Snowy Mountains Sojourn: The Hut

I thought I better give the wee hut where we stayed it’s own post. It deserved it. It was teeny tiny, all one room with a huge fire place, a wood fire stove, 2 small hotplates, a small tin bathroom out the back and best of all….a heated slab and good quality linen! It has been built by the owner Brett in the traditional method that huts were made back in the day and similar to many of them that are scattered throughout the hiking trails in the mountains. It was such a good reminder that you don’t need much – the girls absolutely adored sleeping in the same room as us and slept more soundly than they have in weeks – we had 4 plates, 4 cups, 4 knives and forks. It’s all you need. Would the novelty wear off? Of course it would, but for 3 nights it was perfect.

There were chooks wondering about, eggs to collect, fish to catch right out the front, a jetty on which to sit and sip a wine on, a verandah for reading and an outside fire that had me in heaven – chopping, collecting wood, setting the fire and then cooking a simple dinner on it – that is my idea of simple perfection!

If you are ever down that neck of the woods I would highly recommend staying there for a night or two. One thing though the website made out that you were in the middle of nowhere (which you are) but the owners house is also on the property (and the neighbours house quite close too) and if wanted to be totally on your own then this isn’t the place for you. I don’t do B&B’s polite chit chat well and this was the only downside for me. You could only do it if there were 4 of you – it’s a tight squeeze – but oh so cute. I’d love to go back and have a crack in the winter months just to have a chance of waking up to some snow!

Moonbah Hut
Jindabyne NSW 2627
02 6457 8311
0412 280 412

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06630093479282466147 Rebecca

    Looks gorgeous, get me out of the city (Sydney) now!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10538993178188989025 Jodie (aka mummaducka)

    It’s called minimalist and a simplifying things. There’s no excess stuff to maintain. The kids don’t have a lot of stuff to make a mess of either. It’s something I’m trying to drag into my everyday, but not quite to that extreme! I think I’d get pretty tired of not having the selection of cooking implements that I have.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15007170728692725583 trudi@maudeandme

    It looks devine. Thanks for the link. Would you mind if I pinned that last shot?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07732623384511673618 Palaeontologist Mum with Babies

    love it, i found the link last week when you mentioned you were going. May try to book it sometime soon for a visit for our wee family of four.
    Thanks! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13933191141338188027 stinkb0mb

    gorgeous, just gorgeous, i have it on my places of “one day….” to visit – specifically in winter!!

    ~x~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05733683295079746421 kurrabikid

    I think you summed it up pretty well with ‘simple perfection’. Looks heavenly! What a great find…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15028751440524414795 contentedorange

    hi Did you go to wild brumby?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      We did! Loved the place – great food AND booze. I have a bottle of sour apple schnapps in the fridge that won’t last long I’m sure!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15709892778460619439 ClaireyHewitt

    I have no idea where that is, but I sure would like to find out.

    Lovely images.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Simply stunning.
    :-)

  • http://www.pinkpatentmaryjanes.com/ PinkPatentMaryJanes

    That is crazy beautiful.

  • Paula / Skinny Flat White

    Thanks Beth for this, I’m always on the lookout for places in southern NSW as we do family trips that way…

    These pics are a great soother, sitting in hot Perth – cooling me down just by looking at them!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02966923675711158752 Lauren

    All I can say is: WOW!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 ::The Beetle Shack::

    it looks totally lovely Beth but i’m with you, please don’t crash my holiday B&B owners.

    xo em

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17561496423539618016 Mon Alisa Design

    Looks like heaven toots. What a beautiful setting. Thanks for the details x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12173085007473641503 Down that Little Lane

    It does look blissful but yes.. If I book isolated.. I want or even demand silence x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Oh lady, truly amazing photos. I love that the girls slept so well being close to you guys. Some food for thought there maybe?? I know it’s a different ball game back at home, because we found the same thing when we came back from holi’s just recently. But it’s nice that trips away like that can teach us things about our family, that we may never have realised. The pic of the girls reading in bed is just fairytale stuff :o) xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05057437682636245835 Sarah Korol

    Oh bless. What a gorgeous-looking wee house. Despite the closeness of the neighbour/B&B owners, lol! Thanks for the share, hon. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    Divine Beth and totally inspirational. Trying to talk Mr Smith into a booking for Autumn.

    The photos are truly gorgeous too. Tres talented you are!

    Love,
    Gabs x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    Oh so cute. I know why you get that we’re moving to country Canberra (we include the Snowy Mountains in that) as it’s so calm & lovely.
    I just spent 5 weeks in Brisbane at my husband’s bachelor pad & after living with one bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon, cup each, for a few days . . . i just couldn’t deal with life so simple, washing up after every breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack . . . a girlfriend even brought over her old dishwasher – the man is not going to know what has hit him when he comes home from war – rainbow plates & cutlery, a toaster!! Such crazy modern conveniences like a kettle too, love Posie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    So lovely. Just beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04317534900707936353 Karla {Ironmum Karla}

    Looks great, I got lost in the photos for a while and could be mistaken for the canadian rockies?? I hope the trip was all you imagined and the girls enjoyed their time;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Love it! Just recorded the details! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06260148596340469491 nicole valentine don

    looks amazing! i love, love, love the old school snowshoes :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16505299407981113468 thejadeleaf

    Oh my. Photos ate gorgeous. Reminds me of little house on the prarie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04659789458460830707 Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    Oh WOW!

    This looks INCREDIBLE!

    After a week & a half off blogger, this was a seriously beautiful post to return to!

    Dave & I have just booked an escape to a no mobile phone recpetion/no internet/no foxtel situation for our 2 year wedding anniversary.

    With Max.

    Let’s hope we don’t divorce.

    xx

  • http://www.neck-of-the-woods.blogspot.com/ Gabrielle

    What a lovely break…AND SUPER FAB PHOTOS! Woman; you need to publish a coffee table book!
    xx

  • Roslyn

    I stumbled across your blog after googling tonsolitis and decided to have a bit of a read through.

    As soon as I saw the photo of the hut, i thought that looks familiar and then I read the owners name….Brett. I knew exactly where you were!!

    I haven’t been there but many, many years ago I went to high school with Brett and have often heard how wonderful the hut is.

    Maybe one day I will get there myself :-)