Come to the mountains
To a place where there is room to dream
Snow covered magic, a winters dream
Sit back & relax by the fireside
Catch a trout, climb the highest mountain
Breathe in mountain fresh air
Unplug from the daily grind
Feel the thrill of vertical descent
Cottages, cabins & chalets

Snowy Mountains Accommodation

Escape the everyday

Unplug, reconnect & revive  …………………………

Get close to nature.  Unplug from the daily rush.  Reconnect as a family.  Bring the dog.  Sit back.  Put your feet up.  Pour a glass of wine.

Watch the sun set over the mountains.  Spot kangaroos & wombats.  Hear birds sing.

Swap stories and share discoveries from the day.  Bask in the warmth of your wood burning fire.

Soothe those well worked muscles in your own private sauna & spa.  Be mesmerised by the flames of your campfire.  Spot a shooting star.

Snuggle down into your feather topped bed.

Head off for new adventures on horseback or on foot.  Ride a mountain bike.  Catch a trophy trout.  Breathe in the thrill of vertical descent on a board or skis.

Climb the highest mountain.

Escape the everyday  – run away to Pender Lea in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.

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Snowy Mountains Resort at Pender Lea

Welcome to Pender Lea, providing summer and winter ski holiday accommodation in the heart of the Snowy Mountains - Crackenback.

Pender Lea is the perfect choice for your Snowy Mountains holiday. Our ideal location puts the best of the Snowy Mountains right on your doorstep. You are only minutes away from the mountains, lakes, rivers and resorts.

In winter, the Snowy Mountains become a playground for snow worshippers. Pender Lea is on the Alpine Way, 5 minutes drive from the Skitube, which provides hassle free all-weather transport to Perisher. Perisher is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere.

Just a few minutes further along the road is Thredbo Village, the picture perfect resort with the longest ski runs in Australia. If you need some retail therapy or a night out, Jindabyne is just 10 minutes away.

Fun Snowy Mountains Activities Await

When the snow thaws, alpine meadows bloom with wildflowers and trout fill the streams. In the warmer months, the Snowy Mountains have an amazing list of things to see and do - bushwalking, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, water skiing and white water rafting are waiting for you to come and discover. Pender Lea’s hotel, resort and lodge accommodation puts you in the heart of all the action the Snowy Mountains have to offer.

If you love fishing, Pender Lea has one of the most coveted fishing spots in the area. Our 4WD drive track winds down through remote wilderness to a private isolated fishing spot on the Thredbo River. Here you can fish for trout in one of the untouched pools or running rapids. It’s a paradise for the fishing devotee. Many a great fishing tale has been born here.


Explore Pender Lea's Snowy Mountain wilderness on horseback. Ride to the top of Crackenback Mountain range and take in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and Lake Jindabyne. Indulge in a gourmet picnic at one of the spectacular lookouts, or beside our wilderness section on the Thredbo River.

Affordable Accommodation For All

The chalets, cabins and cottages at Pender Lea has been designed to cater for all tastes and budgets. You can choose from a luxury Swiss-style chalet nestled amongst the alpine bush, a renovated historic Snowy Mountains high country hut or fully-equipped park cabins, ideal for the budget-conscious traveller.

Our holiday homes offer premier position accommodation for families, groups or couples for their ski or summer holiday and vary in size and facilities. Our properties offer king beds, multiple bathrooms, spa baths, stone fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, floor & central heating, drying rooms, barbeques and we are also pet-friendly.

Escape the everyday - run away to Pender Lea in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Our Crackenback accommodation is the perfect location for your Snowy Mountains holiday.

What our guests say

We decided on a summer escape to the snowy's, and the Hilton was awesome! We arrived to a fire set in the fireplace on a chilly night, crawled under the feather doona in the comfy king bed, and woke in the morning to a kangaroo outside, wild king parrots, and horses. Would have loved to stay longer and will be back in summer and winter in future. Had the whole property to ourselves, and checked out all the other secluded cabins and cottages tucked away in the trees. The horseriding in the snow looks like a must do!  

