Magical farmstay within reach of Brisbane and Gold Coast
A lovely article about Cedar Glen Farmstay written by Juliana who stayed with us in May 2017. Enjoy!
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BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!!
Our recent stay at Cedar Glen Farmstay in the Stinson Cottage simply could not have been better. We arrived and immediately fell in love with the magnificent scenery surrounding us. We headed up to the Cottage and was met with an authentic Australian farmhouse that was beautifully presented for our arrival. The cottage has the most amazing views from the front porch and is bordering the Horse paddock which was so special, my 2 yr old was just fascinated with them – don’t forget carrots and apples people! Animal feeding was a highlight for my son and the 1 hr horse ride with the wonderful Katie was my highlight! Riding through beautiful scenery and across multiple river crossings made it perfect for both beginners and experienced riders alike.
We didn’t get to do all the things that Cedar Glen have on offer but that just means we have to go back – HOORAY!
Do yourself, family, and friends a favour and stay at Cedar Glen Farmstay.
To Nigel and his team at Cedar Glen,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that looked after us while we were at Cedar Glen. We loved every minute and it was quite sad to say goodbye. Everything from the quaint beautiful cottages, all the activities on offer, home cooked delicious meals, and especially your amazing staff – Karen,Katie,Georgia and Melissa. They were so friendly and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble.Madison was right in her element and she loved every second of her time at Cedar Glen. It was such a relaxing holiday and it was a magical experience for the whole family. I cant thank you enough.
Absolutely excellent. Matt is worth his weight in gold, he is a real asset. Lyndll’s meals are perfect. Thank you for making our stay something to remember.
Very peaceful and relaxing. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating.
The authentic experience of the accommodation, surrounds, peace, quiet and the terrific staff at the Farmstay. We would come back and it is hard to imagine this wonderful place is only 2 hours from Brisbane. This is the only accommodation we have stayed in where we did not have to lock the doors.
We enjoyed every minute. Feeding chooks, pigs and milking the cow. My daughter especially loved riding the horses. We will be recommending Cedar Glen to others and we look forward to coming back. Love the family photos and the history really makes it and the staff are fantastic.
What we were looking for a quiet family getaway, peaceful time, beautiful scenery and farm activities for our kids. The cottage was everything we were hoping for, we absolutely loved our stay here! We loved the Stinson Cottage! The view was stunning. We had beautiful country style pork with vegetable and apple sauce, simple, authentic and honest. For us the most enjoyable was leaving the busy life and enjoying this wonderful getaway. Horse riding and walks to the river were our kids’ favourite. Mum’s favourite was the fireplace and fog over the mountains in the mornings. 🙂
All staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Natasha does a great job with the horse riding. The food was great home-style cooking. The children enjoyed the farm experience.
We did enjoy our visit sooo much 🙂 Thank you once again for the tasteful meals and lovely surroundings. Plus friendly people and animals! Excellent get away weekend from the city.
Thanks to Nigel and Sabrina for an amazing place to stay. Tash for looking after our boys so well on the horses and Matt, Michelle and everyone else for such and amazing time. The boys have had so much fun feeding the animals and William loved his horse riding.
Accommodation: Peaceful, clean and everything you need.
Meals: Lyndll and the team provide amazing food.
Overall value for money: Excellent.
Most enjoyable aspect: Relaxing and watching the boys be boys and have fun.
Hello and thank you for a fabulous weekend at your farm. I especially wish to thank Natasha for treating us so well. Natasha you really were a delight to be around and made such an impression on our daughter Samantha. Samantha loved loved loved!! riding with you so thank you for giving her such a wonderful experience. We have promised her a return trip in the near future just to go riding with you again. Angus has a new love of boomerang throwing and can’t wait to show his friends a kindy his new boomerang. The kids absolutely loved all the animals and enjoyed every moment feeding, milking and caring for them.
We treasured our experience and everything about the farm was absolutely beautiful. Thank you!
This was the best weekend break we have taken with our boys! Lots of activities and time to explore! Nigel and his family and staff are so welcoming. We will def be back again and highly recommend this Farmstay!!!
