Guest Comments

Another happy client

“A peaceful stopover for us and a chance to visit Lake St Clair, very impressed with cleanliness of the chalet, well done. Cheers,”

Lesley & Chris, Ardrossan SA

“You have done a great job – very comfortable room – perfectly clean and cosy! We really did appreciate your advice on what to see in the area.”

J & G, Colorado, USA

“Neat, clean, very well appointed. Peace. An oasis in the bush. A pleasure to come back to after many years. Loved the ‘garden’ of bush that ‘money can’t buy’”

Barbara & Anthony, Ballarat. Vic

“Very comfortable and cosy, had a great meal at the pub. Off to walk around the lake now. We will be back again.”

Tim & Benibaun, Thailand

“The personal touches provided by the hosts started when Louise picked us up from the information centre. Having just completed the Overland Track, the chalets were definitely paradise. It was the perfect way to end our journey.”

Mark & Monica, Brisbane. Qld

“Very nice, enjoyed our stay very much. Your service was kind, generous and unobtrusive and your advice most welcome. Thanks.”

Josh & Anna, West Ryde NSW

“Perfect rest spot after all the windy roads! Huge spa, wonderful wood fire and delicious port.....perfect! Shame we didn’t have more time to explore and enjoy the facilities. We will try to come back another time. Take care.”

Lou & Simon.

“Spent the night, lovely and relaxing. Married on the 29th March and spending our honeymoon seeing the sights of Tassie. So far so good. I agree the added ‘extras’ are a great touch. Enjoy life and the rest will take care of itself.”

Tracey and Matthew, Sydney.

“Thankyou John & Louise for a wonderful stay- a port by the fire was a wonderful touch... we had the best time and will tell everybody about this place. Kind regards,”

PS “We’ll be back. XX”

Darren & Karen, Kettering Tas.


“It’s the attention to detail that makes you chalets so wonderful!! Well done John & Louise – we’ll be back...”

Ton & Lisa

“The best news – we finished our walk & there was 1 spa chalet left! We were very grateful to be picked up off the mountain & taken to a dry, warm & beautiful chalet. After a long bath, a steak at the pub & a great night’s sleep, we feel fantastic. Thank you very much for a wonderful end to our holiday. 5 stars.”

“Thanks for providing such a restful, pleasant accommodation in a perfect location.”

Marsha & Tony, Blue Mountains NSW

“A lovely well – appointed cabin – and great attention to detail that is much appreciated. In all excellent accommodation in a lovely area. We will certainly recommend it to our friends in the UK!”

Ian & Kath, Tunnicliffe, Sunderland. UK

“Thank you for the warm welcome and for the excellent accommodation. We really enjoyed our stay in the Narcissus.”

Margreet and Jelle, Vlaardingen. Holland

“What a pleasure to be the guests of two people who delight in giving such superb hospitality. The chalet, in its attention to quality & detail, reflects the very high standard that John & Louise have set. We will certainly recommend Derwent Bridge Chalets to our friends in the UK who will be travelling this way. We wish John & Louise a long and happy future in their venture.”

Tony & Maggie, UK

“A very comfortable stay – well done John & Louise for running such a successful business.”

Alan & Una, Scotland

“It is good to feel home away from home. We are proud of being the first Israelis here. Certainly not the last.”

Ahuva, Yair, Liora & Dov. Tel-Aviv

“A short and sweet stay, cosy and comfortable. Thanks very much.”

Gillian & Ken, New Zealand

“Everything was just perfect. Our stay was unfortunately too short. If we come back to Tasmania, we definitely stay at the Derwent Bridge Chalets for a longer period. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know. Thank you very, very much.”

Meci, Denis, Jeannine & Joelle, New Caledonia.

“Thank you. Beautifully presented, warm, comfortable, by far the best place we have stayed.”

Stephen, Jo, Aaron, James & Jonathon, Perth WA

“The cottage is lovely! I really liked the cosy bed and warm fire. ALL facilities needed were provided. Thank you so much.”

From Singapore

“Dear John & Louise, thanks a lot for the warm and friendly welcome in your guest house. And special thank you for keeping the fire on for us! It was great when we came home from our walk and it was warm. It is a very nice and comfortable place and we enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you all.”

Elle & Klaus, Germany

“What a true haven of luxurious comfort in a splendid setting – full marks for taking care of all the detail you can imagine & beautiful sunshine morning after a chilly frosty night & using the log fire – unforgettable. Thank you so much.”

Hugo’ & Barnard’s, Bloemfontein. South Africa

“You have a wonderful piece of paradise. Warm & cosy cabins. Port, coffee & chocolate added a real personal touch. Will certainly recommend. Thanks.”

Andrew & Jenny, Darwin

“Friendliness & hospitality appears to be nearly a lost art most places today. Not so Derwent Bridge Chalets. Thank you & best wishes.”

Val, Tweed Heads. NSW

“Luxury after 5 weeks of travelling with variable standards! We have enjoyed your warm hospitality and help – and wish we did not have to move on. With all good wishes for the coming season – and our thanks to you both.”

B & G, UK. Yvonne, Ireland

“We arrived late and left early but had a wonderful stay! Thanks so much for the warm chalet and hospitality. The coffee and port were especially nice! We will no doubt, be back as soon as we can.”

PS “VERY comfortable bed.”

Andrew & Kate, USA

“More than a complete cottage! Had a wonderful time and a great walk to Forgotten Lake. Thanks for all your hospitality.”

Willy & Frank The Netherlands.

“It was a good idea to finish our Australian tour at Derwent Bridge in your chalet. It is really the right place to stay. Thanks for this fine accommodation. We have never seen such a clean and well organized chalet.”

C & B Germany

“Superb. More than I/we had hoped for. Wonderful hospitality. Sincere thanks.”

Ma & Margaret, Nelson New Zealand.

“I couldn’t think of a nicer place to get over our jet lag. We’re refreshed and ready to explore.”

Chad & Heidi, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

“We read about the chalets on Frommers internet site, on the open forum site. A couple from Singapore had great things to say. We’ve been to Aust & NZ for a month and this is the best. Thank you for maintaining such high standards. It’s obvious that this is a labor of love.”

Pat & Mike. Houston, Texas

“What a wonderful place! Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting, and really lovely hosts. Thank you for such a great stay. It’s nice to find a place so well cared for, with such attention to detail and no scrimping on quality. Well done and many thanks.”

Tara & Andrew, London UK

“Lovely 2 nights, great accommodation, loved Lake St Clair, not many tourists!

Met some great people at the pub.”

Robyn & Kevin, Ulverstone. TAS

“A great place to know! The magnitude of the nature is here, in this remote Tasmania place. Lovely people! Nice studio where I could write some words of my book. I will never forget it.”

Claudia, Brazil.

“Very quiet/serene. Enjoyable.”

John & Wendy, Hobart.

“Thanks for the port and daily paper. A cosy, clean little cabin in the woods. Photos on the wall show off our lovely state. Shall recommend this place to others. Lots to do in the area if you enjoy nature. Lovely cruise on Lake St Clair, lovely drive to Nelson Falls – very, very scenic.”

Sharon & Kerry, Ulverstone.

“Lovely cabin & hospitality. Nice place to get away from it all!”

Colleen & Cliff, Hobart