Closeburn House was built in the late 1800’s by Mrs Mary Theresa Alice Kirkpatrick. Mary named her home Closeburn House after the village of Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland where Closeburn Castle still stands and was the family seat of the Kirkpatrick family until 1783.
Closeburn House has periodically operated as an upmarket guesthouse for more than a century. In the early 1900’s, Closeburn House laid on what became the main western highway route with the opening of Berghofer’s Pass, which became popular with the new motor vehicles that baulked at the steep gradient of Victoria Pass.
Closeburn House was extensively restored and extended in 1990. It later changed ownership but then suffered from a decade of neglect.
In 2018 it was brought back to life after an extensive renovation of the house and grounds, and now Closeburn House Boutique Guesthouse continues its rich history of hospitality offering a beautiful mountain retreat to all of its guests and visitors.
Our 8 guest suites are spacious and bright, with calming colour palettes chosen from the hues of the mountains, queen size beds topped with organic fibre mattresses and crisp white linens, a separate ensuite bathroom (with bath), sumptuous bathroom amenities and walls adorned with original artworks of local landscapes.
Quiet, contemporary, understated luxury and comfort.
We invite our guests to make themselves at home at Closeburn House. Our Lounge, Conservatory and Library are richly decorated spaces in which to relax and reconnect with loved ones or a much-loved book. And being fully licensed, you’re very much encouraged to do so with some excellent regional wines that we’ve carefully selected for your enjoyment. Our well-stocked bar showcases the talented winemakers and brewers of the region.
Your stay with us includes our sensational 2-course, a la carte breakfast, free commercial-grade wi-fi throughout and luxury bathroom amenities.
Being an adults-only ‘getaway from it all’ destination, we regret that Closeburn House is not suitable for children and infants under 16, and as such we are unable to accommodate them.
Our guaranteed best rates are offered to guests who book directly through this website or by calling us. Please enter the promotion code BESTRATE in our booking page to unlock these rates
Closeburn House is the perfect retreat to simply relax and revive or your urban base camp for more adventurous pursuits. Within the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains in historic Mount Victoria, Closeburn House is easily reached by road (or rail) in around 90 minutes from Sydney CBD.
Closeburn House is the ideal location from which to explore all the popular Blue Mountains villages and attractions including Leura and Katoomba (15 minutes). Closer still is Blackheath (5 minutes) and the Megalong Valley (25 minutes) or a little further afield, but still less than an hour away, are the incredible Jenolan Caves, the amazing Mayfield Garden and of course the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Mount Tomah.
And of course, the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains is all around us, with beautiful walks, lookouts and nature right on our doorstep.
Don’t be surprised to see some of the local Kangaroo population grazing right here on the lawns at Closeburn House.
Why not make Closeburn your House for the day?
Closeburn House welcomes small conference groups, corporate retreats and product launches.
Our Dining Room comfortably seats 80. With a soaring cathedral ceiling, fireplace and opening to our paved terrace and large level garden and lawn, Closeburn House may be the perfect venue for your special event.
And make sure you follow our socials as we often host pop-up restaurant events featuring amazing local chefs!
Please contact us to discuss making Closeburn House yours for the day.
2 Closeburn Dr, Mt Victoria