12990 Tasman Hwy, Swansea TAS 7190, Australia
Photo by Tourism Tasmania/Innkeepers
Piermont RetreatQuiet and romantic, Piermont is an ideal getaway for those in search of rural respite in one of Tasmania’s more isolated stretches. Sexy stone-and-wood cottages, all with kitchens, laundry facilities, and fireplaces, make holing up easy, but many choose to surface for dinner at Homestead Restaurant, which features a primarily organic menu dominated by locally sourced vegetables, meat, and seafood (sesame-roasted quail; yellowtail kingfish ceviche). And while the overall vibe is relaxed, there are plenty of amenities for guests who want to do more than cozy up indoors, including a swimming pool, kayaks, bicycles, and a tennis court. (Though some polo ponies call the property home, horseback riding isn’t available.) The staff can also arrange for immersive experiences—complete with a packed picnic lunch—from whale watching on nearby Friendly Beaches to hiking Hazard Mountain passes in Freycinet National Park.