Two Figs Retreat offers stylish Art Deco inspired, eco-friendly accommodation with views overlooking Tuntable Falls valley on a secluded, peaceful, scenic 8 hectare property, shared with native birds and wildlife.
The unique 3 bedroom cottage (sleeps 7) is full of character, with huge recycled timber beams, slate floors and a potbelly stove .Eclectic retro treasures charm our guests and give the decor a special ambiance. There are lush gardens , a lake and an amazing bamboo forest. Come to relax and replenish your spirit, for a romantic getaway or bring the family and friends for a celebration in this idyllic setting.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need from toaster to coffee machine and laundry facilities are provided.
Quality towels, linen and handmade (palm oil free), soaps are provided.
Two Figs Retreat was built 20 years ago based on a Permaculture design, with sustainability in every aspect giving you a truly green holiday.
Our 10 kW solar power system, water tanks and odourless composting toilets will ensure your stay is an environmentally friendly one.
Accommodation and Retreats
The entrance to the Cottage is through a veranda full of plants and an outdoor setting shaded by a grape arbor. The small, sunny, private garden in front of the cottage provides limes, oranges and herbs for your enjoyment.
A classic pot bellied stove brings warmth to the large living room, furnished with a luxurious leather sofa and cane arm chairs The dining area has a traditional style, with Art Deco lead lights, a vintage light fitting and a formal dining setting.
The Cottage provides spacious accommodation with three bedrooms, a full kitchen , separate dining room and laundry facilities.
On the ground floor, the charming Queen Room has a window seat , its own door onto the back courtyard and another giving direct access to the bathroom with its classic claw foot bath tub and shower.
Upstairs the King room has a king-sized bed made up of two king singles that can be separated and used as twin beds. It has it's own balcony with views.
The large Family Room has a king size bed which can be split into two single beds and trundle bed the kids will love.
The lake has a deck with outdoor furniture and you can paddle a kyak or swim. Fun for kids of all ages!
The fire pit overlooking the lake is popular in cooler weather, or in the evenings when the bats can put on quite a show, swooping over the water.
The property is ideal for bird watching as the nearby Nightcap national park ensures an impressive variety of bird life can be seen throughout the year.
Our extensive gardens have a succession of seasonal highlights including Jackarandas in the spring, camellias and azaleas in the winter and magnificent stag horn ferns all year around.
At Two Figs Retreat we also cater to larger groups, weddings, parties, workshops and retreats. Please contact us if you are interested in options beyond the cottage as we have a studio which sleeps 2 people and B&B stays in the main house are also available.
Activities and Events around Nimbin and the Rainbow Region
This part of the Northern Rivers area of northern New South Wales is known as the Rainbow Region for its colourful history and lifestyle. It's is easy to reach from Brisbane (2 hours), the Gold Coast or Byron Bay (1 hour) and Lismore (half hour).
Two Figs Retreat is located on reforested acreage with views of Mount Nardi overlooking the Tuntable Valley with waterfalls, bushwalking and nature hikes nearby. The Nightcap National Park, Mount Warning and the World Heritage listed Border Ranges make great day trips for hiking and picnicking.
This is the perfect peaceful place to relax by the lake, read a good book or play cards and board games, swim in the lake, draw or photograph wildlife. Or you can explore the nearby historic villages, shops, skate park, galleries and weekend crafts markets in Nimbin, Uki, The Channon, Bangalow and Byron Bay with its famous surf beaches.
Here's what our guests say about Two Figs Retreat:
“What a week! We fell in love with the place immediately - the trees, the flowers, the views, the amazing wildlife and our atmospheric cottage, with it's pot belly to keep it cozy.”
Hannah and Adad
“Sitting on the deck overlooking the lake at sunset, watching the moon rise over the water - so peaceful, so beautiful”
James and Tania
"The children loved it, swimming and playing in the water and on the pontoon for hours, as we all relaxed on the deck with a drink, and took in the scenery - very civilized!"
Kate and Mark
There's something for everyone here at Two Figs Retreat!