Ruffles Lodge is located in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland midway between the coast and the mountains. Ruffles Lodge is a Luxury 5 star Retreat that offers fine dining and a cellar with a large collection of Australian boutique wines. There are 16 Golf Courses available within 30 minutes drive and we have a practice area at the lodge. Only a pleasant drive to Tamborine Mountain, Springbrook and Lamington national parks with the rainforest areas of Binna Burra and O¿Reillys. A 25 minute drive to the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise shopping centres and beaches. The local vineyards and wineries make for an interesting tour in the mountains and surrounding areas.
When we decided to build RUFFLES our first choice of architect was Chris Beckingham, well known for his beautiful homes and retreats in the tourist area of the Whitsundays. Our first challenge was to persuade him to accept a commission well south of his stamping ground. We felt sure that if he would agree to visit the site he would accept the challenge of such a beautiful place, in-fact the completed lodge follows closely his original concept from that first visit to the site.
The main building is an extension of the Queenslander style with large veranda, stone walls, high ceilings and beautiful timbers. The use of aged timbers re-milled from 100-year-old wharves along the Brisbane river, add to the charm. The dining and lounge area is an ideal place for meeting before dinner. The large covered terrace also provides another place for dining during the warmer months and the poolside gazebo with its wood-fired oven is yet another great place for dinner or breakfast with views east across rambling hills to the ocean. The “garden gazebo”, situated on a raised knoll with views in all directions and the sun all day, is an ideal place to relax with a book, enjoy a coffee.
Located in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, the Luxury 5 star Ruffles Lodge is sure to please with its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful secenery. Reserve your accommodation with Ruffles Lodge today.