Everything is quiet and still as dusk's glow begins to filter through the sky in a peaceful corner of Moss Vale, in the NSW Southern Highlands. The fire pit crackles to life and horses snuffle nearby as the sun sinks behind trees – evening at Hideout Cabins offers a tranquillity that's hard to top.
Located about an hour-and-a-half south of Sydney on a 56-hectare working horse farm, there are two cabins available for guests to book, each as secluded and luxurious as the other. One is positioned over a picturesque dam while the other offers views of paddocks and hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, and both are great examples of done well.
Opened to visitors in 2020, the cabins might be petite, but they're also perfectly appointed. If you've ever wondered what a tiny house would be like to live in, here's a chance to see how much comfort and beauty can be packed into a compact footprint. There's a dreamy bed, a kitchen complete with cooking essentials and a bathroom with a beauty that belies its size. Absolutely no roughing it is required – the ensures that, as do the and underfloor heating. Expansive windows and a generous deck mean each cabin feels very connected to its surrounds.
There's a show jumping arena on the farm, where you might be able to watch horses being put through their paces. And if that inspires you to get into the saddle, you can book in for your own trail ride. The nearby towns of Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong and Berrima offer some exceptional eateries and places to visit, but if you're fleeing the rat race for a weekend, it's likely you'll be just as happy wandering over to pat the horses, exploring the property to find a spot for a picnic or curling up inside for an afternoon snooze in the quiet – after all, good things do come in small packages.
Need to know
How much? Stay at Hideout Cabins from $350 per night, which includes cleaning, firewood, Ashley & Co soaps and some special treats.
How to get there The property is located an easy 1.5-hour drive from both Sydney and Canberra, and it's five minutes from Moss Vale. You'll receive detailed directions upon booking.
Good to know Both cabins sleep two and are located on Rosthwaite Farm, which is home to more than 80 showjumping horses.
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