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In the sleepy town of Parachilna - population seven - the Prairie Hotel has created a quiet revolution in country cuisine.
The Prairie Hotel was first licensed in 1876, the front of the hotel was completed in 1906 and took six years to build. Jane and Ross Fargher took sole ownership of the Prairie Hotel in 1994 and have embraced the old with the new and brought a stunning new dimension to outback hospitality.
The Fargher's are one of the original pastoral families to the Southern Outback area, and also own neighbouring Nilpena Station. Guests will enjoy private access to the most scenic of ranges, magnificent sand dunes, the vast Lake Torrens, world renowned fossil reserves and the opportunity to observe and participate in life on a working sheep/cattle station.
While traversing the countryside trace the footsteps of the pioneers in the Southern Outback, visit the local ruins and gain an insight into the lives of the local Aboriginals. Meet the local characters that make the outback their home.
Try the legendary feral foods and native cuisine that has made the Prairie hotel unique; or taste some of the local bush tucker collected within this area. Take a trip out to Nilpena Station and learn about the local fascinating flora and fauna. See how the animals of the outback live. Experience the sheer vastness of the properties and perhaps check the stock and the watering points on the way home.
Combined with great food and wine, Jane and Ross of the Prairie Hotel give guests the opportunity to experience genuine outback hospitality in an utterly Australian atmosphere.
AccommodationThe Prairie Hotel's accommodation has been designed environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing; the rooms have a choice of queen and double size beds, with ensuite facilities. There are two executive suites with ensuite facilities including spa. All rooms are decorated to compliment the colours of the outback and reflect the environment.
ActivitiesEnjoy the fabulous cuisine of the Prairie Hotel.
Nearest major City/TownTown - Parachilna
Air AccessLight aircraft to nearby Commodore Station from Adelaide takes 2 hours in a single engine & 1 hr 30 mins in a twin engine aircraft with a short 15 minute road transfer to the Prairie Hotel.
Road AccessThe Prairie Hotel is located 530 kilometres from Adelaide (taking approximately 5.5 hours drive).