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Nestled in the heart of the Barossa’s world-renowned wine region, The Louise is an acclaimed luxury culinary destination and also known across the Australian tourism industry as the birthplace of Luxury Lodges of Australia.
The Louise, a preeminent luxury lodge in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, with its connecting restaurant, Appellation, is set to join the growing Baillie Lodges family in September 2021.
With a number of luxurious rooms available at The Louise including some with a private terrace, the gorgeous property seems a perfect fit for the portfolio at Baillie Lodges who currently hold a number of luxury stays under their name.
Some 16 years ago, owners Jim and Helen Carreker embarked on redeveloping an existing country motel into a 15-suite luxury lodge set in the Barossa’s gently rolling hills and offering sun-dappled views of the region’s trademark vineyards. Essential to the Carrekers’ vision was a genuine, food- and wine-paired dining experience showcasing the Barossa community’s most exceptional wines – from world-renowned wine houses including Penfolds, Henschke and Seppeltsfield to boutique cellar doors like Izway and David Franz.
For Baillie Lodges, the acquisition of The Louise is a natural fit within its brand portfolio, representing the culmination of many years of industry association, collaboration, and shared friendship. The Louise’s loyal guests and its team of dedicated staff can expect a seamless transfer of ownership, with all staff remaining at the lodge under the leadership of esteemed General Manager, Kylie Mansfield.
Baillie Lodges Chief Operating Officer Craig Bradbery has extended a comprehensive welcome to the employee team of The Louise as they join the collection.
“It’s our custom to welcome all employees at each of our new properties into the Baillie Lodges family, offering opportunities for further career advancement and exposure to tourism and hospitality industry best practices,” Bradbery says.
While The Louise isn’t the only luxury spot in the Barossa Valley at current, with the newly relaunched Kingsford Estate, it is one of few luxury accommodations with a fully functioning restaurant, that has a fit-out to take your breath away.
The esteemed Baillie Lodges portfolio is ever growing, with their most notable properties being Souther Ocean on Kangaroo Island that was sadly destroyed in the 2020 bushfires. Their list of gorgeous properties also extends overseas, with New Zealand’s iconic Huka Lodge, and Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge.
To learn more about The Louise or book your stay, visit their website here.
The Louise is located at Seppeltsfield Road, Stonewell Rd, Marananga SA 5352.