Alpine Retreat Mt Buller
Booking Contract and Useful Information

For clarification on any of these points, please call our booking line on 03 5777 6500.


Useful Information


CHECK OUT: 10AM                               CHECK IN: 4PM

As is standard with hotel stays, our check in times are set to allow us enough time to clean your room properly. We only have a small staff at the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller and a lot of rooms to clean, especially on weekends, so please be patient with us. If your room is ready before 4pm, we will be happy to check you in, however we cannot guarantee this being the case, which is why we offer luggage storage facilities.


MORNING: 8am to 12pm                               EVENING: 4pm to 8pm

Due to the fact that most people are out of the lodge on the ski slopes during the afternoon, our reception is only open in the morning and in the evening. Should you require assistance between 12pm and 4pm, please ring the doorbell at reception to gain the attention of our office person, who can be seen through the window above reception. If no one is present, it is most likely that they are helping someone elsewhere in the building. You can also call the lodge phone during this time on 03 5777 6500 to speak to a staff member. 

Office staff are able to check you into your room should it be clean and ready when you arrive during the afternoon, however, this is not guaranteed under any circumstances and you may be directed to leave your belongings in the luggage store until the reception reopens at 4pm.


Alpine Retreat Mt Buller has a small luggage storage area available for use on arrival and departure days at no extra charge so that our guests can make the most of another day at Mt Buller. This is located behind the main stairs, the first door on your left as you enter the Reception area. Please note that this area is not supervised and the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller can accept no liability for items left here. Valuables can be locked up on Reception during reception opening hours, but again, no liability is accepted.

CHanging facilities:

Public toilets are available on level 2, left of reception, passed the stairs and luggage store and opposite the restaurant. Changing rooms, showers and toilets are also available in the pool if you have checked out of your room already.


All linen and towels are supplied in your room. This includes, bed sheets, bath towels and extra blankets for warmth. Pool towels are also available in the pool area.


Free WiFi is available in the public areas of the lodge. This is not available in guest rooms.


Property Notes


Please note that the Alpine Retreat does have a bar and restaurant and noise may be audible in some guest rooms.

Off-Piste Bar at the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller hosts live music and events throughout the season. Please note that some rooms, especially balcony rooms and the Chamois Apartment, may be able to hear noise from the bar.

The bar is open during the following times:

  • from 4pm to 1am Monday to Friday,
  • from 12pm to 1am on Saturday
  • from 12pm to 11.30pm on Sunday

The Alpine Retreat Mt Buller is a relatively old lodge and, as such, some of the dividing walls are thin. We ask guests to be courteous of others and to keep noise to a minimum when in your room and when moving around the building, especially late at night. This is especially important when staying on the top floor in our mezzanine rooms. We are a family lodge and children may be sleeping.


The property is set over 4 floors and does NOT have a lift. There is no disabled access and paths may be snowy during winter. Most areas of the hotel are also accessed by steps due to the buildings situation on the side of a mountain.



During winter, vehicle access is restricted into the whole Mt Buller alpine village and guests are not allowed to drive private cars into the vicinity.

Overnight car parks are located on the road about 2km before the village from where you will need to take an oversnow taxi up to the lodges. All vehicles parking in the village car parks are legally required to carry snow chains, as these areas are above the snow line. Snow chains can be hired in Mansfield or Mirimbah. Car parks where snow chains are not required are located at the bottom of the hill at the resort entry gate in Mirimbah or in Mansfield, from where you can take a bus up to the resort. This will drop you in the village centre, about 150m from the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller's front door.

Prices for car parking, resort entry and taxis can be found and pre-booked in the Getting Here section of the Mt Buller website.


Use of Facilities


The swimming pool at the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller is open from 2pm to 9pm. Please abide by all swimming pool rules. The swimming pool area is unsupervised and the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller can accept no liability for events occurring from its misuse.


The Games Room is open from 8am to 11pm. Please leave this area neat and tidy and be considerate of other guests who may be staying in adjoining rooms with regards to making noise. No alcohol, food or drinks are to be consumed in this area.


The Alpine Retreat Reception is open from 8am to 12pm and from 4pm to 8pm.

The Alpine Retreat Office (above Reception) is open from 8am to 8pm.

If you are IN RESORT only and require assistance outside of these hours, please call the lodge mobile on 0439 776500.


Your Stay With Us


At the time of booking you will be asked for your full name, a contact phone number and an email address to send your booking confirmation to. We also need to know the number of adults and children in your party. Please note that all rooms are subject to a legal maximum capacity, as stated in the room descriptions. Extra beds cannot be provided in any rooms so please make sure that you have chosen the room that will accommodate your whole party. Alpine Retreat Mt Buller reserves the right to charge for extra persons not declared over and above the maximum stipulated for each room type on your arrival. Rooms can accomodate a maximum of 1 infant aged 0-2 years and sleeping in a portacot who does not count towards the room occupancy.


Alpine rooms can sleep a maximum of 4 adults, the extra bed in an Alpine Room for 5 is for CHILDREN ONLY. Children are classed as being 2 to 14 years old. All our prices are per room so children stay free with us all winter. We can sometimes accommodate teenagers in extra beds in Alpine rooms if a family is staying together; please call to confirm.


The full balance for your stay must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. This includes any surcharges for bookings made using vouchers. Bookings not paid within this timeframe may be cancelled.


A credit card imprint will be taken on arrival/check-in as a security bond to cover any damages sustained or expenses incurred by you and your guests. Please note that Mt Buller Resort Management requires all guests to complete a Guest Registry and provide a valid ID number for every adult (passport or driving license number) staying in the resort. Please ensure that you have a credit card and valid ID with you for presentation on arrival.


Please provide us with an estimated time of arrival and a mobile phone number so that we can reach you while you are on your way to resort should we need to. If you intend on arriving after 8pm, please call the hotel on 03 5777 6500 during the day so we can give you details of late check-in procedures through the bar. After 8pm, you can reach us on 0439 776500.


Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival will receive NO REFUNDS. Any bookings cancelled before this 30 day period will incur a 20% cancellation fee unless otherwise stated. 


Once a booking is confirmed with us, we are only able to make one date change, providing you have booked the room at the full rate. Date changes will not be allowed less than 7 days before arrival, except under the conditions of the Mt Buller Snow Guarantee. Cancellations and/or rescheduling are not allowed once a booking has been confirmed at a promotional price or using a deal voucher. In this case, the voucher will be forfeited. No show voids voucher and booking.


Mt Buller Snow and Skiing


The Alpine Retreat Mt Buller is covered by the Mt Buller Snow Guarantee, details of which can be found on the Mt Buller website.


Mt Buller offers a variety of lift ticket types for skiers, snowboarders and sight seeing. Full details and prices of available lift passes can be found and booked directly through the Mt Buller Resort website.


The Mt Buller Ski School offers instruction in skiing and snowboarding for adults and children. Different ability levels and group sizes are available. For more details, please visit the Mt Buller Ski School website.


The Alpine Retreat is one of the cheapest places on the mountain to hire basic skis and snowboarding equipment for adults and children, as well as winter clothing, walking boots and toboggans. We also have equipment for sale. Bookings are not required and walk-ins are welcome after you arrive in the Mt Buller village. For more information, please see the "Play" section of our website.