Our History

The property has been owned by the Fox Family since 2003. In 2012, Karyn Fox and her family, moved from Sydney to live with her parents, David and Bronwen Fox, on their property on Adams Peak Road. Although the move was initially temporary as a step to ‘get out of the rat race’, with one small child and falling pregnant again weeks after arriving, they decided that Broke was the ideal place to bring up the family, and decided to stay. Soon enough, they became involved in the family business, Adams Peak Retreat. The Retreat was initially a 4 bedroom house that David and Bronwen converted to a B&B in 2008.

The business soon took a new an exciting direction when the family combined their talents utilising Karyn’s extensive background in bridal retail and marketing combined with David and Bronwen’s experience in sales, hospitality and venue management.

Their small but unique team has worked diligently over the last few years to create their vision of “The Barn”, a rustic, chic space that will continue to grow and improve along with its’ popularity. Those who have been watching since the first wedding in 2012, will note the amazing changes that have occurred to both The Barn and Adams Peak (with a lot of hard work).

With David and Bronwen retiring from the business in 2013, Karyn has since surrounded herself with an exceptional (but small) team to continue the dream.

In 2017, another family member, Michael Fox, Karyn's brother, moved to the Hunter Valley and joined the family business. Michael's talents in operations, sales and his flair for landscape and development has been a welcome addition to the team.

The family have plans for further renovation and expansion on the site and with the energy and commitment they are all putting into the business, it’s surely a case of ‘onwards and upwards’ for Adams Peak and The Barn.