We just wanted to thank you all for yet another wonderful family holiday for us at Cedar Glen. We love our few days away at your property every year and can’t wait to plan for next year.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome as always, we had a fantastic time.
See you next year.
Dear Nigel & the team at Cedar Glen Farmstay,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to send a quick thank you for the wonderful stay we had at Cedar Glen in January of this year. We still talk about the fantastic time that we had riding horses, feeding the animals and fishing in the creeks. Natasha was an excellent host/ guide and we enjoyed our time with her too!
We hope to come back and visit again soon!
Kind regards, The Haines Family
Dear Natasha and Nigel,
I wanted to thank you both for our great stay with you early last week. Lucy had a ball, and has not stopped raving about her horse-riding experience, so special thanks to you, Natasha. I am sure we will be back to visit in the future, and I will be telling anyone who’s interested about where we stayed and what an awesome adventure it was.
Many thanks, again,
Dear Nigel & Sabrina,
Warmest Greetings from Konsortium Express & Tours Pte Ltd!
After returning from my trip, busy again with my work..piles of work is waiting for me to clear.
With some spare time now, I write to thank You, Sabrina and your Team for the superb hospitality you had extended to us. The children and adults had a real good time over at your Farm. Thanks for being very accommodating (Sheep Shearing, Cook us some Rice during Dinner, Honey Purchase & etc)…Not to forget about the Chef; delicious and quality food was prepared at the dining table for us. We enjoyed a lot. We will definitely remember this unique experience for long time.
The children is still taking about this trip….looking at the photos taken at your farm.
On my part, if there is any enquiry for Farm Stay in Gold Coast, I will strongly recommend them to Visit Cedar Glen. I will share with them my experience… Billy Tea and Milking etc.
I like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and team a Merry & Joyous Christmas!
Hi Nigel & Sabrina
Thanks to you and your wonderful staff for a magic weekend, and for my birthday cake.None of us had ever been on a farm stay before but just loved it, lots of things to see an do and time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The others were a little hesitant at first & thought they would be “bored”but all three just loved it, their childhood rivalries all came flooding back boomerang throwing & whip cracking. Our Grand Children never stopped the whole time and the animals just captivated them.As for us oldies we loved being in such a natural place with our family and watching their faces light up with what they saw and did.
Lyn and Lewis
Hi Nigel and Sabrina,
Just wanted to say thank-you to you and the staff for everything you did to make our farm stay so enjoyable. The cottage, home cooked meals, animals, and activities were all really great and we look forward to returning to visit you all again sometime soon. The animal feeding, horse riding and opportunity to try some hands-on activities were a great hit with our two boys.
Dear Nigel and Sabrina, Janet and Kathy,
Thanks for the lovely stay we had at your homestead. The furniture, beds, doors, switches, flooring armchairs etc; brought back memories of our grandparents house in India. The kids had a blast feeding the animals and milking the cow. They just can’t stop talking about it! Not forgetting the horse riding, boomerang throwing and cracking the whip sessions. Above all it is people like you who have made Australia what it is, a lovely country and a great place to visit! Would definitely return. Thanks for the recipes.
I am writing to say a very big thank you for the great farm stay. My children, Cooper and Jenna, had such a great time and can’t stop talking about it, as did my mum and I. I have told all my friends about it and have highly recommend your farm stay. The Bezuidenhout family will surely be back. Once again thank you for everything you did to make our farm stay enjoyable.
Just a quick email to say a huge thanks for a truly sensational weekend… we all had a wonderful time, and can’t wait to come back again. Lachlan fell in love with Jessie, and is now certain that we need a little horse here at home!! Thanks again Kathy
My children and I had a great experience here. Especially the animal feeding sessions. 4 wheel drive trip is great, and sunset view experience was superb. Simply fun, enjoyable, superb views. Would really love to come here again.
