Mount Lofty House

An iconic designer boutique hotel in the Adelaide Hills famous for its luxury escapes, three-hat fine dining restaurant, indulgent day spa experiences, retreats and breathtakingly beautiful weddings

Mount Lofty House was built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy as his summer house. Arthur Hardy is reminiscent of a South Australian Jay Gatsby; indeed his wife Martha described their lifestyle as ‘a kind of feudal splendour’. Their beautiful manor soon became the state’s premier address for lavish and infamous parties for Adelaide’s elite of the day. From such lofty beginnings, the manor was passed through a number of South Australian families, including a period as a commune in the 1970s. In the disastrous 1983 fires of Ash Wednesday, Mount Lofty House was burnt to the ground before rising from the ashes like a phoenix to truly become one of South Australia’s great icons.

Located in the Adelaide Hills wine region with McLaren Vale and the Barossa are both just under an hour away. Discover local award-winning microbreweries (and boutique distilleries. Explore the food bowl that is the Piccadilly Valley, sample cheeses, chocolates, fruits and other delights.

Our Rates Include:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
US$100 food & beverage credit, to be utilised during stay
Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi

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