Monday, 15 November 2010
..and we love Silver Ridge Retreat. It's not about the cabins themselves (although they are cosy with wood heaters), it's more about the location - at the foot of Mt Roland and on land with horses, ducks, a pond with lilypads, an old silver-mine, walks, a swimming pool etc etc. Also the owners are really nice - last time we stayed (almost 2 years ago) we left Zali's mattress protector on the bed and about 4 days after I rang them to ask if they could send it down, it turned up hand delivered on our door step. This is in stark contrast to the place we stayed at near cradle mountain who refused to give let us use a dvd player despite our desperate pleas and they also had a big mean sign up saying 'WE WILL ON NOT SEND ANY LEFT ITEMS'.. blurk.
Anyway - Sheffield is in the north west of tassie. Close enough to cradle mountain to do some long day trips, and also close to tonnes of other activities and walks and runs and rides and caves and things. We spent the drive home thinking of ways that we could come back and stay for longer. We were there for just one night because Jon was doing the Mt Roland race which I did a few years ago. He did well despite constant rain and a 10 minute detour up the wrong track.