Dear Kathy, Nigel and staff,
I have just returned from a wonderful weekend celebrating my birthday with my family at Cedar Glen and wanted to let you know how thrilled we were with the accommodation, meals, location, staff … weather! The Farmstay was everything I’d been looking for and it was a real delight to be able to spend time with my (quite large) family and not have to worry about what to do, what to eat, or where to go. Can you please pass on my thanks to all the staff for making us feel welcome and for their care and attention through all of the activities. With very fond memories of Cedar Glen,
Robert and I wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had on Thursday and Friday. Your hospitality and friendliness was wonderful. We will definitely be back again. The children have told all their exciting stories from their stay at school yesterday. The whip cracking and bommerang throwing were highlights for them. We loved everything – all great! (Stayed in Cedar Glen Homestead from the 7th to the 9th of July)
We have been to Farmstays before, but Cedar Glen has been the BEST. The children enjoyed every aspect of the farm. We enjoyed it so much that it was sad to leave. We will definitely be booking again, and for longer. Thank you to you all. You have been wonderful hosts. (Stayed in the Dairy Cottage from the 1st to the 3rd of July)
Beautiful Farm, lovely service. Such a pleasure to come somewhere that is given so much love! (Stayed in the Wallaby Cottage from the 26th to the 29th of June 2011)
What an amazing place to visit. We stayed at Stinson Cottage for 5 nights in February and it was the first holiday we have had in years where we actually got to relax. We fed the animals every morning and afternoon.
I took a real liking to milking Nora the cow each morning (although one day she had escaped from her paddock, so Nigel had to round her up on his motorbike in a far away paddock) We swam at the creek each day, sat and looked out to the mountains, obscured only by horses that came each day to our cottage for shade or company or perhaps for the apples and carrots I readily provided them.
I saw my son blossom in that short time from being scared of large animals to hand feeding the sheep and horses and looking forward to his daily pony ride on Nutmeg. We learned to crack a whip which I did only because my husband wanted to, and I ended up loving it -so much so that we bought a whip, and now my suburban neighbours get to hear me practising.
We had the catered dinners 2 nights and they were delicious especially the deserts. I asked for the recipe for a desert the next morning and waiting for me that night at my place at the dinner table was the recipe hand written by Sabrina. On that night it was pouring down rain and we got a call at the cottage asking if we would like to be picked up in the truck for dinner. It was only a 5 minute walk but in that rain would not have been fun.
What wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much for sharing your family and your beautiful piece of this world with us. My son (aged 3) has already informed me we will be going back again soon, because Nutmeg will be missing him.
Steph, Ella, Lily and I just stayed with you at the Stinson Cottage on Sunday and Monday and can’t tell you what a wonderful time we had! You have a great family and are running a great business.
To Nigel and all of your team,
When we decided to stay at Cedar Glen we expected to have a good time with the grandchildren. We must say that our experience was far better than expected. From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed and the children had so much to do they didn’t get bored or restless. We have been to a number of different farmstays and Cedar Glen is by far the best experience yet. We feel that you have more than just a farm – you create experiences.
We have only been home a few hours and the grandchildren are all asking when they can go back. We will definitely see you for another visit next year.
Instantly felt relaxed once we turned up the driveway! Everything from there was a fantastic bonus of fun, relaxation, learning and enjoyment. We had such a relaxing time that was balanced with authentic farm-life experiences. Add to that, wonderful conversation with other guests, the Stephens family and staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Paul and I and the boys had a wonderful and relaxing time with lots of lovely memories. I felt like I had come home. Lachie and Eamon have decided if they dont play for the wallabies they want to be farmers. We were very impressed with all the staff and management. Thank you again
Chris and I just want to say thankyou for a brilliant weekend.
The kids had a ball and each got so much out of the experience. Grace loved the horse ride and the whip cracking, Bella loved the cow milking and horse ride, Jackson loved the pig feeding, the picnic and the horse ride with “nutbag” ! After we laughted we did correct him that it was “nutmeg”. Can you please pass on our thanks to Rana she was wonderful and we didnt get a chance to say goodbye.
We would have no hesitation on recomending Cedar Glen to other families we know or in fact returning ourselves in the future ! Thanks again for everything.
Once again thank you for an awesome time at Cedar Glen. We loved it and our boys were just so happy. Everything was perfect and we have no complaints. It was an awesome Aussie farm stay experience and more.
