Echuca's best weekend getaway?
We've been asked why is our "guest comments" page is named News? It's simple really, what better news about a B&B can you get than the latest guest reviews who've recently stayed there. We've been named by the Age & Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekends Away as one of the top 100 destinations for passionate travelers in their 2007 guide but the real test is what our guests say when they leave and Allen will continue to update this page regularly - so here's a clue - hit the END key to go to the bottom and see the latest news - our guest reviews!
Read the guest reviews of Hodgson House
Anne and Allen Perry are delighted and grateful with the responses by you - our guests - to Hodgson House, Echuca's only riverfront B&B with wonderful forest and river views and a river track walk into Echuca's historic port precinct. You might also like to have a look at our WALKING MAP, it gives a good visual idea of where we are located and why our guests keep telling us that Hodgson House is a wonderful Murray River getaway were you can get close to nature.
What Sydney Weekender (Channel 7) had to say about Hodgson House and Echuca.
If you would like to book, simply EMAIL us or phone Anne on 5482 2128 and our promise is we'll make you feel at home!
Hodgson House on the Murray is special place to us and the following are comments that some of our guests have written in our Visitors Book: To us, hosting a B&B is great, we have met so many nice people and its pleasing that so many of them felt at "home" at Hodgson House. We have entered our guests' comments in chronological order - so the
Chris & Bob (Sydney) "Great hosts, lovely to be first guests. We can't think of any improvements"
Pam & Doug (Sydney) "Thank you Allen & Anne for wonderful hospitality & we really enjoyed our stay"
Gerardine & Phonse (Hughesdale) "Thank you Allen and Anne for a wonderful stay in your lovely home. Many memories to take back - the feeding of the kookaburras and the beautiful gum trees. Hope to come back in the future!"
Colin & Yvette (Sydney) "A very special place on the Murray. Thank you both very much."
Julie & Warren (Mt Martha) "Fabulous stay. ***** all round" ( Please note, Hodgson House was rated 4 1/2 stars by AAA in the star rating program in December 2004.)
John & Lee (Panton Hills) "A perfect stay, nothing overlooked. Thank you"
Bradley (Bentleigh) "5 star hospitality in beautiful surroundings. A most relaxing visit. I'll be back" (Please note, Brad is a busy Sales Executive who found Hodgson House ideal for while he is visiting Echuca on business)
Kim & John (St Kilda) "What a find. We'll be back to try the campfire in warmer weather"
Mark & Kim (S.A) "Thoroughly enjoyed the freshly squeezed orange juice, superbly cooked breakfast followed by home-made marmalade. Thanks for a warm & welcoming stay Allen & Anne - we'll be back soon!"
Kevin & Lili (Melbourne) "Thanks for an enchanting location, very comfortable accommodation, meticulous attention to every detail & your warm friendship. (+ Zac)"
Daniel & Rebecca (Castlemaine) "Great spot, friendly hosts, homemade treats, open fire, kookaburras and the mighty Murray... who could ask for more?"
Liz & Michael (Gardenvale) "Thank you so much; we had a delightful time. Loved the riverside coffee table and the way our every need was anticipated - and a few we didn't think of - loved the chocolate treats before bed."
Julia & Don (Melbourne) "Thank you Kay and Peter for looking after us well, particularly the taxi service- care above and beyond the call of hosts!" (Allen & Anne would also like to thank Kay & Peter for looking after our guests and Hodgson House while we attended a B&B conference in Melbourne.)
Franck & Laurence (France) "Thank you so much for this wonderful stay. Wish we had stayed longer. Place is fantastic & you are so nice! Hope we'll get back some time."
Marg & John (Glen Waverly) "Thanks for your special days full of meticulous attention to detail, delightful creative touches all topped off with relaxed hospitality. We carry away warm memories. Thanks again Anne and Allen and Zac."
Ken & Liz (Kensington) "Lovely! Many thanks, enjoyed our campfire & wine with you and your friends. Much good luck to you! Afternoon snack platter a great idea. Also enjoyed our nature discussion."
Keith & Deenie (Shepparton) "What a lovely, peaceful setting! We much enjoyed the warmth of your hospitality and friendliness. Food and snacks were yummy also. God Bless."
Linda & Peter (Port Melbourne) "Absolutely fantastic setting & hospitality. Feels like home - beautiful. Many thanks for your kindness & karaoke!"
Rebecca & Shane (Bondi) "Thank you Anne & Allen"
Margaret & Gavin (Melbourne) "Wonderful hospitality. Thanks Anne & Allen for a very relaxing stay. We enjoyed ourselves very much!"
Matthew & Andrea "Thank you so much for an amazing stay. Your hospitality was beautiful and your home was a delight to stay in. We loved Zac as well! Thank you."
Gavin & Danielle (Melbourne) "Thank you for your wonderful hospitality & attention to our needs. We enjoyed our stay. Look forward to staying with you again."
David & Lesley (Pt Noarlunga, SA) "Excellent, quiet, private, very, very nice!"
Ant & Alicia (Bendigo) "Thank you for your fantastic hospitality. A thoroughly enjoyable experience - cheers!"
Andre & Jan (Daylesford) "A beautiful place to stay. Anne & Allen are amazing with hospitality - nothing is too much trouble! Breakfast is incredible"
Gillian & Ken, Janine & Derek (Melbourne) "We had a wonderful, relaxing stay with you. Thank you Anne & Allen for your most generous hospitality. Loved all the extras; chocs, platter, "taxi rides", etc. Keep up the good work - hope to see you again!"
Pam & Paul (Mt Evelyn) "Thank you so much Anne & Allen for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing your home. We felt very pampered - just what we needed! We loved the river outlook, the kookaburras, the wine, the "treats", the open fire and delicious breakfast! Thank you!"
Graham & Desley (Townsville) "Lovely Stay. Will recommend to others."
Kerry & Richard (Melbourne) "Thank you for all the little touches that make a stay such as this feel so special. We feel so spoilt - everything thought of!"
Maria & Jeremy (St Kilda) "Thank you Anne & Allen, Peter & Kay! The effort you put into our stay was much appreciated! We loved the bush, the river, the town and most of all your hospitality. We will definitely recommend to family & friends. Good luck. PS I loved Zack too!"
Rose, Rob & Brett "A truly charming experience. Many thanks Anne & Allen."
Geoff & Lis (Mildura) "Lovely B&B, Lovely hosts. We will tell our friends!"
Paige & Hanh "Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. Makes work not so enduring after a hard day! Best wishes for the upcoming Christmas season."
Col & Celia (Merricks) "Completely spoilt & pampered. A wonderful rest. We'll be back!"
Margo & Mark "Not enough time to enjoy - we'll be back!"
Marg & Bill (Fawkner) "Could not have asked for more. Wonderful hosts, marvelous food & a most welcoming atmosphere."
Ruth & Edgar (Switzerland) "We were happy to stay in your beautiful place. Thank you so much, hope to be back one day..."
Judy & John (Tathra) "A lovely place - great position, warm hospitality, comfort & peace. Thanks & good luck!"
Andrew & Chris (Croydon) "Thank you for your kindness & hospitality. Beautiful!!! Love the pool."
Fleur & Thijs (Brighton) "Spectacular, spectacular! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality & beautiful environment. Loved the pool & all the animals! We'll be back. All the best!"
Jackie & Paul (Seaford) "Best part of Christmas & New Year 2004/5. Thank you!"
Bec & Sam (Moorabbin) "We had the most fantastic & relaxing time. The service is the best! Good luck for the future. PS Love Zac!!"
Alexandra & Ismail (France) "Thank you for a lovely stay. Will recommend to others.! Merci."
Anne-Marie & Rachid (Morocco) "The beds marvelous, the breakfast delicious and hospitality memorable! merci merci beaucoup. "
Justin & Mary (Berwick) "Lovely spot - enjoyed the pool, lovely breakfasts and good hosts. Thanks for making us feel welcome. Cheers - see you again."
Ursula & Willy (Switzerland) "Just beautiful, would certainly love to come back one of these days! Thank you very much indeed!"
Dorothy & Charles (Brighton) "Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and hospitable. Thank you very much."
Dianne & Geoff (Ballarat) "Our first experience in a B&B & it was fabulous. We loved all the little "touches" and warm hospitality!"
Shirley & Jeff "Wonderful spot and very friendly hosts. Had a lovely time!"
Damien & Rosa (Glen Waverley) "We have had a wonderful time and the hosts are very friendly & give good service. Thank you!"
Judy & John (Black Rock) "We will remember Hodgson House for the great hospitality, utter comfort, peaceful surroundings and great pool - during the heat wave! Especially loved the Red River Gums. Thank you A & A."
Leonara & Simon "Lovely time, great views, great food. Thanks!"
Gwen & Jack (Beaumaris) "We enjoyed our stay - thank you for your generous hospitality! Pool was great."
John & June (England) "A most warm and welcoming experience. A lovely change from impersonal motels!"
Bruno & Desiree (Niddrie) "We really enjoyed our stay, very warm, welcoming and excellent service. Wine & food was excellent - Zac is very hospitable too!! Thanks again - we will spread the word!"
