Saladin Lodge is named after a famous race horse called Saladin, owned by James Robert Crooke, who also owned the Saladin Lodge property. Saladin won the Australia Cup in 1872. JR Crooke was the first man to drive a motor vehicle over the Black Spur.
The lodge offers Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Conference facilities, Wedding and Events destination and can be reached by driving from the Yarra Valley, through the Black Spur, over the Mystic Mountains and into the Acheron Valley just as JR did over a Century ago. The Lodge is a short drive to Marysville and the snowfields of Lake Mountain.