Experiences

A Hunter Valley trip to get the family in the Christmas spirit

The carols are playing in stores, there are Christmas decorations up and everyone is starting to talk about their Christmas plans. If you love the celebration of Christmas, then this one's for you!

Château Élan at The Vintage in Pokolbin have put together 5 christmassy reasons to visit them this November to Christmas Day.

A Sweet Little Accommodation Deal
Enjoy a night in the Hunter Valley with the Château Élan Family Christmas Accommodation Package from $433 a night. In the package you get overnight accommodation in a One Bedroom Apartment, a kids’ little arrival surprise, access to the kids activities, unlimited in-house movies, a complimentary sofa bed or rollaway for the kids and, most importantly, a bottle of local wine for a little drink once the kids are in bed!

With no minimum two night stay and the inclusions, at this time of a year - it’s a good little catch. Book here.

Daily Kids Christmas Activities
Keeping the kids entertained whilst you are on holidays makes for a more enjoyable getaway. So whether you just want to watch on, or pretend you’re a big kid too, there are a range of daily activities Château Élan are running in the late afternoon from Saturday 12 December until Christmas Eve.

There is something for all interests like candy cane hunts, Christmas art, Christmas movies and even gingerbread house decorating. The activities are only $5 per child or included in the Family Christmas Accommodation Package.

Chateau Elan Kids Christmas Activities
Chateau Elan Kids Christmas Activities

Christmas Photos on Vacay
It’s not often you get a holiday with your Christmas photos but from December you can get your Christmas photos done whilst you are at the Château Élan.

For $195 per group you will receive a 20 minute professional photography session with a Christmas themed backdrop and 10 digital images to post to your socials. The photos will take place inside the Carriage House which will be styled in an Australian native theme including a 3m Christmas tree and an arbour that will frame the beautiful stained glass windows.

The photographer is on site Fridays and Saturdays in December. Bookings are essential so contact Château Élan via [email protected] to book ahead.

Treat Yourself at The Spa
What’s a time of giving without a little self giving?! To help you get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, The Spa is offering a ‘Christmas Ready’ package, which includes an illuminating facial, brow wax, brow tint, lash tint and mini pedicure, all for $149 per person.

And whilst you are kicking back in The Spa you can enjoy access to the hot and cold mineral Jacuzzis, use the butler service to order yourself a glass of crisp bubbly or unwind with a book in the Reflections Lounge. Book yourself in for this little treat today.

Mineral Jacuzzis - The Spa, Château Élan
Mineral Jacuzzis - The Spa, Château Élan

A Christmas Day Feast Cooked by Legends
Cooking on a hot Australian summer day...you can count me out. However, if you are looking for someone else to do the hard work for you, whether you are staying at Château Élan or not, The Legends Grill Restaurant have prepared a special Christmas Day menu.

The Legends Grill Restaurant, Château Élan
The Legends Grill Restaurant, Château Élan

Christmas Day lunch is a three course meal for $125pp with main meal options such as slow braised ox cheek or a lamb duo of braised lamb shoulder with pan roasted lamb rack, you will certainly have your Christmas fill!

Christmas Day dinner is also available for $110pp with equally tantalizing menu options such as roast chicken supreme with spiced tomato, bacon ragout and duck fat potatoes.

There is a vegetarian option on the menu too and kids meals are available for $30 per child aged between 2 - 12 years old. But get in quick to secure a seat.

So there you have it, 5 reasons to celebrate all the Christmas joy at the 5-star Château Élan in Pokolbin.