With its beautiful countryside and world-class wineries, the Hunter Valley is abuzz with events all year round – perhaps the most renowned of which is the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival.

This three-month festival kicks off in March, once the gruelling physical work of picking and pruning thousands of acres of vines has wrapped up. A key milestone in one of Australia’s most beloved wine regions, harvest always warrants a celebration!

Expect over 50 cellar doors, restaurants, bars and theatres across the valley to serve an extravaganza of wine, gastronomy, music and arts. These one-of-a-kind experiences are held every day until the end of April.

Visiting from out of town? You’ll have to find somewhere to stay if you’d like to make the most of this famous festival!

In this article, we share our top picks for Hunter Valley Harvest Festival accommodation so you can book the ideal home away from home with family and friends. All within minutes of the vineyards, these luxurious holiday rentals will be the perfect touch to your Autumn getaway.


1. Fernweh

Beds: 2


Fernweh offers an exceptional escape for those seeking both comfort and adventure during the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival. This eclectic two-storey house comfortably accommodates up to 4 guests with two elegantly furnished bedrooms – each with a queen bed for a deep night’s sleep after all the celebrations.

Throughout the home, interiors are adorned with memorabilia from around the world. Key highlights are the fully equipped kitchen and large open-plan lounge. The living room, complete with a fireplace and a wall-to-ceiling bookcase, is a haven for relaxation.

Meanwhile, the outdoor fireplace, barbeque and terrace are nestled amidst lush greenery, creating a serene and private setting ideal for evenings under the stars.

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2. Olive Lakes

Sleeps: 8


Olive Lakes is a contemporary, split-level home sure to impress groups of all ages on a trip to the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival. Surrounded by tranquil olive groves, it features four spacious bedrooms with three modern bathrooms, including two ensuites.

This wonderful rental is designed for comfort and entertainment, boasting a north-facing deck and a swimming pool to cool off in between vineyard visits. Guests can also enjoy a wealth of amenities, like air conditioning, heating, a full kitchen, BBQ, Foxtel, and wireless internet.

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3. Hunter Dreaming

Sleeps: 8


Hunter Dreaming is a stunning holiday home in the Hunter Valley, just minutes from the festival’s participating venues. It features four gorgeous bedrooms, as well as three spa-worthy bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The generous living areas are perfect for gatherings, and the outdoor space includes a private pool and kitchen with golf course views. This family-friendly property also offers modern conveniences like air conditioning, heating, a smart TV, and internet access.

With its luxurious amenities and peaceful setting within the blue gums, Hunter Dreaming promises a memorable stay.

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4. Que Syrah

Sleeps: 10


Catering to any group, Que Syrah is a beautiful blend of flexibility and luxury. The property includes four bedrooms, each featuring king split beds adaptable to guests’ needs, alongside four well-appointed bathrooms. Plus, the study has been cleverly equipped with a single bed and a pull-out trundle for extra accommodation capacity.

This holiday home epitomises elegance with its modern furnishings and upscale finishes. Complete with a pool table, the open-plan design is perfect for hosting family dinners or casual barbecues with friends after a day of wine tastings.

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5. Jacoru on 3

Sleeps: 10


The ultimate base for a wine-touring weekend, Jacoru on 3 is ideal for large groups attending the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival.

The home features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an open-plan living space with large windows that provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding parkland. Spot kangaroos from the comfort of your accommodation!

This holiday house is also designed with relaxation in mind, particularly after a day of indulging in the region’s finest food and wine. Guests can gather around the large sandstone fireplace or take advantage of an alfresco BBQ area. Overlooking the 3rd tee, the sheltered deck is designed for sundowners.

The next day, cook up some breakfast in the state-of-the-art designer kitchen or enjoy a refreshing plunge in the private swimming pool.

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6. Montauk House

Sleeps: 12


Montauk House is a spacious holiday home with six elegant bedrooms (the highlight is the exquisite Master Suite, complete with a private ensuite and luxurious walk-in robe). Spanning two stories of serene Hamptons-inspired décor and several lush outdoor spaces, Montauk House is a tranquil sanctuary inside and out.