Allen & Anne want to say a big thank you to Peter & Kaye Redhead, who took care of Hodgson House and Zac while we visited family and friends for a week in Sydney - we're not the only ones who appreciated their tireless efforts as can be seen by the next three guest comments:
Roz & Mary "Beautifully set out in position and in the perfect format to relax for your guests. We loved this haven by the River and would like to bring back some of our friends. Thanks. Kaye is a treasure & so is Peter!"
Jerrie & Derek "Absolutely fabulous weekend, give yourselves a hearty pat on the back Kaye and Peter. Fantastic, we will be back and we will spread the word about Hodgson House. Cheers."
Meredith & Richard (Warrnambool) "Very relaxing and peaceful setting, Kaye & peter thanks for your care and hospitality, we really enjoyed our stay."
Bob & Jueleena (Washington, USA) "A wonderful retreat on the lovely Murray River, wonderful hospitality & food. And a little Jack Russell fix during our travels. Thanx so much!"
Effie, Con & Helena (Caulfield) "Allen & Anne, thanking you for your warm hospitality, fantastic breakfasts & endless port & treats. We will be definitely spreading the word of how wonderful Hodgson House is. Keep up the fab work!!"
Maria & Nick (Chadstone) "This is undoubtedly the best B&B we have been to.. and there have been many. The best thing was we were made to feel so at home all the time. Thank you Anne & Allen for being such wonderful hosts. PS. I'm addicted to your hedgehogs! XXX"
Anthony & Liz (Seville) " Great people - great hospitality - great holiday! A home away from home. Truly lovely people in a beautiful spot in the country."
George & Rita (Lysterfield) "We really enjoyed the friendship & hospitality of our hosts. Our hostess treated us like family. We will come again."
Lynne & Bill (Glen Waverley) "Thank you for sharing your delightful surroundings, kookaburras, etc, also for the wonderful hospitality."
Greg & Lia (Rowville) "Thank you for a really wonderful couple of days. Loved all the really nice touches - lovely hosts too!"
Wendy & Meridith (Canterbury) "WE have appreciated the peace & tranquility of Hodgson House as well as your warm hospitality & care. We hope to return!"
Chris & Sally (Moss Vale NSW) "A beautiful home, warm hospitality & wonderful food - who could ask for more! Thanks Anne & Allen for a wonderful stay."
Frank & Sandra (Doncaster) "A wonderful experience - a lovely touch of paradise, lovely hospitality, beautiful property & lovely hosts. Memorable!"
Deb & Simon (Lower Templestowe) "Picturesque & peaceful home on the Murray. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thanks for your friendly hospitality Anne & Allen!"
Maria & Shane (Ballarat) "A wonderful peaceful & relaxing stay! Wonderful hospitality & setting."
John & Libby (Gosford) "Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. A beautiful house, beautiful outlook. You made our anniversary so special! We'd love to come back."
Judy & Jim "Anne & Allen. A lovely few days. Sincere thanks for your hospitality. See you again!"
Colin & Glenis (Mentone) "We had a very enjoyable stay in your lovely B&B. Hope we can come back again. Thank you Anne & Allen."
David & Laura (Seymour) "Beautiful spot in a lovely town, thanks for the special treatment, makes you feel so lovely! Thanks!"
Carole & Robert (Ballarat) "We do live in the best country in the world & this place just proves it. A lovely place. Thank you to our hosts Anne & Allen for making it special."
Andrea & Judi (Somers) "Thank you for your kind hospitality. A quiet stop-over which was a needed respite - with our thanks!"
Jacqui & John (Castlemaine) "One of the best! A B&B is much more than just a 'bed'. It is all the other things, but none more so than the personality of the hosts. So here, we had it all!"
Ron & Frances (Moonee Ponds) "The friendliness of Anne & Allen, the warmth of the fires, the great food and beautiful surroundings have made this a wonderful stay. Thank you!"
Lyndall & Francis "Wonderful and relaxing few days. Thank you for your warm hospitality and wonderful food. We will be spreading the word!"
Suzanne & Michael "Thank you so much for your friendly hospitality. We feel very pampered. All the little extra touches were so appreciated. You have a little bit of heaven here!"
Vern & Wendy (NZ) "Dear Allen & Anne, thank you both for such a lovely stay and for your tips on B&B's. Hope we see you in NZ sometime."
Emily & Michelle (Brunswick East) Thank you to you both - we had a relaxing time enjoying your location, your excellent set-up and the delicious regional delights. Es. enjoyed the fire & extra treats!"
Rona & Ian "Anne & Allen - Masters of the B&B experience!!"
Geoff & Eileen (Williamstown) "Anne & Allen many thanks for a wonderful stay. You made us feel very special. A lovely B&B. Loved those scones. Thank you."
Andrea & Milos (Southbank) "Thank you Anne & Allen, we had a very pleasant stay."
Jacinta & Darren (Canberra) "It's been a pleasure to experience the Murray Cray Package. The campfire & food was divine. We will recommend the stay to others. Thanks for your hospitality. July 2005" (They caught 12 Crays and released 9 including 3 females.)
Ivy & Ron (Gisborne) "One night is not long enough. Brekkie made it worthwhile. Can't wait to come back!"
Jeff & Janina (Oberon, NSW) "Great hosts, great breakfasts & not to mention their personal officer Zac - he deserves a pay rise!"
Rosemary & Brian (Doncaster) "This has been a delightful experience. No more caravan parks! Thank you for your hospitality & all the extras."
Lorraine & John (Heathmont) "It has been a real pleasure to enjoy this beautiful part of Victoria in such a beautiful setting. The extra little treats have made our stay very special. Thank you!"
Colin & Marilou "Very much enjoyed our stay. The rooms & accommodation are immaculate. Loved the special little touches and attention to detail. All made our stay a very pleasurable experience. Thank you Michael!" (Michael is a wonderful friend who helps us out with maintenance and occasionally looks after the B&B if we have to be away - Anne & Allen)
Suzette & Sam "Very much enjoyed the stay. Loved the fire place. Great hospitality. Michael was very nice & helpful. Thanks to Michael & Anne."
Odette & Darren "Thank you Anne & Allen for your generous hospitality. It was a pleasure to stay here in such a beautiful place. Good luck!"
Frank & Filomena (Glen Waverley) "We had a fabulous stay and loved the place. Hope to be back one day!"
Tiziana & Vince (Rome) "We came all the way from Italy! Great place to stay. Be back in a couple of years!"
Valdine & Neil "The best B&B!! PS. Thank you Zac as well!!"
Lois & Max (Templestowe) "A special thanks to Michael who went out of his way to make these two days very special in the absence of Anne & Allen in Melbourne at a B&B conference. We too enjoyed Zac's company & will return."
Sarah & Trevor "Thank you Anne & Allen, we had a fantastic time. Your hospitality is not to be surpassed. Thank you again."
Greg & Kathy "Thank you very much for your spirit of generosity. We came here tired & stressed and leave feeling renewed & relaxed. A lovely place down the yellow brick road..."
Bryan & Margaret (Shepparton) 22/9/2005 "10 out of 10 for everything EXCEPT breakfast & customer relations which get 15 out of 10! Serenity and privacy and garden superb. Kookaburra very entertaining."
Marj & Bessie (Daylesford) "Thanks Anne & Allen for an enjoyable stay. The little extras were very helpful in adding to our visit. A very peaceful stay."
Vicki & Fred (Brighton) 25/9/2005 "A lovely setting - great hospitality. Thank you Anne & Allen. A special thanks for your kind hospitality!" (Fred's Daughter, Rebecca visited us earlier this year and encouraged us to enter the 2005 Victorian Tourism Awards - which we have. Thanks Rebecca, we hope you are enjoying your work in England!)
Annamaria, Steve & Gilda (Alphington) 27/9/2005 "A 'home' away from home & every wish magically came true!! Thank you Anne, Allen & Zac for your hospitality!"
George & Melanie 28/9/2005 "Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality and making our stay relaxing and memorable."
Yvonne & Rob (Lake McQuarie) "Lovely stay on the banks of the mighty Murray River. Thanks for your friendly service and hospitality."
Sam & Deb 15/10/2005 "Fantastic stay. We'll see you again. Many thanks."
Carol & Ray "Many thanks to our special hosts - Noella & John. Great hospitality and great food in wonderful surroundings." Noella and John Tiechelman kindly looked after Hodgson House while we visited our son in Brisbane - thank you both very much. Anne & Allen.
Annie & Luke 26/10/2005 "Most enjoyable stay - really enjoyed the bath!"
Lisa & Denis (Altona) "Your B&B is everything and more. Wonderful location, fantastic food, great hosts - everything we could have wanted. Thank you both."
Wendy & Chris 6/11/2005 "Thank you for such a wonderful, restful break. We thoroughly enjoyed our meanderings along the cycle paths you recommended too!"
Kevin & Josie (Doncaster) "Very relaxing and enjoyable - just what we wanted! Thank you for your hospitality."
