Where the desert meets the Flinders Ranges, The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia, is an outback icon.
First licensed in 1876, Ross Fargher, fourth generation local cattleman, and wife Jane, bought their ‘local’ in 1991 and created the quintessential Australian outback hotel they run today.
A perfect base for exploring the area, The Prairie’s tiny footprint on the vast landscape belies its guest options: Plane and helicopter flights, on-ground touring, guided visits to internationally significant Ediacaran fossil sites, world class hiking and biking.
The hotel is a destination itself, radiating a quirky, elegant, relaxed country style. The restaurant is renowned for feral fare with flair and innovative use of native ingredients, accompanied by its own ‘The Flinders Range’ condiments and fossil inspired wine range plus ‘Fargher Lager’.
Hotel accommodation is in refreshed original bedrooms and eco-designed in ground rooms. Adjacent, self contained Fettlers’ Cabins, and the Prairie Overflow offers modest air-conditioned accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.
Join locals and visitors, famous and infamous, to savour a Fargher Lager, an FMG (Feral Mixed Grill), and a Parachilna sunset from the front verandah.
The Prairie is 90 kilometres of bitumen north of Hawker in the Flinders Ranges.
The Prairie is currently closed, regrouping and adapting to COVID-19 conditions. We will respond to emails when possible, and look forward to offering fresh, safe experiences to Prairie guests soon.
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Award winning accommodation. Outback architecture featuring innovative, energy efficient design. Spacious bedroom / lounge area partially set into the earth. Ground level entrance lobby, ensuite bathroom (shower only) and luggage area. Queen size beds, tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Blankets Electric Blankets Private Bathroom Refrigerator Hairdryer Heating Minibar Tea/Coffee making facilities
All Heritage Rooms have recently been refurbished and are located in the original part of the historic hotel. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. All rooms open into an internal courtyard and shared guest lounge with tea and coffee making facilities and refrigeratior.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Bath Electric Blankets Private Bathroom Hairdryer Heating Tea/Coffee making facilities
Award winning accommodation. Outback architecture featuring innovative, energy efficient design. Corner room with large windows offering panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges. Spacious bedroom / lounge area partially set into the earth. Ground level entrance lobby, ensuite bathroom with luxurious double spa with separate shower and luggage area. Queen size beds, tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator. Executive spacious living area and all other features of the Deluxe Rooms.Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Bath Blankets Electric Blankets Private Bathroom Refrigerator Hairdryer Heating Minibar Spa Bath Tea/Coffee making facilities
budget accommodation options and camping also available.
Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am