There’s a good reason that Mudgee has become so popular of late and is full of visitors every weekend (and even during the week now).
This charming town in the Central West of New South Wales has everything you would expect in this part of the country – historic streets, casual (but cool) wineries, national parks, and boutique shops.
It’s particularly well known for its food and drink but there’s much more to Mudgee than that.
If you’re staying a couple of days, you may be interested in my story on the best things to do in Mudgee.
All of this interest means accommodation in Mudgee can fill up quite quickly but luckily there have been some new places open up in recent years – particularly houses that have become self-contained holiday homes for families and larger groups.
Some people prefer to stay in the centre of town – and there are some nice heritage and boutique options on the main streets.
But a lot of visitors prefer the rural accommodation where it’s quieter and surrounded by nature. The wineries themselves tend not to have rooms themselves, but there are country estates that are convenient for tastings.
Coming up, I’ve got my top tips for the best accommodation in Mudgee – but first, you can see what’s available on this map:
Because there are lots of different types of accommodation, I’ve got quite a few recommendations for the best places to stay in Mudgee, so let’s get into them!
When it come time for me to choose the best accommodation in Mudgee, I decided to recommend two places for the top spot, because they’ve each very different.
If you want to stay right in town so you’re walking distance to shops and restaurants, I would highly recommend Perry Street Hotel.
Perry Street Hotel
Mudgee is full of heritage and Perry Street Hotel captures that so perfectly, set in a building that was originally the Mechanics Institute from 1862. But the stunning renovation brings all the modern conveniences you would exoect.
Within the two-level building are 13 beautiful suites of different sizes. As well as luxurious beds and bedding, there are nice small touches like coffee machines, designer couches, and bath tubs in some.
You’ll sense the style of Perry Street Hotel as soon as you arrive, with every little detail of the redesign carefully thought out. Some of the rooms even have balconies and the furniture on them is perfect.
Not surprisingly, this is one of the most popular places to stay in Mudgee and can book out early, so I recommend checking availability as soon as possible.
My other top recommendation is just on the edge of Mudgee, about 15 minutes walk to the centre, but what I love about Evanslea Boutique Accommodation is that it feels like you’re in a peaceful garden.
Evanslea Boutique Accommodation
You wouldn’t know that you were still within Mudgee when you arrive at Evanslea Boutique Accommodation. Set on a large property along the river, it’s so quiet that all you’ll hear is the wildlife.
There are four cottages at Evanslea Boutique Accommodation – plus the main historic house, which is great for a family or large group of friends. You’ll feel like you have complete privacy in any of the options.
In winter time, expect wood fires to keep you warm, while there’s a pool for those hot summer days. The lovely owners can also arrange local activities.
The main house has a full kitchen and the cottages are all self-contained, which is nice if you’re staying for a few days – but it’s not hard to walk into town to the restaurants and cafes.
If either of those properties are full or are not quite what you’re looking for, don’t worry – there are lots more great places to stay in Mudgee.
The selection of budget accommodation in Mudgee is actually quite good, with a few decent motels and a very good value pub right in the centre of town.
For people travelling in a large group or staying for more than a couple of nights, self-contained properties can be a good option because you’ve got more space and can make some meals yourself. There are lots of self-contained properties in Mudgee and these are my top choices.
Mudgee Country Grandeur
Although staying in town can be more convenient for restaurants and sights, the countryside around Mudgee is beautiful and there is some great accommodation on rural properties that will give you more of a natural experience.