The Best Richmond Tasmania Accommodation

From luxury estates to vineyard retreats – you’ll love all the amazing Richmond Tasmania accommodation options on offer. 

I am so lucky to call the Coal River Valley home, and in this guide I use my local knowledge to show you the very best places to stay in Richmond and the Coal River Valley!

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Explore historic Richmond on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Explore historic Richmond Village | Photo: Tourism Tasmania & Brian Dullaghan

The Coal River Valley is one of Tasmania’s finest regions – click here for my Guide to the Coal River Valley – and yet for some reason it seems to fly under the radar.

So many travellers treat Richmond and the Coal River Valley as a quick day-trip option from Hobart, but for the best experience you really need to stay a night or two, giving yourself time to soak up the country vibes away from the hustle and bustle of Hobart.

It’s a beautiful valley, and you’ll enjoy learning more about Tasmania’s convict history while visiting Richmond Bridge, the old Richmond gaol and St John’s Church. And when you need to take a break you’ll find the food and wine options liberally sprinkled across the valley to be second to none! 

Wine lovers will enjoy tasting their way through some of Tasmania’s best cool-climate Pinot Noir and Riesling wines, while foodies will be in gastronomic heaven as they sample the cheeses, chocolates and modern-Australian menus found in many of the valley’s best restaurants.

Whether you’re in search of luxury, a family farm stay, or quality accommodation in the heart of Richmond, this guide to the best Richmond Tasmania accommodation is sure to help you plan your Tasmanian road trip.

1. Prospect Country House

Prospect House Private Hotel is the best Richmond Tasmania accommodation for your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Prospect House Private Hotel - Richmond's best accommodation

If you love travelling in style then Prospect Country House is an absolute ‘must’ on your Lap of Tasmania road trip.

The team behind award-winning Pooley Wines have unlocked the incredible potential of this sprawling colonial retreat, located at the gateway to historic Richmond Village.

The king and queen courtyard rooms achieve outstanding levels of understated elegance, and you’ll welcome their personalised service and genuine hospitality.

Whether its a luxe picnic on the lawns, a round of golf, or a lazy day of cycling around Richmond village, Prospect House has plenty to keep you occupied. And at the end of the day you’ll relish the opportunity to taste the highest quality produce of the Coal River Valley under the expert hand of their head chef.

Book it in, and you too can explore, connect and reflect at Prospect House Private Hotel.

Budget: $$$$
Address: 1384 Richmond Road, Richmond

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2. The Mill House Cottage

Best Richmond Accommodation - The Mill House

Historic Richmond Bridge is considered by many to be the heart of Richmond Village – and you can’t get any closer to this Australian icon than Mill House Cottage (circa 1853).

The gardens and grounds are in immaculate condition, and after a day in the village you’ll appreciate the serenity of this wonderfully restored private cottage.

The cottage is fully self contained with all modern conveniences, and you’ll also receive provisions for a delicious continental breakfast.

Budget: $$
Address: 2 Wellington St, Richmond

3. Aquila Eco Retreat

Best Richmond Tasmania Accommodation - Aquila Eco Retreat
Aquila Eco Retreat - Richmond Tasmania

Perched atop the Pontos Hills, Aquila Eco Retreat is ideally located for the best views of the vineyards, hills and history of the picturesque Coal River Valley. 

Their deluxe eco pods and deluxe glamping tent are perfect for reconnecting with nature and come with all the little things that make a rural, sustainable stay so special – including one of the best outdoor baths you’ll ever find!

Simple pleasures, stunning natural surroundings and beautifully appointed accommodation – you will thoroughly enjoy a relaxing night or two at Aquila Eco Retreat.

Budget: $$$
Address: 739 Brinktop Road, Richmond

4. Tara's Richmond Farmstay

Taras Richmond Homestay - Best Richmond Tasmania Accommodation

Tara’s Richmond Farmstay offers a unique experience for anyone planning a family road trip in Tasmania.

This small, family-run working farm is a destination in itself, with a range of crops and farm animals changing with the seasons.

Your children will love the opportunity to get up close to the friendly farm animals, – including lambs, sheep and ponies – while in summer you can all enjoy picking your own farm-fresh fruit.

Previous guests have commented on how warm and comfortable the cottage is in winter, and ZooDoo Wildlife Park is only 15-mins away. 

If you’re looking for the perfect family getaway, Tara’s Richmond Farmstay ticks all the boxes!

Budget: $$
Address
31 Ogilvie Lane, Richmond

5. Mulberry Cottage B&B

Mulberry Cottage - Best Richmond Tasmania Accommodation

There’s something for everyone at Mulberry Cottage B&B. Just a few minutes walk from historical Richmond Bridge and the village centre, their two delightfully renovated cottages offer comfortable and cosy lodgings with a choice of valley or garden views.

Take one look at all the positive feedback from fellow road trippers and you’ll see two things that really stand out – the decadently comfortable beds and their delicious pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit!

If you prefer self-catering, book the Valley View cottage as it has the best cooking facilities of the two cottages.

For quality accommodation at a fantastic price you can’t go wrong with Mulberry Cottage B&B.

Budget: $$
Address: 23A Franklin St, Richmond

6. Bridge Cottages

Bridge Cottage - Best Richmond Tasmania Accommodation

Built in 1823 for the village Sergeant, Bridge Cottages are among the oldest in Tasmania.

With lovely views across Richmond Bridge, both the Armoury Cottage and Sergeants Cottage offer white picket fences, luxurious open fires, wooden floors and grand French doors.

If you’re looking for the ultimate adults-only retreat just minutes from all the attractions of Richmond and the Coal River Valley, this is the place for you!

Budget: $$
Address: 47 Bridge Street, Richmond

Where to find the best Richmond Tasmania accommodation

This map shows you how to find all the accommodation options I have reviewed in this guide, and how they are positioned within the Coal River Valley.

More amazing Tasmania accommodation options

If you’re planning a Tasmania road trip you’ll need to find other places to stay across the island.

Here are more of my recommendations to make your planning easy:

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I hope this guide has helped you plan your Richmond accommodation. If you’ve got any questions at all please get in touch, as I’d love to hear from you.

Happy road tripping!

Andrew.

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Andrew Strikis

Andrew is an award-winning travel writer and photographer from Tasmania. Over the last 10 years he has been an advocate for Tasmanian tourism, working with and supporting many of Tasmania's prominent organisations such as Tourism Northern Tasmania, Hobart and Beyond, and MONA. Together with his wife he enjoys exploring Tasmania by road, and he looks forward to helping others plan and enjoy their own Lap of Tasmania road trip.

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