Payne’s Hut is a specially designed sanctuary for you to relax and leave your cares behind, situated in the upper reaches of the Mitta in an area known as Shannonvale or Glen Valley. It’s north of Omeo, past the Blue Duck as you head north or ‘over the other side’ of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham for snow lovers or south east of Albury-Wodonga!

Four accommodation areas are available, all with crisp linens and delightful features. There is The Hut as you first enter the property, then onto the Barn which has an East and West Wing on either side of our large dining room, and further down the path and up above the Greenhouse is the Loft, overlooking the paddocks and hills beyond.

Meals are available on request (we recommend that we cook for you on the night you arrive after your journey) and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen should you wish to cook for yourself. Payne’s Hut is BYO and we provide local wines for sale.


Payne’s Hut can be your base for exploring the High Plains. Enjoy hearing about the local area. Walk and enjoy. Go fishing. Read a book in the garden. Bring friends along and learn how to cook with us. …all the while knowing you have a bed of crisp, white linen waiting for you at the end of the day.

Then shake hands with the Southern Cross by night!

Hosts, Tess and Graham Payne, pride themselves on keeping their property historically and authentically connected to the area. The property adds elements of surprise and expectation a true retreat, a sanctuary. The buildings are simple, built out of slabs of timber and corrugated iron.

Tess and Graham revel in the local area that they have called home for over a decade, getting close to two! With world experiences and previous lives in the city, they chose this area called “Shannonvale” as their home and have built a remote country oasis like no other.

It’s a tribute to Australia, the local area and to the essence of ‘care’.

Ever the hard-workers, they cook, smile widely, and will share an amusing anecdote or two if you ask nicely!

The property is yours to explore and to luxuriate in.

You can book your Payne’s Hut stay using the form below:

Please add details of what you would like during your Paynes Hut experience and we will reply promptly.

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