A luxurious escape is long overdue for all of us.
If you’re thinking about booking a vacation, do not hold back any longer.
The latest in luxurious accommodation offerings is tucked away in one of the most enviable parts of Australia – the Adelaide Hills.
The Adelaide Hills is already renowned around the world for its food, its wine, its magnificent natural beauty, and its laidback ambience. Now, it can also add being the home of the extraordinarily elegant Sequoia Lodge to its already stunning portfolio.
The Sequoia Lodge is much more than a hotel or resort. It’s a luxury-laden adults-only destination that offers its guests an abundance of experiences, connections and of course, relaxation. The wellbeing of its guests is at the forefront of everything at Sequoia Lodge. Through the range of experiences, as well as standard of service offered by the Sequoia Lodge team, guests leave with an everlasting connection to this amazing destination.
Every detail of the Sequoia Lodge has been perfectly planned to provide a simple yet thoughtfully exquisite place for guests to find their connection to the region, to each other and most importantly, to themselves.
Located on the grounds of the already impressive Mt Lofty Estate, the Sequoia Lodge was named after the three large Californian Redwood trees that were planted on the property by Arthur Hardy – the original owner.
Sequoia Lodge overlooks the Piccadilly Valley. For those not familiar with the area, the Piccadilly Valley is a region of the Adelaide Hills area that is known as the home of world-class premium vineyards and marvellous natural beauty.
The plan for every guest of Sequoia is allow them to take a step back from their everyday life and actually celebrate learning and living – the true act of being. There are not many places in the world that can seamlessly combine such luxurious elements with such a soulful journey quite like Sequoia.
Guests of the Lodge will enjoy the private sanctuary each of the 14 sustainably designed suites, where comfort and technology come together to create an oasis that instantly washes an air of relaxation over you as soon as you enter the suite.
Each suite is open-plan and air-conditioned, with a king-size bed, an outdoor daybed on a private balcony, a stone fireplace, switch glass privacy windows, heated floors, room control panels to create the desired atmosphere, a stand-alone bathtub, and impressive views of the Piccadilly Valley below. In fact, the view is enjoyable from every area of the suite, with a tiered elevated design making this a possibility.
The earthy colour palette is warm and has been chosen to enhance the feeling of tranquility and the connection to nature, while the décor has been carefully curated, using locally made products and pieces, like Jurlique products, Hahndorf Soap, and JamFactory ceramics.
Each suite also features an oil painting by Stephen Trebilcock, who is known for creating impressive paintings inspired by his love of gardening, his early years living on a fruit block and unique local flora of the region. These paintings are also available to purchase – so guests can bring home a piece of the Sequoia Lodge when they leave.
Speaking of art, dining at Sequoia is most certainly is an artform in itself. Guests have a variety of dining options available to them. Including but not limited to, private dining on the balcony of their suite, meals that celebrate the local produce in the Sequoia Lounge, and of course, the fine dining offerings of the three hatted award-winning Hardy’s Verandah that is also located on the Mt Lofty Estate. Hardy’s offers guests the chance to indulge in their ala carte menu, their degustation menu, and of course, the enviable beverage and wine list that has been impressively curated by Mount Lofty Estate’s Wine Director.
In addition to dining on site at Sequoia and on the Mount Lofty Estate, guests also have the opportunity to indulge in the culinary offerings of the entire Adelaide Hills region, as well as the Adelaide CBD, and notable wine regions like the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. You may not realise, given the exquisite tranquility of Sequoia Lodge, the Estate is only 30 minutes away from the city centre of Adelaide.
When it comes to a holiday that is full of luxurious touches, there is of course the expectation of tremendous facilities and an impressive location, which Sequoia has well and truly got covered. But there is also an expectation of experiences and activities. You want to create memories and connections and do things you’ve never had the chance to do before. And for the guests of Sequoia Lodge, the array of exclusive onsite and offsite experiences has been carefully created to ensure this is possible.
Food and wine, wellness, nature, and history are the key elements of Sequoia – the celebration of being is at its best when these are in harmony. Each experience available to guests have been created with these elements in mind.
Onsite experiences include a Lodge Welcome, where guests can hear stories of the long history of the region while enjoying local produce and fine wine; a bespoke private practise session of Sunrise Yoga with a local practitioner; Guided Nature Walks surrounding the Lodge; relaxing in the spring-fed Artesian Hot Pool overlooking the valley below; and so many others.
Some of the exclusive offsite experiences celebrate the various amazing local producers and brands with one-of-a-kind luxurious adventures. Think along the lines of a behind the scenes tour of the iconic South Australia RM Williams workshop; up close animal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, emus, and birds at the Cleland Koala Experience; revel behind the wheel of a Ferrari or Aston Martin as you weave through the scenic Adelaide Hills with Prancing Horse; meet a local winemaker after a private helicopter tour; or take it off road with a 4WD tour along the coastline and to some of the small winemakers of the region.
The “Experience Hosts” of the Lodge are there to guide you through a journey that has been curated for you and with such a vast variety of experiences available, no matter your interests, there is something that will leave you with a lasting impression.
Make the most of the perfect balance Sequoia has struck with their luxury holiday destination in the Adelaide Hills. Embark on a journey to self-discovery and see why the word Sequoia is on everyone’s lips.
*Experiences are subject to change each season