George & Rita (Lysterfield) "True to form, we are back again, enjoying the hospitality of Hodgson House, happy as the resident kookaburras. It's like coming home again to such lovely people who know how to make people comfortable."
Karen & Jack (Cheltenham) "A real circuit-breaker of a holiday. Just the right mix of interest and relaxation. This spotless and elegant B&B has everything with no need to ask for anything - it has already been anticipated! Truly very happy & pampering hosts!"
Pat & John (Sydney) "A great place to stay. great hostess/host. Nothing is too much trouble! A lovely home - highly recommend!!! Thanks"
Betty & Malcolm (Devon, UK) "So restful! Loved our visits into Echuca, loved some picturesque lazy moments by the pool. Thank you for all your help & info. Merry Christmas"
Russell & Helen (Brighton) "Fabulous weekend, great location right on the river. Pool, wine & mine hosts, all at room temperature. Thanks Anne & Allen!"
Felicity & Trevor (Putney, Sydney) "One of the loveliest B&B's we have stayed at! Beautiful location, & room! All the little extras make the difference!! You seemed to know exactly what we liked!!"
Val (North Wales, UK) "Thank you Anne & Allen for your sincere hospitality, friendship & for taking care of me. Thank you for all the fun times we had and introducing your friends. I've stayed with you twice in 5 weeks of each other. Your home & grounds & the river are just out of this world! The wildlife is relaxing & soothing. I don't want to go home, thank you for making me welcome. I feel like one of the family. I will be back soon & I hope Luke has a good time on his birthday. I'll miss Zac & Sonny. Will recommend people in UK! Lots of love from Val." (Our son, Luke hired Hodgson House for his 35th birthday and had a band by the river - Val watched him setting up for the party before flying home to Wales)
Arlene & Trevor (Highton, Geelong) "What a wonderful B&B, Anne & Allen are tremendous hosts! We will be back & will recommend to all our friends. (Loved the homemade biscuits, cakes & the Port!)
Bobbi & Sheila (Lisburn, N. Ireland) "We have had a wonderful time here, hope to come back again when we next visit Australia. The hospitality was first class."
Linda & Roger (Ripon, England) Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. Wish we could stay longer. We take away some lovely memories. The picnic by the river, kookaburras & kangaroos."
Dawn & Graham "You have made something very special here Anne & Allen. Thanks for the special things!"
Lewis & Mary Rose "We have been cared for so well here, above and beyond the call of duty. We will will be back. Thank you Anne & Allen."
Paul & Diane (Malua Bay NSW) "Thank you Anne & Allen for your fantastic hospitality and welcome. A great B&B to stay in Echuca. We enjoyed your lovely home and garden immensely. All the little extras made our stay one to remember."
Lois & Nik (13 & 14 March 2006) "You were both made for running a B&B. The ambience here is delightful and your hospitality is very thoughtful. Thank you Lois & Nik."
Marg, Jan & Geoff "Thank you for such a wonderful 4 days. We had a very relaxing & restful time. Your hospitality was very much appreciated."
Ray & Kaye (Werribee) "Fantastic weekend. Hospitality fantastic. You are lovely people and made us feel very welcome."
Jennie & Peter (Mt Waverley) "What a great place to spend our Easter break! Wonderful hosts who couldn't do enough for you. Anne, you are a terrific cook, great breakfasts, delicious fruit cake & biscuits. We loved the thoughtful gestures of wine & antipasto platter on arrival, the fruit & biscuits for supper. We will spread the word!"
Colette & Ultan (Co. Cork, Ireland) "Thank you Anne & Allen for such a wonderful stay. Hodgson house is a really beautiful B&B in a stunning location. We loved taking Zac for a walk down to the river & the scrambled eggs were the best we've ever had! Thanks for all the little things that made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. We will be highly recommending you too!"
Nick & Robina (Bayview NSW) "One night only on our way to drive the Great Ocean Road. Thanks Anne & Allen for a wonderful & refreshing sleep and a superb breakfast which will keep us going all day! Best wishes for your excellent B&B!"
Anne & Glenn "Thank you so much Anne & Allen for a wonderful stay. It was relaxing and a great atmosphere to enjoy. We will be back. Oh we forgot to mention Zac, we love him - a great dog!"
Frans & Di "Thank you so much for your warming welcome and wonderful hospitality. Your B&B is absolutely beautiful - so elegant with so many little touches! (Even the boiled eggs were great!!)"
Chris & Karen (Griffith) "A perfect place for the two of us. Lovely touches. Beautiful location. Loved the river gums. Thank you for making your B&B a beautiful part of this world. Will recommend."
Carol & Ray (Mulgrave) "Thanks again Anne & Allen for another wonderful stay at Hodgson House. great breakfasts & great hospitality - many thanks."
Robert & Lynette (Geelong) "A great time was had by all in a very friendly home - thank you again!"
Pam & Geoff "Wonderful friendly hospitality but BEWARE - the food - wear elastic pants. Will be back!"
Jacqui & John "We have returned yet again. And will return on other occasions. You allow us to relax, to feel at home - a real holiday. As always, the accommodation & food above reproach. Thank you."
Sheila & Jim "Happy & hospitable hosts, what more could you ask for? Nice little added touches go down to making a great weekend. Thank you both. Excellent B&B."
Anne & Bob "Great overnight stay, comfortable, cosy, great breakfast, room, hosts & Zac - what a cutie!. Many thanks."
Joe & Frances "Compliments to Anne & Allen for this fantastic place and from the heart, a special thanks for treating us with royalty. We'll be back!"
Kerry & Peter (Bendigo), Julianna & Garry (Warrnambool) "Exceptional hospitality, fantastic house, spotless and homely. Thank you so much Anne & Allen. We might take Zac with us we think."
Shane & Jenny (Brisbane) "Our first B&B experience. Exceptional hosts & a lovely place to stay and unwind. Could have stayed a week!"
Leanne Hodgson, Suzanne Hodgson & Dianne Hodgson - The Hodgsons! "The 3 Hodgson girls at Hodgson House! A beautiful B&B, lovely friendly hosts and so many special touches everywhere - most appreciated. Zac was adorable and seeing so many kookaburra was fantastic & the "Koala" in its "natural habitat" was gorgeous!! Loved the brekkies, the wine & the little treats throughout the day. Thanks very much and hope to come back again - L,S.D" These 3 sisters visited Hodgson House after finding us on the web. Unfortunately they weren't relatives - their family came from Yorkshire in the 1850's whereas Anne's family came from Newcastle. We have a toy koala in one of trees and the sisters took some lovely photos of the kookaburras sitting next to the koala. We hope we'll see them again too! Anne & Allen
Gary "Thank you very much for a pleasant stay"
Gabriele & Lida "Thank you for the great, warm hospitality. Superb location & hosts. We shall be back! Gracie, Ciao"
Jenny & Rob "Thank you John & Nola - we had a lovely weekend - you spoilt us, nothing was too much trouble, beautiful home - Murray River, glorious!"
Judy & Peter "Thank you Anne & Allen for a most enjoyable stay. We loved your house, great location & excellent hosts."
Rebecca & Arthur "Zac is a wonderful host, his pet people are lovely too. Thank you for a very comfortable and homely stay."
John & Betty (Nunawading) "This is an outstanding B&B - the best yet & a pleasant surprise! Loved all the extra treats - great wine, walks & surroundings. Well done - will recommend you!"
The girls from Bendigo "What a wonderful stay, food, wine and atmosphere. Thanks heaps!"
Nick & Fai (Geelong) "Anne & Allen, many thanks for an absolutely enchanting stay. Your generous hospitality along with your colorful personalities ensured a most memorable stay. See you again!"
Karen & Phil "Thank you Allen, for your thoughtfulness. It's been a delightful experience. We look forward to meeting you Anne on future visits - all planned last night at Nik's!" I was in Melbourne - leaving Allen home alone - but he coped quite well according to Karen & Phil - Anne.
Peter & Joanne (Adelaide) "Sensational B&B, better than a five star hotel, we'll be back!" (Peter Joanne were traveling from Adelaide to Bathurst for the Bathurst 1000.)
John & Maxine "A delightful surprise. We came to Echuca to for the paddlesteamers & found a little paradise. Will return!"
Lisa & Ian (Southern Highlands, NSW) "Absolutely fanstastic! We had a wonderful time. Thank you for your hospitality!"
Peter & Joanne (Adelaide) "Said we would be back, tried the rest but came back to the best. Hospitality is 5 star. (See you next year!)" Peter & Joanne were returning from Bathurst and plan to make the trip again next year - we look forward to seeing them both.
John & Joanne (Mt Pleasant WA) "Glorious memories will stay with us of your delightful B&B, the birds, Zac and the puss. A thoroughly interesting little town with a fascinating history. Thank you both!"
Stef & Max (Warrandyte) "A truly lovely B&B. The best breakfast yet!"
Paul & Rosemary (Wagga) "A blissful place to arrive at after battling headwinds for 6 hours. You are wonderfully thoughtful & creative hosts. We'd love to return." Paul & Rosemary were on bicycle holiday along the Murray River.
