Testimonials — See what our guests are saying about their time at Cimarron.

This house was built in 1979 from local timbers using only wooden pegs and shiplap joins, and is an idyllic getaway with views over Point Roadknight. Rustic, yet sophisticated, the large lounge area has book-lined walls and a cosy fireplace, while upstairs there are two unique, loft-style doubles with vaulted timber ceilings; otherwise there’s a den-like apartment. Out back, it’s all state park and wildlife. Gay friendly, but no kids.

Our independent authors have visited Cimarron B&B and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Aireys Inlet.

Lonely Planet 2014


Reviews from TripAdvisor

If you’re looking for a place to decompress from the pressures of modern work and life, then Cimarron should be a the top of your list of places to consider.

There’s much to really like about this place: the bush setting, the ocean views, the birdlife, the inspiring timber construction of the house, the wonderful collection of books of browse, and of course the delightful company of hosts, Paul and Wade.

Don’t come to Cimarron B&B if you’re after black pudding, Royal Doulton figurines and lace doilies, but do come for the chance to re-charge your batteries, reduce your sleep deficit and re-connect with the simple pleasures of the day.

Within easy reach of Melbourne by car (90mins), but feels like a world away.

Highly recommended.
— pablomoderno
Quiet and Peacefull and a great place to relax after driving the Great Ocean Road. Beautiful Gardens and birds abound. We had breakfast on the patio with a beautiful view of the the Southern Ocean.
— Katie C
Views, breakfast, comfort, friendly, what more can I say? Lots of colorful birds. Beautiful part of the coast.
— Eric B
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Cimarron! I only live about 40mins away so could afford to be picky but why would I ever go anywhere else?

I travelled alone on this occasion as I was on a self styled writing retreat and Cimarron was just perfect. Aireys Inlet is a lovely little town and Cimarron is nestled in the bush next to the national park where it is lovely and quiet. You have a beautiful view of the ocean and the tranquillity of the bush. I took my bike which was perfect for the 2-2.5 km into the pub and the wonderful Aireys Inlet Foodstore and Cafe!

Hosts Paul and Wade are just so friendly and welcoming and have some wonderful stories, Wade should sell a little take away bag of his home made muesli, I miss it!

I never wanted to leave the fire place and enormous library of books :)

The rooms are beautifully clean and luxurious, the location is ideal and the hosts are friendly and welcoming, what more could you ask? I’ll be returning.
— BBAsh
Absolutely gorgeous! This was our first stop on our Great Ocean Road drive and it was perfect. A beautiful cosy cottage tucked away in the bush with a lovely view, wished we had stayed for longer!

Wade, one of the owners, was delightful and put on a lovely breakfast in the fantastic living room/ library accompanied with a great conversation!

Thank you so much for letting us stay in you lovely home! Comfy bed, beautiful house, great host - a must visit!
— Stormy75
What a perfect oasis a short drive inland from the Great Ocean Road at Aireys Inlet!

This stunning, hand crafted/built house with its abundance of beautiful timbers and brick is set on a rising 5 acres of lush, Australian gardens/bush with magnificent ocean views. My very spacious bedroom with ensuite, more like a bedsitter in size, was accessed by its own entrance from the paved, private patio where I enjoyed many a cup of tea, lost in the ocean vista and the songs of the kookaburras.

While I treasured my privacy, I had open access to the wonderful main living area of the house - an extensive open plan “room”, lined with crammed bookshelves. The traditional return verandahs protect the house from our extreme weathers.

All this would have been enough to keep me happy but, as an added bonus, Paul and Wade, my hosts, were perfectly attentive to my needs without being intrusive in the slightest - sometimes a fine line to walk. It was stressed that I should make myself at home including making cups of tea whenever I wanted; a beautifully fresh breakfast was served each morning - much more than I could eat - at a time to suit me; tips on all things “Aireys Inlet” to enhance my visit - the organic icecreamery is a must - and interesting, engaging conversation when I felt the need for company. This was particuarly true of Paul, the perfect host, as Wade was often busy with his academic requirements.

I had booked for 3 nights, an extravagance I was allowing myself, but stayed for 5. It was just too hard to leave! Thanks again Paul and Wade.
— Julie B