Scale of 90-100
Country house hotel set on a wooded and sheltered hillside overlooking Lake Daylesford. Dignified yellow clapboard main structure houses homey library and attractive dining room with central freestanding fireplace that offers contemporary, locally inspired Australian cuisine backed by a superlative wine list. Many of the 33 rooms feature original artwork, living rooms and balconies or patios with water views; Waterfront Suites have private lake access. A serene spa offers secluded treetop cabins with private mineral water hydrotherapy tubs. The grounds encompass fruit and olive orchards, a tennis court and a sculpture garden. On-site events include wine tastings and cooking classes that highlight regional ingredients.
Read the full review from our editors.
The stellar cuisine; the idyllic parklike grounds; the accommodating staff.
The lack of a swimming pool; otherwise, very little.
Good to Know
The hillside setting would be a challenge for those with mobility issues. The Retreat is a self-contained house on the Lake House estate, which would be ideal for up to four people.
Lake House Features:
- Hot tub
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Lodge Studio, $500; Editor’s Choice: Waterfront Suite, $780 (breakfast and dinner included).
Wi-Fi; Full country-style breakfast; Access to tennis court, sauna and Jacuzzi
Learn more about Lake House:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.