Drawing pilgrims of nature all year round, the high country of New South Wales abounds in native Australian wildlife, alpine lakes, hiking and biking trails, and seasonal snow sports.
So that you can lay low in luxury after a long day on the slopes, we’ve curated an edit of luxe Airbnbs in Jindabyne and the neighbouring Crackenback Range. Read on for our top picks to book and escape to this winter.
Set on 10 acres just seven minutes from town, with an abundance of surrounding wildlife, is the cosy guesthouse known as Charlotte’s Lane. Soak in the outdoor spa with a vino at sunset after getting all that airtime on the slopes.
With two fireplaces and a hearty country kitchen, this 1864 stone homestead in the Snowy Mountains is a romantic retreat any time of year. A certain Banjo Paterson is also rumoured to have been a friend and guest of the original occupant.
Truly escape city noise by spending some time in this luxe tiny home that is completely off-grid. With two separate lofts sleeping four and snow-capped mountain vistas, this is an intimate wintry getaway.
The Crest features a deck soaked in sunlight, and faces out onto a secluded meadow overlooking the Thredo Valley. Fit with a firepit, tiny cinema, games and hot chocolate, this Crackenback cabin nestled in the hills between Thredbo and Jindabyne, is a true treat of winter.
With roaring open fires, bespoke furniture, a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen and heated bathroom floors, alpine luxury is epitomised in The Bastion. Pet-friendly and sleeping 10 people, this really is a case of the more the merrier.
A private lakeside chalet within Lake Crackenback resort, Elbert is self-contained apartment with eclectic décor. With access to the resort’s indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness centre, restaurants, day spa and complimentary Ski Tube shuttle during the snow season, wintertime luxury is but at your fingertips.