Every day is a great opportunity to spend time with that special someone on a holiday escape.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with all the hype most of us are thinking of gifting romantic grand gestures, flowers, chocolates or jewellery. Or maybe you have given up on gifting all together and trying to let the Valentine’s day hype disappear along with covid. How about gifting yourself and your partner an experience? How about a getaway together – just some one-on-one time? Leave the kids at home with grandma and escape for a couple of days together to Mudgee or Parkes.

You both deserve it.

9 Top tips for best romantic getaways

For the most successful lover’s escape we recommend these 9 top tips:

  1. Don’t call it a “romantic getaway”. This label just heightens your expectations and leads to disappointment. Just aim for an “escape” OR “one on one time”.
  2. Timing is everything. Plan your lover’s escape in the off- peak season. Generally, December to February in the country is not busy and so a Valentine’s day mini break in Mudgee & Parkes is the perfect time to travel. Off-peak escapes to the country boasts less crowds, more meaningful time spent with that winery owner, scoring a table at the award-winning restaurant and the country pubs hold chatty locals instead of stressed-out Sydney siders.
  3. No personal tech – just person to person time. Leave your phones, iPad, laptops, emails, zoom, fit bits in a suitcase. Just reconnect with each other – like in the olden days.

3. Escape to kid free zones. Don’t let hearing and seeing other people’s kids playing around in your space make you feel guilty for leaving your own family behind. Enjoy your alone time. Chill out and relax.

4. No talking about finances. Make a lover’s pact. Leave money talk out of your equation for a couple days. Talk about anything and everything that does not create stress. Reminisce about the past, speak of what you are grateful for, remember the things that made you laugh and be happy.

6. Eat & Drink. Drink good Wine, eat cheese, eat at a fabulous restaurant, order desert, and picnic outside.

Romantic getaway
Romantic long weekend

7. Hangovers are allowed & so is day drinking. Let’s face it – Mudgee is a great place to have a wine with lunch, a wine with the afternoon cheese platter and then a wine or 2 at dinner. Don’t hold back sip and swirl your way across the region.

8. Do a wine tour. Taste a variety of wines in numerous beautiful settings, learn something new, learn about wine, listen to stories, immerse yourself on a tastebud journey.

9. Make it a long weekend. We recommend at least 3 nights away to give you 2 full days to experience . It takes at least 24 hours to wind-down and relax. One day for an activity and another day to reconnect and find that one on one time.

There is much research to indicate that short holidays are really good for you.

A mini- break can improve sleep, initiate relaxation and help you feel healthier, happier and more energetic. The added bonus of short trips is that you can spread them throughout the year and therefore reap the benefits of multiple holidays. So, organise the babysitter and gift a Mudgee or Parkes 3-night escape this Valentine’s Day. Call Kirsten Accommodation 1300 768 674 and let us organise the mini break for you. We can book your accommodation, have a cheese platter chilling in your fridge on arrival, book that yummy restaurant and organise a private wine tour.

“Carpe Diem!” and seize the day!  Book that lover’s escape NOW!

What our clients say

Relaxing, quiet, clean base to return to after exploring Mudgee.

Apartment was spotless. Everything provided in good condition, and a good selection of food to Purchase. Lockbox key collection. Rooms spacious, beds comfortable. Beautifully decorated. Level access including ramp for prams or elderly. Fly screens on windows, air con. Close to town centre.


Great Stay

Thanks for the great stay at Mudgee Kirsten in Lewis Street. Delightful sunny apartment, with every inclusion we could think of. Really appreciated the help and suggestions of your housekeeping staff. Friendly and very helpful, a real bonus for your company.
Will definitely return for another cycling holiday.


Impressed with restored cottage

We had a lovely time in your house and very impressed with what you have done restoring the house. We live in a restored terrace and know what it takes to keep the character of the place but also modernising it. The beds and linen were top quality and we all had the best nights sleep of our road trip. We would certainly recommend your accommodation to friends and family.


Thank you for a great experience.

This is my second stay with you. My first was in one of your serviced units on Lewis St and my second was in the little house at 51 Lewis St. On both occasions the standard of accommodation, the communication, the cleanliness and the booking procedures were faultless. The attention to detail in both the renovated  cottage and the new build units is to be commended. I always try to use Kirsten accommodation as my first choice because I know the high standard I will be able to access. I have stayed in other accommodation in Mudgee when you have been booked out and although also lovely – the location of your accommodation together with the style, the inclusions , the cleanliness and the fit out make you a stand out. Congratulations on an all round fabulous business.
Thank you for a great experience.


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