Guests find it hard to tear themselves away from the Art Deco pillared terrace and its view of Mount Hay at this beautifully restored 1923-built guesthouse. The owners Cathy and Lew Hird love it too and stage Gatsby-style soirees with champagne fountains and jazz bands in February and July to rekindle the glamorous days of the 1920s. Silvermere’s four guestrooms are named after local mountains (Hay, Irvine, Tomah and Yengo) and have polished floors, antique furniture and handmade quilts. Two of these have private bathrooms but are located “down the hall”, however, stylish robes are supplied for the short walk to the bathrooms. For those who want more space and self-catering options, the Maids Quarters and Chauffeur’s Cottage are available. While guest rooms have their own little balconies on which to relax, one of the joys of staying at Silvermere is having a drink on the expansive terrace (and perhaps imagining you’re from another era) and taking in the wonderful mountain views.