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7 romantic Blue Mountains stays to run away to this season

Love is in the alpine air.
The view from Woodland Cabin, Kanibla, in the Blue Mountains.Woodland Cabin via Airbnb

Hearts start to flutter the moment the car starts its climb up the Great Western Highway into the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. That’s because everything becomes epic when the cliffs are this high and the valleys this verdant. For those seeking romantic getaways, the Blue Mountains is a bush paradise just outside Sydney that feels more remote than it is, with spectacular sights and experiences all around.

That includes bushwalks and stunning vantage points where you can capture the moment. There are also opportunities to switch off from the world outside, reconnect and embrace the cosiness of small-town bookstores and providores. The range of luxury accommodation in the area means you can also find outdoor firepits (fire bans permitting), fine linen on billowy beds, possibly a hot tub, and chilled Champagne upon arrival. Put simply, a romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains is primed for lovestruck moments.

So, here is our edit of the best places to stay for a romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains.

7 best romantic getaways in the Blue Mountains

Wildacres at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains NSW.

Wildacres at Blackheath

We don’t want to ruin all the surprises, but this eco haven really raises stakes for luxury and romance. On arrival, the concrete floors are already warm and local treats from Whisk & Pin are laid out. The hot tub is already steaming and indoor and outdoors fireplaces are ready to light in colder seasons.

With its own network of bushwalks on the 16 hectares of private property, the sense of awe is built in. Our tip is to set off for golden hour to watch the sunset at the wine barrels overlooking the Kanimbla Cliffs. This is the kind of lookout tourists would take coaches to, if they could. Back at the Wildacres accommodation, they’ve taken the tin-shed vernacular and made it luxe with two dreamy bedrooms, Sonos sound system and open kitchen, outdoor pizza oven and bush-chic styling. It’s also large enough to accommodate groups for a weekend away with friends or family, if that’s more your speed. Hole up here for simplicity that doesn’t compromise on swankiness.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 8 guests
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Includes: Hot tub, outdoor fire pit, indoor fireplace, kitchen and herb garden, parking on premises

The Enchanted Cave in Bilpin is made of stone on a natural rock formation.

The Enchanted Cave, Bilpin

Like something from another realm, the Enchanted Cave imbues the spirit of its name. Built atop a natural rock platform on a cliff, this getaway boasts unrivalled views and positioning. With a spa, fireplace and no Wi-Fi, this is an otherworldly, romantic getaway for lovebirds.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Indoor spa, fireplace, private views, unique cave features


Woodland Cabin in Kanimbla.

Woodland Cabin, Kanimbla

This secluded woodland cabin that offers a return to nature in its design and green surroundings. Take a dip in the mineral waters of the private plunge pool, peruse the paper in the treetop hammock or even have an in-house spa treatment, all before warming up next to each other by the fire.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Welcome hamper, plunge pool, indoor bath tub and fireplace, optional spa treatments


The Cottage in Leura.

The Cottage, Leura

Overlooking orchards, bushlands and gardens, The Cottage is a bright studio renovated with recycled materials on acreage between Leura and Katoomba. Barbecue your dinner for two outside by the fire before retreating to the claw foot bath inside for some R&R.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1 (studio space)
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Queen bed, claw foot bathtub, fireplace, BBQ


MontPierre Rustic Mountain Cottage.

MontPierre Mountain Cottage, Kurrajong Heights

Rustic meets eclectic in this cottage furnished with vintage pieces, a courtyard bath and a roaring log fire. With an outdoor wood fire pizza oven and the option to book in-house massages, guided yoga practice, cheeseboards and fondue packages, what more could you desire on a lovers’ retreat?

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Vintage outdoor bathtub, wood fire pizza oven, Italian espresso machine, indoor fireplace, in-house services for a fee


The Old Shed is a cosy studio in Leura.

The Old Shed, Leura

Character and atmosphere are front and centre in the design of the Old Shed that features exposed timber beams and cabinetry, and bohemian décor. Wander the garden and explore the surrounding natural spoils before cuddling up on the couch in front of the projector screen with a bottle of vino.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1 (studio)
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Includes: Queen bed, claw foot bath, projector and 3-metre retractable screen, indoor fireplace


Chalets at Blackheath offer a luxurious studio space with plenty of inclusions.

Chalets at Blackheath, Blackheath

Perched at the highest point of the UNESCO world heritage-listed national park lies Chalets at Blackheath. The small luxury hotel is home to four freestanding chalets – each with their own private sun deck, oversized limestone bathroom and fireplace. A true bush-lover’s paradise.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Fireplace, kitchenette, minibar, coffee machine, BBQ, free bikes and a concierge service


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