South Australian luxury lodge Sequoia opens in Adelaide Hills

An $18 million luxury lodge located in the grounds of Mount Lofty Estate in the Adelaide Hills has opened today.

Sequoia comprises fourteen luxury sustainably-designed suites with panoramic views over the Piccadilly Valley, along with immersive nature-inspired experiences, natural artesian spring-fed stone hot pools, an infinity pool, new day spa and valley rim campfire amphitheatre.

Sequoia is owned and operated by South Australian local David Horbelt and his business partner Malcolm Bean.

“Malcolm and I are delighted to be able to build upon our world-famous luxury offering at neighbouring Mount Lofty House,” Horbelt said.

“At Sequoia, we have created an entirely new level of opulence, every detail has been carefully planned to take guests on a journey that will touch the senses, connect with the soul and create a pure sense of delight.

“The lodge and its offering were born out of our passion and deep connection with the beauty for this region, we wanted to share our desire to celebrate life and create a sense of place and connection with nature, combined with exemplary personalised service and fine-dining.

“Sequoia truly is unique; we’ve integrated the highest principles of luxury amenity and service with the natural beauty of one of Australia’s most applauded landscapes in the Adelaide Hills.”

Led by a team of Experience Hosts, the lodge offers a range of unique local bespoke activities themed around the pillars of food and wine, wellness, nature and history.

Also located on the grounds of the estate is the three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, along with the Arthur Waterhouse Cocktail Lounge and Champagne Bar.

Sequoia can also be booked for private use to create an entirely exclusive experience.