The heart of Montauk House is its fully-equipped designer kitchen with shaker-style cabinets and Carrara Marble benchtops. It is an entertainer’s dream, with not one, but two dining areas. As well as separate living spaces, including a dedicated kids’ area, guests can enjoy three alfresco areas, including a fire pit.

Want some extra peace and quiet during your downtime? The private Guest House enables you to peel off and recoup as desired.

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7. Hunter Valley Lodge

Beds: 4


Serving spectacular views of the parklands, Hunter Valley Lodge has four beautiful bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open-plan living and dining area. The master suite, strategically positioned at the back of the house, offers a private retreat for those who need some R&R between restaurant bookings.

And for those requiring extra room during their Hunter Valley Harvest Festival holiday, the property includes an additional loft suite located above the double garage with a lovely bathroom and a separate entrance.

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8. Vin de Vie

Sleeps: 8


Comfortably accommodating up to eight guests thanks to its flexible sleeping arrangements, Vin de Vie is a beautiful four-bedroom, three-bathroom home for your Hunter Valley Harvest Festival getaway.

The home’s large open-plan living area is a highlight, providing ample room for guests to unwind around a cosy fireplace. This space seamlessly extends to a covered outdoor deck through sliding stacker doors. Have a BBQ here while overlooking the golf course’s 1st Tee.

Vin de Vie also offers a separate media room that has a surround sound system and Bluetooth capabilities. With all kinds of entertainment options included, you can challenge your friends and family to a variety of gaming consoles and board games.

Last but not least, each bathroom showcases modern, textured tiles and is equipped with luxurious MOR bathroom products, adding a touch of elegance to your stay.

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9. Rust

Sleeps: 8


With its recent renovation, Rust is a state-of-the-art holiday home for anyone looking to enjoy pure luxury during the festival.

Catering to up to eight guests, this rental features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large open-plan lounge and dining area, and an outdoor BBQ space – all boasting views out onto the breathtaking parkland.

The cherry on top? A designer kitchen with a marble feature wall, black and oak timber cabinets and under-shelf lighting. After you’ve plated a charcuterie board with your favourite local produce from the day, gather everyone around the unique oak table or snuggle up by the open timber fire.

Or wind down with a movie. After all, Rust has its very own home cinema, featuring tiered flooring, an 85-inch Samsung QLED TV and leather theatre chairs.

This is Hunter Valley Harvest Festival accommodation at its best.

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10. The Grape Escape

Sleeps: 8


The Grape Escape is a beautifully crafted home for visitors to the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival who want to relax in style. The home’s open-plan design features large windows and glass sliding doors, maximising the view of the leafy green surroundings and adjacent parkland.

Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms, including two master suites with spacious ensuites, double showers, and ample wardrobe space. The property also has a high-end designer kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line Meile appliances, and a double fridge with filtered cold water and ice, making pre-festival entertaining effortless.

There is also a plush media room with a sofa bed, a cosy living room with a gas fireplace, and an undercover alfresco area with a BBQ, large table, and ceiling fan. Get comfortable and soak up the scenery from one of the hanging egg chairs!

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Wine and dine amongst the vines knowing you’re only minutes away from accommodation just as spectacular.

Plan your trip to the Hunter Valley Harvest Festival in advance and secure the most convenient and luxurious holiday home for the whole group.

Tucked away in the heart of the Hunter Valley, the Vintage Holiday Houses are only a short drive from participating wineries and restaurants. Catering to parties of all sizes, our privately owned villas each offer a wonderfully unique stay.

Plus, discover a variety of exquisite amenities on the grounds, such as our Greg Norman-designed golf course. Relax in the comfort of your private holiday home or enjoy exclusive access to all resort facilities between festivities!

See which holiday houses in the Hunter Valley are available or get in touch with our friendly team to learn more.