The headlines on the TCMF website say that the Tamworth Country Music Festival is “Australia’s Largest Music Festival – 10 Days – 700 Artists – More Than 2800 Events”.
We headed to Tamworth to find out what people have been raving about!
Tamworth is about a five-hour drive from Sydney – it’s an easy drive passing through pretty countryside and charming towns – particularly Murrurrundi and Willow Tree. In fact if you leave Sydney in the morning, the Willow Tree Inn is a great place to stop for lunch. Their award-winning Graze Restaurant and Bistro serves one of the best steaks you will ever have. Across the road is The Plains Pantry – another great place for good coffee, home baked meals, cakes and gourmet groceries.
We chose to stay at the Cambria Hotel Chelsea based on price and location. We were not disappointed and can highly recommend a stay at the Cambria.
The Cambria is a new hotel (built in 2015) and is fresh, clean and modern. Our room was a Deluxe King Guestroom – 1302 on the 13th floor, at the back of the building away from the street, so nice and quiet.
The Spruce Moose Lodge consists of a B&B in the main house, several cottages and a couple of holiday homes. It is located about 3 blocks from the main street of North Conway, in a pretty setting amongst the trees – and in Autumn it is particularly beautiful.
We have Cottage 3 – a green timber cottage with open plan living/kitchen/dining and lounge plus 2 bedrooms. It is an old fashioned place but it’s comfortable.
We had just one night in Montreal and booked this apartment based on location and value for money.
LikeAHotel offers apartments and holiday rentals in Montreal – all bookable via booking.com.
We chose to stay in an apartment on Queen Street, Montreal, a short walk to Old Montreal.
To check in we had to phone LikeAHotel 45 minutes before arriving to get the code to enter the building. Once in the building we used a computer screen on the wall in the landing to contact LikeAHotel staff to talk us through getting into our apartment (another code for the key holder), show our ID, etc.
We found our accommodation in Burlington on Air BnB – it is described as Blue Building with Neighborhood Character.
During a trip to see the Fall colours of Vermont in the USA, we decided to visit Burlington and made this booking the day before our visit – we were the first guests to stay in this accommodation.
We chose the property because of its location and value for money.
On arrival we collected our key by entering a code into a key box at the property. The apartment was on the first floor of a quaint timber building (painted blue) – there are steep stairs to climb to reach the apartment.
It was very difficult to find reasonably priced accommodation in Stowe on the Columbus Day holiday (Monday, 10 October 2016) however we came across Stowe Motel – very good value for money.
We booked a 2-Bedroom Fireplace Suite – Room 302.
The suite was self contained and very comfortable. We were able to park right outside our suite, so very easy to carry luggage in.