Egis Rusilas has a favourite analogy when explaining why honeymooners might choose the Barn Hives for their Margaret River Region post-wedding retreat.
The owner grins as he points out that the six eco pods that make up Barnyard 1978’s accommodation offering mimic the real beehives that dot the property in that the “honey” is made on the top level. The generous, airy loft bedroom on the first floor of each pod feels modern, minimal, but still luxurious and special.
While not strictly true, the name Yallingup has come to be known as the place of love in the region. The little corner between Dunsborough and Margaret River is filled with dreamy beaches, postcard walks, a marriage of art and wine, and the limestone caves for which it is actually named. It’s long been a honeymoon destination for these reasons, and Egis is seeing that echoed in the bookings Barn Hives is receiving, with at least thirty percent of his visiting bees being newlyweds.