Sequoia – Exclusive Adults Only Luxury Lodge Australia
Sequoia – Exclusive Adults Only Luxury Lodge
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers SA 5152
Date of Creation
19th August 2021
Hotel General Manager
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5 – star Luxury Lodge
Perfectly perched on the side of Mount Lofty at the gateway to South Australia’s world-famous wine regions, Sequoia offers a connective experience with the surrounding region and opulent physical amenity. The 75sqm open-plan suites boast 180° views of the patchwork Piccadilly Valley below from every part of the suite. The rooms feature sunken lounges complete with stone fireplaces, opulent king-size beds with moon windows, expansive balconies with outdoor daybeds, a hidden television, elevated free-standing bathtubs, switch-glass privacy windows and heated floors along with the most technologically advanced automation in any hotel room in Australia.
Sequoia – Exclusive Adults Only Luxury Lodge
History & Story
The $18 million intimate luxury lodge located in the grounds of Mount Lofty Estate in the majestic Adelaide Hills was officially opened on the 18th of August 2021. The lodge offers guests an unparallelled journey of discovery based around the region’s iconic food and wine, wellness, history and vast nature experiences allowing guests to delight in the sheer beauty of being.
Comprising fourteen luxury sustainably-designed suites boasting panoramic views over the majestic valley, an intimate lounge centred around social connection along with immersive nature-inspired experiences, natural artesian spring-fed stone hot pools, an infinity pool, new day spa and valley rim campfire amphitheatre – the retreat represents a new level of luxury in South Australia.
Owner David Horbelt worked with local suppliers, craftsman and artisand to bring the suites to life. Landscape artist David Tonkin has created a native garden with pathways lined by tall fescue lawns, bottlebrush, banksia, grevillea and African lilies.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Led by a team of Experience Hosts, a range of unique local bespoke activities themed around the pillars of Food and Wine, Wellness, Nature and History will take guests on a journey of learning and self-discovery.
While being seemingly removed from the hustle and bustle of the world, Sequoia sits on the side of Mount Lofty, high above the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, a region currently being considered for UNESCO World Heritage status. represents a new level of luxury in South Australia.
The Adelaide Hills is located just 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD and 30 minutes from the airport. Known for its spectacular rolling hills and quality local wine and produce, the Adelaïde Hills region is one of Australia’s most popular city-escape destinations.
Key sites/activities in the area
Part of Sequoia’s philosophy is to connect you with the land and its people through a range of intimate and curated on-site experiences that are included in your stay. As part of these daily and seasonally changing experiences listen to ancient dreamtime stories, lodge Welcome, Artisan Food Experience, Discovery Masterclass or join a guided nature walk of the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, or simply sit back and relax in one of our artesian spring-fed hot pools overlooking the breathtaking Piccadilly Valley.
Due to the nature of its exclusive experience offerings, Sequoia Lodge, only accommodates guests over the age of 18 years.
• Number of suites:14
• Number of Luxury rooms:14
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all:14
Restaurants & Bars
• Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant
Indulgent fine dining and celebration have been taken to an entirely new level with our critically acclaimed 3 Chef Hat Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, mystical 170 year old wine cellar and New York style cocktail bar.
• Sequoia Lodge
Dining at Sequoia is an exclusive affair for our lodge guests offering creative, contemporary Australian menus that reflect the changing seasons and draw inspiration from our local suppliers. Guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, light lunch and 2 or 3 course dinner in the lodge lounge or in the privacy of your own suite.
• Arthur Waterhouse Lounge
Sophisticated yet casual and relaxed. Open fireplace.
• Gatekeeper’s Day Spa
• Artesian Hot Pools
• Guided Nature Walks
• Sunrise Yoga
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Designed as a private sanctury with private meeting and dining facilities for 14 suites and up to 28 guests.
• Access to the adjacent award winning Mount Lofty Estate with event and meeting facilities for 120 guests.
Extra Notable Features
• Discovery Master Class
• Artisan Food Experience
• Star Gazing
• Storytelling on the Valley rim over wine and the warmth of a fire
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Australian Lodge Winner SA 2021
• Hardy’s Verandah Restaurang : Best SA Restaurant, 3 Chef’s Hats
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