Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge
Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain, Victoria 3898
(03) 5159 6422 or www.rundells.com.au/
Peppers is growing. Mantra Group has announced further expansion to its network of boutique Peppers Retreats and Lodges with the addition of Rundells Alpine Lodge in Victoria’s Mt Hotham ski fields. To be known as Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge, it will be the first Peppers property to be located in an Australian ski region.
“We are pleased to now offer our guests, who’ve enjoyed staying with Peppers in wine regions, coastal destinations and golf resorts, the chance to enjoy the Peppers experience in Australia’s premier ski destination,” said Mantra Group CEO, Bob East.
This is the second acquisition for the Peppers brand in Australia this year following the addition of the iconic Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge to the network in March. A further two properties were also added to the Peppers New Zealand network this year – Peppers Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge in Abel Tasman National Park – to bring the network to a total of 28 properties across the two countries.
“It is an exciting time for Peppers – we are building on the boutique retreat network which is the foundation of Peppers brand and looking forward to announcing further CBD properties in the near future as the brand evolves from boutique retreats, to luxury resorts and city hotel offerings.”
Rundells Lodge’s history dates back to 1904. The Lodge that exists today, however, was rebuilt some 23 years ago after the original was razed to the ground in a fire in 1928, and relocated closer to town, 10km from where Charles Edwin Rundell built his original lodge to capitalise on the passing trade of the coach service between Bright and Omeo. Current owners Marg, Gary and Fiona Battershill reinstated the name Rundells Alpine Lodge when they purchased it in 2007, ensuring the pioneering Rundell legacy lives on. Like the original lodge, Rundells is a family run business offering a first class dining room – Graze Restaurant – and accommodation hosting both leisure and business travellers as they pass through the high country.
“Aligning with Peppers is an exciting new chapter in Rundells’ history,” says General Manager, Fiona Battershill.
Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge is located above the snowline at 1565m altitude in the heart of the Victorian Alps surrounded by the Alpine National Park. It is also easily accessible via Australia’s newest touring route, The Great Alpine Road.
Guests can enjoy a Victorian High Country Experience with a Two Night Snow Getaway Packagefrom $430 per person which includes accommodation in a King Room, degustation dinner in Graze restaurant, breakfast daily, private access to the spa and sauna and wireless internet valid from 29 June to 5 September 2012. Visit their website for bookings.
The Peppers brand started with the opening of the first Peppers property 25 years ago – the famous Peppers Guest House in the NSW Hunter Valley. What began as a group of small boutique retreats now includes a host of luxury holiday resorts and the beginnings of a network of metropolitan based apartment hotels. The brand’s first foray into metropolitan locations has been exciting with the opening of Peppers Broadbeach in 2010. Further CBD and regional locations around Australia and New Zealand are slated for 2012.