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Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley

The thought of staying at a Chateau conjures up the prospect of luxury, beautifully appointed room, rolling hills in Europe… and hopping kangaroos. Château Élan at The Vintage is a taste of luxury in the Hunter Valley in NSW where you’re likely to find a mob of kangaroos near the grounds.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Château Élan

Manicured gardens, trimmed rosemary hedges lead to the grand entrance past the red carpet. Indeed, you’re likely to think you’ve stepped into a chateau in Europe rather than a luxury resort in rural NSW.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Spa Suite

Spa suites are located within the Destination Spa complex. and adjacent to those rooms, you’ll find are private villas with King Rooms and one bedroom suites that can be combined for families or groups of friends.

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Lounge Area

The Spa Suite is generous in size with a lounge, table and desk. The king sized bed has massage controls to relax the body while the mind wanders. And it is called a Spa Suite for the obvious reason that the spa is the first thing you see when you enter the room.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Spa Bath

No matter how weary you may be, you can immediately relax in your room.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Wardrobe, mini bar and coffee/tea making

The wardrobe provides plenty of hanging space, an iron and a safe that is large enough to hold a full sized laptop. The mini bar includes a selection of wines from the Hunter Valley and there are coffee and tea making facilities.

Relax on the lounge while enjoying Hunter wines before dinner. The suite offers Wi-Fi (50MB at no cost per day), an i-pod docking station and the usual entertainment.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Shower and Toilet                                                                                                      

You’ll find a separate shower and toilet behind frosted glass,

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Appelles Apothecary & Lab Toiletries

and Apelles toiletries, an Australian company that utilises Australian certified organic essential oils and does not test on animals.

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View from room to private terrace

After a day exploring the Hunter Valley, relax with a spa, before enjoying the regional culinary delights or retiring for the evening.

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Private Terrace

On a sunny morning, there is nothing like enjoying the sunshine and fresh country air from your private terrace and you take in the view of the grounds and the golf course.

Château Élan offers a luxurious, rejuvenating and welcoming base from which to explore the  Hunter Valley. The most difficult part is having to leave it behind.

Chateau Elan at the Vintage is featured in our Top 10 Picks for Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month 2015.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Gourmantic visited the Hunter Valley and stayed at Chateau Elan at The Vintage as guests of the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association.

Château Élan at The Vintage
Vintage Drive
Rothbury, Hunter Valley NSW 2320

About the author

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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