For a second year, we have had the great fortune of staying at a beautiful, quiet, offgrid location called Elm Grove just outside Tumut. We stayed in a mudbrick yurt with a wood fireplace (something we do not have at home), no tv, no phone reception. Just the sound of fast flowing water, the wind running through the tall elm trees, nothing but hills, trees and ourselves. The hosts, Rhonda and Blair, are eccentrically charming, and make your stay feel like home. The kids loved it. Chloe is already asking to go back. The weather was just perfect, for early winter. Cold nights, sunny, still days. There was lots of reading our favourite books, walking along the river, (too many) trips into Tumut (as we forgot toothbrushes!). It did get a bit busy, and we were in need of quiet and stillness, but, still, some peace and balance were found in those 4 short days.
I'll be looking forward to the next time.