Captain’s Lodge c.1830 (sleeps up to 8)


4 x bedrooms2 x Queen rooms (one with ensuite)1 x double room1 x twin roomtwo large living areastwo bathroomsAutomatic washing machine1830 sandstone characterclock radiosElectric BlanketsGuest controlled electric heatingTwo Wood Heatersfirewood providedoff street parkingstep in showersbathfull kitchen microwaveRefrigeratorall linen providedPeace and tranquility2 x flat screen TV's2 x DVD playersIron and iron boardfree WI FIinsect screensprivate access to the Ross river bankno smoking indoorsChildren WelcomeTea/coffee making facilities

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This is the largest of our cottages. It is made up of the combination of Captain Samuel’s Cottage (3 bedrooms), Cupids Nest (1 x bedroom cottage with ensuite). By unlocking adjoining sound proof doors the two cottages become Captain’s Lodge totalling 4 x bedrooms holding 8 people). Captain’s Lodge is not just for large groups, perhaps you may choose the whole place for the extra room and extra bathroom. You may choose to bring a few friends or family and spread out and enjoy the newly renovated spacious living rooms, kitchens and Bathrooms. From your living room window enjoy the views towards the river and mountains. Take a short walk through our land to the river front, the setting may inspire you to catch an elusive trout, or feed the local ducks. Enjoy the fresh renovations, exposed sandstone walls and warm Baltic pine. The rates quoted on our booking sheet are for the first 4 guests.

Rates and online booking for Captain’s Lodge:

We love to pass savings on to guests when we can. The longer you stay the cheaper it gets. Please press the “current promotions” button on the booking page  to see how the savings apply for the dates you wish to stay. Special seasonal rates may also apply as we try our best to reduce the rates for our lovely cottages. Even during peak periods we do our best to reduce our rates. Please feel free to visit our bookings page to view rates or book with us. Please note these savings only apply to bookings made through this site.

Free WIFIInteresting History

Early in the 1800’s a wealthy merchant seaman Captain Samuel Horton decided to hang up his sextant and settle in Ross. He became well known for many achievements, one being having a magnificent Methodist college built on his land, naming it after himself, Horton College. He also bought a lovely stone cottage in the main street of Ross. The government had finished using it as a low-security convict barracks. This building, located on the banks of the Macquarie River later became famous as “Captain Samuel’s Cottage” where tourists stay instead of convicts. The cottage has had an interesting history, as well as being a convict barracks, the cottage has been a grindstone shop, butchery, antique shop and private home. Built Circa 1830, it represents one of the oldest buildings in Australia. This cottage has now been restored for visitors from around the world to enjoy its ambiance.

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