Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant was designed by architect Peter Doreen and built in 1990 as a retreat for Australian writer Thomas Keneally and his television colleagues. The current building replaced a historic homestead that was commissioned by Florence Young in the late ‘20s. Florence Young was a missionary who travelled extensively to the Far East and Papua New Guinea to preach Christianity and undertake missionary works. From late 40s – mid 80s, the old homestead was a retreat for the Australian Christian Nurses movement. By mid 80s the old homestead was in a poor state of repair and became a fire hazard. Following its demolition in late ‘80s, the site was auctioned and the concept for Echoes Guesthouse was born. The result is a 3 storey contemporary guesthouse that combines a sleek modern design with a touch of federation.
Built on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley, Echoes was one of the first luxury guesthouses in the Mountains to offer award winning cuisine. Dining is always the focal point for the Blue Mountains and Echoes had its origins with the famous chef Claude Corne (“Claudes” of Woollahra) who cemented Echoes Restaurant as a fine dining venue in the early to mid 90s.
Over the years, Echoes has evolved from a luxury B&B to what is now a thriving Boutique Hotel with a busy award winning restaurant and bar/lounge. Renovated in 2006, Echoes is now a luxurious and stylish boutique Hotel with a much sought after location in the Blue Mountains.
Echoes' Restaurant is set against the magnificent backdrop of Echo Point in the Blue Mountains with incomparable views of the Jamison Valley, surrounding cliff drops and lush rainforest valleys stretching all the way to the Mittagong, 80 kms away. The fresh air, myriad sounds of the bush and marvellous views are a feast for your senses whilst delighting in our creative cuisine and carefully selected high quality boutique Australian wines.
Our unique combination of fine dining and boutique accommodation will provide that memorable difference to any occasion whether a romantic dinner for two, a leisurely lunch with a business client, a Conference venue with an edge or a stunning Wedding reception to remember. All this and only 90 minutes from Sydney.