Blue House at Mountainside Wines was fresh and clean, quiet and private, and extremely comfortable, with everything we needed for a relaxing short break. Jane was friendly and helpful on our arrival, and we really enjoyed chatting with her when we went to the Cellar Door to try their fabulous wines. Besides that, we had all the privacy and quiet we could ask for, only broken by the uplifting sounds of birds in the trees outside. When we forced ourselves to go out, Ararat was about 20 mins drive, and Halls Gap a lovely 1 hr drive. But the highlight of staying at the Blue House is sitting out on the verandah overlooking the vineyard, in the late afternoon sun, with some wine, cheese or whatever, and watching the cockatoos fly to and fro. Absolute Bliss. I will definitely come back again.