Simple steps for planning a stunning couple’s retreat

There is an old French variant of the word ‘retreat’. It is retrait, which means to draw back.

Although its origins often refer to a military context, such as retreating from a fight, it has been popularised in the modern lexicon as a form of relaxation.

To draw back from the angst and demands of everyday life; even if just for a few days to give oneself permission to stop thinking and just be.

This type of retreat is precisely what we offer at Redrock on Booie, cottages and accommodation in Kingaroy.

We have a wealth of experience in planning the ideal retreat for couples; avoiding the fights about directions, tension about what to do, and the upset when the idealised retreat doesn’t deliver.

From our heart to yours, this is advice on planning an upcoming couple’s retreat, which will be one to treasure.

A location that is your haven

When planning a getaway, many people pull out the bucket list and see what place hasn’t yet been checked off.

Your bucket list is a great place to start, but in our experience, it often involves an exploration of the Roman ruins and Egyptian pyramids, meditating in India, and snorkelling through the crystal clear waters of Bora Bora.

Believe us, these all sound like heaven wrapped up in a holiday. But, the extensive planning and work that goes into such trips don’t make so much a retreat.

With your partner, you want to choose a location that both of you are interested in seeing and can genuinely relax in.

Make your ‘retreat list’ of the types of place you want to enjoy; by the ocean, in the rainforest, or enjoying the mountain ranges.

Many people are surprised to learn that Kingaroy accommodation can be a stunning haven to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.

Redrock on Booie, the name of our cottages, lies on the ride of the Booie Range, in South-East Queensland. Our luxury cottages are the newest in the region and looking out from the deck; you can view the spectacular range, never ending skies, and striking sunsets on the red soil.

Wining? Hiking? Sleeping?

Before you jump in the car for a few hours to your ideal destination, make sure it is catering to what you both want.

In an ideal world, yourself and your partner both have similar ideas about what your retreat should entail.

Of course, most normal couples have opposing ideas with one wanting to climb the mountains to see the sunrise and the other hoping to catch the sunset with wine in hand.

If you are stuck in this rough patch, then try to find a location and accommodation that will cater for both of your tastes.

For a wining and dining holiday, we have the whole collection at Redrock on Booie. Award-winning vineyards and cellar doors are on your doorstep, gourmet cafes and restaurants, and farm fresh local produce to bring the holiday home.

Easy access to the Bunya Mountains is perfect for someone with some energy to burn, along with the South Burnett Wine Trail, country picnic race meetings, art and music festivals, and water activities at the Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams.

Your hosts, Neil and Jan Archer, love the area and so will happily point you in the right direction for whatever retreat you are dreaming about.

Retreating comes at the right price.

The final step before booking your wonderful trip away is choosing accommodation and activities that fit within both of your budgets.

You want to avoid spending all your money on the accommodation, with nothing left in the bank for things to do during the day.

Settle how much money you are willing to spend your money that leaves the two of you happy.

We have two types of cottages available; The Olive Grove and The Vines, which both start at just $175. Included in the Redrock cottages are wood fires, spa baths, open decks, local artworks, breakfast hampers, and complimentary wine and cheese platter.

If you have plans on making a longer stay during your time in our Kingaroy cottages, then we can negotiate prices to suit you.

These are just a few things to consider before you begin on your couples retreat to renew and refresh.

Take a break from life and find something new with us at Redrock on Booie.

What our customers say about Redrock on Booie

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Hi Neil & Jan, just wanted to say a very big thank you. We had a wonderful few days at Redrock on Booie, your attention to detail is spot on and we will certainly be back again, but we won’t leave it 5 years this time, keep doing what you do, you do it very well, congratulations! Thanks again.

“Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful touches-love the red bath mat!”

“Congratulations! Well done – what a beautiful addition to the South Burnett”

‘‘Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven. We just don’t want to leave!”

“We’ll tell all our friends! You’ll be seeing us again!”

“What a wonderful place. This equals the best we have ever seen, and we’ve been everywhere!”

“We’ll be back! You have thought of everything”