The Prairie is an oasis on the cusp of the rugged Flinders Ranges east-side, and desert plains west-side, sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Step Into a haven of character, charm, creature comforts, country hospitality and great food. A perfect base to explore the area. 

The Prairie Hotel and its well named 'Overflow' can accommodate 90 people, with dining available in The Restaurant, on the verandah or at the Front Bar.

One Small Room has implemented recent renovations and refurbishments of the Heritage Rooms - the original Hotel rooms, the Front Bar, Restaurant, Guest Lounge, Railway Fettlers Cottages and The Captain's Cottage.

Heritage Rooms, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Heritage RoomsFully renovated rooms in the original part of the historic hotel.

  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Suite for the disabled (one only)
  • Heating and cooling
  • Adjacent to private guest lounge and indoor courtyard with tea and coffee making facilities

Deluxe Rooms, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Deluxe RoomsAward-winning accommodation. Outback architecture featuring innovative, energy-efficient design. Spacious bedroom/lounge area, partially set into the earth.

  • Ground level entrance lobby, ensuite bathroom and luggage area
  • Queen Bed
  • Heating and cooling
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities, refrigerator, mini-bar
  • Living area
  • Luxurious towels and toiletries, hair dryer
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Access to private guest lounge & indoor courtyard

Executive Rooms, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Executive SuitesAll the luxury features of the Deluxe room plus

  • Luxurious double spa
  • Corner room with large window, offering panoramic views to the Flinders Ranges
  • Large ensuite bathroom
  • Spacious living area with sink/wet area
  • Two Queen Beds

Railway Fettlers' Cabins, Parachilna

Fettler CabinsFive Cabins, each offer

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Bed and bath linen
  • Living area
  • Tea and coffee faciltiies
  • Small kitchenette with bar fridge, sink, microwave, crockery & cutlery

Cabin 1 is the only 2 bedroom option, and due for refurbishment in 2015. Facilities include an ensuite bathroom and a small kitchenette.

The Overflow, Parachilna

ATCO Complex

Formed part of the Railway Fettler’s Camp, accommodating those who maintained the railway line.
Comfortable, basic, private rooms with access to amenity blocks and coin operated laundry.

Rates from $50 Single/ $80 Twin or Double / $95 Triple.

Reservations by email or phone 1800 331 473

Powered Sites

5 sites opposite the Prairie Hotel with access to water & sullage, amenity blocks and a coin operated laundry.

1 pax   $25 per site
2 pax   $35 per site
$7.50 for each additonal persons per site

Unpowered Sites

Fees: $10.50 per adult / $5.50 per child. Check in at the Prairie Hotel.

Reservations by email or phone 1800 331 473

Parachilna Community Campground

*CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED until April 2015* Alternative camping space is available near the Prairie Hotel.

The Campground, formerly the Parachilna Rural School, is an important source of revenue for the Parachilna Community. While bookings are not required for casual campers, it is helpful to have pre-warning of the arrival of larger groups.

Unpowered sites only, with access to 2 amenity blocks, a coin operated washing machine and a sheltered gas BBQ area.

Fees: $10.50 per adult / $5.50 per child. Check in at the Prairie Hotel.

The Captain's Cottage, Blinman

31kms from Parachilna, The Captain’s Cottage offers self-catering accommodation.

Refurbished in 2011 by One Small Room, the cottage provides an adult retreat with 3 bedrooms, a separate kitchen and lounge area.

Room configurations:

  • Room 1 - Queen Bed plus Day Bed
  • Room 2 - Queen Bed
  • Room 3 - Small with 2 Single Beds

A minimum of a 2 night stay preferred. One night surcharge.

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Contact Us

+61 8 8648 4895

1800 331 473