I don’t know how many farmstays could boast about all that Cedar Glen has to offer from the peacocks, the gorgeous horses, multitude of farm animals, spectacular views, 4WDriving up the range and watching the sunset and opportunities to learn boomerang throwing, whip cracking as well as swimming in the many different spots on the farm and in the Lost World. You also made it even greater because you are the people that you are and April and Charlotte your farmhands were delightful as well. I just wish every Aussie and international visitor could experience what Cedar Glen has to offer. What you offer makes me so proud and I look forward to introducing Cedar Glen to my family and friends.
When I was leaving I did not want to go home as it was so nice to just relax and be with nature. Oh yes and I forgot, watching the stars was like looking at a cave full of glittering diamonds. Wow the Milky Way was amazing. My husband and I were in awe as we have never seen the night’s sky shine so brightly with all the stars. We loved the Wallaby Cottage too as it was so nice and homey and I loved the paintings and photos that also added to its character. A big thank you and we look forward to visiting you again.
Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday starting with the 4 wheel drive tour – an exciting ride up to the viewpoint with an amazing sunset with champayne. We just loved the trail rides and the whip cracking and boomerang throwing with billy tea and damper, feeding the animals and milking Iris. It is an experience that will stay with us for years!
Dear All at Cedar Glen,
Thank you for making our weekend so memorable. Although virtually everything we did counts as a highlight of our stay, what was truly impressive was your hospitality. We really felt as is we were staying with family. We look at our photos frequently, Alice still talks about “Farmer Peter”, and Daniel dreams of driving your tractor to Sydney (with your cat)!
Everyone’s humour and patience was much appreciated and Katy’s cooking was excellent. We’ll spread the word.
The Stephens family and staff members are incredibly friendly and welcoming which made us all feel ‘part of the family’. We really appreciated the way were made to feel so at home. We really enjoyed being able to stay in the Homestead – what a perfect slice of Australian history. We loved the horse riding and the champagne sunset on the cliffs.
Dear Peter , Nigel, and all of the wonderful staff at Cedar Glen,
We would like to thank you for providing us with such a unique and amazing opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. The children loved feeding the animals each morning, the pony rides, the wonderful picnics by the pristine river and sitting by the open fire on a chilly night with a billion stars in the sky.The personal and caring interaction from all of the staff made this a stay to remember for all of us. My favourite was the champagne sunset 4WD trip.
See you next year.
Dear Nigel and Matt,
We have holidayed at several farm stays and must say that yours is definitely the best!. Not having to cook meant we relaxed and enjoyed the truly spectacular scenery and the home made food was delicious. Our daughters loved the horse riding and whip cracking, personally my favourite time was around the camp fire. Thank you so much for making our 3 night stay at Cedar Glen so memorable, please feel free to pass on our email contact if required.
Visited the farm with my extended family, including 3 young children. The kids occupied themselves with activities feeding the animals, riding the horses (mozzy and polly), and getting dirty on the farm. 3 days without any television programmes and no complaints. It was definitely the most memorable stay for them, even beating the theme parks. The boomerang session with Nigel was equally fun for the adults, and of course, his wonderful singing.
Best of all, we couldn’t find any better tasting meals elsewhere, especially the caramel slices. Yum Yum. Thank you for the wonderful stay.
The farm was fantastic and everyone had a great time. Nigel and his family looked after us all famously. The kids especially had a wonderful time horse riding, feeding the animals and generally getting out and about in their gum boots. We also had a great time with the billy tea and damper and whip cracking. Nigel and family are wonderful hosts and the cottages were impeccable with a beautiful Australian charm.
We wanted to drop you a note to say that we had enjoyed ourselves tremendously at the farmstay last week ! In fact, we could not stop talking about it when we came back home and are now feeling “homesick” as we miss the horses (especially Flicker, Mozzy and Jane Gray) and feeding the animals on the farm and staying at the beautiful cottage on the glen.
We are even planning for our next vacation at your farm next year in June as we wish to experience winter at the farm and to see the horses again ! (i miss feeding the sheep and pigs too !!) . We intend to stay longer this time around and really soak in the atmosphere ! it has left a lasting impression on us. Many thanks to you and your family for your warm hospitality and letting us stay at the Stinson Cottage which is in our opinion, the best in the world ! (the view of the Lost World is really out of this world and we saw 2 beautiful rainbows when we were staying there as well !)
Thanks for the wonderful memories ! We will be back again soon !