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The Best Country Getaways in Victoria for the Ultimate Weekend Escape

Ditch the city for a beautiful weekend amongst nature at one of the best country getaways in Victoria.

The Cottage at Honeysuckle Farm

Whether you’re looking for a chic place on your road trip to base yourself while you explore some of Victoria’s gorgeous countryside, or you’re just looking to curl up in front of an open fire with a good book and a glass of red, we’ve got you covered!  These are the best country getaways in Victoria for a gloriously relaxing weekend trip. You can thank us later!

The Cottage at Honeysuckle Farm

Rest, restore and reconnect at this gorgeous country getaway in Victoria. Just over an hour from Melbourne, The Cottage at Honeysuckle Farm is set on the grounds of the beautiful Lauriston Hills Estate, a 104 acre working farm and vineyard. Tastefully restored while retaining its historic charm, this early 1900's cottage sleeps up to 6 guests - and is one of the most peaceful country getaways in Victoria. Every detail of the cottage has been conveniently restored with modern amenities, to ensure a private and restorative getaway you won't soon forget. 

Lauriston, Macedon Ranges

Nook on The Hill

A labour of love and a masterclass in modern sustainable design, Nook on the Hill is the latest luxury accommodation to arrive in the Grampians. Every aspect of this gorgeous tiny house has been considered, from its floor to ceiling windows that look onto an expansive garden of Australian natives, to the outdoor recycled cast iron bath and hamper of local goodies that are gifted on arrival. Offering a "slow escape from a fast world", when it comes to accommodation it really doesn't get better than this.

32 Pioneer Lane, Halls Gap

John & Jane's 

Escape to historic Beechworth with a stay at John & Jane's. These two luxuriously appointed, modern barn-style properties each sleep up to eight people, and have everything you need for a fabulous weekend escape with friends, or your next family holiday. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's a chance to immerse yourself in the amazing range of things to do in Beechworth - and it's only a short walk away from the town and the beautiful Beechworth Gorge. Go for a walk, hike, or perhaps a bike ride on the endless tracks and trails in the area; at the end of a long day of adventuring, you then get to experience the ultimate comfort and relaxation of this luxury country getaway in Victoria's vibrant North East. A win-win. 

19 Kars Street, Beechworth

Lancemore Milawa

Coaxing an urbanite out of a big city for a country escape will always be a tough ask, especially when it involves a three-hour drive. But it was a challenge Melbourne-based studio The Stella Collective knew they could accomplish when they were tasked with reimagining boutique hotel Lancemore Milawa.

Boy has it been reimagined to the most luxurious extent, encompassing North East Victoria’s highland terrain with a Mediterranean-Moroccan flavour.

The spectacular natural surroundings of this two-storey hotel and the full spectrum of seasons the breathtaking location is privy to also serve as inspiration. With a restaurant onsite, tranquil shared spaces, and guest suites brimming with warmth and texture, Lancemore Milawa is the most spectacular country getaway in Victoria to have on your radar.

223 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa

Poets Lodge

More than just a classic country escape, Daylesford's Poets Lodge is home to a beautifully curated collection of heritage-era antiques and plenty of classic country style. Made up of three different accommodation offerings, this beautiful property provides the perfect rural setting for a romantic rendezvous or relaxing group holiday. 

The Main House has four bedrooms and boasts a soul-warming fireplace, sunny private courtyard, beautiful 12 seat dining table for evening entertaining and a secluded reading room for peace and quiet. The two-storey Garden Loft is equal parts quaint and elegant. From the antique dining table to the roaring open fire, you and your partner will feel right at home. The newly-renovated Old Jacks Cottage is intimate in feel and pays homage to the property's history through the beautiful heritage decor. One of our favourite elements of this self-contained cottage is the rare cast iron hip bath; indulgent and sophisticated.

Regardless of which dwelling you decide to book, you can be assured that you'll be indulging in the best country escape in Victoria.

62 Raglan Street, Daylesford


An ultra-luxe getaway on the Mornington Peninsula, and one of the best country escapes in Victoria, Jackalope is surrounded by vineyards and offers a lesson in glamorous design. One of the area’s most sought-after destinations, Jackalope is also home to a restaurant, a cocktail lounge and a food and wine store, all of which are off the same quality as their parent hotel; you won’t be hungry!

