Nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest just 35km north-west of Brisbane, Turkey's Nest is a perfect retreat from the bustle of city life, close to the city, yet a world away!
You will feel the cares of everyday life slip away as you settle into your private, cosy guest cottage nestled on the edge of the rainforest.
White Gum Cottage is totally private and self contained, with dining area, lounge, verandah and a fully equipped kitchen. A former forestry cottage, it has a delightful rustic charm, combined with all the modern conveniences you would expect to make your stay comfortable.
The cottage contains two bedrooms, one queen and one double, making it suitable for two couples, or for a family of four.
The view from the bedroom, dining room and kitchen could not be more relaxing, taking in the rainforest and the visiting native birds (some of which will eat from your hand). Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an espresso coffee machine. A comfy lounge is the place to sit by the fire, listen to music, play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, drink wine, read a good book and chat., before retiring to a bed warmed by an electric blanket.
We provide all the comforts for a romantic stay, including electric blankets for those chilly winter nights, port and chocolates, music, and a selection of books and games, and an espresso coffee machine. Take a rainforest walk, stop at a local cafe, then back to your cottage for a massage, reading a book, sipping wine, a romantic candlelit meal, port and chocolates - how much more relaxing can it get?
Turkey's Nest is a wildlife refuge, registered under the Land for Wildlife scheme, and as such we cannot accept pets.
While Brisbane swelters in summer heat, Mount Glorious (620m above sea level and surrounded by D'Aguilar National Park) is pleasantly cool (be sure to bring a jumper, as temperatures average 6 degrees less than Brisbane at all times). On chilly winter nights, as mists waft through the forest, relax by a cosy fireplace, where you'll find a CD player and range of CDs, ipod docking station, a selection of books and games, complimentary port and home-made chocolates.
A short stroll to the tranquil village of Mt. Glorious offers bush walking in the rainforest of D'Aguilar National Park, three cafes, a quality restaurant with stunning views over the valley below, and a unique sculpture garden.
Turkey's Nest is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the company of someone special.
To extend the experience, we may be able to arrange early check-in or late check-out (subject to other bookings). Please enquire when you book.
Massages with local practitioners are available by prior arrangement. Contact us for details. How much more relaxing can it get?
Planning a wedding at Mount Glorious? We have a second cottage on the property, and a guest suite at our house. See our Home Away listings #9186192 Rose Gum Cottage and #9186237 Macadamia Rainforest Suite.
At Turkey’s Nest we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Our house and cottages have solar-assisted power. Environmentally friendly features include:
• Using environmentally friendly cleaning products.
• Use of natural, chemical-free hand and body washes
• Water efficiency & storage ensuring no dependence on bought (town) water
• Reuse of timber milled on site for floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc
• Use of recycled materials wherever possible.
• Worm-based waste-water system
• Natural building materials (light earth, stone, aged timber), blending with the environment
• Using zero or low VOC paints and finishes on all new internal surfaces
• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible
• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world.
• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting.
Our ongoing commitment is to ensure peace and quiet and comfort for our guests within the confines of these principles, so that they may experience the tranquillity of this place and the beauty of a sustainable lifestyle.