What Makes a Great Luxury Accommodation Retreat?

Pamper yourself with the finest romantic couples retreat

How do you find a truly luxurious couples retreat experience?

You know it when you feel it: from the moment you walk through the door, you’re delighted by "the little things" -- the thousand tiny differences that make you feel at home. But how do you ensure you've made the best choice in luxury accommodation for your romantic getaway?

Why indulge in a luxury retreat?

It's all about forgetting your cares for a while. If you book time away, you don't want an experience that's "OK" -- you want the best! You want to be removed from the everyday world and left in romantic seclusion with no distractions and no worries.

How do we achieve a relaxing experience?

The key is in the planning and care of your hosts. You need an environment in which everything has been considered in advance. You need to put yourself in the hands of people who are experienced in providing truly memorable stays for their guests and who are passionately committed to doing so.

And if they have a satisfaction guarantee -- well, all the better!

So, what makes for a great luxury retreat?

There are four areas in which a luxury accommodation retreat needs to excel in order to be truly great. Let's take a look!

A Relaxing Atmosphere

Riverview Rise Retreats was purpose-built as Adelaide's premier 5-star couples getaway destination. It's a cozy haven of secluded luxury set in the rolling hills overlooking Mannum, South Australia, close to the banks of the Murray River. It features self-contained, luxurious accommodation for couples in separate villas, generously spaced out in a bush setting for absolute privacy.

Designed by the owner, movie set designer and artist Michael Chorney, the primary motivation was to create a modern, luxurious escape destination for couples only.

The Retreats are self-catering, studio-style bungalows each with fully appointed gourmet kitchen, large spa bath, tailor-made king-size bed, surround sound system and complimentary fast NBN internet. Each Retreat has its own private balcony with BBQ and outdoor furniture setting.

If you're looking for cheap inner-city accommodation, this is not the place for you! Who wants tiny rooms with traffic outside your window? This is the perfect bubble of tranquillity in supremely luxurious accommodation set amongst the trees and bushland of the outer Adelaide Hills.

On top of that, enjoy our lazy 2pm checkout!

Nowhere else will provide quite the same experience for your and your partner. Treat yourself, and come and see what made us worthy of a Traveller Review Award for 2023!

If you're looking to stay in luxury accommodation and beautiful natural surroundings in South Australia, look no further!

Perfect Couples Retreat Accommodation

Riverview Rise is a 40-acre property in the Adelaide Hills providing luxury, self-contained retreats that let nature in and offer the experience of interaction between nature and the arts.

Riverview Rise Retreats pioneered romantic cabin getaways -- an environment specifically designed for adults only, with the finest comfort, service, privacy, atmosphere and seclusion.

Architecturally, the Retreats are like little dolls house hideaways with low eaves and various ceiling configurations. They have a built-in patio and are accessible through large, double sliding doors directly from the bed/living room. All Retreats have stunning Murray River views.

Absolute privacy is achieved by the positioning and landscaping of the buildings. It is possible to stay for several days, and never see another human, either through the picture frame windows or on the surrounding grounds.

Unusual and rich wall paint textures enhance your visual experience. Total black-out curtains with designer room lighting are yet another feature amongst many.

When you're not spending time together in your Retreat, venture out into the lush natural bushland surroundings for a walk through the trees or by the river. Enjoy the tranquillity of the environment in each others' company.

If you're celebrating your anniversary or Valentines Day, a birthday or some other special occasion, or want honeymoon accommodation or babymoon accommodation, you want only the best gift for your partner. Make it a memory.

We offer premium, adults only luxury couples retreat accommodation to ensure our guests have maximum peace, seclusion and serenity -- there are no large groups, no parties, no children, and no pets. Just you!

Consistent and Thoughtful Service

We know you want a minimum of interruption during your romantic stay with us; a great host will know when and how to offer service, and when to leave you alone!

While you will be given the maximum seclusion and privacy, we are available to provide assistance whenever you need it.

You will find here a consistent quality in personalised service. Riverview Rise Retreats is a place well known for making travellers feel welcome and comfortable through intuitive and unscripted customer care with a relaxed approach that makes any guest feel at home.

Here, each guest is treated as a unique individual, and every detail of your stay has been carefully anticipated.

Find out why our guests call Riverview Rise Retreats "the perfect romantic getaway!"

Luxury Accommodation Packages and Extras

Riverview Rise Retreats has a range of luxury accommodation packages; we're sure you'll find something to suit your occasion!

Aside from our accommodation, we also have a range of optional extras to help make your stay as pleasurable as possible.

If you're up for a bit of adventure, visit some of the sights and activities around Mannum:

At Riverview Rise Retreats, our accommodation is specially designed with romance in mind. For an unforgettable marriage proposal, engagement celebration, honeymoon, romantic surprise for a birthday or anniversary, or just an escape from life's hectic pace, this is the perfect relaxing getaway for two.

It’s beyond accommodation, this is a Platinum River Experience.

Book direct with us now for the experience of a lifetime!

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Travel & Hospitality Awards 2023

Oh my goodness! Absolutely gobsmacked! Your Retreat is just gorgeous!! I could feel the stress just disappear as we walked in the door. The view is magnificent. Michael + Wink amazing + friendly. Facilities - everything you could want + more. Thank you for this beautiful retreat.


Stayed in lotsa places in Australia, overseas and more importantly in this State, you've nailed it. What a spectacular place, very impressive, designed and fitted out perfectly. I'll be spreading the word cto many others for sure - We'll be back for sure! Thanks.


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