The Summit Rainforest Retreat

The Summit Rainforest Retreat is situated in Atherton, at the highest point overlooking the town, on the lip of an extinct volcano, with 180 degree panoramic views. The Retreat is 1.7 kms from Atherton's main street, which has shops, restaurants & hotels, but also very central to all Atherton Tableland & regional attractions. The 2 Ha property is bordered by the Volcanic Crater, Mabi Rainforest and Environmental Park. Beautiful walks into the crater, surrounding Mabi Rainforest & the Tableland Lookout are a delight, with an abundance of native fauna & flora, or you can walk through the Environmental Park into town.

The Retreat features a huge deck area for either B&B rooms, Retreat or Apartments to use, the accommodation comes with panoramic views, a heated plunge pool & spa on the deck, as well as an open fireplace and BBQ for all guests to use, no matter what they have booked.

The Summit Rainforest Retreat can be booked as an entire 4 BR house for up to 9 persons, as well as 2 x 1 BR Apartments for up to 4 persons in each, or as 3 seperate, private, ensuited B&B rooms, which each sleep 2 persons. B&B guests share the internal house facilities of kitchen, dining & lounge areas, while the Apartments & B&B rooms share the external deck area including the open fireplace, heated pool & BBQ areas. If the 4 BR Retreat is booked as a whole, then the B&B rooms are not available. If rooms are booked as B&B options, then the 1 BR Apartments are also available, but the 4 BR Retreat would not be available.
Room Types:- 
  • Majestic B&B Room - Deluxe Double or Twin Room with mountain & valley views - 1 King/split with private ensuite & walk in robe.
  • Mabi B&B Room - Superior Queen Room - 1 Queen with private ensuite & large wardrobe.
  • Fern B&B Room - Standard Double or Twin Room - 1 King/split with private ensuite & wardrobe.
  • Pantry B&B Room - Bunk bed, single on top & double on the bottom, private bathroom across the hallway.
  • 4 BR ​​​​House - All of the above bed rooms.
  • 1 Br Apartment - 1 King/split + 1 bunk (single on top & bottom) + Bathroom + Kitchenette, sleeps 4, shared use of all facilities on the deck. Rainforest Views from the Apt. There are 2 Apartments.

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All B&B Rooms have private lockable doors as well as a Digital TV. The Majestic B&B room has it's own entry onto the deck, with security screens that can be left open at night. The deck features enough outdoor furniture for each room to eat or relax at your convenience. Enjoy a drink or a meal, while looking out at the mountains & valley where the town is situated. All rooms enjoy a private ensuite & WiFi connection for up to 3 devices. Continental breakfast provisions are included if you book a B&B room, breakfast is not supplied if you book the House or Apartment options.

A full kitchen is in the Retreat equipped with a dishwasher, an oven, and a cooktop & plenty of bench space with a country feel. The dining area looks out to the deck and view while the lounge area looks onto the huge open fireplace. There is a private ensuited bathroom with a shower in all B&B rooms. If you book the entire Retreat there are other non ensuited bedrooms.

A kitchenette is in the Apartments equipped with a cooktop. There is also a private bathroom with a shower & wc in the apartments. Bed linen is included for a King and 2 single bunks which can sleep up to 4.

With private rooms, TV & ensuites & so many other room & deck options, gives those who want social interaction a chance to do so, especially if travelling through the region, those who want privacy can also be satisfied. The Summit B&B and Atherton Blue Gum B&B are other accommodations in Atherton if you are looking for something different.
If requiring self-contained accommodation in Townsville, please have a look at Townsville Terrace.

Guests can enjoy various attractions & activities in the surrounding Tablelands, including Birdwatching, Spot lighting native animals, waterfalls, volcanic lakes, mountain biking, walks, historical towns, arts & crafts, Hot Air Ballooning, coffee tasting, golfing, horse riding and much more.

The nearest airport is Cairns Airport, approximately a 1 hour drive from The Summit Rainforest Retreat.

The Atherton Tablelands or Cairns Highlands ranges in altitude from 500 to 1000 m's, so is cooler and less humid than the coast. Ideal for nature lovers and those wanting to escape the coastal heat. The Summit Rainforest Retreat is designed<