It doesn’t matter how many times you witness Autumn, it never ceases to amaze…and we have Autumn on our minds. There are few words to explain just how stunning the yellows, oranges, purples, browns and golden colours are, and everyone should take the opportunity to witness the breathtaking Autumn colours on the Granite Belt.
In fact, that’s just what we are witnessing this year. Guests are staying, purely with the intention of viewing and photographing the magnificent Autumn landscapes. For whatever reason this year, the colours are even more vibrant – Mother Nature has not been remiss!
And get those ‘booking making fingers’ warmed up and ready to go…the cold weather has finally arrived! Last night we dropped to 2.2 degrees. It’s fire, port and woolly scarf time. Beautiful days and cold snuggly nights – perfect!
It’s been a little while since the last blog post and there’s been plenty happening. This year seems to be the one for weddings. We have had at least one wedding every month so far this year, including our own daughter’s, and there are several more already booked. We have had very successful Apple and Grape Festival and Opera in the Vineyard events – and there are plans underway for some very exciting new events to come. Right now, we are getting ready for:
- Grazing the Granite Belt 19th – 20th May 2018
- Jester Hill Winery will soon be hosting their Degustation Dinner (26th May 2018).
More information on these can be found at https://granitebeltwinecountry.com.au/
Some other major events coming soon are:
- The Queensland Eisteddfod over Easter 2019 http://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/council/alerts-news-notices/stanthorpe-to-welcome-126th-queensland-eisteddfod-in-2019
- The Polocrosse World Cup in April 2019 https://polocrosseworldcup.com.au/
There has also been a lot going on behind the scenes. It’s all to easy to find ourselves caught up in the day to day running of 31 The Rocks, and from time to time we have on step back and work on our business instead of in our business. Checkout the couple of new packages we have on offer http://www.31therocks.com/packages-and-specials/ and we are working on a new deal for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. We have our new look reception and our new coffee table book in the Villas and Lounge. Our regularly visiting kangaroo “Zinc” has another new joey and the baby echidna that we videoed not so long ago in the front garden (please see our Instagram page for his antics – www.instagram.com/p/BgAqhzYhfub/?taken-by=31therocks ) is growing so fast, the holes that he’s digging are getting quite large. How it can be comfortable covered in ants is a mystery, but for him it’s just heaven.
Finally, some bragging rights. This year, thanks to your lovely reviews and recommendations, 31 The Rocks has achieved a Certificate of Excellence and a 4.9 rating from Trip Advisor and moved from #2 to #1 for speciality accommodation in Stanthorpe. We have achieved a 9.7 rating with Booking.com and already in the last few months, have seen that rise to 9.8. We also have a 4.9 rating with Google. Thank you so much for your kind words, we strive to make your stay here with us, and your visit to Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt, an experience to remember. We really do appreciate it.