Luxury accommodation at Bright, Victoria in the heart of the Great Alpine Valleys


The House at Smoko is luxury wedding and accommodation retreat set on 28 acres between the picturesque towns of Bright and Harrietville in Victoria’s High Country.

Set among towering Dutch elm and English oak trees and with dramatic views of Mt Feathertop and the Smoko Valley, The House at Smoko is a rich tapestry of craftsmanship and history.

Initially inspired by the mountain cattlemen’s huts and tobacco drying kilns prevalent in Victoria’s North East and High Country the design also reflects the works of Christopher Alexander – a noted architect and scholar who formulated a “pattern language” of ways houses can be designed to support sociable places. After 12 years and over one hundred revisions, more than forty patterns were used and the results tell the story.

From the outside The House at Smoko is imposing yet in harmony with its surrounds. Local stone, corrugated iron and timber are all left in their natural state. Inside, light is captured from all angles, views are framed from dozens of aspects and spaces serve to inspire and relax.

Varying ceiling heights make rooms feel either more intimate or more sociable and unique design features and chic interior furnishings make this a modern day masterpiece with a feeling of yesteryear.

Two acres of wonderland gardens, 16 acres of grazing land and 12 acres of bush lead down to the crystal clear water of the Ovens River which flows along the boundary.

The House at Smoko is the perfect retreat for couples, families, small groups of friends, weddings, skiers, cyclists, mountain bikers, thrill seekers, bushwalkers, food and wine lovers, or those who want to do nothing but relax and appreciate the unforgettable.

Book now to experience The House at Smoko…Bright and the High Country’s most spectacular luxury retreat.