Thank you for just what I needed!  My beautiful fiance booked this stay as a SURPRISE!  We enjoyed the tranquility and the views (amazing), the fire and comfy bed and warm feeling of this cozy cottage.  We are coming back.  
Kathryn Kevin July 2016

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.  Ralda’s Cottage is a fantastic set up.  Warm, comfortable, a brilliant view and everything you need for a self catering holiday.  Even with six days stay we only had time to do justice to Dorrigo and Cathedral Rock National Parks, leaving many more for our next trip. The other days were spent exploring the property;  its gardens, its birds, the rainforest walk and of course the lookouts and labyrinth.  Alan is there but unobtrusive and checked in on us as he drove out to town.  
Steve and Narelle July 2016

Thank you for a lovely stay.  It was exactly the quiet getaway we wanted and needed.  We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and really loved walking through the rainforest and farmland.  The animals were a hit with our 8 year old who loved patting Lucy the goat.  The cottage had everything we needed and the wood fire was amazing to keep the place warm.  We are sad to leave and will definitely be coming back.
June 2016

Thank you for allowing us to share your spectacular property.  What stunning sunrises & oh  –  the quiet!!  Enjoyed sharing our nights with the friendly possum.  No complaints from us   –  lovely way to spend a few days away from the chaos of everyday life.  Shame to leave!! 
Cheers, Rex and Carolyn, Mackay, Qld, May 2016


Thank you for a beautiful and serene spot to stay in.  You have created an amazing place with a divine energy that lends itself to rest, restoration and peacefulness.  We feel like we have experienced a more expanded sense of Dorrigo and its surroundings.  We loved Dorrigo before and now we love it even more.  Thanks again.  Keep doing what you’re doing.
Debbie & Garth Thomas, Brisbane, May 2016


What a beautiful spot!  Watching the sun rise over the clouds in the valley below has been one of the highlights of our visit to Australia.  The cottage is fantastically equipped – we didn’t miss any item at all.  We are sorry to leave.
Emily, Rupert and family, London UK – April 2006

Our family had such an enjoyable time here at Ralda’s Cottage.  We enjoyed the serenity of the place and the views and exploring Dorrigo and surrounds.  The kids enjoyed seeing all the local wildlife and were expecially enthralled with friendly possum on the deck.  Thanks Alan
Thornley family – April 2016

Beautiful place and a wonderful setting to enjoy my 40th birthday with my husband and friends and puppy.  Sunrises were thoroughly enjoyed as was the fireplace and tranquility.  We’ll be back!
Angela, Doug, Pete, Kerry & Zoe –  March 2016

Such a fantastic property with excellent amenities.  We were able to relax and recharge.  Thank you so much for your hospitality and we hope to come back again soon!  
Kris, Mel and Buster – Easter 2016

Thank you for letting us share in your beautiful mountain retreat.  Everything has been wonderful – the beauty and tranquility have made us both feel so relaxed. Phyllis and Heather Tupper, Baulkham Hills – July 2014

Thanks so much for providing such a peaceful and relaxing place.  Saw the python – beautiful!  It’s great to have somewhere so lovely that dogs are also welcome.  Will be sure to be back.  Bec, Tully and Angus, West Wallsend – July 2014

I stayed here with my son and mother in winter.  The views were amazing and the fire place cosy.  We had such a great time – your property is beautiful.  Beck Dunn,  photographer, Cranebrook – June 2014

Beautiful cottage, love the views!  Thanks for the delicious eggs.  Great information booklets with maps and suggestions of places to visit.  Nice wood stove as well.  Thanks for sharing your lovely piece of paradise.  Hal Dobbins and friends, May 2014

We have found the perfect place for our next visit to Dorrigo.  Spent just two restful nights before moving on to Armidale and back to Queensland.  We’ll be back to explore the area and play some golf, and this is where we’ll stay.  We look forward to more walks, and breakfast eggs from the girls. Marion and Terry Cook, Benowa Qld – May 2014

