If you’re wondering where to stay in Blue Mountains and want to have the option of staying somewhere that’s budget friendly, or in a secluded cabin, a spa or a unique option, we’ve got it all covered in this post.
1. Stay in a tiny house
Wollemi National Park
Something that’s got us very excited is the idea of staying in a tiny house with In2thewild Tiny Holidays. With locations all over the Greater Sydney area including as far South as the Goulburn area and as far North as The Hunter Valley (and a new addition in Melbourne), each tiny house has been specifically positioned as a getaway that couldn’t be further off the grid if you tried.
With no phone reception, this is a getaway to really connect with nature and get away from it all. The owners of these eco friendly cabins have specifically partnered up with local farmers to provide you with the ultimate secluded getaway to switch off from city life.
Each tiny house has it’s own name and we recommend staying in the Greater Blue Mountains cabin called Christopher which is located in between Wollemi and Yengon National Parks. It’s a minimum stay of 2 nights and costs from $173 a night to stay in Christopher.
Eagle View Escape is THE ultimate couples getaway in Blue Mountains. With six spa rooms to choose from in the 100 acre land, Eagle View Escape has truely set up a fantastic romantic retreat from Sydney.
There are plenty of packages to choose from, we love the Bubble and Snuggle Package which consists of your own bathrobes to take home, a shower gift set and a bottle of sparkling wine for $165. There’s also self cook and two course meal packages to choose from as well so you won’t need to leave the accommodation during your entire break.
What once was an old shack, a couple transformed it to become the brilliant Old Leura Dairy which has been totally refurbished. The majority of the six Leura accommodation options which all have memorable names from Moo Manor and Buttercup Barn have been fitted out mostly with recycled materials.
Just wait until you jump into the shared hot tub which is made out of a milk vat.
If you’re looking to stay in a beautiful country style Blue Mountains accommodation, this is where it’s at.
When we stayed here, everyone from backpackers to hikers to families and other couples were staying at this fantastic YHA in Blue Mountains. It has all mod cons with a great shared kitchen and you can even get a double room with ensuite.
Did we mention there’s even central heating in your room? It makes for a fantastic, cosy getaway from Sydney and the best part is, the staff are so helpful and knowledgable, they will be able to offer up loads of advice about what to see and do in Blue Mountains.
Even though it’s a centrally located budget Blue Mountains accommodation option, it’s super quiet at night time and we got an excellent sleep here at this YHA.
If you’re travelling alone, Blue Mountains YHA has a walking register so you can sign in and out if you’re going bushwalking as a safety measure. This means that if you happen to get lost, help will be on its way! You can also take some personal locator beacons from the Katoomba Police Station which is located next door to Blue Mountains YHA as well.
Rates for Blue Mountains YHA cost from $25 for an 8 bed dorm, $90 for a double with ensuite and $132 for a 4 bed family room with ensuite.
Ever wanted to sleep beneath the stars? Thanks to the Bubble Tent Australia, you can now stay in a secluded Bubble Tent right underneath the stars and over looking the world’s second largest canyon in Wollemi National Park. Some tents even have an outdoor bath.
Bubble Tents Australia cost from $370 per night on a minimum of a two night stay. Be prepared to book well in advance for this popular Blue Mountains accommodation option.
6. Blue Mountains Camping
Blackheath & Newnes
We recommend checking out Perry’s Lookdown Campground which is very basic but it’s hidden away so we doubt you’ll see any crowds there.
Another Blue Mountains camping option is to go a bit further away in the Wolgan Valley and check out Newnes. There’s an incredible free campground and loads of hikes to do there.
Our favourite was doing the glow worm tunnel hike in Newnes. There’s various routes to take with as little as just 20 minutes of walking to get there. Newnes campground also has a river next to it so if you’re visiting in Summer, you can cool off in it.
7. For the spa lovers
The heritage-listed Lilianfels Resort & Spa is a favourite for a romantic getaways in Blue Mountains, especially as it’s a fantastic Katoomba accommodation option.
Known as the only 5 start resort in the Blue Mountains, you should be able to find a great deal to stay at this beautiful accommodation here for around $300 a night.
If you love the idea of Lilianfels but it’s a bit out of your price range, you can get a package visiting the day spa in Blue Mountains instead. Starting at $250, this would be a fantastic relaxing treat for a special weekend away.
It’s been on our bucket list for a while now as who wouldn’t love to stay in a tree house in Blue Mountains? Love Cabins have seven different types of accommodation that’s hidden away from the rest of the world so you can really get away from it all.
If you like the idea of camping but the reality isn’t quite your thing, then why not go for a luxurious version and go glamping at Turon Gates? This romantic getaway is perfect for those who want to leave their mobile phone reception in their 9-5 life. It’s also a Blue Mountains pet friendly accommodation option.
Turon Gates also offers up cottages and camping sites so you can take your pick of how you’d like to spend your time relaxing by their riverside properties. They also offer horse riding at $65 for an hour.
If the sound of yoga and meditation followed by healthy vegetarian food and a dip in a pool sounds like your idea of heaven, welcome to Happy Buddha Retreats located in Wentworth Falls.
Packages start from $399 which includes a twin share room, healthy veggie meals, yoga and meditation classes, bush walks and a swimming pool with cracking views to help you stop and relax.
11. For the hot springs lovers
If you’ve not been to Sparadise the awesome Japanese Bath House in Blue Mountains yet, put it on your list. With 5 hot pools and a cracking view out to Lake Lyell, Sparadise is a beautiful hot springs complete with a massage room and tea rooms.
We loved this absolute gem in the Blue Mountains and could imagine the night time session from 6-9pm would be pretty special looking up at the stars whilst you relax in the hot pools.
If you just want to visit the hot springs, it costs $70pp but you must book ahead.
Check out our video below of our time at Sparadise!
They have two variations of accommodation here as well; one is an authentic Japanese minimalist rooms or you can stay in a cabin. Prices start from $650 a night which includes multiple spa entry and a 1 hour massage for 2 people.
If you’re looking for a stylish, beautiful place to stay that’s all inclusive so you literally don’t have to think about anything, then Spicers Sangoma Retreat is the perfect place to stay. Expect impeccable service that is second to none in the ultimate Blue Mountains retreat.
Rates start from over $1000 for one night stay which includes all meals and drinks (incl. alcoholic drinks) and a massage for two.
The exclusive Emirates One & Only hotel in Wolgan Valley is known as one of the best resorts in the whole of Australia and the best Blue Mountains luxury accommodation option.
You’ll be looking at an easy $1500 to stay here for one night but what makes it so special? Not only does the Emirates One & Only pride itself on being one of Australia’s first eco friendly luxury resorts, they’ve had over 200,000 trees planted which has since reintroduced the surrounding wildlife. Most of the hotel’s food is actually grown on site as well.
Did we mention you’ll find your own pool in your room too? Add this one to your bucket list.
In the meantime, if it’s out of your budget, just head further down the road to the Newnes free campground as mentioned earlier on in this post until you can save this one for a special occasion.