The following comments are taken directly from our feedback surveys and guestbook. No alterations have been made. Thank you to all of the guests who have shared these lovely comments with us.
“The staff were incredibly warm and welcoming and any issue was addressed as soon as possible and with a smile. The food was some of the tastiest and freshest I've ever had, definitely the best of any conference I've ever been to! The cottages were clean, neat, well presented and very comfortable. I did not feel like I was in some sort of stale hotel, the property and the people all had personality and I felt very much at home.” Laura, Carina
“I have been holding conferences at Spicers Hidden Vale for many years now and find the facilities and surrounding environment the ideal blend of sophistication and tranquillity. It really does give the participants the perfect opportunity to mix work and pleasure.” John, Coorparoo (Watpac)
“From the time we arrived until the time we departed we experienced the most excellent service, food & wine, and accommodation facilities. Spicer's Hidden Vale you are one in a million and we will have no hesitation in recommending you to all of our friends and family. Thank you for making our son’s wedding one that we will never forget.” Beverley, Cashmere
“A first class place to stay, the staff are friendly and helpful. The views are breath taking and lots of interesting things to do while you are there.” Anon
“Out stay at Spicers Hidden Vale was nothing less than wonderful. A true getaway so close to Brisbane and yet so far removed from the hustle and bustle of real life. We particularly appreciated the Spicers' staff's friendliness towards our children. Increasingly, these days my husband and I feel that "family friendly" resorts and facilities are sadly becoming extinct. Thank you for being so welcoming and inclusive with our children. It makes us as parents so much more comfortable and we enjoyed ourselves all the more. Thanks for making our weekend so truly enjoyable.” Emma & Gordon, Riverhills, Brisbane
“Spicers Hidden Vale successfully combines country charm with amazing service. The mix of luxurious accommodation, exceptional food and world class mountain bike trails on your doorstep, is a unique and revitalising experience.” Katie, Buderim
“If you want to have a sanity break - stay at Spicers Hidden Vale. Everything has been thoughtfully prepared and is perfect - the food, rooms. It is the most beautiful place to relax and unwind.” Anon
“The peace and tranquillity of Spicers Hidden Vale was amazing, and the charm of the individual cabin accommodation added to the overall experience. Great food and great service as well.” Anne, Thornleigh
“The farm animals were by far my favourite experience. You are never too old to go feed a goat or alpaca.“ Anon
“Excellent venue for meetings where everyone needs to focus on the task at hand and forget about the world outside.” Joanna, Sydney
“Spicers Hidden Vale is an amazing place to relax and get away from the pressures of life, be it for quality family time, a special occasion such as wedding, etc or a corporate event or team building exercise. So many outdoor options to enjoy or just sit by the fire and breathe. We have enjoyed several trips to Spicers Hidden Vale and can't wait for the next.” Anon
“We loved this place, the staff were fantastic! It was a big occasion (an engagement surprise for my girlfriend) and everyone could not do enough for us. We felt very special. We met a few other guests and we were surprised to find so many of them were return visitors. They all spoke like they were privy to a secret place that they kept coming back to again and again. We now put ourselves in that category and will be back again.” Scott
“The one thing for us that set Spicers apart was the wonderful seemingly genuine attentive service we received. The staff were always helpful and friendly and from day to day would remember what your activities had been and ask you about them. The staff for us really made it the complete experience.” Anon
“Fantastic property with fantastic staff make for a most genuine break from the 9 to 5 in the city. We can't rate it highly enough!” Chris & Ian, Norman Park, Brisbane
“We will come back to Hidden Vale for its exceptional service, and the unique ability to stay at a luxury accommodation in the bush.” Anon
“We stayed at Hidden Vale around 5 years ago and it's still a very nice place to spend a visit. The biggest improvement this time was the staff - excellent service and much more attentive than last time.” Anon
“We had such a relaxing time. It was so quiet and peaceful. The accommodation, food and staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend Hidden Vale to anyone who wants some time out.” Travis, Buderim