Peta & Al "Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, it was very relaxing and I got to get my river fix once again. I could handle this lifestyle you both have."
Anthony & Sara "Thank you for making our relaxing weekend away RELAXING. We felt very much at home. We will be back again with friends to spread the word. Thanks for your hospitality!"
Mano & Eleanora "You both have been fabulous; effortlessly meeting our needs. Can't fault the breakfast! This set-up is great; best of both worlds: camp fires but returning to the comforts of home. Don't ever change!"
Margaret & Ian "Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. A wonderful B&B in such beautiful surroundings. We enjoyed being spoilt."
Lilli & BJean "Exceptional, attentive service!"
Ben & Lia (the Netherlands) Thank you for your warm hospitality! You have an outstanding B&B."
Warren & Andrea "What a wonderful weekend! Lovely hosts, wonderful facilities and Echuca even put on the great weather for us. We will be back for sure."
Ken, Nacy, Peter & Lorraine "We have had the most relaxing 3 days. Thank you for spoiling us, the food and accommodation are superb. Your little extra touches add to a wonderful B&B experience. Congratulations to you Anne & Allen on your kindness and generous hospitality. We most sincerely appreciate it!"
Morito & Shigeyo (Japan) "Perth, Ayers Rock & Echuca."
Chigusa & Andrew (Now living in Melbourne) "We are from Melbourne and absolutely loved this place!! It was a great experience for my parents from Japan to have a bit of Aussie outback as well as ourselves!! Thank you so much!"
Victor & Caroline "What can we say! No words can describe adequately the wonderful service & attention we have experienced during our stay. Absolutely "seven star" rating٭٭٭٭٭٭٭. Hope you don't mind us coming back." It was very kind of Victor & Caroline to suggest our rating should be 7 star. We were rated 4 1/2 star by AAA Tourism in 2009 , however AAA's rating system does not include anything for ambience or service - it's based on cleanliness and facilities offered - and as it did not reflect correctly on B&B's we decided to withdraw from the program in 2010..
Jann & Jeff "The welcome was a perfect start to a lovely stay. Anne, the little extras were much appreciated as was the warmth & cleanliness of your beautiful home. It's a shame we couldn't stay longer! All the best to you both."
Lawrence & Julie "A wonderful & relaxing stay. Great to come back to after a full day sightseeing."
Lynn & Rex "Absolutely fantastic. We were looked after beautifully. Thank you very much."
Angela & Martin "What a lovely relaxing home where we felt so welcome. All the extras really appreciated. Many Thanks."
Daniel & Monica "Wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. Very comfortable and great hospitality. Thank you."
Pam & Roger "Great relaxation, hospitality & food. Loved the pool!! Michael cooked a great brekky!!" Michael looked after the house while Allen & Anne went to Melbourne.
Brian & Vera (Kirkby, Bury, UK) "Found you on the internet and found you made us so welcome. We had a great time. Many thanks - great friends!"
Dawn (Croydon) "Made me feel very welcome and your hospitality was outstanding. Thank you very much!"
Heather & Hans "Thanks for a fabulous few days. Lovely environment, friendly & warm hosts. A great place to unwind, reflect on nature, eat!! We've had a wonderful break."
Michael & Julie "Thank you so very much for your gracious hospitality. Your attention to the smallest detail has not gone un-noticed & you have truly made us feel welcomed & relaxed in your little "paradise on Earth"! We have loved every minute and wish we could stay longer! We will definitely be back, Anne & Allen, when we need a break from the building & renovations! Thank you again it was absolutely delightful."
Carol & Trevor (Morwell) "We came to celebrate our anniversary and relax and unwind. Your lovely hospitality, home, pool, breakfasts, extra's made our dream come true. Thanks for everything, you are wonderful, unobtrusive hosts. "5 Star plus". Hope to repeat the experience!"
Luke & Sarah (Geelong) "Thank you both so much for the wonderful and relaxing stay, an absolutely perfect start to our honeymoon. We felt so welcome and could not thank you enough. Look forward to coming back. Loved Zac & Sonny! Best wishes and thank you!"
Jodie & Allan "Thank you for a lovely stay. It's all the extra & thoughtful touches that makes this place memorable."
Jon & Elisabeth "Thank you for a lovely, refreshing break. We had a great time!"
Keith & Linda (Windermere, England) "What a marvelous choice we made in staying here. It's the best B&B we have found. The hosts are 1st class and we thank you for making us so very welcome (including Zac & Sonny - the yoghurt loving cat!!)
Roger & Ros (Warrandyte) "Thank you for a wonderful, welcoming stay - a special treat before the birth of our first baby! It is our first B&B experience & I think we will find it very hard to beat!"
Rob, Riley & Taylah (Sunbury) "Thank you Allen & Anne for taking us in at short notice, we enjoyed the hospitality. Thanks again and hope to see you soon."
Lisa & Simon "Thanks Allen & Anne for such a fabulous, relaxing Birthday weekend! All your little extra touches made such a special stay! Especially the flask & coffee for canoeing!"
Richard, Ping, Jenny & Erin (Malaysia) "Elegant, charming, enticing, exquisite are just some of the words that come to mind in describing the house & surrounds. Thank you for your warm and friendly nature, our stay was amazingly comfortable & relaxing - a credit to you! Thank you very much."
Jackie & Colin (Reading, UK) "Thanks for making our stay so memorable. Fully endorse everything already written. Loved Zac and the birds. Hope we can return in the future."
Annie & Peter (Bairnesdale) "Lovely stay Anne, just has a B&B should be, lovely rooms, great location & gorgeous hostess. Thank you."
Norina & Allen (Heathcote Junction) "Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. Your hospitality and great conversation much appreciated. Recommend to anyone!"
Brian, Karen & Isla "Thank you for a relaxing stay in your beautiful home with delicious breakfasts. You are lovely hosts! Thanks for warmly welcoming our baby girl - she enjoyed your hospitality too. We loved your home made goodies!"
Heather & Terry "Thank you for a wonderful stay. The ambience was so relaxing. The breakfast and "little extras" delicious even though they added to our waistlines!"
Adam & Jane "Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Your hospitality, house and advice made for the perfect getaway. We will certainly be back!"
Len & Rhondda (Queensland) "We have traveled from Queensland to Southern Tasmania and have been on the road now for over 4 weeks. When we phoned you, you could not have known how we longed for the comfort and luxury of our own home so far away. When we walked in your front door, we felt we were arriving home. So similar, so comfortable and so peaceful. You have both been wonderful hosts - so attentive and helpful. Anne, thank you for all those wonderful and so appreciated special extras. Allen, thank you for checking the cricket times on the internet for Len. Next time we feel the yearn to come south for the cooler weather, we will certainly come back to Hodgson House for your special pampering!!!"
Brian & Heather (Glen Waverley) "Anne & Allen you set a high standard and are wonderful hosts - so helpful and friendly and we felt really at home. The food was superb with those little touches that make all the difference. We hope to be back to beautiful Echuca!"
Pat & Bruce (Colac) "Thanks very much for making our stay so enjoyable. Anne & Allen you are really great, worth waiting for. Bye now & bye Zac!"
George & Mary (July 2007) "What an enjoyable first time at a B&B. Your warm hospitality & high standard of service& quality is to be commended and not to forget all those homemade delicacies. Thank you for making us feel so important!"
Marcus & Lisha "What a wonderful place to spend our wedding anniversary. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable & special."
Greg & Maria "Many thanks, wonderful accommodation, wonderful hospitality, superb location - who could ask for more?"
Rod & Robyn "Very well done. So pleasant & restful, relaxed and just what we needed."
Barbara & Murray (New Jersey USA) "What a delight! Anne & Allen have a perfect place to relax and enjoy Echuca. They are excellent hosts. We were made to feel most welcome. Would love to return to Hodgson House on a future visit."
Sue & Ian "Now that we have experienced your hospitality we will be back! It has been a wonderful weekend and thank you both so much!"
Eric & Patricia "The first time we have ever stayed at a B&B as we like our independence or so we thought. A great weekend with great hospitality and friendliness. Location is spot on."
Ilse & frank "Wonderful location, terrific facilities and great atmosphere. Allen & Anne couldn't do enough for us. We felt quite at home - without the chores!"
Margaret & Wilf "Thank you Allen & Anne for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed your hospitality & friendliness & all the little goodies & great breakfasts. A great B&B to unwind. Will recommend you to friends & family."
Scott & Michelle "What a wonderful property! Next time we will make more time to enjoy the surrounds. The best night's sleep was had on a very comfy bed."
Marika & Torsten (Germany) "You walk in and feel like at home. Very relaxing, very quiet. Great to wake up with the birds singing"
Jim & Deborah "John & Nola, your hospitality is a gift - thank you for giving us a memorable stay. Every small detail was thought about right down to the fruit cake. John please look after Nemo!" (Jim went fishing and caught a bream in the River)
Roger, Raema, Datotoh & Jennifer "A lovely setting, very homely! Many thanks Nola & John for your hospitality."
Judy, David, Jenny & Peter "Great hospitality & a stunning back garden!"