Google 2010

We have just returned from our stay at pender lea chalets. We stayed in The Hilton and had the most wonderful time. This divine cottage exceeded all our expectations!! It was warm, atmospheric and truly beautiful. The Hilton is perfectly positioned to all the ski fields. We were so sad to leave... especially Napoleon and Mandy (our 2 dogs that were kindly allowed to stay) We will be back!! LOVED IT  

Google August 2013

“Brilliant accommodation, great location, lovely setting” We took 3 families to Pender Lea and stayed in the Cottage. It was excellent with 3 double bedrooms, a kids room full of bunks, 4 bathrooms, spa, fireplace, and loads of family areas. The house was well-appointed with every appliance we could ever need. Fire wood was abundant and our hosts were wonderful, leaving the key in the door of the cottage without us having to go to reception at all. The accommodation is perfectly situated only 5 minutes from the ski tube up to Perisher. A great time was had by all, especially our children - living in Papua New Guinea, they had never seen snow before and it was a wonderful experience for them. The schnapz factory 2 minutes up the road towards Jindabyne is also well worth a visit - I recommend the pear.  

Trip Advisor September 2011

Wow! We stayed at the barn and it is so beautiful. Wonderful for a family with all cooking needs attended to and a separate tv room. We will return!!!

GoogleA year ago

We stayed at Penders Barn as a group of 6 adults and 5 children. The whole experience was simply awesome. The house is absolutely ideal, well fitted out aesthetically and practically and brilliantly located. It had everything we needed and the owners were extremely accessible when we had requests or needed any help. We'll definitely be looking to return and will highly recommend this accommodation to anyone heading to the area. Thanks guys, it was great and so were you. P.S. we wish we'd heard about Warrens accomplished chef skills earlier, we'd have definitely booked him for a night.

Google8 months ago

From the second we arrived, we knew we were in for a fantastic family holiday. We chose to stay in The Barn - and I'm glad we did! It was brilliant. We have 4 young children so we usually expect a noisy household. Well, this time we were in for a treat. The kids had a ball, yet it felt utterly peaceful. The sheer size of the space meant that the kids could have a great time exploring, yet surprisingly it was still very quiet. It's such a lovely place with so much detail and all the features you could hope for. The kids loved toasting marshmallows in the fire place and there was heaps of fire wood to keep us going for a very long time.

Trip AdvisorStayed September 2011

The Post Office is the real stand out! We loved it! Beautiful historic building, beautifully renovated restorted and expanded, we can't wait to go back next year! Even if you are not a skier you can enjoy the alpine experience and relax around the fire, watch foxtel, cook in the fully equiped kitchen or go horse riding!

Trip AdvisorStayed July 2009

We have just returned from Pender Lea (we stayed in the Post Office cottage) which made up one leg of our summer holiday. We spent 4 nights in this amazing cottage, feeling a world away from our hectic lives, but with all the comforts you could ever want.

Trip AdvisorStayed January 2011

If someone was to tell me that there is a better place to stay in the mountains than the "Barn" or the "Post Office" at Pender Lea................................honestly I wouldn't believe them. Both chalets are stunning and sensationally set-up. I would like to buy them and live there.......................unfortunately If I was going to do that. None of you guys would ever get to stay there.

Trip AdvisorStayed December 2011

We stayed at Penderlea Chalets in the Post Office chalet for 3 nights with another couple. We were very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful building and attention to detail that has gone into furnishing and finishing the property. It's a great choice for two couples as there are two bedrooms that have their own bathrooms,located at opposite ends of the house, which gives you a lot of privacy.

Trip AdvisorStayed January 2012

We stayed at 'Penders Barn' and it was awesome. The house itself is magnificent and the location ideal. It has everything you need and we were really well looked after by the owners who quite obviously care about the experience their clientele have. Thanks a million guys, we'll hopefully be back and we'll definitely recommend.

Trip AdvisorStayed September 2012

I have stayed at Pender Lea several times now at different locations. I find the property a very good value and some locations outstanding. The Barn is top of the line with a great feel especially in the winter, heated floors are a luxury appreciated after a hard day of skiing. Owners are easy to communicate with and a pleasure to deal with. This is my favourite spot in the Snowy Mountains. Room Tip: The Barn is outstanding...

Trip AdvisorStayed March 2012

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    Winter Arrival Days

    • 2 day stay - Friday arrival
    • 3 day stay - Thursay or Friday arrival
    • 4 day stay - Monday arrival
    • 5 day stay - Sunday arrival
    • 6 day stay - Monday arrival
    • 7 day stay - Friday or Sunday arrival
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