Adelaide Hills Most Romantic B&B – Al-Ru B&B
Adelaide’s surrounding regions of vineyards and hills make it a naturally romantic place to stay. I recently wrote a post about the stunning gardens of Al-Ru Farm, in Adelaide’s northern hills. While Al-Ru has stunning gardens, they also have spectacular B&B accommodation to match. If you are looking for a dreamy getaway in the Adelaide Hills most romantic B&B, look no further than Al-Ru.
Al-Ru Farm is an enchanting retreat, hidden within acres of stunning gardens, woodlands and even a lily pond. It is a picturesque backdrop for a romantic escape, and you can enjoy and explore the grounds to your heart’s content during your stay. Trails wind throughout the famous gardens, with plenty of spots to sit down and enjoy the scenery with a cup of tea or glass of wine in hand.
Ruth, one of the owners of Al-Ru, is originally from Europe and has a background in antiques. She worked as a specialist antiques dealer, sourcing furniture directly from France and England, and her charming style has worked its way into the B&B décor. You will be spoilt with furnishings sourced from around the world and charm in every detail. Al-Ru truly is the Adelaide Hills most romantic B&B.
You will also find plenty to do in the Adelaide Hills as well as the Barossa Valley, which are nearby. There are plenty of eateries, coffee spots, gift shops and wineries to enjoy, as well as beautiful scenery in the region to take in.
Al-Ru’s B&B Options
Al-Ru has three beautiful bed and breakfast options, each with unique features and charm. You learn more about them below.
All three B&Bs come with a hearty country breakfast, with many treats coming straight from the farm! Farm chickens provide fresh eggs and Ruth’s husband, Alan, bakes bread and drops it off at your door in the morning, fresh and warm straight out the oven! Bacon, tomatoes, jam, milk and fruit juice are all included in your hearty farm breakfast, and of course – tea and coffee!
The Garden Pavillion
Old world charm meets ‘the secret garden’ in this stunningly romantic B&B. Set in a private area of the garden, the Garden Pavillion offers a tranquil and intimate setting among Al-Ru’s famous and extensive grounds.
The Pavillion features a collection of French and English Period furniture, with a subtle touch of country style. The interior contains detailed paneling on the walls in soft romantic hues, and textiles that have been selected from across the globe.
A chandelier, gorgeous fireplace and furnishings make it a warm and welcoming space. The bed has soft and fluffy white down bedding; perfect for a good night’s rest. You can also enjoy a stunning light filled and spacious bathroom, and treat yourself to a long soak in the bathtub.
The Garden Pavillion is lined with charming French patio doors that face out onto the garden with stunning views. The scenery can also be enjoyed from the terrace, and it is the perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset with a glass of wine. The nearby lake has beautiful views of the countryside and is lit up in a golden colour as the sun sets, with occasional visits from kangaroo families.
The Garden Pavillion also comes with a delightful country-style kitchen, with all the modern conveniences you will need.
The Australian Suite
The Australia suite is perfect for couples looking for a bit of adventure. Large windows face stunning scenery and gum trees, where the outdoors is truly invited in. Light spills gloriously into the room.
French and English Period furniture with a hint of farm style, make for a relaxing and cozy place to unwind. Look up at the raised rustic farm ceiling and you will discover an array of branches and fairy lights, adding a touch of romance to the space.
A mural of Australian gum trees lines the walls, and the kitchenette has a fun take on a traditional Australian farmhouse kitchen. The beautiful and modern bathroom still has a touch of fun with soft sky and clouds painted on the wall. Of all the B&B options at Al-Ru, this one has the most personality and unique quirks.
The International Suite
A peaceful retreat with equally stunning views, the International Suite has a generous sized bedroom, lounge area and kitchen. The striking interior features stylish and luxurious décor. A plush lounge suite with a large-scale artwork, beautiful textiles from around the world, and antique mirrors, make for a unique and striking collection. The International Suite has a modern kitchen that blends a stylish and contemporary look with small hints of rustic charm.
Large windows bring the outdoors in, with beautiful views and majestic gum trees. The raised rustic farm roof features wooden beams and chandeliers, making for another elegant and unique touch.
The International Suite has a clean and beautiful modern en-suite bathroom, but also comes with a separate bathroom and bunk beds if you have children or guests staying with you.
Adelaide Hills Most Romantic B&B
If you are looking for a romantic night away that has it all, look no further than Al-Ru Farm. With stunning gardens to explore, and the nearby Barossa and Adelaide Hills regions, it is a truly exceptional place to stay. You can expect a luxurious stay with beautiful bedding, furnishings from around the world, and a fresh and hearty farm breakfast.
Al-Ru have a special gift for visitors who stay three nights – the fourth is included for free! To find out more and make a booking you can visit Alru’s website here.
As a side note, Al-Ru also functions as a wedding venue on weekends so I would recommend staying during the week to make the most of your stay and having the garden all to yourself.
Want to learn more? View this video of Al-Ru’s beautiful B&B options.
Recommended Places to Visit Nearby:
With both the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills nearby, you will have endless places to explore, and plenty of amazing eateries along the way.
Here are some of our top suggestions for nearby places to visit:
Lyndoch Hill – Winery, Rose Garden and Restaurant
The Monkey Nut Café (Kies Family Wines)
Bean Addiction – Coffees, Fudge, Chocolates, Hot Chocolates & more
The Jam Factory – Glass and Ceremics Artist Studios and Gallery