Located at the perfect place for a perfect escape

Tranquil | Natural | Relaxing | Historical



These wonderful cottages are ideal for guests, be they friends, couples, families or individuals with a love of our natural surroundings wishing to have a relaxing and memorable stay in these comfortable historical cottages.

Mount Victoria is the westernmost village in the Blue Mountains, (also its highest at an altitude of 1,064 metres) and is brimming with historic charm and natural attractions. Here you can go bushwalking, rock climbing, bird watching or simply visit our charming village without the tourist crowd.

Come and see for yourself what it’s like to step out of the fast lane and enjoy a historic mountains cottage escape and indulge in all that the famous Blue Mountains has to offer.

The area has been home to the Dharug and Gundungurra Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.  With the arrival of the Europeans, Mount Victoria was established as a stockade for convict chain-gangs, and later as an important staging post for Cobb & Co coaches.

Like so many other places around the British Empire, Mount Victoria was named to honour Princess Victoria who would become the famous Queen Victoria. The person responsible for this act of royal homage was Surveyor-General Thomas Mitchell. He named both the mountain and the pass after Princess Victoria but the actual settlement was initially named One Tree Hill. It wasn’t changed to Mount Victoria until the arrival of the post office and railway in late 1860’s.


Larsen’s Cottages (1 & 2) are heritage-listed homes, built by Henry Lawson’s father, Neils Larsen in 1880. Henry Lawson, is a famous Australian poet, and national treasure. They were built for John Berghofer, an important forefather, having constructed the original road on Mount Victoria.

Each cottage has preserved some of its earliest features and charm that harmonise with the modern comforts of a country-style kitchen and bathroom. This pair of unique, historical cottages, terraced together, share a large meandering cottage garden out the back, with seasonal plants and trees.

Larsen’s are centrally located to everything the Blue Mountains has to offer and the Gateway to the fabulous Central West

  • Katoomba is an easy 15 minute drive.
  • Blackheath is just 5 minutes away.
  • Lithgow is 23 kms away and Bathurst is 81 kms.
  • Mudgee is a beautiful drive 147 kms away.
  • Jenolan Caves is not far at 57 kms.
  • Beautiful historic Hartley Village is only 10 mins away as you travel down the beautiful Victoria Pass
  • Heading back to Sydney via the Great Western Highway, Penrith is 64 kms away.
  • Or try the beautiful Bells Line of Road to Windsor, only 78 kms away.


There is always so much to see and enjoy in and around Mount Victoria. We have amazing natural wonders and walking trails, movie shows, great food and coffee, historical buildings and landmarks, antiques and old wares and easy access to the towns and villages of the fabulous Blue Mountains and Central West.  Indulge yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this beautiful village in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.