Linda & Morris "Had a great weekend. Great B&B. See you sometime soon!"
Dawn & Graham "Thanks again for looking after us again - welcome back Anne & Allen." (Nola & John looked after the B&B while we visited our family overseas.)
Eileen "Thanks so much - the experience lived up to all my expectations... and more! Thanks Zac too!!"
Jennie "Thank you Nola & John for making these few days so comfortable & to Zac & Sonny!"
David & Felicity "Thank you a a peaceful & relaxing stay - we enjoyed the frogs song!"
Julie & Bill "We both had a wonderful stay. Very tranquil! Thanks for your hospitality!"
Barry & Di "Thank you Nola & John for looking after us so well. Beautiful home. Hope to meet Anne & Allen someday."
Liz & Michael "Nola & John - lovely hosts! Love the frogs! Had a great time."
Loz & Brian "Enjoyable, fun, relaxing, charming. Loved tea by the river. Thank you!"
Val & John "We came, we stayed, we rested, we enjoyed - peaceful. Thanks!"
John & L "Great weekend. Thanks!"
Tash, Pam, Adrian & Barbara (Yorkshire) "Beautiful stay for my aunty & uncle who have come from the UK. The best of Australia!"
Julie & Rob "What a fantastic place to stay. Thank you Allen & Anne for your great hospitality. Great location and scenery. Loved the breakfast and conversations. We will be back for another weekend!
Sharon & Sammy "Thanks for sharing your beautiful property, the river is so relaxing & the breakfast was lovely"
Marie & Fred "Well Allen & Anne, third visit and it keeps getting better. Thanks for everything. See you again!"
Gerard & Pam "Thank you Anne & Allen for a truly lovely weekend - beautiful setting, great company and delicious food!"
Jeanette & Fred (Camden) "Thanks for a great relaxing weekend Anne, Allen & Michael. Your service & hospitality was excellent. Our daughters thanked you too."
Jill & Doug "We had a great time. Very relaxing atmosphere. Many thanks Anne & Allen for your wonderful setting, food and the 4-legged legends Zac & Sonny."
John, Gae & Sally "A beautiful place! Thank you for everything!"
David & Robyn "Outstanding hospitality. Nothing too much trouble!"
Annesita & Daniel (Sweden) " Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful place"
Jack & Lyn (Geelong) "Thank you Anne & Allen for your hospitality. Happy to recommend - C U next time!"
Ula & Jonathan "Thank you both so much for a wonderful relaxing & enjoyable long weekend. We'll be back."
Mike & Jill (Norwich UK) "A real home from home. Wonderful relaxing time, nothing too much trouble - we will be back!"
Nev & Eiva "A delightful break... impressive hospitality right down to the Milo!"
2008 - start of a new year - these are our latest guest comments:
Louise & Keith "What wonderful hosts Allen & Anne made us feel so welcome and did so much for us - thank you very much."
Joan & David "Home away from home. Wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. Our room was lovely & the bed very comfortable. Hope to be back one day."
Janet & Richard (Wales) "A relaxing & enjoyable few days. Cool pool, comfortable bed & scrumptious breakfast. Ardderchog!"
Carlie & Patrick "Terrific place to stay - the food, wine, pool, river, bed, room, little dog, hosts, chairs (for the river), platter, etc - all perfect! The highlight was sitting on the riverbank, toes in the water drinking the included rosé, watching the passing parade of boats after eating the included platter. Thanx!" Hodgson House offers a bottle of local wine and a platter to all guests who stay two or more nights.
Leonie & Greg "Thank you for sharing your home & hospitality with us. It has been very relaxing & enjoyable - I loved your cookies & pool!"
Carolyn & Shenae "A tranquil setting you were kind enough to share with us - we will surely recommend it to our friends. Thank you for your kindness & our recoop...!"
John & Bev "A very pleasant stay thank you!"
Maureen & Graeme, Pat & Steve "Very relaxing & enjoyable. Many thanks to Anne & Allen. Fantastic hosts - nothing too much trouble. We will be back!"
Miranda & Francois (Perth) "Thank you for a perfect little oasis in our travels."
Gordon & Peita (Sydney) "A huge thank you for your warm hospitality. Our stay was so wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and all the unexpected extras such as fruit, chocolates, cake, the wine & welcoming platter were so special and much appreciated. Thank you for opening up your home to us, and it was lovely to meet Russell & Helen and the dogs were friendly too!" Russell & Helen brought their dog (Jedda) so Zac had a big playmate over the weekend.
Annet & Donald (Espergaerde, Denmark) "Everything we could wish for plus such charming hosts - many thanks."
Brian & Dianne "Wonderful, excellent food, great accommodation, superb hosts."
Victor & Barbara (Aveling, UK) "What a lovely, relaxing place to stay. So peaceful. Lovely food & nothing missing - many thanks."
Bob & Chrisanna (Edinburgh, Scotland) "Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. It was a pleasure to be here. Everything was of such a high standard. Well done! (Zac was the icing on the cake!!)"
Louise & Des, Liz & Bob "5 Stars for everything. What a great place to stay. You have thought of every small detail to make it perfect. Thanks Anne & Allen, and of course, Zac. We hope to see you again." Thank you, but we must point out that Hodgson House was rated 4 1/2 stars by AAAT in 2009, who run the star rating program throughout Australia - Anne &Allen.
Craig & Kristy (Bordertown, SA) "Wonderful place - peaceful, relaxing, comfortable. Need at least 2 nights here!! Thanks for everything we enjoyed our stay."
Enid, Ken & Carole "What a beautiful place to be. Thank you for your insight & energy in providing such a beautiful home. And thank you for all your thoughtful touches at all times. Blessings"
John & Jo "Many thanks for a wonderful stay. A beautiful spot, welcoming and most relaxing."
Margaret & Keith "Superb stay. Wonderful hostess & host. Very spoilt. Thanks Anne & Allen"
Lady Gwendoline Norbury & husband (UK) "Wonderful stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful place to stay. Thank you Anne & Allen"
Sheila & Roy (UK) "Lovely place, enjoyable, relaxing & very well looked after, thank you"
Mark & May (Sydney ) "A nice home away from home! We enjoyed the stay and had a very relaxing time. Thank you for taking care of us - brekky and nice evening treats!!!"
Lauren & Mohamed "The best B&B we've stayed in. Allen & Anne are very down to earth. Loved it. Will come again! Thanks XOXO"
Ian & Elaine "It is only day one and what a beautiful time we are having. Thank you Anne & Allen for staying at your B&B. The grounds, room, service, food is truly great - thank you so much!"
Michael & Ashley "Thanks for your great hospitality. My first B&B. I only have great things to say. Thanks!"
Eve & Mark "The best hosts, Anne & Allen were so thoughtful & helpful, beautiful setting, we had a great holiday thank you. Love the house & the frog!"
Martin & Barbara "Fabulous hospitality, very comfortable home, very relaxing. Most enjoyable. Anne & Allen are great hosts!"
Judith & George "Enjoyed our 2 nights. Thanks for throwing in the dust storm. Loved the chutney and especially your friendly hospitality."
Greg & Marianne "Wonderful hosts & a wonderful stay. Hope we can come north again very soon."
Cheryl & John "Very lovely stay. Your home is a credit to you. Thank you for your kindness."
Leigh & Bernie "Great homely feel Allen & Anne. Enjoyed all the home cooking. You have thought of everything!"
Lindsay & Faye "Absolute luxury & friendliness!"
Fred & Jo "Lovely place to stay - thank you! Fantastic massage from Karen."
Carly & Darren "Thank you for making our honeymoon so special & memorable. We had a fantastic time - in every way - especially the breakfast - delicious! We'll see you again. best wishes!"
Kate & Paul (and pups), Canberra "A wonderful, relaxing & refreshing stay. Your warm hospitality & lovely touches will be my benchmark for our future B&B. All the very best. We would love to return in the near future." Kate & Paul brought their family (dogs) which we never say no to, as long as they are kept outside the house. The dogs certainly appeared to love the River as every time we saw them return from a walk they were wet!
Jeff (Coffs Harbour) "Excellent!"
Owen & Louisa "We've enjoyed every moment of our stay! Delightful hosts! delightful ambience!"
Jill & Stan (England) "A wonderful few days spent with our very good friends. Looked after so well throughout in absolute comfort. We return to England on Sunday - we shall remember this as one of our highlights. Particularly the kookaburras! Sincere thanks to you both."
Lyn & Lindsay "Beautiful location, Beautiful premises, Great cooking/Food. Lovely hosts - what more could you want?. A very relaxing time spent with our special friends - John & Jill. Thank you Anne, Allen & Zac."
Russell & Roxanne "We had a lovely stay, just what we were looking for. Beautiful location, quiet & very relaxing with warm & welcoming hosts."
Lois & Peter (Shepparton) "A touch of class in every way, welcoming hosts, welcoming atmosphere. Everything just right - thank you"
Caroline & Riki " Fantastic, everything you would want in a bed & breakfast"
Adam & Jane " Our second stay with Allen & Anne and certainly not our last. Our new home from home! Thank you both again!"