“I will recommend Spicers to everyone I talk to. Would love to return and relax with my wife and do more of the activities on offer. Thank-you for the great experience and would love to see you again soon.” Craig, Cairns, North Queensland
“Our wedding here was amazing and to come back and have such a fantastic stay for our anniversary was the best. We will definitely be making it a regular stay, wish I could come every weekend!” Melanie, Munruben
“A fantastic place to stay. The conference facilities were very modern and clean along with the accommodation.” Joseph, Bunya
“Our family visited Hidden Vale last weekend. We had a wonderful time. Even though we could only stay for one night we came back feeling as though we had been away much longer. The kids loved the animals and the horse riding. The archery was also a hit. The team was very welcoming to our children and the service while high quality was very family friendly. We will be back.” Anon
“What a lovely place! Just an hour's drive from home - and yet a world away. Stunning views, elegant decor, attentive service, great food and above all, tranquillity.” Otilie, Kenmore Hills
“A fantastic country getaway that's truly luxurious and family friendly.” Anon
“Spices are one of the very few resorts in Australia who know how to provide guests with a 'truly exceptional' experience. They are brilliant service designers!” Lindy, Dutton Park, Queensland
“The best place ever to "get away" from it all! Beautiful attentive and caring staff. Nothing was a problem. Can’t wait to make a return visit.” Alan & Di Wallis, Toowoomba
“Absolutely loved staying there. It was so relaxing and just what I needed.” Anon
“Hidden Vale is a high quality resort which has a style of its own and a team that provides a warm and genuine, personalised experience.” Anon
“Spicers Hidden Vale offers the perfect getaway within a short drive from Brisbane. The location boasts stunning views of the mountain range and beautifully appointed comfortable accommodation. My partner and I were overwhelmed by the engaged enthusiastic staff and thoughtfully prepared meals at Cotton's Restaurant. We're itching to get back as soon as possible!” Anon
“We went with a group of friends and had such a lovely winter weekend. We'd love to stay again next time. Well done, Spicers Hidden Vale is such a lovely place.” Irene, Brisbane
“Spicers Hidden Vale was a lovely experience. My husband organised the weekend for my birthday and I must say it was a great present! The staff we had contact with during our stay were very helpful and friendly! If you’re looking for a unique country stay Spicers Hidden Vale is your place. We look forward in visiting again in the near future!” Nikki & Jason, Mount Cotton, QLD
“This is a fantastic venue be this for business or private family time. The surrounds are just fabulous... Great views and tranquillity. The rooms are excellent, the food excellent and the staff are brilliant. What more could one ask for?” Gerry, Mount Pleasant, Mackay
“I have to say this has been one of my best holiday experiences we have had as a family. Not getting away a lot with a small family with twin girls, we truly fell in love with Hidden Vale. The grounds are amazing, matched with great staff who were always ready to help and nothing was too difficult. The cottage we stayed in was amazing and truly made comfortable with the fire place and modern features. The kids’ farm was extremely rewarding for my twin girls who could not visit enough. The little things that play a part in this experience was having the food available to feed the animals daily, matched with great staff and quality food for the adults. I will be telling business colleagues and staff this is a must to visit Spicers Hidden Vale. Keep up the great work Team. Thank you again from all our family.” Mark, Wooloowin
“I found Spicers Hidden Vale just the tonic to refresh the mind and body from a busy business life. Being pampered by the exceptional staff was a something very special.” John Bayliss, Glenview, Sunshine Coast
“Do as much as you want or as little as you want; serenity and tranquillity not at all hidden at Hidden Vale!” Anon
“We will be back for every wedding anniversary from now on!” Alison, Kensington Grove.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spicers Hidden Vale. We have stayed at other farm stays before but non as "ooh la la" as this one and none with so many activities on offer! Our group ranged in age from 1 - 70- and each and everyone one of us enjoyed our stay. The food is divine and the staff so friendly. We can't wait to come back.” Anon.
