More than it’s fair share of stylish group getaways.

Whether it’s you and your besties travelling together, or your extended family, the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region serves up more than its fair share of stylish group getaways. From historic residences surrounded by stunning gardens, to luxurious digs with spectacular views, here’s just a small taste of the many accommodation options that cater for groups.

Hanging Rock Views, Woodend North

While Hanging Rock Views is amazing for couples, this place goes to the next level when booking the entire property as a group. This new accommodation offering features four luxurious suites, along with an open plan lobby lounge and alfresco dining area, both of which are ideal spaces for dining and entertaining. All of this is complimented by stunning views of the iconic Hanging Rock.

Olcorn House, Hepburn Springs

Olcorn House is the epitome of style and grace. Located in the heart of Hepburn Springs and surrounded by lush manicured gardens, this 7-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom house sleeps up to 13 guests. Infusing classic Edwardian style with modern-day living, this grand residence boasts a fascinating history of famous guests and social events. Now tastefully restored, this sophisticated country residence features three separate outdoor decks, ideal for alfresco dining in the warmer mont 

The Manse on Ebden, Kyneton

The Manse on Ebden is a luxurious 5-bedroom retreat in the heart of Kyneton. Formerly owed by the Presbyterian Church, the Manse has been meticulously refurbished by its new owners to include a total of five bedrooms, large living and dining spaces and an elegant contemporary bathroom and kitchen. The house is family friendly and allows well behaved pooches by arrangement.

Lewellyn House, Daylesford

Boasting a sophisticated, vintage charm, the historic Lewellyn House can accommodate up to 18 guests across 9-bedrooms. Established circa 1861 by Daylesford’s first parliamentarian, Henry Wheeler, the property boasts a fascinating history. Located within the Wombat Hill precinct, the home’s garden is said to have been planted alongside that of the Wombat Hill Botanic Garden by botanist Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller.

Bodhi, Daylesford

Bodhi Cottages Daylesford is a collection of seven Scandinavian-styled luxury cottages surrounded by beautiful native bush. Set on a 25-acre property, only a 5-minute drive from the centre of Daylesford, Bodhi is an ideal location for large groups, accommodating up to 30 people and featuring a tennis court, communal fire pit, BBQ and swimming pool area.

The Pond House, Trentham

The Pond House Trentham offers a unique luxury escape for those seeking the ultimate country experience. This four bedroom home is located just 2km from the centre of town and backs onto the Wombat State Forest. The property is surrounded by beautifully landscaped trees, overlooking a stunning lake. Take the canoe out and explore the lake, make use of the fishing rods, or enjoy long lunches with your travelling companions at the large outdoor table.

Lawson Lodge Country Estate, Macedon

Specialising in accommodation for large groups, Macedon based Lawson Lodge Country Estate features a 9-bedroom Canadian Mountain Lodge, sleeping up to 20 guests. All guests enjoy exclusive access to the entire 65-acre luxury resort, which features a private 9-hole golf course, movie cinema, fire pit, fishing lakes and more. For larger groups, additional accommodation can be arranged in Moroccan style glamping tents or the recently renovated lakeside fishing hut.

Sunday House, Maldon

Sunday House is an ode to the most relaxing day of the week and a tip of the hat to the properties former life as a Sunday School. This stylish 1865 architecturally converted Welsh Baptist church is slick, luxury holiday rental at its finest, right in the heart of Maldon’s historic township. Heritage listed and meticulously renovated, the property features four bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen and expansive indoor and outdoor dining areas. It is also pet friendly.

Hero Image of Lawson Lodge, photo by Kim Selby

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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.