We stayed at your wonderful cottage for two nights.  It was amazing.  We cooked out on the porch as the sun set and ate an amazing breakfast ion the morning.The view is wonderful and the house was perfect for our family of seven.  We loved hiking up to the mountain top to the bench.  It was beautiful.   It was a great stay.  The Nolan family, Brisbane Qld – April 2014

Well, we were just blown away with the accommodation and your hospitality.  The farm eggs and muesli were yum and much appreciated.  My travelling companions were awestruck with the place and the surroundings.  Although it was a bit wet, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The fire was a comfy bonus.  Allan Beauchamp, Wishart, Qld – March 2014

Thank you so much for such a beautiful peaceful holiday.The house was great, and the wildlife was great to see up so close.  Your gardens are a delight.  But the view – what can I say?  Words cannot describe it.  Sheena and Adele Cater, Medlow Bath – March 2014

Beware all who come here.  You will not want to leave!  Heaven on earth – what more can one say. Enjoy!  Hannah and Peter, Sussex UK – March 2014

Thank you – we loved it!  It was well set up with everything we needed.  The coffee machine was excellent – so uncomplicated!  This is my fourth stay, and you can be we’ll be back again.  Cheers – the best place to enjoy your beers is right here!  Brett, Janette, Clair, Mitch, Polly, Laura and Georgie, Coffs Harbour and Tasmania – February 2014

This week has been possibly the best holiday ever.  We didn’t do much and some days we didn’t even leave the property, but we’re going home refreshed and in love with the cottage.  There is no better place to sit, read, knit and think while gazing over the massive and ever changing view.  We will be back, if only because we didn’t meet the pythons.  Fran, Paul, Owen and Jenny, Armidale NSW – January 2014

Thank you for a great few days away from the hectic coast.  Wonderful cottage and we loved the pythons we met.  Wayne and Wendy, Port Macquarie NSW – January 2014

Once again we have stayed at the most amazing place.  This is our fifth time here, and it just keeps getting better!  We’ve all agreed that when we die, this is what heaven will be like.  The Willits family, Gold Coast, QLD – January 2014

We loved the peace and serenity!  The earth energy is supportive and gently cushioned our resting spirits, drawing us into the ebb and flow of Mount Christopherson.  Fresh goat milk and feta – manna from heaven!  Our family reunion was truly wonderful and enjoyable in this beautiful abode.  We all delighted in the comfort and beauty of our surroundings, and we left with peace and love. Theresa and Peter, Sydney NSW – January 2014

A hidden gem!  Very impressive venue.  Why travel to Bali when paradise is on our doorstep?  Margaret,  Armidale NSW – Nov 2014

This place is magic.  It’s peaceful, serene and somewhere you can really stop, breathe and relax.  We appreciate the care you have put into the grounds, while keeping the surrounds in its natural state.  Thank you for a memorable stay.  Ken & Lauren, Mt Cotton Qld. June 2015

This was a beautiful retreat!  An escape from modern lifel  Thank you for your care, thoughtfulness and diligence in making our stay welcoming and comfortable.  We feel recharged.  Bruce and Glynis, Gosford NSW  June 2015

What a beautiful base from which to explore the amazing national parks in the area.  We had a lovely time in Cloudview and enjoyed the birds in the mornings and bath and fire in the evenings.  Thank you!  Gina & Adrian July 2015

We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to stay in this very special place.  A sheer delight. Bob and Sue  Dec. 2015

This is a rare example of the reality exceeding the pics/blurb. We have found tranquility here  –  being above the clouds and viewing the valley below makes one feel exalted.  I have travelled to many places in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Africa.  This rates highly among the most beautiful.  We carry with us the peace and beauty and are so privileged to have found it.  Lewis family, Hervey Bay Qld Jan 2016

We will be back.  Absolutely gorgeous!  Amie & Mick  Byron Bay  Jan 2016

We greatly enjoyed our stay here.  It was one of the best accommodation we’ve experienced.  The surrounding grounds are beautiful, the view is spectacular and ambience serene and restorative.  Mino, Mano and Marc  Jan 2016