Meander Valley Gazette

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Retreat to the forest

BusinessJoanne EisemannComment

June 2018

IF YOU are looking for accommodation that offers seclusion and mountain vistas, new Meander Valley business Peak Forest Retreat is offering just that.

The Retreat is located in Western Creek and is run by owners Carol and Geoffrey Kidd. There are several scenic walks on the property, including one built by Geoff which leads to a waterfall the couple named Mothers Falls in memory of their own.

“When you drive into the property which is tucked away with complete privacy you can immediately feel it is rather special,” said Carol. “I suppose the one thing that sets this new accommodation apart from others in the region is its location and the beauty of its surrounds.”

Carol and Geoff moved to the area last July after selling the family farm in Ringarooma. Geoff, a farmer all his life, did not want the burden of ageing while still on the farm and found the Retreat on the internet and was curious to inspect it.

“I wasn’t so keen but he convinced me,” Carol said. “Honestly, we both fell in love with the property at first sight.”

“We also liked the location of the Meander Valley especially … I was raised in Devonport but always had close connections to the general Meander Valley area.”

Peak Forest Retreat is found on AirBnB or email thepeakforestretreat@gmail.com