Diamondvale B&B Blog
A tour with a difference A tour with a difference I can't believe how excited Kellie and Tim were when sharing with me the joys of experiencing a travel destination by bicycle. The first time they rode around a region was during their holiday in Japan. Rather than sitting on a tour bus, riding on a bicycle gave them the freedom to really embrace their surroundings and stimulate all of their senses. Discuss
7 shockingly true health benefits of taking time out in the country 7 shockingly true health benefits of taking time out in the country We all know how relaxing it is to go for a gentle hike in the woods, but did you know that this simple activity has been scientifically proven to improve your health and well-being?Seriously folks, I’m not just talking a walk in the local park – no, that won’t do. Discuss
Bramble Patch Bramble Patch I'm going to start this blog with a question: What do you think about when I say Stanthorpe? If you thought wine, you wouldn't be alone; and that’s fair enough. We are famous for our wineries and many of them are award winning. So if that’s what you seek, then great! Discuss
A Job Less Ordinary A Job Less Ordinary When it comes to owning your own accommodation business, you quickly learn to become the quintessential “jack of all trades”. One moment you are working with a customer espousing all the virtues of our region, next you are wrangling with the animals, writing a blog or making up a floral bouquet, you may even find yourself putting together a BBQ. Discuss
Who knows what goes with wine? Does it really matter? Who knows what goes with wine? Does it really matter? Now, if you’re like me then you really have no experience drinking wine except for a couple of tastes you’ve had over the years, or you’ve mistaken wine coolers for something that is tolerable or perhaps you’ve tried a sweet white? And you binged on it and now you can’t drink it anymore? Discuss
Experience the Magic of Autumn in the Granite Belt Experience the Magic of Autumn in the Granite Belt Queenslanders, have we got some special sights for you!  In Autumn something remarkable happens in this unique part of the Sunshine State, the colours of the trees begin to change, leaves turn into brilliant hues of red and orange and  fall to the ground making spectacular scarlet carpets of foliage at every turn. Discuss
Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies – oh my! Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies – oh my! Waking up to wildlife at my doorstep is something I’ll never tire of and certainly don’t take for granted. It doesn’t happen every day, and I can’t set my watch by their appearances, you see the thing about wild life is that it’s…..wild.... and therefore, totally unpredictable. Discuss
Anzac biscuits – still sharing the love Anzac biscuits – still sharing the love At Diamondvale we hope that our guests leave feeling more like treasured friends than passing travellers. Of course, we want you to have a great time while you are here, but we also like to give our guests something to take with them to enjoy on the journey home. Discuss
39 Reasons to Head to the Stanthorpe Show in 2015 39 Reasons to Head to the Stanthorpe Show in 2015 If you’ve ever wanted to step back in time and imagine the Ekka the way it was when the show first began – then a trip to the Stanthorpe Show is for you. This weekend, this year, this much anticipated event turns 139!!! Discuss
VALE Shadow - our little guide and constant companion VALE Shadow - our little guide and constant companion Shadow 1/8/98 – 18/12/14      I have known for a while that this day would come, but that does not make it any easier. She was an old dog, but that does not diminish the sadness, it can not reduce the hole that is left by her passing and neither should it. Discuss