Luxury Nature Retreat

Stringy Bark Lofthouse

A Family Accommodation in Dunkeld

The “Stringy Bark” Lofthouse


The Lofthouse at Aquila Eco Lodges is a perfect retreat for families or a group of friends.
It ideally sleeps 4 people, but can accommodate up to a maximum of 5.
Beds can be arranged in 2 queen beds + 1 single or 1 queen and 3 single beds.

The ground floor is tiled throughout and houses a bedroom, lounge room, dining  a full kitchen and a bathroom.
Day beds set in huge picture windows are great for relaxing with a book and a glass of wine.
Two sets of double doors lead from the lounge room onto a tiled, undercover veranda, equipped with a gas BBQ and an outdoor setting.

The second bedroom is located on a loft floor, which is a half mezzanine and features a beautiful red gum floor.

The sandstone bathroom is just a step from your front door, set under cover of the veranda and made comfortable by thermal mass heating.


Our Features

  • Peaceful environment
  • ‘Day-beds’ with oversized cushions, that are set in huge picture windows
  • Fully equipped kitchen minus microwave (solar power restrictions)
  • Bathroom supplied with natural body care products and towels
  • Queen size beds have comfortable mattresses and are made for you with wool underlay, wool doona and good quality linen.
  • All beds are regularly inspected, cleaned and disinfected by “Health Protect International”
  • Kitchen is stocked with fresh milk, several types of tea, organic instant and freshly ground coffee, cold press olive oil, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce
  • Wood fire heater to enjoy during cooler months.
  • Evaporative cooler an fans to help relax during summer.


(to view our availability calendars please press “Book Now” button on top of  the page)
Tariff 1: Applies to any day of the week

Minimum booking of 2 nights

1 night:
available only mid week, on ‘last minute’ basis at $310/night/double or $345 per night / twin

2 nights:
$300 per night / double or $325 per night / twin

3 – 4 nights:
$280 per night / double or $300 per night / twin

5 + nights:
$260 per night / double or $280per night / twin

Tariff for Additional Guests
Additional adult: $55 / night.
Children 2 – 18 years old: $45 / night.
Children sleeping in a cot or with parents are free of charge.

Tariff 2: Applies to Long Weekends and Christmas Period

Minimum booking of 3 nights at $330/night/double or $355 per night / twin

Long Weekends and Public Holidays including:
Easter Weekend
November Cup Day Weekend
Christmas Period and New Year Period (24/12/20 10/1/21)

Tariff for Additional Guests
Additional adult: $55 / night.
Children 2 – 18 years old: $45 / night.
Children sleeping in a cot or with parents are free of charge.

Arrival / Departure times:

Arrivals: from 3.00pm onward

Departures: by 11am

Aquila Eco Lodges Cancellation Policy

25% of tariff for 7 days notice or less
50% of tariff for 4 days notice or less
100% of tariff for 48 hours notice or less.

Transport to and from Royal Mail Hotel

We are happy to provide transport to our guests till 11:30pm.
In lieu of a ‘cab charge’ we appreciate a donation to the wildlife rescue, with which we are involved as foster carers.

Please book in advance.

Breakfast Baskets:

Continental Breakfast: $18 / person.
Gourmet Breakfast : $25/ person.
To see the content of the Breakfast Basket check the FAQ page.

Gift Certificates

Please contact us via email to discuss your requirements.

Aquila Eco Lodges Payment Policy

Payment via an electronic fund transfer 2 days prior to arrival date is a preferred method of payment. Banking details are provided in the booking confirmation letter.

Other payment options are : cash, EFTpos, Master or Visa credit cards; processed on departure. Please note that credit cards attract 2% surcharge.