Landmark makeover done and dusted
IT always seems impossible until it’s done.
They are the words of coowner of Elk at Falls Creek Leanne O’Connor.
What was once known as Julian’s has completed a stunning makeover this summer, one part of the most significant investment in private accommodation in the resort for more than a decade.
Originally built circa 1966, it had operated as lodge style accommodation before Ms O’Connor and Peter Duffy rebranded the Falls Creek landmark in 2011.
“It seemed impossible in October last year as the epic refurbishment of Elk at Falls started, that the project would be finished by the opening of the ski season,” Ms O’Connor said.
“Since the conclusion of the 2016 ski season, much of Elk’s lodge-style accommodation has been completely rebuilt in a challenging and rewarding effort by all involved, in a race against time and weather.
“The development team has been led by experienced Falls Creek builders, Alpine Building, owned by Damien Allport and Shane Lawther.
“The renovation has seen the addition of five deluxe suites and five luxury apartments to the Elk offering to suit couples, families and groups.
“Interiors by Coy+Yiontis architects with nordic inspired furniture and fittings, luxury beds and linen, the latest heating, security and WiFi systems, coupled with stunning alpine views from every room make Elk at Falls the place to stay this ski season.
Two new ski stores, complete with Montana boot dryers and ski racks, dedicated boot on/off areas, new restaurant bathrooms, a stunning new entry foyer and impressive exterior design complete the Elk transformation.
Guests and locals will be pleased that largely unchanged is Elk’s wonderful restaurant with its cosy interior and 360 degree fireplace.
Run by local culinary identity, Barry Iddles, Elk restaurant is open seven days a week during winter for breakfast, lunch and dinner.