local eatery which we really appreciated. The location is on a property with a one way road which made us rather nervous, however we had no issues getting to the property. The room/villa itself was beautiful, with an inside spa and sauna. My main hole to pick was that we had food in the cupboard from a previous guest left behind which had attracted ants. Also the seating was all very low and comfy, so great while you are on it but harder to get out of! Thank you Paul, we had an overall great time.
Amy, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lovely private natural setting. Loved relaxing in front of the wood burning fire . I would highly recommend Tracy’s mobile massage service for a perfect revitalising weekend.
2-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

What you see is not what you get. Dirty......
We were very disappointed. A total let down, the place is nothing like the picture. It was dirty and unhygienic, rang the manager, and they said that they would send some one to clean, we did not accept because the cleaning that needed to be done would have taken many hours, sent him photos and he apologised. We told him that we were not staying due to the condition. After 2 hrs drive, and a couple of months of looking forward to this couple of days on the weekend that was meant to be special, it was huge disappointment. The road down to the room is a dirt track, we came in a sports car, and the exhaust got slightly damaged. They should have advised that you need suitable vehicle. We ended up staying in a small motel in town that was very clean and hospitable. The manager even though we did not stay and he had the proof of the condition of the place, would not refund. Absolute theft. False advertising, must be a photo from when the place first started. I feel for anyone else who have been treated the same, or those who may have booked for future stay, they will be very disappointed and let down. This should not be allowed.........
Nicola, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet Setting
The room was absolutely perfect! The bed was super comfortable and the spa bath was a great feature. My partner and I really enjoyed the property which was very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed attempting to row out to the middle of the lake on the boat. We even saw wildlife in the morning around the property! My car didn't enjoy the driveway too much as it's a little rocky bit we just took it slow, next time we will take the 4x4! Very close to town which is just a short drive. Close to everything but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet!
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10/10 Exceptional

A little slice of luxury
Amazing accommodation beautifully presented rooms with everything you need for a luxuriously relaxing stat
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8/10 Very Good

Facilities: Nice ; Value: Reasonable; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Hygienic , needs some TLC ;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Delightful; The culinary delights of the area surpassed our expectations.
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8/10 Very Good

Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Pleasant;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Reasonable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Spotless;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Brand new, Outstanding; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Gleaming; It was one of the best places i've ever stayed.
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