Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges are world-renowned for exquisite accommodation and here are some extra special stays that will surprise and delight you.

Whether it’s the unique surroundings, quirky living quarters, or both, we have sussed out ten exceptional places to set down your suitcase when you are next adventuring.


LOVE SHACK A cosy wood cabin making for the ultimate couple’s retreat.  Particularly good if you’re are looking for a digital detox, surrounded by nature and simple pleasures.  The property is best suited to those who enjoy a glamping style set up – you’ll be swinging an axe and lighting fires.  It’s complete with wood fire, kitchenette and outdoor bathtub. Pets are also welcome. 



HYBRID TENT Set on a bush property out of Daylesford, the hybrid tent (a cross between a tent and cabin) has a modern, minimalistic design. Floor to ceiling glass windows offer panoramic views and the private outdoor deck, shared access to designer-style bathrooms and optional brekkie box ensures you camp in comfort and style.



BARN Goldie Views, a self-contained, luxury barn conversion, is located on a hobby farm, complete with its own veggie patch. The tranquil setting offers picturesque views across the Macedon Ranges, including a treetop perspective from the shower. Modern appliances, including a coffee maker and Weber barbecue and charming extras, such as fresh eggs and homemade jams, ensure the ultimate country experience.



GOLD CLASS MOVIE ROOM Alofi, a two-storey villa, has stunning views of Breakneck Gorge and is a short drive from Hepburn Springs Village. With its own Gold Class Cinema room, Netflix access and popcorn maker, the loft is well equipped for a movie night after a day sightseeing. A double shower, corner spa and wooden fireplace complete this romantic getaway.



STABLE This New York style loft allows you to enjoy the convenience of modern facilities in a historic, heritage-listed homestead Saint Agnes, Kyneton. The Stable has décor reminiscent of its 1870s origin and offers incredible views across the garden, township and Mount Macedon.



MIRRORED CEILING Hotel Frangos in Daylesford has a decadent suite, The Bromley, named for the artist, whose bold mural features across its main wall. An ornate chandelier, suspended mirror above a round bed, walk-in shower and double spa in the ensuite add to the indulgent atmosphere.



CHURCH This 1920s Lyonville church offers a truly transcendent experience. Wake to filtered light through exquisite stained-glass windows and enjoy strolling through the charming gardens. The accommodation has three bedrooms, one of which overlooks the nave. It is also conveniently close to Lyonville Village, the Wombat State Forest, Trentham and Daylesford.



BUBBLE Experience new-age glamping with a heated tent, luxurious queen size bed and woodland views. Other mod-cons include an outdoor hot shower, barbecue, pizza oven, bar fridge, Wifi, power charging points and toilet facilities. The nearby Wombat State Forest, orchard and bee zone will give you plenty to explore at your leisure.



TINY HOUSE Situated near Kyneton, this tiny house is the perfect place to escape. The wood-panelled home away from home is solar-powered and has an elevated double bed, hot shower and fitted out kitchen. Glass sliding doors beckon the outdoor wilderness, where there is a welcoming fire pit for cool nights. (Photo @declanblackall)



TRAIN STATION Find the perfect romantic getaway in this converted 1884 railway station at Hedge Farm. The open fireplace, sweet verandah with country views and breakfast hamper of local produce imbue its traditional country charm. There are also modern luxuries such as a designer bath, flat screen television and fully equipped kitchen.


About the author

Kat Buttigieg
Kat Buttigieg, Macedon Ranges Mumma

Kat Buttigieg is a writer and mum of three from Gisborne who loves exploring the Macedon Ranges and championing local businesses. She runs regular meetups to connect families in the region, and writes blogs about affordable family fun in the Ranges. Kat was awarded the 2020 bronze AusMumpreneur award for Making a Difference (Community). In her spare time, Kat enjoys a good book, making music and writing fiction.