Grabbing a group of friends and planning a winter weekender this Cabin Fever Fest? Or looking for a cosy couple of days with no interruptions? Either way, get in early to bag your bed for Cabin Fever Festival. Check out our top picks of where to stay.
The one for a cosy weekender amongst the trees with your lover.
De-stressing is easy amongst the trees at Forest Rise Chalets and Lodge. You probably won’t see another soul, as each rammed-earth chalet is situated in its own little patch of forest. There’s a wood fire in each chalet, comfy king-sized bed, a cheeky outdoor shower and a candle-lit spa set under massive sky-view windows for stargazing with your special-someone. For the active, there’s free bikes for use and walk paths around the property and lake.
The one for grabbing your mates for a road trip
Got a group of friends and planning your escape down Forrest Highway? In House Holidays have loads of private houses in Margaret River, Gnarabup, Prevelly & Cowaramup. There’s architecturally designed homes among the trees, or 180 degree ocean views on the coast. Amanda and the In House team are a full bottle on each home’s inclusions, so get in touch with your accommodation wish list and they’ll pair you with the right pad.
The one for watching storms roll in across Geographe Bay
Whalers Cove Villas are located right on the beachfront in Dunsborough. Literally a few steps across a patch of beautifully manicured grass and you’re on the beach. From here, you can watch storms rolling in across Geographe Bay and lucky punters might even see a whale or two cruising by. The 2-4 bedroom self-contained villas sleep between 2 and 10 guests and many of the villas have wood fireplaces for the full winter experience.
The one for convenience close to town
Sitting pretty right on the Margies main street, the iconic Margaret River Hotel is close to all the action. You may have enjoyed a beverage or two at the Corner Bar before, but did you know there’s a historic hotel filled with charming old-fashioned country pub accommodation right upstairs? Many Cabin Fever events include some form of tipple, so the short stroll to events like Grape vs Grain, Carpark Collective, Sensei Miki’s Umami Masterclass, Arimia x Fervor Pop-Up and the Backyard Brewing Tournament Awards makes it an appealing choice.