Tower Lodge in the NSW Hunter Valley community of Pokolbin has re-opened to guests today [1 July 2022] as Spicers Tower Lodge.
Following a $6-plus million renovation, guests can now book all-inclusive packages and join visitors in the Basque-inspired Sebastian Restaurant.
Tower Estate and the luxury lodge accommodation first launched in 1999. The exclusive retreat is built in a modern Spanish mission style, featuring warm, earthy textures and colours that blend into the landscape. Handmade Mexican terracotta tiles line the floors, thick adobe-rendered walls that catch the sunset over the Brokenback Range. High ceilings to soak up the summer sun and open fireplaces keep you warm in winter.
Massive, ornate, late 19th century French coach-house doors give entry to the retreat’s central hub, an enclosed courtyard paved with limestone, circling a dramatic fountain pond. Cloistered walkways framed by timber beams disappear toward suites and a labyrinth of spaces to explore.
David Assef, Spicers Retreats Managing Director, loves the simple, robust design, and the spacious rooms and high ceilings, commenting “We are honored to be the new custodians of this iconic property.
“Tower Lodge has a wonderfully earthy and natural design, it’s in harmony with the changing seasons around it, as the vines bud, flower and eventually drop their leaves for a winter display.”
Spicers Tower Lodge is the third Spicers Retreat in the Pokolbin area, joining Spicers Vineyards Estate and Spicers Guesthouse.
The 14 rooms at Spicers Tower Lodge all feature a large bedroom, lounge, dressing room and gorgeous new bathtubs, and some host a private courtyard, open fireplace, or outdoor hot tub, from which to gaze across the lawns to the winery and vineyards in the distance.
Spicers Tower Lodge is located on the corner of Broke and Halls Roads; a two-hour drive from Sydney or one hour from Newcastle.