Judy & Ian (Between the Bays Retreat & BnB Mornington Peninsular) "An oasis after the desert-outback trip. Many thanks, we will be back with friends" Judy & Ian were lovely people and if you want a quiet getaway on the Peninsular, we are sure they will take good care of you.
Julia & Ian (South beach Haven in Torquay) "Thank you for your warm hospitality, lovely breakfast & great attention to detail." Ian & Julia are great couple and if you are planning a break at Torquay give them a go as we are sure they no how to host their guests!
Chris & Josie "Thank you very much for your kind hospitality & opening up your lovely home to us. Our room was beautiful - the comfort of tea, coffee, biscuits & chocolates made us feel like home! We very much enjoyed our walk along the River & wish you happiness for the future."
Janelle & Tony (Newcastle) Wonderful warm hosts as warm as their cosy fires. Great fishing, beautiful accommodation and a cute dog that loves walks. The private dinner is something very special and amazing! The best B&B experience we have had!" Janelle & Tony went fishing with Murray River Fishing Tours and caught a 70cm Murray Cod. Ben, our local chef cooked the cod for them at home.
Jennie & Lindsay "Warm & caring environment. The extras make all the difference. Thank you!"
Ann & Bill "Lovely B&B. Warm generous hosts. Thank you for a lovely weekend."
Alan & Rosemary "Very relaxing - particularly enjoyed the "sweet treats"!"
Gary & Shona "Thank you for a sense of home away from home - you made for a lovely birthday weekend. Best wishes!"
John & Tracy "We were thoroughly spoilt rotten... and loved every minute of it. You are both lovely, kind & helpful hosts and we appreciate how well you took care of us. We felt at home. The food was great, the whole stay a delight."
Irene & Graeme "Absolute heaven! A beautiful location, serene and very comfortable. The quietest location for a good night's sleep. Wood fire is cosy and adds great atmosphere. Yummy food & treats!"
Robert & Edwina "Allen & Anne thank you for a warm, relaxing stay. The breakfasts were great, fire relaxing and good wine!"
David & Wendy (Kyabram) "Thank you so much for your hospitality John & Noella, It was like a home away from home. Awesome brekky, enjoyed the walk along the river. Very comfy beds. Will recommend." Thanks again John & Noella who filled in for us while we had a holiday with our grandchildren - Anne & Allen.
Thomas (Dubai) "Nana I love you very much and I have had a wonderful time. Thank you! ♥ Nana was delighted to have her 2 grandsons - Thomas & Ben stay with her for 2 weeks in August!
Peter & Michelle "Thank you for providing such a serene escape! We enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend your B&B to family and friends."
Lisa & Lawrence "Thankyou for a wonderful stay. All the extra homemade goodies were a delight! We loved the fire/bbq on the banks of the mighty Murray and you are both fabulous hosts. Thankyou."
Graham & Rhonda, Bendigo "We enjoyed our stay, thank you for a marvelous time."
Vic & Peggy "Thanks for your hospitality - worth the drive from Adelaide!!"
Meryl & Julian "Absolutely wonderful, fabulous hospitality, gracious hosts. Will return."
June & Bruce, Blackburn "Thank you Anne & Allen for looking after us in such a kind & elegant manner for our 60th wedding anniversary." Jane & Bruce were a delight to have, their children gave them a gift voucher and we loved having them here.
Margaret & Bob, Sydney "What a beautiful place. Thank you Anne & Allen for your wonderful hospitality. We hope to return. Many thanks."
John & Sharon "We had such an amazing weekend, thankyou so much for making it such a wonderful time & stay. Thank you!"
Shirley & John "Thank you so much for your terrific hospitality. We enjoyed our stay immensely. We will be back."
Kevin & Sandra, Gold Coast "A lovely weekend. Thank you for your hospitality."
Loraine & Daryl, Hillside B&B, Gold Coast "Thank you for your warm hospitality & cooked breakfast, loved the pool & comfortable rooms." Whenever we travel we like to stay at other B&B's to find out how we can improve Hodgson House - obviously Loraine & Daryl feel the same way, so if you are going to the Gold Coast, may be think about staying with them in the hills.
Sue & Pete "A relaxing oasis away from hustle & bustle of Melbourne (and London!) city life. Many thanks for your warm & generous hospitality."
Betty & Ian "Thank you for a very comfortable & happy stay. We hope to come again."
John & Ros, Billericay, UK "A fantastic relaxed break. Thanks very much for your kind hospitality. We really enjoyed it."
Les & Sharon "A very relaxing stay in beautiful surrounds & sensational hospitality. We will be back for sure."
Arlene & Trev, Geelong "3rd visit and Anne & Allen have excelled themselves again! A wonderful night by the River, in front of a roaring fire. Made up for the unusually cold weather - see you again soon!"
Jim & Mary Anne "Thank you Anne & Allen for being excellent hosts"
Brett, Helen, Amelia & Jacob (Kerang) Thank you for a very special time. sharing Brett's 50th with his family. Appreciate your hospitality."
Ethney & Jim (Cardiff, UK) "Delightful stay, a real pleasure being here from all aspects. Thank you so much you you both."
Grant & Liz "A welcome break before Christmas. Many thanks!"
Phil & Maggie "Many thanks. A special haven in a wonderful part of Australia. We'll be back.Many thank for your hospitality."
Dom & Maria "An awesome weekend escape! Thank you for your lovely hospitality. Cleanliness, food & surrounds were all excellent. Well done!!!"
Marian & Arnold "We enjoyed our stay immensely. Your care and attention was greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. A beautiful place!"
Kellie & Damien "Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Delicious breakfasts & snacks & great hospitality - loved the pool too!"
Bev & Terry (Sydney) "We had a relaxing time. The pool was great. The treats were most welcome. Thanks for a great time. The personal touches were great."
June & David "Wonderful stay- love been woken up by those Corellas!. Thanks for everything" Large flocks of Corellas and Galahs tend to visit the Murray River during January & February each year and when they talk off in the morning they do like to chatter.
Adam & Jenn (New York & Washington DC) "We had a wonderful stay - Allen & Anne were lovely hosts, extremely knowledgeable of the area and very helpful. Breakfast & the picnic platter were great too! And the extra touches made all the difference."
Casey & Maree (Sydney) "A lovely place and excellent hospitality."
Betty & Des Stock "Anne & Allen thank you for making our stay such a happy one. Your kindness will be remembered - also the frog!!" Some say the frogs sing like a chorus and others just wonder how they can keep going till early morning. If you like frogs, stay in the Garden room and if you don't ask for the Forest Room!
Laurie & Lorel (Lara) "Thank you for a wonderful stay. I enjoyed my escorted bush/River walk with Zac. Love the Kookas visit. Will be back for the "80" in 2010!" Laurie & Lorel joined us for this year's Southern 80 which was cancelled due to the paramedics having to go to the bushfires down south, which everyone agreed was more important than running a boat race along the Murray River. So, see you next year Loz & Loz!
Annette & Norm (Brisbane) "Simply unique. The hosts make the place, so thank you Anne & Allen. Loved our walks to the River, even in the rain! All we could wish for & more!"
Daryl & Jenny (Shepparton) Very welcoming & a lovely place to stay. Wish we could have had an extra night's stay. Food was delicious too!"
Nathan & Kerryn (Heathmont) "Such a lovely, relaxing & very warm welcoming stay. Just what we needed the night after our wedding night & ... what a breakie!! great scrambled eggs. Thanks Anne & Allen!" Nathan & Kerryn got married in Echuca, had their photos taken on a paddlesteamer, went to Cape Horn Winery the next day for a "day after" BBQ and then joined us before going off on their honeymoon - we wish them well in life!
Steve & Sue (Tasmania) "Thanks for making Steve's 60th so special & for sharing your lovely place and magnificent aviary with us. Your many kindnesses were much appreciated & the chauffer service! The breakfast were great and it was lovely to meet Zac & Sonny." Hodgson House does not have an aviary, Sue was referring to the abundance of bird life which delighted both of them!
Joy & Ivan "Celebrate our first anniversary! May God bless you for your kind hearts. Breakfast was like heaven! Bed like a cloud!"
Geri & Rod "Great location - close to town - everything just beautiful - great hosts. Highly recommended. Hope to be back."
MaryJane & Colin (Brighton, UK) "Lovely, homely atmosphere. Great food & comfortable bed. Really enjoyed the bird & wildlife."
Annette & Phil (Willunga SA) "Our sincere thanks for such a relaxing and comfortable stay. Your kindness and hospitality was so very much, greatly appreciated. A very special place - thank you both for making us feel so welcome."
Sherrie & Jim (Sussex, UK) & Stuart & Maggie (Ringwood) "What can we say - welcoming, homely & relaxing stay. Wonderful breakfasts & just the right touches - homemade cakes & snacks. Thank you both for such a memorable visit to the Murray river & the woods!"
Sandra & Peter (Shoreham) "What a find! A B&B jewel! Allen & Anne perfect hosts& Zac, the perfect dog... We will be back!"
