The beautiful accommodation at the Commercial Boutique Hotel provides the perfect jump off point to explore Tenterfield, with its many national parks and stunning countryside whether by vintage car, cycling, bush walking or hiking. Tenterfield is located only 40 minutes from Stanthorpe, in beautiful wine country perfectly situated to explore the Granite Belt. Located on Tenterfield’s main street, the hotel accommodation itself is ideal to explore this historically significant town.
The original Commercial Hotel was constructed in 1856, as a large two storey building on one of the main corners in town. This hotel was demolished in the 1930s. All that remains of the original design is the old horse water trough located on the corner of Rouse and High Street, which poses the classic question “what’s yours”?
During the Second World War, in what must have been one of the largest construction undertakings in Tenterfield at the time, the then Tooheys owned hotel was built in two stages in a classic 1940s art deco style. The new building had over 20 accommodation rooms. An original and hand painted Tooheys clock that was located above one of the fireplaces, has been restored to working order and is proudly mounted behind the bar in tribute to this era in the history of the hotel.
Stepping outside the hotel you find yourself right in the heart of Tenterfield. The historic town is renowned for the famous Sir Henry Parkes’ ‘Birth of our Nation’ speech on October 24th 1889.
A short stroll up High Street you will find the Tenterfield Saddler made famous internationally by Peter Allen’s song by the same name as a tribute to his grandfather Geroge Woolnough. Just a stones throw away from there you will find the historic cork tree, which was brought over from England by Edward Parker in a little jam tin in 1861, and is still growing strong.