Our Profile Parklands Country Garden and Lodges are situated within the 28 acre heritage property which adjoins the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park in Blackheath. The splendour of Parklands is almost overwhelming as you drive through the sweeping gates leading off Govetts Leap Road. The driveway, lined with old pines and cypresses which were planted over one hundred years ago, takes you past glorious flower beds and sweeping green lawns to reveal a luxury homestead and intimate garden cottages in the traditional Blue Mountains weatherboard style. Set amidst a unique oasis of manicured gardens and lawns leading down to a private lake, this 4 ½ star country lodge resembles a large English country garden, with its haven of beauty and tranquillity whilst offering a secluded and relaxed atmosphere. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges is a leisurely 1 hour and 45 minutes’ drive from Sydney CBD. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges was designed to provide an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity with 7 cottages, each containing two elegant Garden Suites and two Loft Rooms, all suites and rooms have expansive views of the splendid grounds. Parklands Day Spa completes the immersion for this luxury retreat with 5 double treatment rooms complete with a shower and steam rooms. The spa treatments are individually tailored to suit guest needs and the multi-sensory journey is designed to revive and rejuvenate. Parklands Country Garden and Lodges is part of the Escarpment Group collection of hotels in the Blue Mountains. The Escarpment Group is a unique collection of luxury escapes in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. It incorporates 4 luxury brands that are iconic to the Blue Mountains – Lilianfels Resort and Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, The Hydro Majestic Hotel and Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges . Each of these established icons is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views that are unique to the Blue Mountains region. The Escarpment Group is independently owned and operated and its investments in the Blue Mountains region began in 2004 with Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. In 2008, The Hydro Majestic was acquired with a view to refurbishing one of the most iconic resorts in Australia and so began an exhaustive chapter of peeling back the layers and adding back the luxe. In 2009, the Escarpment Group acquired Lilianfels Resort & Spa and continued to successfully operate it as the premier 5 star property within 90 mins Sydney CBD. More recently in 2013, the Escarpment group added to its collection Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges with a view of adding to the story of luxury sustainable regional tourism. To further support its growing profile in the region and meet the operational demands the properties, the Escarpment group has embarked on a joint venture with TAFE Western Sydney Institute to set up the Hotel Management Institute (HMI) in September 2012. Its aim is to provide internationally recognised qualifications for hospitality students and facilitate bespoke training of all Escarpment staff through an accredited program unique to HMI. This will not only provide the Blue Mountains region with increased economic activity and a robust education industry but more importantly an increased pool of trained staff ready to deliver a high standard of hospitality services across its properties. With so much planning about to unfold at the Hydro Majestic in 2014, The Escarpment group is truly committed to the region and is focused delivering high end tourism on a scale rarely seen in regional NSW. The regional food and wine focus will certainly be the highlight with many more chapters unfolding on what is a very exciting period for Blue Mountains tourism.