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North 

The Farmhouse at Polperro

Polperro Farmhouse 

Immersed in the lush landscape of Red Hill, Polperro Farmhouse embodies the charm of a 1950s Australian holiday home, perfect for three couples seeking a getaway filled with food, wine, and relaxation.

This meticulously considered retreat on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Polperro offers impeccable attention to detail amidst a working vineyard and mystical pine forest backdrop.

Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, open fireplace, luxury bath, and outdoor kitchen with a fire pit, creating an idyllic setting for both summer and winter escapes.

Polperro Winery, 150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill

Royal Mail Hotel

A bit over three hours west of Melbourne, the Royal Mail in Dunkeld is famed for its restaurant, Wickens at Royal Mail, and being one of the best country escapes in Victoria. A weekend trip is made easy with their range of accommodation options, including mountain view rooms and cute, stone cottages that make the perfect base for you to explore the Grampians.

98 Parker Street, Dunkeld

The Farmhouse at Meletos

The Farmhouse at Meletos

Experience a quintessential country getaway in Victoria at The Farmhouse at Meletos. Tucked away in the heart of the Yarra Valley, just an hour from Melbourne, this boutique hotel boasts 23 luxurious rooms with uninterrupted views of vines and orchards.

Each suite is uniquely furnished with rare pieces from around the world, offering an elegant yet relaxed ambiance akin to a Tuscan villa. Enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Meletos Café along with luxury amenities like free Wi-Fi and an ensuite brimming with fancy toiletries. 

Various packages available here

12 St Huberts Road, Coldstream 

The Estate Trentham

The Estate Trentham

The Estate Trentham has the same luxe combination of country charm and chic styling as its sister property, The White House Daylesford. If curling up in front of a fire with a glass of wine is your idea of the perfect escape, then we can’t think of a better place to do it. Accommodates up to three couples.

17 Falls Road, Trentham

Hart’s Farm

If you like to entertain, then check in to Hart’s Farm; one of Victoria's best country escapes. Nestled on the Mornington Peninsula, the interior, and in particular the kitchen, is to die for. You’ll find an olive grove and apple cidery on your doorstep and a farm-gate shop nearby. Everything about Hart’s Farm screams luxe country escape.

300 Tucks Road, Shoreham

Image credit: Marnie Hawson

Liptrap Loft

The oasis-like retreat of Liptrap Loft is a sight for sore eyes, nestled on five acres of secluded countryside in Victoria. This charming handmade cabin blends modern Japanese architecture with recycled materials, featuring a dreamy Japanese bathhouse that you'll find difficult to leave behind. Surrounded by lush farmland in South Gippsland, it offers a private escape from the everyday hustle. Ideal for wildlife and nature enthusiasts seeking tranquility in a unique setting.

16 McBurnie and Boags Road, Tarwin Lower

Casa Warrandyte

An architectural bush retreat near the Yarra Valley, Casa Warrandyte is one of the most incredible country getaways in Victoria that's still very close to Melbourne. This mid-century modernist home lives amongst the birds, bush and river, down a gravel road located deep within Warrandyte State Park. It has direct access to the Yarra river for swimming in summer, but the mud-brick home also provides a cavalcade of warm timbers to ensure an enchanting experience for all seasons. Just a 35 minute from the CBD. 

Address available upon request

Lon Resort & Spa

Indulge in the ultimate country getaway in Victoria at Lon Retreat and Spa on the Bellarine Peninsula. With panoramic bay views and a mineral spa, it's a hilltop sanctuary to unwind. Choose from seven luxurious retreats, each blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Enjoy private beach access, in-suite dining, and rejuvenating spa treatments. Retreat, relax, and recharge amidst spectacular vistas and sandy seaside days. 

25 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale

The Church at Lyonville

The Church at Lyonville

The Church at Lyonville is a charming 1920s timber church converted into a unique stay. Surrounded by beautiful private gardens and located on the edge of the Wombat State Forest between Daylesford and Trentham, it offers easy access to the region's attractions. Enjoy the architectural charm and tranquility of this country retreat in Victoria. You'll leave it relaxed and restored. 

22 Bremner Avenue, Lyonville

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