“We loved our stay...perfect for reacharging the soul, the batteries and reacquainting ourselves with nature!” Anon.
“No computers, no DSI's, No mobile phones, No TV watching. Just watching the kids get out in the fresh air and do what kids should be doing . . . playing and having fun. Perfect.” Kerrie, Bulimba Qld.
“As specialist travel agents who have travelled the world for the past 40 years, we are thrilled to find a top-quality resort with a "homely" feel right in our backyard with the type of service that makes us proud to be Australian!” Aileen, Carrara, Queensland.
“Our stay was close to perfection and special commendations go out to Ashleigh - she was friendly and professional without being overly personal. It is definitely amongst our top 5 accommodation!” Anon.
“We chose to have our intimate family wedding at Spicers Hidden Vale and truly loved the setting, food, drinks and atmosphere provided. Sarah was an excellent co-ordinator and I didn't have to worry about a thing the whole weekend. Would definitely recommend the venue for a wedding - we are hoping to come back to celebrate our first anniversary there next year!” Anon.
“The Spicers Hidden Vale resort was just beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning. All staff were friendly and we loved the whole dining experience. Wonderful.” Raelene and Andrew, Toowoomba.
"The staff made our stay memorable.” Anon.
“For those who love the bush, & country hospitality at a 5 star service....this is the place.” Mick
“A wonderful family break with heaps of action and a touch of luxury.” Janine, Coorparoo
“Great family getaway, loved the experience and so close to home but when you get there you feel so far away. We will be back!” John, Calamvale
“Excellent food and service and the steak was to die for, just perfect.”” Anon
“A great place for a lovely relaxing weekend in the country. Staff were very friendly and helpful and sitting by the fire with a red wine looking out at the view was just perfect - and the food was fabulous. Can't wait to return.” Faye, Calamvale
“A stunning property!” Anon
“The perfect place for our wedding! Can't wait to visit again, probably for our one year anniversary!” Caroline, Oxenford, QLD
“The Spicers team made the resort really feel like a home away from home. Can't wait to stay again.” Anon
“Simply a wonderful place to stay, definitely want to try the other Spicers properties now.” Zoe, Gold Coast.
“This retreat provided us with a chance to do things that we don't normally do on holidays. We played tennis, fed farm animals, went on long walks, played Ping Pong and lit our own fire. Can’t wait to bring our extended family back here to enjoy all that is on offer.” Susan, Tingalpa
“Faultless service, good value for money and sensational food. I will recommend Spicers Hidden Vale to friends and family and look forward to visiting other Spicers venues.” Anon
“The manager, Cieran Maxwell was very helpful and professional but at the same time approachable and friendly.” Anon
“It was the perfect place for us to get away for a few days - and the setting was gorgeous. I would have no hesitation in recommending the retreat to others and certainly hope to visit again.” Anon
“Overall experience was very relaxing and unique with the inclusion of the animals adding to the atmosphere of country life.” Helen, Mount Warren Park
“Our wedding coordinator, Sarah Gill was very helpful, going above and beyond our expectations. Anthony our catering manager made sure the evening went smoothly and the food tasty. In general everyone was extremely helpful. Will definitely be back for our anniversary.” Anon
“Absolutely beautiful place to stay. Can't wait for a return visit.” Anon
“Just a delightful experience - very relaxing which was just what I needed.” Anon
“What a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding! A brilliant weekend in a beautiful location.” Anon
“Brilliant place to visit after a busy week and just a 45 minute drive from Mt Ommaney. We often leave on a Friday afternoon and get in just in time for dinner. Fantastic service both in house, and at the restaurant.” Liz
“Our time here for our wedding was even better than we'd hoped or expected. Many people have commented how beautiful our wedding was, both the destination and facilities...thanks Spicers!! Everything went off without a hitch at all...it was just a truly blessed event. Everyone raved about it and enjoyed the whole experience immensely.” Anon
