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The Oxford dictionary defines the word ‘Hermitage’ as an ‘escape to isolation’. At Hermitage Lodge we strive in every way to offer our guests with an ‘escape’ from their daily routine. The ‘isolation’ of Hermitage Lodge is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city or the day after day routine of life on land. We believe we have a property that allows the mind, body and soul to escape to somewhere else. 

The property is a total of 25 acres or 10.1 hectares. This includes almost four acres of vineyard and 10 acres of bushland.

The property was purchased by the Redman family in October 2022 who now operate Hermitage Lodge.

We have just under four acres of Shiraz grapes.

We pick our grapes in late January or February (depending on growing conditions) and send them across the road to First Creek Wines to make our ‘Partners’ Pick’ label wine.   Partners Pick Shiraz is sold only at Hermitage Lodge. We also have a Partners’ Pick Verdelho and Chardonnay available for sale.

Hermitage Lodge is just over 2 hours drive from Sydney city.

We highly suggest private car hire, as public transport to and with the wine country region is extremely limited’.
Click here for local shuttle / transport services.

Pokolbin is the name of the parish not a town; Cessnock is our closest town and is approximately fifteen minutes away.  There are a couple of general stores, gourmet cheese shops, chocolate shops and deli items available at a number of local stores in close proximity.

Yes, there are Cellar Doors and other restaurants within walking distance however you need to be mindful of the fact that Pokolbin is a rural area.   There are no footpaths or street lights for walking at night.   We recommend you don’t walk around after dark.   There are taxis and shuttle buses which can transport you to local restaurants. We have 15 vineyards within a 2 kilometre radius.   Our closest winery is 400 metres away, directly across the road.

We have a complimentary on-site laundry; laundry powder can be purchased at reception for a small fee.

Most of our rooms only accommodate two people.  However, most suites offer a double sofa beds which can accommodate children.

Visa, Mastercard, and Amex (2.5% surcharge), as well as EFTPOS.
There are no cash out facilities available.


Rates range from $179-$500* All tariffs are based on double occupancy.   There is an additional charge for extra adults and children in a room.
*Rates fluctuate and are based on room category, midweek or weekend and availability.  

Click here to make an on-line booking or phone us on 61 2 4998 7639.

Reception hours are from 8am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm Sunday.  We suggest you phone during office hours for any enquiries

Please view the Accommodation section for information on the various room styles.

If you book a Rise and Shine package or choose to purchase breakfast as an addition, a continental breakfast is stocked in your mini bar.  This consists of juice, yoghurt with coulis, English muffins, condiments including locally made jams, homemade muesli and a selection of teas and coffees. Breakfast items are restocked daily.

Check-in is 2:00pm and Check-out is 10.30am.

There is no minimum stay midweek however weekends do have a 2 night minimum.

Check-in is at 2:00pm. We may be able to accommodate an early check-in when possible – call ahead on the day of arrival to enquire.

Check out until 2pm available on request (subject to availability) for just $25

We have a beautiful suite with wheel chair access.  

We book our guest accommodation based on their selected room style.   Specific rooms and beds may be requested however cannot be guaranteed.

All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outside on the deck or verandah. Doors into the rooms must be closed to prevent smoke entering the accommodation.

Yes, we do.