Turn a bleak wintry weekend into a luxuriously rejuvenating and reenergising mini break.
A luxe winter getaway, at a beautiful destination not too far away, may be just what you need to shake the winter blues. Within an hour or so from the CBD, Melbournians are spoiled for choice with so many breathtaking regional locations offering superb boutique accommodation where you can combine incredible dining and heavenly spa treatments.
Here are some of our favourites.
Setting the benchmark for Australian regional hospitality, Lake House is a destination in itself amid the volcanic plains and healing waters of Daylesford. Here you’ll find exquisite accommodation choices, a luxury spa offering a range of signature treatments, beautiful grounds full of resident native wildlife including koalas and kookaburras, a Two Chefs Hat restaurant, an art studio, and a cosy library bar with open fire.
Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula
This award-winning and boldly beautiful hotel with a glorious vineyard backdrop has luxury weekend packages including sublime accommodation and a dinner for two in Doot Doot Doot. Add on an in-spa treatment including body massages and scrubs. Their ‘in-room’ DIY pamper packs have everything you need for a fabulous facial, blissful bath or heavenly rain shower and include a bottle of estate wine.
Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, The Farmhouse is an exquisite Tuscan-inspired boutique hotel with more than 20 elegant and individual suites. The onsite restaurant, Meletos, serves up locally sourced and seasonally fresh dishes and the extensive wine list showcases the region’s finest. Also onsite is the Il Massagio spa retreat where guests can relax and unwind with a beautiful calming massage or spa treatment.
Designed for pure relaxation, each of the Peninsula Hot Spring’s bespoke glamping tents offers a private retreat space just steps from the springs, the Spa Dreaming centre, and restaurant. Imagine soaking in the geothermal mineral springs, indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, and enjoying a nourishing meal before sinking into the luxurious linen of the cosy tent’s king bed and letting the sounds of nature soothe you to sleep.