Maureen & James (Mt Eliza) "Heavenly! The setting; the food; the comfort; the gorgeous Zac; the pool, the sheer pampering & the lovely Anne & Allen!"
Peter & Rhonda (Woolongong) Great location, beautiful hosts. Thank you Anne & Allen"
Kellie & Ernie (Montrose) "Thank you Anne & Allen, we had an absolute ball. You are both wonderful people - we will spread the word!"
John & Carolyn (Ashburton) "We had a very relaxing stay. Thanks for the lovely environment & cooked breakfast. We will remember this for a long time!"
Lesley & Payne (Brightlingsea UK) "Thank you Michael for your wonderful hospitality."
Charles & Kath "A wonderful, enjoyable stay with gracious hosts!. We will be back"
Carole & Col (Mornington) "We enjoyed our stay @ Hodgson House. You delivered all & more. WE found everyone in Echuca to be friendly and helpful. Zac & Sonny you are a chip off your owners back being purrfect/perfect."
Viv & Brian (Carnegie) " Baai Baai Lekker (Very, very lovely) & words cannot really describe. Thank you so very much for these past wonderful days. To Anne & Allen, Zac & Sonny we will be back!"
Vanessa & Ross "Many thanks for looking after us & thanks to Zac for taking us to the River! Sonny you were lovely too! The paddlesteamer was relaxing, the steam smelt almost as lovely as your breakfast!!"
Ivan & Elaiine "Great stay - very comfortable, thank you!"
Helen & David "Thank you for our visit - gracious hosts"
John & Clair (Matakana NZ) "Sheer bliss after two weeks in the outback. Lovely welcome and great breakfast."
Jenny & Jonathon (Auckland NZ) "Lovely home in beautiful surroundings. Lovely setting by the fire by the River - great breakfast"
Margaret & Graham "Thank you Allen & Anne for two relaxing days in your lovely home. Everything was perfect. You truly spoilt us."
Peter & Sue "Warm & friendly hospitality - thank you for all the little extras. Excellent accommodation & food. A very enjoyable experience."
Simone & Phil "Thank you Anne & Allen for a warm, friendly& relaxing weekend. Such a cosy, homely atmosphere with fantastic breakfasts"
Graeme & Joan "Thanks Anne & Allen for a great couple of days"
Wendy & Russ "Enjoyed the stay immensely, loved the Kookaburras. Thanks for your hospitality"
Erin & Anthony " Beautiful breakfasts, comfy bed, chocolate & port by the fire. A fantastic stay! Thanks Anne, Allen & Zac (& Sonny) for a great night in Echuca. The Shamrock was great!"
Alison & Eoghan "As we toast ourselves in front of the fire, with our bellies full of chocolates, grapes and port, we realize that we have found a gem of a B&B. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality from Anne &Allen and their "masters Zac & Sonny!"
Linda & Tony "Thanks for looking after us, we were made to feel very welcome. Perfect setting, friendly hosts!"
Jill & Wayne "You're an inspiration! Thanks so much for your hospitality and the attention to detail. Just the break we needed!"
Win & Judy (London) "Thanks for everything. very comfortable & most hospitable. Attention to detail made the accommodation "home from home"! The fire down by the river I will always remember as I will remember the kookaburras and the kangaroo tour! Zac is a superstar!"
Caroline & Stephen (Riddells Creek) "Congratulations on a wonderful home you have. We have had a lovely time & Anne & Allen are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were great as is the walk into town. Thank you for your hospitality, we'll definitely recommend this place to friends."
Sue & Noel " Many thanks for a wonderful 4 days. Excellent breakfasts, fantastic "special treats", so comfortable & wonderful hosts. Thanks so much."
Adam & Jane "Hodgson House has become a very special place for us over the last few years and this trip will be the most special of them all as we celebrate our engagement on the banks of the Murray. Thank you for making us feel so special, we are so pleased that we were able to share this moment with you." Adam proposed to Jane by the River with Zac looking on and we were delighted to share a glass of champagne with them on their return to the house. Congratulations from us both.
Grace & Peter "Just a delightful place to spend a weekend for Peter's 50th - a lovely gift from friends & colleagues. Thank you for your lovely hospitality. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk with Zac. We'll be back - so will our friends."
John & Jan "Many thanks for your Gr8 hospitality, beautiful accommodation, tranquil setting & walk with Zac."
Gups & Dindi (UK) "Many thanks, we have had a great stay, really enjoyed the treats and the quiet location!"
Geoff & Dianne (Phillip Island) "Thank you both for a relaxing stay at your beautiful B&B. You are both so generous with your time and all the luscious slices were appreciated. We loved the magnificent river gums and of course, the "friendliness" of Zac."
Sena & Peter "A real home away from home. Thank you both for such a warm welcome and great hospitality. A very warm & relaxing time. We will return"
Richard & Sue, Julie & Trevor "A very relaxing break which we were all ready for! Thanks for your hospitality and expert advice. The home-baked goodies were really delicious. We enjoyed our stay."
Mathew & May "Fantastic stay with great food& company. Beautiful place with lovely walks with Zac on the River. Thanks again."
Debra & Geoff "We enjoyed our stay immensely. Beautiful spot on the River. Thanks."
Julia & Peter "Thank you for your attention and generosity. We had a fabulous stay and enjoyed your company.!!"
Kate & Martin "Thank you - a peaceful, friendly B&B with generous hosts! Such a lovely pool & outlook!"
Berlie & Sam (Israel) "Thank you Anne, Allen & Zac - perfect getaway, you have thought of everything to make your guests comfortable."
Diana & Colin "Thank you for sharing your house with us. You have a beautiful home and we had a very relaxing break with you. Thanks."
Alan & Christine (Manchester, UK) "We have never felt so welcome and been treated with such special attention which we understand is afforded to each and every guest as the comments above confirm. Thank you greatly!"
Liz & Owain "We are back for our 2nd visit - it is as wonderful as ever. You are simply the perfect "mine host & hostess" Thank you - we will return again!"
Claire & Damien (Mt Victoria) "What a spot! Thanks for sharing your patch on the Murray. We loved it, your cooking, the pool, very relaxed. Thanks!"
Vanessa & James (Emerald) "Thank you. Had a wonderful, relaxing time. great breakfast."
Caroline & Allan (New Zealand) "Beautiful setting, pool lovely in such warm weather! Very relaxing. Thanks."
Geraldine & Gus (Hobart) "The best place we've stayed (& we've stayed at a lot of places!) 20/20. Thank you Anne & Allen for your wonderful hospitality."
Bill & Noel "Just one word - HOME!"
Ryan & Kelly "We've never felt more welcomed & at home"
Judy & Ian Great to be back - as beautiful & relaxing as last year. Special enough to bring our B&B friends."
Mick & Jenny "Thanks. Great location. You must come & stay with us at Cape Schanck."
Sally & Richard "Have had a lovely stay - thanks so much for everything. Wish we couls stay longer - we'll have to come back."
Katherine & Mike (Switzerland) "Thank you for an absolutely lovely stay, with wonderful attention to detail. We will certainly recommend you to our friends and hope to stay again ourselves."
Peter & Karen "Perfect in every way - definitely recommend!"
Carole & David (Kent, UK) "We don't want to leave! The location is idyllic, the hospitality 1st class and its the Australians say "awesome!". I'm in love with Zac! Please can I take him home? Thank you so much." Zac was particularly struck on Carole, who he happily took for walks to the river. We're pleased to say that Zac is still with us though, so Carole will just have to make another visit down under!
Chris & Katherine (South Yarra & UK) "Really well looked after - comfy, great food! Would recommend a walk into Echuca along the river. Thank you!"
Frank & Tania (Ocean Grove) "Thanks for the best stay for the new decade. All was so nice, relaxing & welcome. Will have to come again."
Magna & Jurek "We leave convinced that we've made a perfect choice for our anniversary. You've created a beautiful, elegant and relaxing environment with some really magic touches. We are in love with all the lit up trees!. Thank you for all your extras!"
Fernando & Lucy "Many thanks, had a wonderful stay and you both made us feel most welcome. Very relaxing for us and Fernando enjoyed the pool!"
Lorel & Lorie "Wonderful!! Back next year!"
Ryan & Sian "Thank you both for your kindness & generosity! We had such a lovely time in your beautiful home upon the Murray. The breakfast, home made treats, pool, Zac & Sonny are all amazing!! We will be back!"
David & Sheila "Loved being with you, Anne & Allen. Great! Thanks!"
Sandra & Steve (Greendale) We had a wonderful weekend away. Bed & breakfast was wonderful. Great time, property beautiful & lovely hosts."
Berniece & Peter "Peter & relaxing. Var -room! Had an enjoyable time. Host's wonderful - 5 star!! Breakfast hard to beat - comfortable, friendly & elegant. A great time had by us both!"
Margaret & Bill "Lovely surroundings, accommodation wonderful & most warm & welcoming hosts"
Rex & Betty (Geelong) "Perfection in every way. Our thanks to Anne & Allen for making our stay a five star experience"
Jason & Anne "Thank you for making us feel so welcome. You have a beautiful property - we have had a lovely time. Great breakfast - Zac & Sonny were great hosts also!!!"
