Ruffles Lodge & Spa
Willow Vale, QLD
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Gold Coast Hinterland: Five-Star Boutique Villa Escape

Leave it all behind and experience the tranquillity of a five-star forest retreat at the recently renovated Ruffles Lodge & Spa, just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. Stay in a cosy villa with a fireplace and wrap-around balcony surrounded by lush forest and enjoy daily breakfast, a dinner at the lodge’s award-winning restaurant, wine tasting, spa vouchers and more.

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Describing their style as ‘modern rustic chic’, expect cosy fireplaces, warm and welcoming staff, gourmet cuisine created using locally sourced honey and herbs grown in the lodge’s gardens, and roaming local wildlife including llamas, wallabies, peacocks and birds at this five-star lodge set amongst the natural beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain.

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – A tranquil hinterland escape

Set high on a ridge amongst 50 acres of garden, parkland, bush and forest dotted with koalas and with stunning panoramic views across the rugged Gold Coast Hinterland, this luxurious five-star boutique getaway is perfectly secluded, yet still easily accessible from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Your Villa – Surrounded by natural beauty

Stay in a Chums Spa Villa featuring 63sqm of space that boasts a king bed, private wrap-around balcony and daybed to soak up the sun, jetted deep-soaking spa bath and a gas fireplace. Enjoy a turndown service with port and chocolates on one evening during your stay and a guaranteed late checkout at 12pm.

*Hinterland Upgrade: *For even more luxury, upgrade to a Garden Villa complete with 180-degree views across the Gold Coast Hinterland and beyond.

*Treehouse Upgrade: *A romantic and private ‘pole house’ villa perfect for couples with a wood burning fireplace, deep soaking spa bath, private outdoor deck with plunge pool and stunning hinterland and coastal views

The Food & Wine – Daily breakfast, an award-winning dinner and wine tasting included

Start each day with your included daily breakfast at the lodge’s Vue 175 restaurant, which offers panoramic views across the Hinterland and a continental selection of freshly-baked croissants, fresh fruit, spinach and tomato open-faced omelette, Belgium waffles and more.

Packages also included a glass of bubbles, wine or beer each and a two-course dinner (or three-course when staying for three nights) at the award-winning Vue 175 restaurant where you can enjoy gourmet dishes prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge’s gardens, such as Nova Scotia sea scallops, foi gras, roulade of salmon confit, butter poached Gulf prawns and more.

See & Do – From wineries to nature walks

Sample the area’s vino with a complimentary wine tasting at Witches Falls Winery, while other local wineries and breweries to visit include Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Fortitude Brewing Co., Cedar Creek Escape and Mason Wines.

With Tamborine Mountain on your doorstep, you’ll find plenty of nature and forest walks, while there’s also the TreeTop Challenge with its huge forest zip line, local art and crafts shops, charming pubs, glow worm caves, fudge shops and treetop canopy tours.

Perfect for couples and honeymooners

Reconnect with nature in a romantic setting where the starry sky is clearer, the food comes from local providores and the tranquillity of nature is all around.

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 April 2019).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel:

24 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

25 – 28 January 2019

15 – 28 April 2019

3 – 6 May 2019

*Saturday Surcharge: *A non-refundable surcharge per room, per Saturday night, applies and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Can I change my check-in date post-purchase?: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the hotel directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates. Rescheduling must be made more than 7 days prior to check in date.

*Packages are valid for two adults. *

Please note, guests must be aged eight years or older to stay at this property.

Chums Villa and Garden Villa

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is three people. See below for more details.

*Extra Guest Policy: *One guest (aged 8 or over) may stay for a surcharge of AU$75 per night sleeping on a single bed with breakfast included. Payable directly to the lodge.

Treehouse Villa

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

  • Infinity pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Ruffles Spa
  • Vue 175 restaurant
  • Board games/DVDs
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Getting to Ruffles Lodge & Spa is easy. The hotel is just a 30-minute drive from the Gold Coast and an hour’s drive from Brisbane.

*Need Flights? *We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

Ruffles Lodge & Spa
423 Ruffles Rd, Willow Vale QLD 4209
A wonderful spot to celebrate a very special Birthday. Facilities, service and food were all excellent. We soaked up the environment for three days and never left. The golf buggy was an excellent way of exploring the resort and so handy for going to dinner. If you want to indulge and be pampered then this is the place to stay.
- TripAdvisor
This place is amazing. Each building, restaurant, infinity pool with bar and rooms have views back over the coast, from the moment you walk in the atmosphere is set for a relaxing time. The staff are friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this place to anyone seeking time away from the everyday madness.
- TripAdvisor
We stayed here for a romantic couples getaway. We had a private pool villa. It was amazing. The turn down service and personal touches were great. Food A+ and a great experience. Cant wait to come back.
- TripAdvisor