Cape Lodge is one of Australia’s finest boutique hotels, located on its own vineyard in the famous Margaret River wine region.
The Lodge comprises 22 secluded rooms and suites, surrounded by 40 acres of private grounds; in addition, there’s a magnificent five-bedroom Private Residence sitting on its own three acres. Guests are free to enjoy the luscious grounds which include vines, forest, gardens and lake, as well as an all-weather tennis court and beautiful free-form swimming pool.
Cape Lodge is minutes away from pristine beaches, coastline and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean; it neighbours the great Margaret River wine estates of Mosswood, Vasse Felix, Cullen and Pierro.
The acclaimed Cape Lodge Lakeside Restaurant is reserved exclusively for guests. It features a 14,000-bottle temperature-controlled cellar, stocked with premium back vintage Margaret River wines.
Cape Lodge is also home to the acclaimed Gourmet Retreat and Cookery School – ideal for lovers of great food and wine.
What sets Cape Lodge apart in the Margaret River is its attention to detail and the quality of its service. That as well as the beauty of its surroundings and the understated elegance of its rooms.
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Margaret River occupies the dramatic south-west of West Australia – a place blessed with surf, sun and great soil.
It’s known for premium wineries, a flourishing art scene, fine dining, beautiful coastal and forest scenery, excellent fishing and world-class surfing beaches.
The region exports red and white wines all over the world, grown in over 200 vineyards and produced in over 60 wineries. Most are open to the public, offering cellar sales and wine tasting as well as Margaret River gourmet produce.
The landscape is always picturesque and frequently dramatic, popular with hikers, climbers and cavers. The beaches of the Margaret River area are world-renowned for powerful surf; towns like Yallingup are a Mecca for experienced riders of waves and wind.
Margaret River Township, 290km south of Perth, is quaint and chic, its streets lined with specialty stores, cafes and pubs. Dunsborough is another major town, known for its beaches, forest scenery and peaceful way of life.
Cape Lodge is equipped with a tennis court and swimming pool.
Guests are offered a menu of select tours and experiences operated by parties known to complement the Lodge’s exacting standards. (Costs apply.)
Chose from among horse riding on a private farm, luxury 4WDing, personalised wine and food touring with exclusive access and private meetings, learning to surf with a guide and private whale-watching tours (June to December) to see migrating Humpback, Southern Right and Blue Whales off the spectacular South West coastline.
The Cape Lodge Cookery School offers two-hour cooking classes and private sessions, welcoming participants from the complete novice through to the experienced enthusiast.
The magnificent Cape Lodge Margaret River Restaurant sits beside the main lake and features over-water alfresco decking, sumptuous guest lounge and private dining room. Voted in the Top Ten in the World for Food in Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List in 2008, the restaurant is one of Australia’s finest new-generation dining establishments. The menu changes daily based on fresh local produce and the wine list features a wide selection of premium Margaret River and back vintage wines, carefully stored in the temperature-controlled wine cellar.
Garden Wing rooms feature private courtyards with outdoor settings and tranquil garden views. Rooms feature king-size or twin beds, TV and DVD with bath/shower in the ensuites. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all suites
The Superior Spa Suites all have wonderful views of the lake and gardens. They feature king-size or twin beds, open plan ensuite with shower over a large spa bath and a lounge area with TV, DVD and CD player. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all suites
The Forest Suites are situated in a woodland setting overlooking a private lake and surrounded by lush natural landscaping. They are a short stroll from the restaurant. All suites feature king-size or twin beds, luxury bathrooms with double spas and separate spacious walk in showers. The lounge area includes TV, DVD and CD player. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all suites
The ultimate in luxury, the Lodge Suite is a two-room suite located in the main lodge and has garden and lake views. The suite features the main bedroom with king size bed, spacious marble ensuite with large spa bath and separate walk in shower. The second room boasts a relaxing lounge area with CD player and a second ensuite. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all suites
The hotel’s magnificent Vineyard Residence is ideal for a small group of friends, family or associates seeking a private retreat combined with the full hotel services and facilities provided by Cape Lodge. Accommodating up to 5 couples the interiors throughout are light and understated offering expansive entertaining areas with views across formal gardens and rolling lawns. The gourmet kitchen and open plan living area is perfect for a private cooking class.
Nearest major City/Town
City – Perth
Town – Margaret River
A one-hour charter flight from Perth to Busselton or Margaret River regional airport.
Cape Lodge is 260km (approximately 3.5 hour drive) south from Perth.
Cape Lodge is open all year. Seasonal fluctuations are reflected in their rates, with peak season being from September to March in the warmer months.