This time of year is the perfect time to ditch the hustle and bustle for a place a little quieter. Luckily, here in Victoria, there are a plethora of places to head, and the locations below are all less than a 2-hour drive from Melbourne.
So, get ready for some proper relaxation. Here are 10 weekend getaways to head on as soon as you can.
The peak of luxury, Jackalope is a lavish weekend getaway. With 45 rooms, or dens as they call them, Jackalope’s interiors are nothing short of spectacular. The property also features some incredible curated installations, a sensational vineyard and top-notch dining options. Check it out here.
Drift House put it simply when they say it is ‘a place to stay, relax, celebrate, unwind, love, laugh, drift and help you find your luxury’ and we’d have to agree. Located in the heart of Port Fairy, Drift House has six individually designed private suites, each with their own style and feel. Check them out here.
Mitchelton Hotel & Spa
Effortlessly blending earthy vibes and modern luxury, Mitchelton Wines on-site accommodation is the definition of contemporary. Refined pieces are balanced by the contrasting use of natural materials, with every feature and fixture fitted perfectly. An amazing day spa, winery and restaurant, these guys have everything you could possibly need. Check it out here.
The Pole House
One of the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road and it’s easy to see why. The Pole House offers beautiful accommodation and an incredible experience. With views over the ocean, it’s hard to not relax. Check it out here.
With six unbelievable suites, Brae optimises luxury, with every detail tended to. Each room features an amazing skylight, sitting area with turntable and record collection, wine fridge and cocktail bar. Need we say more? Check it out here.
If you’re keen to get away, but want to keep it inner city, Notel provides an experience like no other. Situated on the roof on a Melbourne car park, Notel has transformed six chrome airstream trailers into some seriously unique accommodation. Check them out here.
With interiors inspired by the owners’ time spent travelling through California, Dollywood has an individual style like no other. Every touch has been thoughtfully curated, with amazing artwork, amenities and all the entertainment you’ll need; Netflix, wifi, a record player and two vintage bikes. Cruise into town, just a short walk from the accommodation and explore everything Daylesford has to offer. Check it out here.
If you’ve got a slightly bigger group, Yandoit Church is for you. Sleeping up to six guests, this place was originally built in 1884, and has been transformed into an award-winning property. 15 minutes from Daylesford and 20 minutes from Castlemaine, this place pairs incredible scenery with sensational architecture. Check it out here.
The Estate Trentham
Scrolling through Instagram will explain why this federation house is so popular. Inspired by Scandinavian interiors the space blends comfort with luxury, making it feel homely but at the same time contemporary and modern. Check it out here.
Clifftop At Hepburn
These guys have a few options but our pick is one of the clifftop villas. With incredible, serene views, these come with everything you’ll need for the perfect weekend getaway. Relax on the windowsill day bed or have a soak in the massive tub. Check them out here.
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Image credit: Mitchelton Wines