Donna & Trent "Thank you, we have had a lovely time. Beautiful brekky."
Lisa & Denis "Thanks again for a brilliant time! We hope to be back again soon!"
Shanie & Andrew "Nice relaxing stay. lovely hosts"
Margaret "Everything was delightful - breakfast, accommodation, hospitality and so many different treats!"
Ken & Pat "Great hosts. Brilliant house, hospitality, good food, great weather"
Rosemary "A number of different places to sit & relax, enjoy the quietness & find pleasure in doing your own thing. The breakfasts & evening treats were appreciated. Had a lovely time with our family in a lovely B&B."
Geoff & Eunice "Such a lovely relaxing place. We had a marvelous break. Thanks for all your cooking, info, company. Best wishes for your continued success"
Barbara & Ted "Thank you for a couple of relaxing days - we enjoyed your spoiling us & welcoming us into your home. Will tell our friends what a wonderful time we had. Loved Zac."
Kerri & Michael Thank you for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect & we will certainly recommend it."
Sylvia & Eric "Thank you for your hospitality & friendliness. Will recommend it to our friends."
Ombretta & John "We had a great time here at Hodgson House. Anne & Allen were wonderful hosts, friendly & warm. We hope to return & will definitely recommend this B&B to our friends. Zac was also very friendly & cute!"
Arlene & Trev "Special place & special people brings us back again & again!"
Pat & Paul (Buderim) "Allen & Anne thanks. I got Paul into the pool!! You have made us feel most welcome in your lovely home which you shared with us. Cooking delicious! Peaceful, wonderful location. Trees magnificent!"
Brian & Lyn (Adelaide) "What more could we have asked for - it was all here."
Mary & John (St Kilda) "A wonderful week. Loved it, loved it, loved it!"
Steve & Steph "Thank you very much we had a fantastic time. Lovely hosts, we hope to be back soon."
Barry, Judy & Diane "One Hodgson girl back to visit (Diane) after 4 years when the 3 Hodgson girls came. Still just delightful Anne & Allen. You do everything so beautifully - a real inspiration to me to one day run my own B&B. "
Quarells & Holmes "Thank you for a lovely break from the work routine! A beautiful position. Very homely & comfortable."
Bill & Leanne "Thank you for being such warm, caring & generous hosts. Delicious breakfast and the extra treats a bonus."
Chris & Maryanne " A wonderful part of the world - great place to unwind - Anne & Allen you have spoilt us."
Bernadette & Glen "Very comfortable accommodation made more special by your warmth & hospitality."
Gavin & Jenny "What an enjoyable stay - such friendly hosts. See you next time."
Peter & Debbie "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A delightful place to visit and we just loved the kookaburras. and of course, Zac!"
Sue & Geoff "We will be back!"
Anna & Adrian "Relaxing & peaceful few days. Thank you Allen & Anne for your hospitality and your local knowledge and advice - special 50th birthday for Adrian - you have inspired me to be a better cook Anne!"
Jon & Pat "Thanks Anne & Allen for looking after us so royally and making our stay special."
Julian & Christine What a heavenly spot, being looked after and regaled so expertly. Not a thing left to chance, all there, relaxing & guaranteed. Superb - well done!"
The Dee Vi's "Wonderful & relaxing. have greatly enjoyed being here. Will highly recommend to everyone."
Linden & Ros "Beautiful location - great company- lovely to be spoilt"
Gemma & George "Thank you for your hospitality - such a beautiful place!"
Jill & Andrew "Thank you for a lovely stay, we had a great times - you thought of everything & made us welcome."
Sandra & Graeme (Hobart) "Thank you Allen & Anne for looking after us so well. We had the best breakfast of our road trip& loved the many birds especially the owls"
Tammy & Steve "Thank you for a lovely stay. Your hospitality was wonderful."
May & Reg "A delightful, relaxing 3-day stay. Thankyou Allen & Anne for your warm hospitality, we had a great time. The home cooking was scrumptious!!"
Lizzie & Bob "Thank you for having us in your home. You are two special people who just know how to di it right! Breakfasts were beautifully cooked & we enjoyed our little treats at night!"
Garry & Kate "One of the most relaxing stays we have had and our hosts Anne & Allen catered for our every need 10/10!"
Jan & Frank "A wonderful break! very relaxing and superbly looked after and spoilt"
Theo & Anna Marie (Holland) A wonderful experience - for us the nicest B&B ever and you both superior hosts. Good - Better B&B Hodgson House on the Murray!!"
Ger & Marianne (Netherland) "Wonderful, friendly hospitality! We were happy to stay here in Hodgson House"
Chris & Henny (The Netherlands) Thanks for your exceptional hospitality! You've given us a memory for ever - this is a great place to stay!"
Dennis & Antonella "Thanks for a great weekend & helping me make Antonella's birthday so special!
Ray & Maree (Brisbane) "Thank you so much for a lovely stay. What a great B&B - you thought of everything!"
Brady & Terisa "Thank you for your warm hospitality, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & thanks for the great advice on things to do."
Loz & Loz (Lara) "Another stay (3rd time) - fabulous!"
Alan & Leanna (Dundas) "We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay."
Keith & Tracey (Wagga) Just the best place ever. Your cooking is divine. Just beautiful thank you!"
Jean & Ian "Thank you for thoroughly spoiling us during our stay. Beautiful setting and helped to appreciate Echuca. You should run classes on how to run a great B&B! The food & treats deserve a special mention!"
David & Margaret (England) "Thank you for a delightful stay!"
Julie & Graeme "We have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being spoiled in this lovely environment"
Genervieve & Merle "Had a great time. Enjoyed the views & great breakfasts"
Nicola & John "Lovely peaceful setting, great place to relax!"
Julie & Malcolm (England) "Warm welcome, fantastic breakfasts, lovely treats & a beautiful setting. What more could one ask?"
Robert & Annette (Newcastle) "So comfortable 7 relaxing! Beautiful breakfast. A little slice of heaven on earth!! Thank you for a wonderful stay!"
Vicky & Paulo "An absolute treasure - a wonderful 2 days. We relaxed, hospitality was fantastic - location beautiful - the walk by the River track invigorating. thank you for a relaxing time"
Sonia & Roberto "The perfect getaway. So wonderful - quiet, clean & relaxing!"
Jeff & Janina (Oberon) "Great people, great place - good fishing"
Merryn & Ross "Wonderful R&R break. We had a lovely stay. Clean, comfy - great hosts and yummy breakfasts"
Sinead & Kerryn "A relaxing & wonderful stay. Your hospitality was great - made us feel at home!"
John & Rosalie "Great spot, lovely people, Lovely breakfast - we'll be back!"
Steve, Bron & Olivia "So peaceful, such lovely company. Lovely food & treats - we were spoilt! We really enjoyed the river & the kookaburras!"
David & Jane "What a lovely relaxing place - love Echuca, love Hodgson House. Allen & Anne you are true B&B hosts - just wonderful. Breakfast was fantastic!"
Warwick & Val "We were really looking forward to this little breakand your delightful homeand warm hospitality have more than met our expectations."
Greg & Andrea "Thank you so much for the lovely, restful 2 days in glorious surroundings. Too tempting to walk everywhere!"
Peter & Diane "Thank you for a lovely 3 day stay in your home. It is a beautiful, peaceful place with wonderful hospitality"
John & Rossana "Thank you for your hospitality, we both totally enjoyed ourselves!"
Peter & Terry "Had a wonderful stay - accommodation perfect/superb"
Frank & Jan "Again a wonderful break - spoilt rotten by both of you."
Ross & Margaret "Lovely place and wonderful hosts - terrific brekkie! "
Trevor & Sandra "A great location and a truly relaxing weekend away"
Pam & Sue (Sydney) "Loved our stay. Thanks for making us feel at home. Who knew that Auntie Clarice would weave her special magic again!" Pam is the niece of one of our friends (Clarice) and she did not know we knew Clarice when she booked us.
John & Judy "Really enjoyed our stay at Hodgson House. Loved your cooking Anne & all the little extras! Many thanks to Allen for transporting our kayak up river so that we could kayak down - lots of fun!"
John & Liz (Scotland) "Thank you both for a wonderful, relaxing few days"
Allison (Canada) What a beautiful home, such a relaxing atmosphere."
Jacquie & Harry "We enjoyed our stay with you and some of Echuca's special attractions. We appreciated your attention to detail & care!"
Sharon (Currumbin) "I had a lovely stay, a beautiful house with lovely surroundings. A good way to recover from the Murray Marathon"
Joanne & Milan "Thank you for a very pleasant & peaceful stay, and lovely hospitality - Lovely!!"
John & Elizabeth (Scotland) "Back again!! Best B&B we have ever been to - thank you both!"
Watch a short video of Hodgson House by following this link: Video
To book your room or to obtain a brochure call Anne or Allen on 03 5482 2128 or email us to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a brochure.
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