“Pure indulgence for a busy working couple to regenerate the soul. This country getaway is certainly a treasure in a lovely Hidden Valley. Looking forward to our next visit!” Bernadette & Laurie, Blenheim, QLD
“Great rooms, great bed, great service and attention to detail”. Julie, Bangalow
“An absolutely fantastic weekend away to celebrate a 50th birthday. The accommodation, setting and food was sensational, however the highlight was the friendly and caring staff who could not have done more for us to make it one of the most memorable weekends we have ever had.” Anon
“Thank you for such a relaxing stay. Only an hour away from the city but I felt a million miles away. Heaven! “ Ruth, Ipswich
“Excellent atmosphere and beautiful location. Loved the staff - who offered amazing service with a happy disposition. All round a very nice stay! Thank you!” Lindsay
“I took my family to Hidden Vale for some "together time" away from all the electronic gadgets at home and what a fantastic time we had. This place is like no other farm I have been to. The location is absolutely amazing and the staff and facilities are excellent. Highly recommend it.” Anon
“Absolutely loved our stay at Spicers Hidden Vale - we highly recommend staying.” Heather, Mullaley
“After only being home for two days we have already told many people about the wonderful experience we had at Spicers Hidden Vale. We look forward to returning again soon.” Anon
“Lovely, lovely holiday. Thank you all so much.” Margaret
“Thank you for a wonderful family farm stay holiday over the Easter long weekend. There was plenty to do for adults and kids alike and the facilities and food are just wonderful, and the staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning next year.” Steve, Kingsholme
“If you are looking for a venue for a special occasion or to just getaway and relax Hidden Vale is the place, a little piece of heaven.” Anon
“Hidden Vale is just as the name suggests. The cottage we stayed in felt both private and luxurious like you were in your own hidden or secret valley.” Melinda, Warrill View
“We have just returned from a 2 night stay at hidden vale. My husband & 2 children enjoyed nearly every activity on offer from archery to horse riding, they loved every minute. We loved everything about this property, the stillness, the quality of service and accommodation, and the breathtaking scenery. The food was wonderful, and the property is very child friendly. We will be returning, but next time with the grandparents in tow. A unique family holiday we will always remember.” Anon
“This is my second stay, the first many years ago and I was delighted to see that the Spicers group have set the bar very high with the standards they adhere to. I was looking for somewhere special to take my childhood friend from NZ whom I had not seen for a long time and our only disappointment was that we could not stay longer. Thank you all and I will be back with my husband for our anniversary mid year!” Anon
“It was a beautiful weekend; I would love to come back.” Sue, Forest Lake, QLD
“We had a rare night away from the kids and booked a room last minute. We enjoyed a very relaxing night away.” Chris & Beth, Highfields
“The atmosphere of peace and tranquillity is perfect for a wonderful 'wind down'.” Sharon, Noosa
“Wow! Outstanding! You spoil us!” Pamela, Withcott
“Beautiful surrounds, fantastic food, excellent service.” Brett, Beerwah QLD
“Awesome location. Views were amazing, cottages very cute and staff very friendly and helpful. Great conference facilities and great environment for our course. Thanks!” Anon
“Spicers Hidden Vale is a fantastic place to relax. It is right out of a picture book. The food was amazing and lots of things to do or just sit back and sip a wine on the deck watching the horizon.” Tam, Springfield Lakes
“Perfect for a reflective opportunity away from the work place!” Anon
“This is the perfect place to hold your next Conference! Guaranteed magnificent outcomes! Can't recommend highly enough. We will be back next year and the next and the next !” Jan, Stretton State College
“I loved the way that the farm ambience has been kept at the same time as providing first class accommodation.” Anon
“A top conference facility with staff who understand and respond to facilitator and participant needs. Highly recommend Spicers Hidden Vale if you are considering small or large conferences. Tricia Stinson, Conference Facilitator and Presenter
