Digs Lodgings is owned and operated by the Cohen family. We have always loved discovering the great outdoors and the many adventures on offer, as well as spending quality time together as a family. After many years of competing in Ironman and triathlon, Larry discovered the exciting world of mountain biking. He enjoyed it so much, he got the rest of the family involved and now we are all hooked.
In early 2017 Larry went on a mates MTB trip to Derby to ride Blue Tier and Blue Derby. He fell in love with the amazing trails and quaint laid-back town. Not long thereafter the Cohens decided to buy an old miners cottage and, after a healthy renovation, Derby Digs Cottage was born. The name “Digs” means lodgings or living quarters, as well as a play on the fact that Derby was an old mining town.
In early 2018 we will complete work on a second dwelling on the same piece of land to be christened “Derby Digs Barn”. Built in the style of an American quacker barn, it will comfortably sleep 8 and also enjoy stunning views of the MTB tracks and Ringarooma River.
Before the paint was dry on Derby Digs Cottage the MTB fraternity announced the establishment of a massive Mountain Bike Park in Maydena, Tasmania. Things quickly progressed and what started out as a plan for a cottage in Derby soon became a vision for “Digs Lodgings”.
We are proud to announce that the Digs Lodgings property portfolio has grown. In early 2018 we will have 2 more “Digs” in Maydena. Schoolmasters Digs, which used to be the Schoolmasters house, will sleep 12 and is located adjacent to the base for the Maydena MTB Park. Maydena Digs is a smaller cottage that will sleep 7 and backs onto the MTB Park.
Digs Lodgings Vision
Our vision is to specialize in self-contained accommodation for mountain bikers and their families. We aim to provide accommodation that encourages and enhances quality time spent with friends and family.
All properties have excellent quality mattresses, bedding and linen to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep after a day out on the trails. Each property is fully self-contained and has complete bike care and storage facilities. There are also large entertaining areas including a deck’s with awesome views, BBQ, and open living spaces to maximize quality time together.