Local Escapes

Take Your Road Trip To The Next Level With These Amazing Hotels In Regional Victoria

By Ben Tyers
12th Jun 2020

a retreat on a stunning coastline, viewed from a drone above the ocean

Regional Victoria has an amazing array of natural assets along with restaurants, wineries, and bars for you to explore.

Our Local Escapes section is full of road trip itineraries, amazing places to visit, and things to experience in our regions. But in doing all that, you're going to need a place to rest your head, and Victoria has a range of amazing hotels for you to do that in.

Here are the best hotels in regional Victoria.


Merricks North

External view of the imposing Jackalope building at dusk.

Jackalope is a feast for the eyes.

Jackalope has won a ton of design awards over the journey, and the property combines a five-star hotel, hatted restaurant Doot Doot Doot, and Rare Hare—a wine and food store.

The rooms at Jackalope—they call them lairs—range from the signature suites with views over the Willow Creek vines right up to those with a private terrace where you can watch the sun rise. 

Rooms at Jackalope start at $800 per night. Nearby you've got a range of wineries to explore as well as the amazing coastline around Flinders which looks over Westernport Bay to Phillip Island.

Book a stay at Jackalope here.

Mitchelton Hotel


An aerial shot of Mitchelton Hotel and the surrounding estate including it's many vines.

The Mitchelton Hotel is set in among the fertile soil of Victoria's Goulburn Valley near watersports hot spot Nagambie.

The Mitchelton estate is home to a cellar door, the hotel, a restaurant, and a day spa. Literally everything you need. You can also host conferences and weddings at the venue.

Mitchelton Hotel's rooms are full of furnishings and linen with muted tones, that makes each room a sanctuary for you and whoever you're travelling with to get away from it all.

If you plan on venturing out of the estate it's worth dropping into the Nagambie Brewery & Distillery which is situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake Nagambie.

Book a stay at Mitchelton Hotel here.

Lon Retreat

Point Lonsdale

A bedroom at Lon Retreat in Point Lonsdale on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula.

You'll find Lon Retreat on the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula to the south-west of Melbourne.

Lon Retreat does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a retreat. A place for you to escape the grind and take in the beautiful surrounds of the area.

The former homestead is home to beautiful rooms along with a day spa if you plan like taking your escape to the next level.

Suites at Lon Retreat range from single rooms with baths, those with views of the lighthouse, and plenty of options when it comes to bay views. 

Book a stay at Lon Retreat here.



External view of Lancemore Milawa, a hotel set right near Victoria's amazing King Valley.

If eating and drinking is your game, it might be time to book a trip to Lancemore Milawa.

Milawa is home to the well-known winery Brown Brothers, and close to Prosecco producing region the King Valley, and Victoria's beautiful High Country.

Lancemore Milawa is home to Restaurant Merlot, a restaurant that serves up dishes using the abundance of fresh produce grown in the area. Read the menu here.

Rooms range from those with a spa inside to rooms with views of Mount Buffalo, the sunset, or the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel.

Book a stay at Lancemore Milawa here.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Cape Schanck

The Cape Schanck Lighthouse which looks over Bass Strait on the Victorian coast.

RACV Cape Schanck overlooks Victoria's wild and windy south cost into Bass Strait.

Like many of the hotels mentioned before, Cape Schanck is surrounded by amazing places to visit, with the Mornington Peninsula being flush with wineries, restaurants, breweries, and places to buy fresh produce straight from the gate.

RACV Cape Schanck is a five-star resort with spa, golf course, cafe, restaurant, and bar all on-site for guests to enjoy.

Rooms available will suit everyone, from the Superior Room which has either views of the golf course, Port Phillip Bay or Bass Strait to family-friendly rooms, and the upmarket Peninsula Suite.

Book a stay at RACV Cape Schanck Resort here.

Keen to explore more of Victoria? Head to our Local Escapes section for more inspiration.

Image credit: Lon Retreat

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