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Blast from the past

Blast from the past

image credit: Mark Black

This month one of our guests shared with us a pic they had found showing The Mouse’s House main house under construction back in 1985.

The vision of the smiling faces of Stephanie and Nicholas Black playing in the creek just outside the build site brings to mind all that has changed around here, as well as all that has stayed the same. And for good reason.

The setting

Peaceful and surrounded by nature, the Gold Coast Hinterland offers some of the most breathtaking views and an escape from city life. While most of us have found that our days are packed full of more than ever, the Mouse’s House offers simplicity and a chance to experience peace and quiet that soothes the soul.

Warmth by the fireplace, good old-fashioned home-cooked meals, and real conversations. Enjoying the simple pleasures, taking things slowly, and the beauty of the world around us. In the last 40 years since we opened our doors in 1978, this has stayed the same.

The people

The word “retreat” has never been so important. While we get our fair share of adventurers, holidaymakers, and those celebrating special occasions, in recent times we have become more of an oasis where couples or friends can get away from it all. Responsibilities, stress, being in demand at all hours… all of this melts away when your home for the night is an enchanted rainforest.


A private chalet in the rainforest doesn’t mean being cut off from modern day conveniences. Use our free high-speed WiFi and the chalet iPad Mini. HD LCD TV's, stereo system, clock radio with iPod/iPhone docking port, and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Multi-Media console for instant movies on-demand from our 130+ library. Sony PS3 console with Blu-Ray DVD player. Complimentary PS3 games available on request. Plus a DeLonghi Coffee Machine 'Dolce Gusto' to top it all off. 

The best of the old and the new? That's The Mouse's House Rainforest Retreat. 

A cabin in the woods

This month we found out that one of our chalets had been featured on the @cabinlove Instagram page...

And had attracted a whopping 11,007 likes and over 70 comments.

For a page that features some truly spectacular cabins from all around the world we were honoured to be featured! 

Our favourite comments

We thought that we would share some of our favourite comments from this pic from the Cabin Love page and our own. .  PAST GUESTS "Best time away eva!" Jade

FUTURE GUESTS "Yep. Counting down. So need it." Melanie "#13daystogo can’t wait to be there" @mangobaker "Woot woot! Not long to go!" Holly

WISHFUL THINKERS "I would never leave this place" @themeanreds "I need to be here right now..."@hilaryerwin "If I go with my love here, I will not have any other wish in my life ♥ " @arminfazeli_ "A piece of heaven♡" @shellbeane

JUST HILARIOUS "Oh my what a cozy looking environment! I just wish that every time I looked at this I didnt see large spiders hiding under every bush and tree… 😜" @chites

And of course, there were all of you that tagged in the person that you wanted to go there with. We can't thank you enough for sharing the love.

On a side note- make sure you go and visit @neverpants on Instagram for some amazing photography, and of course @cabinlove for your dose of beautiful places to stay in the wilderness.

A cabin in the woods

Image credit: Heath Gerhard (@neverpants)

Be featured on our pages

Be featured on our pages

: Via IG (@neekandmark)

If you have stayed with us and would like to share your images with us, we would love to feature your images on our social media pages.

This is a great way to gain followers, promote yourself if you are a photographer, or just share a pic that is too good to be kept to yourself.

Check in

You can share images when you check in on Facebook at the Mouse's House Rainforest Retreat, or you can tag your location on Instagram and post an image. This is a wonderful way to share your first impressions as you arrive.

Tag us

You can use the tags #mouseshouseretreat or #mouseshouserainforestretreat to share your images with us. 

You can also mention us in your post using @mouseshouseretreat for Facebook or Instagram

Send us your images

For those of you that like good old fashioned email, you can reply here and attach your images to share them with us. We can credit the image to you, or keep it anonymous if you prefer. You can also send us your images via Facebook messenger or direct message in Instagram.

However you choose to share your memories with us, you are offering a snapshot of your experience on your stay with us. If you loved it here, sharing these images can help paint the picture for others that will love it too.

We try our hardest to ensure our guests enjoy their time here, and we would be ever so grateful if you could help us spread awareness of our rainforest retreat in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland.

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