“Spicer's Hidden Vale is heaven on earth. The view is to die for, the accommodation comfortable and welcoming, and the food is superb. Add to all of that the excellent service, and you have a truly memorable experience.” Merryl, Karrabin
“We had an awesome time at Hidden Vale for our first wedding anniversary. We were married at Hidden Vale also and every time we have been the staff and atmosphere have been excellent. Great service, friendly staff, great place to stay.” Michael & Bronwen, Rockhampton
“We have just returned from a weekend away with 6 adults and 8 children. There were plenty of activities for both adults and children alike. The staff were very accommodating, professional and "child friendly". I highly recommend Spicers Hidden Vale for families.” Rebekah, Taringa
“A true country retreat, beautiful surrounds, great people(staff) and fantastic food.” Don, Toowoomba
“We loved every moment we were there..thank you all.” Desmond, Loganholme
“The ambience and atmosphere of Spicers Hidden Vale commenced as soon we turned into the tree lined driveway, then receiving something so simple as a handwritten note awaiting in our room... none of this disappeared when we had to leave as the memories of a beautiful stay remain.” Anon
“My stay at Spicers was excellent, the room the food and the atmosphere.” Ian, Gordon Park
“Enjoyed it immensely!” Anon
“We had a relaxing time and really appreciated all the extra touches from the friendly staff, to the property and facility layout to enhance the views which went into making our stay such a positive experience. We hope to be able to visit again. Thank you!” Skye, Toowong
“We came to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary - just happened to see the clay target shooting as an activity and this was something that was on my husband's 'bucket list' so we made the trek all the way from Hervey Bay - so glad we did; a weekend to remember and we will be back!” Tony and Jacky Cox
“This was an excellent place for our workshop. It provided good break out space, terrific accommodation plus timely and professional service.” Anon
“It was absolutely fantastic!! - for me being Scottish - the surroundings were just like home. Even tho' it was work related I felt like I was on holiday. Thank you,” Lynn Williamson
“Thankyou for a wonderful experience..keep up the great work - you are a wonderful team.” Margaret & Guenter - Forest Lake, Brisbane.
“Outstanding location, first class service, exceptional accommodation and very friendly staff.” Rob, Pullenvale Qld
“A brilliant experience each time we've been here. We can recommend to anyone who needs a break. Compliments to the management and staff.” Charlotte - Kurwongbah
“Very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Beautiful scenery. Can't wait to come back again.” Melissa, Rangeville
“Our family loved our stay. We celebrated a lovely birthday, and the resort contributed to the overall positive experience.” Wim, Alison, Nina, and Ava.
“I have never enjoyed work so much! I came here to do some research and to write an academic article. Not only did I accomplish my work priorities in the face of a tight deadline, but I had the time of my life! Spicers is such a beautiful and hospitable venue, and it really did put a spice in my life!” Donna, Ascot, Qld.
“This was given to us as a gift from our son & daughter in law, it is something that we wouldn't have done on our own. But we are very happy that we had the time to spend at Spicers Hidden Vale and would most likely to do it again.” Gai, Flinders View
“It is the perfect getaway for us, close to Brisbane and Toowoomba. Perfect for Sunday lunch but even better to spend the whole day and then sleepover!” Helen, Withcott
“As a wedding venue it was everything our daughter and her new husband were expecting, buffet menu was very tasty and the selection of deserts were sooo good we had to try everything. Visiting guests from Melbourne enjoyed the peacefulness of Spicers and the chance to escape the busy city and relax in the country atmosphere. A big thank you,” Wendy, Forest Hill
“Cieran and his team are an absolute credit to your organisation. They couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and ensure we had a wonderful long weekend in a beautiful surroundings regardless of the rainy conditions. We will be back for sure.” Mandy & Simon, Hawthorne