The Best Hotels to Book in Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Australia

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is almost a village in itself, with colourful chalets and two restaurants as well as a gym, sauna, indoor pool and spa
Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is almost a village in itself, with colourful chalets and two restaurants as well as a gym, sauna, indoor pool and spa | Courtesy of Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa / Expedia
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29 November 2021
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The Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, are an epic winter sports hub and home to world-class ski resorts, including Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. Half an hour from Perisher, Jindabyne (Jindy) is a welcoming year-round alpine oasis that woos visitors with a close-knit community vibe, plenty of restaurants, après-ski activities and accommodation ranging from cheap-and-cheerful motel rooms to designer chalets with spa pools to relax in under the stars. Choose from this stellar selection – bookable on Culture Trip.

Jindy Inn, to be close to town

Room at Jindy Inn, Jindabyne, Australia
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A five-minute walk from town, relax in soothingly styled, eco-conscious rooms with a view – some with balconies overlooking Lake Jindabyne, and others with picture doors opening up to a garden terrace. You’ll enjoy the sink-into beds, hearty bowls of home-made chilli and cosy guest lounge with open fire even more when you discover that a percentage of all profits is donated to the owner’s wombat rescue centre.

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, for lake and mountain views

Room at Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne, Australia
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A gem in the heart of Jindy, this laid-back venue offers the privacy of a self-contained apartment with all the extras you’d expect from a hotel. Make full use of the heated indoor pool, gym, tennis court, ski equipment hire and in-house bar and restaurant warmed by a glorious open fireplace. Book a one-room studio for solo trips or go large with a two-bed with a private balcony overlooking Jindy Lake or the mountains.

Rimrock, for an alpine-style lodge

Room at Rimrock, Jindabyne, Australia
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Perfect for families and groups of up to 10, this alpine-style lodge goes all out to impress you with vaulted beamed ceilings, log-burning stove, outdoor terrace with barbecue and après-ski hot tub. Everyone will love the open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, perfect for sharing fondue and relaxing by the fire on chilly nights. There’s also a separate den with a pool table and TV to escape to when you need some downtime.

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, for activities

Room at Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa
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A pristine expanse of lakeside and mountain vistas halfway between Jindy and Perisher, this spa resort is almost a village in itself. Here, there are colourful chalets, designer apartments, two restaurants, gym, sauna, indoor pool and day spa. Adventure lovers will adore the resort activities on offer, including archery, mountain biking, golf, frisbee golf, tennis, a low-ropes course and, of course, winter sports.

The Mountain House, for skiing essentials

Room at the Mountain House, Jindabyne, Australia
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A three-minute drive from Lake Jindy, this modern home with a mountain view is the perfect pad for Jindabyne skiing holidays. It’s packed full of welcoming, homely touches such as comfy sofas, colourful rugs and heated floors, and the winter-break essentials such as a drying rack and ski storage are also on hand, so you can roll out of bed, grab a coffee and head straight to the slopes.

Twynam House, for a firepit under the stars

Exterior of Twynam House, Jindabyne, Australia
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Tucked away on the outskirts of Jindabyne, but still within easy reach of the town centre, this comfy four-bedroom home has everything you need for a stress-free trip. The whitewashed interiors are fresh and relaxing, while the outdoor sunken firepit and outdoor seating area are a memorable spot to roast marshmallows under the stars. On cool mornings, the balcony is a dreamy place for sipping a freshly brewed coffee.

The Elements East, for large groups

Dining room at the Elements East, Jindabyne, Australia
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Sleeping up to 11, this bright townhouse is a 15-minute stroll from Lake Jindabyne and will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The large, open-plan living space features a fire and picture windows and is a great spot to kick back and gaze at the snow-peaked mountain vistas from the leather couches or the rustic wooden dining table. Make use of the barbecue on the decked balcony to grill your chops for dinner after a day on the slopes.

Mountain Lodge, for cosy styling

Room at Mountain Lodge, Jindabyne, Australia
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The cosily styled Mountain Lodge has all your holiday bases covered, with a firepit, indoor spa bath, and soft sofas and plump cushions to relax on. Add in the great location – close to Jindy and with plenty of parking for an easy run to the resorts – plus the big kitchen for whipping up feasts, and you might just have found the ideal winter crash pad.

Lake Jindabyne Hotel, for sports rentals

Exterior of Lake Jindabyne Hotel, Jindabyne, Australia
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A warming beacon in a winter wonderland, this hotel is a social hub on the lakeshore. Families will love the colourful bunk bed rooms looking over the water to the distant mountains beyond. Ready to mingle? Sip a local beer in the bar and shoot some pool to the strains of live music, before tucking into a cheese-topped pizza from the Bistro. The on-site snow-sports rental shop can get you fully kitted out before your trip to the slopes – and if you don’t feel like making the trek on some days, try your hand at a spot of winter fishing on the lake instead.

Acacia Snowy Motel, for affordable accommodation

Room at Acacia Snowy Motel, Jindabyne, Australia
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Sporting a vintage alpine vibe, Acacia Snowy Motel offers fun, affordable bunk-style motel accommodation, as well as one of the best lounges in Jindabyne, warmed by a 360-degree wood fire and stuffed with old-school arcade games and comfy couches. There’s also an on-site bar and restaurant where you can get a cooked brekkie each day, discount vouchers for ski rental gear and plenty of off-site parking so you can minimise hassle and maximise your time on the mountains.

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