Cedar Glen Farmstay in Beaudesert
Cedar Glen is a real working farm and has been a farmstay for over 30 years.
Situated in the foothills of the spectacular ‘Lost World’ section of the Lamington National Park, ‘Cedar Glen’ is a unique place to experience.
The Stephens family have worked the cattle property for over one hundred years, and it is steeped in history and family tradition.
Guests staying with us can take part in a variety of farm activities and can also enjoy other holiday activities such as horse riding, bushwalking, birdwatching, swimming, tennis, or simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Choose to stay in one of the 4 historic cottages located around the farm, separated by green fields and trees for privacy, but close enough to the main homestead for easy access to farm activities and the dining room.
A long history
Edgar Stephens who built historic Cedar Glen Homestead lived in Brisbane in his early years. His father, John, managed the Brisbane Courier, which was owned by John’s brother T.B. Stephens for 12 years until 1874, when the paper was sold. Edgar started his working life in an office in the city but decided the country life was for him, so with his brother William he started a dairy farm at Coopers Plains. He took up land at the Lost World in 1882 and acquired Cedar Glen at the turn of the century, with the homestead being built in 1901.
It was in this homestead that Edgar and his wife Mary Ellen raised 10 children. Edgar farmed in partnership with his 4 surviving sons, and the family built up substantial holdings in the Lost World area. Edgar died in 1941, and since then the property has been split up throughout the generations. The remaining Cedar Glen property is a 4th generation farm of 1050 acres. The historic Cedar Glen Homestead is maintained in mostly its original condition. It is now the central hub of Cedar Glen Farmstay and is used for dining and accommodation.
If you are interested in finding out more about the history of Cedar Glen and the area, please ask one of the Stephens family members. There are many illustrated history books kept in the homestead that you are welcome to read.