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Kiama, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We stayed 3 nights in one of the rustic cabins on the property and ate all our meals in the homestead except for a packed lunch that we took out with us one day. The old homestead and accommodation are at the end of the bitumen east of Alice Springs. We only had a 2WD car and our camping days...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Ross River Resort is a great base for accessing some of the local attractions, such as N'Dhala Gorge, the Arltunga Historical Reserve-ruins and Ruby Gap via 4WD and Trephina Gorge Nature Park which is easily reached via a 2WD. The Homestead is 85km east of Alice Springs following the Ross Highway. Some nice little stop-over’s along the way include, Emily...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015

My wife and I loved the location and rustic cabin we stayed in! The friendly staff made us feel welcomed from start to finish. Meals were home cooked and even accommodated for the vegetarians. Trephina Gorge was one of the incredible tourist spots close by and well-worth a visit. Thanks to Shane, Jodie and staff for making our holiday very...

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Bendigo
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This was a beautifully balanced few days. Our rustic cabin was comfortable, clean and air-conditioned. Just outside we could gather wood and have our own campfire. We walked to the nearby camping/caravan area which was spacious, green and shaded by gracious old trees, with very good facilities. We received a warm friendly welcome from Jodi and Shane. Their helpful suggestions...

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melbourne
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Loved it! Went out East for a day visit & ended up at Ross River. Was keen to visit N'Dhala Gorge but couldn't due to hire car. The friendly manager Shane, got me on a trip with two of his lovely staff. Walked the Gorge & then lunch at the resort. Also great views -5 mins walk up the hill...

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Thank Narelle9
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Brilliant hosts, great meals, beautiful location... what more could you want? Plenty to do and see in red centre but make sure you spend time here and exploring the surrounding country. Waterholes, ranges and plenty of birds. Jodi and Shane keep on making improvements to the facilities and will do their best to make you comfortable.

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Thank Liz A
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We visited with another family and stayed in the family cabins. The cabins were rustic and somewhat charming. They had a queen bed, a bunk bed, and a single bed, which were comfortable. They came with linens and complementary toiletries. The en suite bathroom had a toilet, sink and a spacious shower with hot water. They also had a table,...

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Jodie S, Manager at Ross River Resort, responded to this review

Manny it was great to meet you and your family and friends. I will get the maintenance fellow to attend to that tap at the BBQ area! Hope to see you again one day soon.

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I have been out to Ross River Resort now 4 years running and I love it!! I am a photographer & head out there for an annual event called "The Big Sing in the desert". Jodie, Shane and their team are amazing! All of our needs are taken care of and there is a sense of Family. The food is...

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Kyogle, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I arrived solo as part of a large group during the Big Sing recently. Jodie and family were wonderful. Despite being very busy, Jodie, and her staff and family were most accommodating. Accommodation was simple but clean and comfortable, and I slept soundly! Food was geared to large numbers of diners due to our shared dining arrangement during the Big...

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We have just spent another long weekend at Ross River Homestead and as always Jodie and Shane and their crew were friendly and helpful, the food was generous and fresh, and the setting amongst the beautiful hills, ranges and rivers is always glowing and glorious, especially at sunrise and sunset. We heard and saw many birds, including a Red Tailed...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ross River Homestead is situated 85km east of Alice Springs and is set amongst the awe-inspiring East MacDonnell Ranges. Take the time to discover what is a magical part of the great Australian Outback and enjoy friendly,homely hospitality. Ross River Resort offers: -Rustic cabins with ensuite and air conditioning -Bunkhouse accommodation (seasonal) -Camp ground and caravan park with powered and unpowered sites (bookings not taken except for groups) -Swimming pool and spa -EFTPOS facilities -Dining room in historical homestead -Conference facilities and group catering -Stockman's bar -Bird life -Bushwalking -A haven for artists and writers -Fuel, ice and gas bottle refills -1.4 Km airstrip and helipads - Aviation clubs welcome ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ross River Resort

Address: Ross Hwy, Via Alice Springs | P.O. Box 3271, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Region: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Alice Springs
Price Range: $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Review was for the resteraunt area.”
 of 5 bubbles jaybee754, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cabins probably vary significantly - ask Qs when booking. Keep away from pool area.”
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“some are pool side, good for families others quite and away from pool.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyS511, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bring your own wood and water, and check the hot water system is working!”
 of 5 bubbles X8847KRalext, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All cabins are unique another visit to Ross Ri”
 of 5 bubbles LynG797, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
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