It’s no secret that it’s cold up this way in winter, but we are all about embracing the cold.

We’ve hunted down some accommodation offerings with an outdoor fire pit. Get cosy, settle in with a drop of something local and enjoy the last of the winter sun as it sets over the mountains.

Photography by Journey By Light


Located on a working lamb and beef farm, Fellcroft Farmstay is a secluded adult only retreat, featuring two stand-alone accommodation quarters which have been positioned to capture the stunning views of Mt Macedon, Hanging Rock and Camels Hump. The fire pit here needs to be seen to be believed. Thoughtfully designed to blend in with the natural landscape, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy a hearty red as you take in the surrounding vistas.


Tucked away in a sleepy pocket of Daylesford, close to the lake is picturesque Green Acres. This stylish interior-designed two-bedroom house comfortably accommodates up to four guests with an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area. The outdoor entertaining area features a luscious green lawn and a fire pit, while suspended egg chairs and a large outdoor lounge on a covered decking provide the perfect spot for an afternoon wine as you listen to the abundant native birdlife.

Photography by Shannyn Higgins


Cosy Tents is a private luxury campsite, encompassing 14 eco-friendly tents that provide all the comforts of a hotel, whilst allowing guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Each tent has been thoughfully positioned and furnished, with the intention of capturing the beauty of the landscape. Features include an outdoor camp kitchen, stylish daybeds and a communal outdoor campfire, the ideal location for catching the late afternoon sun.


Located just five minutes from Kyneton in Pipers Creek, Crofters Fold Farmhouse offers understated bohemian luxury. This barn style accommodation features 2 bedrooms and is an ideal retreat for either families or couples travelling together. The owners have travelled widely and made their personal collection of art, books and furnishings available for guests to enjoy. Crofters Fold feels like a richly textured home away from home where you can relax by the wood fire inside, ramble through the surrounding flower garden or simply enjoy the expansive skies and stars by the fire pit outside.


Set amongst picturesque English-style gardens on 27 acres of hillside bushland, Braeside Mt Macedon is home to three uniquely designed cottages, all of which feature outdoor fire pits. Choose from The Barn, The Gardener’s Cottage or The Farmhouse Suite or gather a group of friends and book them out exclusively. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundant local wildlife known to frequent the area as you lounge by the outdoor fire.


Hemingway House takes its inspiration from the writer Hemingway’s homes in Florida and Cuba. The owners of this four-bedroom home have created what the writer desired – a welcoming refuge from the world. Green leafy plants, plantation-style ceiling fans, bird and botanical-themed art, and vintage travel memorabilia evokes the spirit of Hemingway. Out the back you’ll find an outdoor fire pit, surrounded by enticing Adirondack chairs. Beyond the fire pit is a stunning spa house, featuring an indoor spa, making this property a truly indulgent winter getaway destination.


With stunning views from every room, Lithic House is a contemporary, two-bedroom home set within a serene bush setting in the heart of Hepburn Springs. Features of this architecturally designed property include an open fireplace, underfloor heating and an outdoor fire pit, where guests can relax and take in the wonderful scent of the surrounding native eucalyptus trees.

Photography by Chloe Smith


Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Wombat State Forest in Bullarto, 17 Pounds Country Estate offers a tranquil cottage getaway. The beautifully appointed, one-bedroom Shillings & Pence Cottage is surrounded by expansive gardens, with walking tracks weaving their way throughout this 6.5 hectare property. After exploring the grounds, sit back and enjoy the outdoor fire pit, or cosy up with the warmth of the pot belly stove in the stunning lakeside pavilion.

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Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.