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Naked Cubby Co launches glamping option for Canberra wine region

By Ian Campbell - 14 April 2018 0
The Naked Cubby Collective launched this week at Mount Majura Vineyard. Photo: supplied.

The Naked Cubby Collective launched this week at Mount Majura Vineyard. Photo: Supplied.

A new era of luxury glamping has launched in the Canberra wine region.

The Naked Cubby Collective brings together award-winning grapes, gourmet food and a 5-metre bell tent at the Mount Majura Vineyard, barely out of Canberra.

Overlooking the vast landscapes of the vineyard and beyond, this bell tent home away from home is the first permanent glamping location in Canberra, and presents an opportunity to escape the modern world, while still being able to see it in the distance.

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Posted by Naked Cubby Collective on Thursday, 5 April 2018

The name, Naked Cubby Collective, comes from the idea of stripping back, both literally and figuratively – with just a bed, books and board games. The one-night stays are designed for you to switch off, unwind and enjoy your natural surroundings.

A place where you can hide away from the real world for a night, disconnect from your reality and reconnect with the important things…like good wine!

The 5-metre bell tent is permanently located on a custom built deck overlooking the vineyard. Made for long-term luxury, including floating floorboards, a vintage rug, a comfortable king bed and custom-made furniture from local designer, Curious Tales.

Owners, Erin Wilson and Daniel DiScipio say their aim is to not only offer beautiful overnight getaways but also showcase local creative talent.

“Where possible, we’ve collaborated with a collection of designers and producers to support local talent and have carefully placed every element to add to the relaxation and simplicity of slipping away to a vineyard for the night,” Erin says.

The cellar door is just 600 metres away from your unqiue bell tent overlooking the vineyard. Photo: supplied.

The cellar door is just 600 metres away from your unique bell tent overlooking the vineyard. Photo: Supplied.

Guests have the option to select from two stays; The ‘Simple Stay’ and the ‘Schmick Stay’; both feature a king bed by Sealy, luxury linen, solar-powered fridge and lights, use of vineyard facilities, books, board games and local breakfast hamper.

The ‘Schmick Stay’ also includes a bottle of Mount Majura Wine selected by guests and a gourmet picnic hamper provided by Schmicnics.

Erin and Daniel came up with the idea almost two years ago.

“Working in hospitality throughout university, we both grew to love good food and wine,” Daniel says.

“We also love exploring Canberra and surrounding areas, having found some beautiful accommodation options in the countryside and along the coast but never here.”

“And each time we visited a vineyard, we kept thinking, ‘imagine if only we could just stay right here?’” Erin adds.

“We approached Mount Majura Vineyard who were really excited about the idea,” she says.

“We’ve spent time carefully creating our brand to come up with a memorable experience which supports the Canberra region and allows guests to connect with the important things in life.”

Part of the thrill of a Naked Cubby stay is that you get to observe a working vineyard. Erin and Daniel work collaboratively with Mount Majura to respect day-to-day operations; no cars are allowed in the vineyard which helps protect the soil.

The cubby is located behind the original vineyard, called Dinny’s Block and is a 600m adventure uphill from the cellar door.

The 5m bell tent is permanently located on a custom built deck overlooking the vines. Photo: supplied.

The 5m bell tent is permanently located on a custom built deck overlooking the vines. Photo: Supplied.

The proximity of The Naked Cubby Collective’s first bell tent to Canberra city creates a backyard getaway experience for the ACT, without forfeiting all of the creature comforts of home.

The Cubby is open four nights a week from Thursday to Sunday. Check-in is at 2 pm and a late check out at 12 pm so guests can really immerse themselves in natural surroundings.

For more information, visit www.nakedcubbycollective.com

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