The magical winter time (June, July and August) is Yulefest in the Blue Mountains where many venues offer traditional Christmas style celebrations. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log fires, Christmas fare, singalongs and perhaps even Santa. The Blue Mountains is truly a 'Winter Wonderland'. Visit the establishments below and discover their exciting Winter Yulefest Packages.
Fully self-contained 3-bedroom farmhouseA fully self-contained three-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse in the high country near Oberon, Kilbeggan Cottage is an ideal choice if you are looking for a rural retreat where the air is crisp, where even summer nights are cool and where snow falls periodically in winter. Best of all, Kilbeggan Cottage is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney. Don't expect to see any other visitors: Kilbeggan Cottage is the only farm-stay property on the farm. Sleeps eight people.
Ultra-luxury conservation-based resortEmirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a chic conservation retreat, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of protected wilderness and surrounded by two national parks, the resort immerses you in nature and re-invigorates the soul.
Location: Wolgan Valley
Australia's Most Spectacular Caves!During Yulefest, at heritage-listed Jenolan Caves House, grownups enjoy the feeling of Christmas, and children meet Santa inside one of the famous caves. Caves House guests enjoy log fires and huge Christmas tree. Chisolm’s Restaurant will celebrate Yulefest every Saturday. Adult diners receive a small Christmas gift. Best of all, children receive a gift - from Santa inside a cave, before dinner!
Location: Jenolan Caves
A Luxurious Mountain LodgeRibbon-Gum Lodge is a beautifully decorated, stylish mountain lodge focused on providing high-quality accommodation and customer satisfaction. With a variety of accommodation packages to select, we're sure you'll be happy to spend your holiday escape with us. DON'T MISS OUR SPECIAL OFFERS The fully self-contained accommodation at Ribbon-Gum Lodge is uniquely split into 2 completely private living quarters. The separate entrances provide privacy for individual lettings or larger groups can lease the whole lodge.
Blue Mountains Luxury AccommodationMountain Whispers – “MW” Collection comprises five impeccably-restored historic luxury properties located in Katoomba and Leura. Visit the world famous Three Sisters and Echo Point, from your Blue Mountains luxury retreat the year round. Enjoy privacy and supreme comfort – take breakfast in the warmth of the Blue Mountains sun, soak in a sumptuous spa or relax in front of a gas log fire.
Location: Leura and Katoomba
Escape with someone special ....Romantic couples only retreat/getaway offering twelve Lake View Spa Suites in a unique earth covered building, seven modern River View Spa Suites, five charming Wilderness Spa Cabins and then our beautiful Penthouse Spa Suite. Set high above Lake Lyell, our retreat is strictly couples only, creating an ambience of romance, relaxation and absolute privacy. Why not escape with that someone special ....
Location: Rydal Lake Lyell
Superior Budget AccommodationYulefest Special : Celebrate Yulefest with a special weekend package from $299 (double), including two nights Bed and Breakfast & Christmas Dinner! National Trust-listed, art deco building. Centrally located. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Modern facilities with ensuites in many rooms. Large communal areas. Lounge with cosy fireplace. Patio and balcony outside. Perfect for individuals, couples, families and groups.
Rest, Relax and ReconnectJamison’s Restaurant provides a festive atmosphere with a special appearance by Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole. Dine on sumptuous seafood platters, traditional heart-warming roasts and roasted vegetables. Includes 2.5 hour beverage package. Finish your evening savouring something sweet. Adults $118 per person / Teen (12-17) $68 per person / Children (5-11) $29 per child / Children 4 and under are complimentary. Book online!
The Carrington HotelCelebrate Christmas in the colder months with full traditional faire. Book a table in the Grand Dining Room or attend one of our special Yulefest functions. A perfect alternate Christmas for those who relish a cold Christmas.
Quality is TimelessRug up in your Winter woollies and enjoy the magic of a Traditional “Northern Hemisphere” Christmas feast. Nestled in the picturesque village of Leura, Bygone Beautys will celebrate Yulefest throughout July. Yulefest luncheons will be served Monday - Sunday at 1.15pm. Bookings are essential, phone: 02 4784 3117 or email. Minimum of 4 people per booking. 4-9 people:$79.50 per person:10-19 people:$69.95 per person:20+ people: $66.00 per person:Children under 12 years:$29.95:BYO: $2.20 corkage fee per person.
Amazing views are just the beginning!Join us for a magical Christmas In July weekend at the original – and still the best – Yulefest celebration. 5 COURSE DINNER MENU + CAROLS & SPECIAL GUEST ENTERTAINMENT + PRECIOUS MEMORIES! Book direct for a fantastic Yulefest weekend – you’ll SAVE $30 off the Mountain Heritage’s two-night minimum weekend accommodation rates when you do. We’d love to have you join us for a ONCE-A-YEAR-EVENT that will leave you with memories for a lifetime!