Sassafras Springs must be the HEALTHIEST place to stay in Tasmania - a collection of three rustic Tasmanian cottages and an old Farmhouse set on a peaceful 107 acre property at Ellendale, an hour and a half drive from Hobart through the picturesque Derwent River Valley.

Breathe the fresh air and sip the filtered fresh water of our bubbling creek from the first draw off point after the Mt Field National Park.

Enjoy gathering and eating seasonal fruit and vegetables form our organic vegatable garden and orchard

Snuggle down between freshly laundered organic sheets (bamboo or cotton) on our natural latex mattresses and experience a really quiet undisturbed sleep

All the cottages are self contained with basic cooking facilities and cosy wood heaters

Yes, we do have TV and DVD players in all the cottages and wi-fi is available if necessary but most of our Guests prefer to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the advantages of a rural retreat away form the pressures of the city. Your children may be busy in the vege garden, exploring the kids activities and communicating with the family over a good old fashioned board game - in fact too busy to miss their iPads !!


Relax in the comfort of our unique cottages whilst enjoying the country setting. Curl up by the fires in Winter or enjoy a glass of wine on the deck in the long afternoon light of Summer.

Nature Walks

There are scenic walks on the property through the temperate rainforest and iSassafras Springs is an ideal base to Explore the wilderness of Mt Field National Park


The Cafe is open for functions and group meals and can provide pre-prepared meals for Guests if organised in advance by phoning our great local cook Shannon Ransley on 0459 225 353 or our Manager Christine on 0409 28 28 14 when you make your booking

The cafe, Eat, Laugh & Enjoy provides home-style meals using fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from our own organic garden and orchard and other Tasmanian producers and cooked by our local chef and visiting chefs It is available for is small functions, club use, family gatherings and the commercial kitchen is available for use by visiting chefs, cooking instructors and people producing home style products for sale at farmer’s markets..