The Best Farm Stays in Victoria To Escape To The Country
Breathe in that fresh country air with a weekend escape to one of the best farm stays in Victoria.
Find true peace and quiet with a weekend away at one of Victoria’s many tranquil farm stays. Here you’ll see bucolic countryside scenes at your doorstep each morning, from sheep grazing in the distance to vineyards and orchards lining the horizon. We’ve rounded up some of the best farm stays in Victoria, including family-friendly cottages, romantic lover’s escapes and luxurious estates you won’t want to leave.
Daylesford’s Dairy Flat Farm offers a luxe yet immersive farm stay experience. Their sumptuous retreat, named The Lodge, is decked with arty furnishings, lounging areas and beautiful views. Nab a fresh croissant from the in-house bakery and stroll past olive groves, herb gardens and vineyards, glimpsing everyone from beekeepers to viticulturalists doing their thing. For lunch and dinner, there’s two-hatted fine dining at their Lake House restaurant, before cosying up back at the Lodge to relax.
238 Dairy Flat Road, Musk
This modern family-friendly retreat boasts breathtaking views, with huge picture windows overlooking the Wild Dog Valley and Gippsland's magnificent Strzelecki ranges. Accommodating up to six people, there’s indoor and outdoor baths, a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue, plus a deck and gardens for hanging out in. The 40 acre farm is filled with animals and birdlife, and you can fill your days with walking trails and visits to local galleries and wineries.
1730 Korumburra-Warragul Road, Strzelecki
Stepping into this American-style timber barn, painted white from floor to lofty peaked ceiling, feels like entering the pages of a glossy lifestyle magazine. Set on a sprawling six acre property in unspoilt Heathcote wine country, you’ll want to spend just as much time outdoors as you do inside the rustic chic digs. Snuggle up next to the log fire with a pick from the library or whip up a feast from the generous kitchen. Beyond the barn doors there’s plenty to see and do, from exploring the rugged landscape to enjoying local restaurants and wineries.
55 Wilson Road, Heathcote
Be transported to another time and place with a stay at these quaint, federation-style cottages located in the lush rolling hills and valleys of South Gippsland. During the days you can venture out to popular coastal attractions like Wilsons Promontory and Venus Bay, or explore charming local townships and wine country. In the evenings, you’ll be happy lounging around the fully-serviced property, which features a solar heated swimming pool, outdoor barbecue and entertainment.
1495 Meeniyan-Mirboo N Road, Dumbalk
Experience life at a difference pace in Tarnie, a working wool farm that’s home to some gorgeous accommodation options. There’s an airy, modern studio built within a former stables, or a refurbished 1940s farmer’s cottage that’s a snippet into peaceful country living. Touch and learn about the wool produced by the property’s Polwarth sheep at their farm shop, explore the bucolic surrounds and spend nights around the fire or gazing at stars.
37 Roseneath Road, Warncoort
Overlooking the Tambo River, Rivendell’s former dairy is now home to a fledgling truffière, abundant orchids, sprawling gardens and a five-star Victorian farm stay experience. Families can opt for the rustic three bedroom Arkenstone Cottage, while Bag End Cottage – which is equipped with a cedar hot tub, daybed terrace, private garden, vinyl collection and beautiful sunrise views – is a true couple’s retreat. The onsite farm restaurant and bar showcases the best of East Gippsland’s wine and produce, while you can explore the peaceful, expansive property on both bike and foot.
926 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper
Wiggley Bottom Farm offers a comfortable, family-friendly, Victorian farm stay experience – even pets are welcome. Set on six hectares of picturesque Yarra Valley countryside, the property is home to horses, miniature goats, dogs, and geese that’ll delight the little ones, while grown ups can make the most of the region’s cellar doors, restaurants and walking trails. Back on site, nothing beats enjoying a glass of local wine on the deck as you watch the sunset over the hills.
49 Pine Avenue, Badger Creek
Experience off-grid living on this 20 acre organic blueberry farm that creates all its own food, power and water. Located high on a hill overlooking the grandeur of the Tallarook Ranges and Goulburn Valley, the property’s four farm stays have all the creature comforts you could want. Spend your days relaxing on the deck and enjoying the farm’s goods – from delicious blueberry jams and chutneys from the farm gate shop to blueberry crêpes at the onsite café.
445 Northwood Road, Seymour
The friendly folks GilGraves Vineyard offer a fun, hands-on farm stay experience – one where you’re encouraged to feed the farm animals, collect eggs and escape the urban bustle. Set on a 50 acre working property near Axedale, the secluded home features a wraparound verandah that gifts exquisite views of the countryside (plus stunning sunrises and sunsets). There’s everything you need for a comfortable stay, plus breakfast provisions delivered each morning.
310 Canny Road, Axedale
At the fringe of the Otway Ranges is a tranquil farmstay that’s the perfect escape from city life. Settle into your private bungalow before walking down to the farm, passing by berry patches, horses and cows along the way. The property is close to world class bike trails, Beech Forest, Cape Otway and the Twelve Apostles so there’s plenty to do during your stay, while many choose to simply wind down within the farm’s beautiful environment.
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