The heart of Victoria’s High Country new boutique accommodation operator Big Sky Retreats has just launched a new premium home stay: Big Sky Ridgeview, located in the popular mountainous tourist town of Bright. Designed to encourage longer stays and a retreat to nature without sacrificing an inch of luxury, Big Sky Ridgeview, is one of a select new group of year-round Australian holiday stays that raise-the-bar in terms of features, quality and creative design.
Set high on a sloping block, Ridgeview is a large, contemporary lodge positioned centrally within more than an acre of private property. The position provides uninterrupted views of the the surrounding mountains and township and is one of the best locations Essentials has seen within the Bright.
Taking inspiration from the American-style lodges within the small town of Big Sky, Montana, owner Paul Absalom, sought to recreate and share this much-loved aesthetic with likeminded Australian families and travellers.
‘Combining our long-held love for the vibrant community of Bright and the architectural wonders and designs we have come across abroad, we’re delighted to be bringing Ridgeview to this beautiful part of Victoria. From the region’s amazing outdoor activities, to the brilliant food and wine scene and four distinct seasons, we wanted to create a home that is an experience in itself,’ says Paul.
With direct access to cycling paths, adventure running, and a dedicated fitness zone Ridgeview is suited to those with an athletic spirit; however upon our visit we chose to slowly explore the town on foot during the day and dine on the expansive deck while admiring the family of grazing kangaroos – literally metres from the lodge – during the evenings.
Reinventing the family holiday with luxurious, spacious interiors and a surpassing attention to detail within Bright’s majestic hinterland, Big Sky Ridgeview is a true winner and one of four boutique luxury lodges set to be built into the Big Sky Retreats portfolio this year.