The Howqua Apartment is a cosy self-contained apartment sleeping up to 6 people across two sets of bunks in the living area and a separate double bedroom. The apartment includes living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There are spectacular views of Mt Buller and the surrounding area from the balcony. All rooms benefit from a fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, luggage storage and a flat screen TV. Linen, towels and soap are provided. Also included is a continental breakfast each morning.
Budget Mt Buller accommodation with unheralded extras in the heart of the Mt Buller alpine village
Positioned ski in-ski out amongst the snow gums, right in the heart of the Mount Buller alpine village, all resort facilities are within a few minutes’ walk of our Mt Buller hotel. The Alpine Retreat offers cosy convenient family-owned ski lodge accommodation. Add to this our spectacular views across Mount Buller and the High Country and plenty of retro alpine charm – we think it makes for a winning Mt Buller combination!
Family ski holidays are where memories are made...
Our warm and cosy bed and breakfast rooms are perfect for family ski and snow holidays or for groups of friends. With a combination of double and bunk beds or spacious self-contained apartments complete with kitchenettes, all rooms benefit from ensuite bathrooms, under-floor heating, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, fridges and ample luggage storage. A buffet-style continental breakfast is served every morning in restaurant and will set you up for a great day on the slopes of Mt Buller.
Evenings or inclement weather days are spent relaxing in the pool, spa and sauna, sinking in to the comfy sofas of our TV and games room or enjoying a drink and a game of pool in the bar. Let Danny take care of all your ski, board and winter clothing hire needs in our in-house ski shop, or stock up on any little conveniences you might have forgotten at our Kiosk and Lolly shop.
Be a pizza history!
New this year, we are very excited to welcome Chef Giovanni 'Vanni' Cologni who brings his experience, skills and passion for authentic Italian delicacies all the way from the Italian Alps to Mt Buller. His brand new in-house restaurant, Desiderio Italiano, will cater for all palates covering everything from classic pasta, pizza and meat dishes to lesser-known regional staples of the Italian Alps and Apennines for the more adventurous.
All in all, the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller has everything covered for an awesome snow and ski holiday. We look forward to welcoming you!
Desiderio Italiano features an ever-changing menu starring fresh, seasonal ingredients, partnered with a wine-list showcasing a fine balance of both affordable and more exclusive Italian labels. Open for breakfast, dinner and now lunch too, Desiderio Italiano is a must-try experience for any visitor to Mt. Buller and will not disappoint. Come and say ciao to our friendly staff and allow us to look after you.
Desiderio Italiano caters for all palates: classics' aficionados will not be disappointed by the variety of authentic pasta, pizza and meat dishes while more adventurous epicureans will be able to savour lesser-known regional staples of the Italian Alps and Apennines.
Danny's Ski Hire
Don't have your own skis or snowboard? No worries!
The Alpine Retreat Ski Hire hires out everything you need for your snow and ski holiday at Mount Buller.
What do we hire?
Whether you want to try skiing, snowboarding or jump on a toboggan, we have equipment to suit everyone from shaky-kneed beginner to advanced shredder.
Winter clothing including ski jackets, ski pants, goggles and gloves are also available from child-size to adult.
Ski Lodge Facilities
The Alpine Retreat offers four floors of facilities to fill every hour of your Mt Buller holiday.
POOL, SPA AND SAUNA:
After a hard day on the slopes you can't beat heading home to soothe those ski legs in the Alpine Retreat's heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, also a good option for when it's really really cold outside.
TV AND GAMES ROOM:
Kids love our TV and Games Room, chock full of toys, games and video games and free wifi. Take each other on at foosball, table tennis or on our Nintendo Game cubes featuring Mario Kart and Pro-Snowboarding. Parents love sinking into the comfy sofas to catch up on the news or relax with a film on our 60in TV.
KIOSK AND LOLLY SHOP:
It's easy to stock up on any little conveniences you might have forgotten or even pick up a few snacks or treats at our Kiosk and Lolly Shop.
Being a ski lodge the Alpine Retreat runs on a small housekeeping staff. Our check-in and check-out times are set in order to give us enough time to ensure all rooms are cleaned to a high standard for each new guest. We know, however, that you want to make the most of your time at the snow, which is why we provide a luggage store where you can leave your bags until you are ready to leave the hill or check into your room.
Skiing and Snowboarding Facilities
After 30 years on Mt Buller, we know what makes a snow and ski holiday.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD STORAGE:
Enter the ski lodge through the skier's entrance and you will find ample ski and board storage, complete with ski locks on request to keep your gear safe.
No more cold wet toes or pants - leave them in our drying room overnight and they'll be nice and toasty warm by morning.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD SERVICING:
If it's been a while since your last ski holiday, Danny offers ski and board servicing in Rental Shop.
Our coin-operated laundry will have you feeling fresh as a daisy.
Alpine Retreat Bar
The Alpine Retreat Bar serves a varied menu of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Come in off the slopes for a warming apres-ski drink by the open fireplace, then settle in for the night to enjoy the sociable atmosphere, music, snowboarding movies and live sports events on the big screen TV.