Four Stylish Mountain Getaways a Stone’s Throw from Melbourne

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These four stylish Mount Macedon accommodation options will make you want to pack up your city life and head for the hills.

Explore, dream and rejuvenate with these stylish Mount Macedon accommodation ideas, only a stone’s throw from Melbourne.

We’ve hand picked four beautiful abodes perfect for group retreats with friends and family. Or as an exclusive adult-only hideaway from the outside world.

Stunning gardens for private picnics, fire pits for star gazing, curated artwork and homemade breakfast provisions… Just some of the little touches and special experiences you can expect from these delightful mountain getaways.

1. Dreamy living area at Sassind Guesthouse 2. Sassind's inviting lights 3. Flowers from the garden at Sassind Guesthouse

Sassind Guesthouse

Sassind is a stylishly curated guesthouse set upon two acres of historical established gardens. Accommodating up to eight adults, it’s perfect for a special family holiday or a memory-making retreat with friends.

It’s a space to switch off, daydream and embrace the joy of simply doing nothing. Be a homebody and relax inside with views out to the garden, rising for a stroll to a non-existent schedule. Or use as a gloriously gorgeous base for wine tasting, bush walking and visiting the famous Open Gardens of Mount Macedon.

Relax in a deep bath with beautiful garden views from picture windows. Gather around a fire pit under the stars and breathe the crisp mountain air. Or snuggle under soft blankets on the sofa with a good book.

The hardest part about staying at Sassind is having to leave.

Find out more about Sassind Guesthouse.

The Cottage at Bolobek

The Cottage at Bolobek is an exclusive two bedroom self-contained accommodation nestled beside the most glorious, historic garden. It’s absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway close to Melbourne.

Originally the Station Hand’s home, the Cottage is stylish and sophisticated, yet comfortable at the same time.

It has a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue facilities if you want to cook-in. And a selection of board games to play in front of the fireplace on crisp evenings. Guests are also provided with a range of delicious seasonal breakfast provisions.

Mt Macedon breakfast provisions at Bolobek Cottage

When you need a rest from hiking or cycling (one of the more popular activities in Mount Macedon), you can lounge around in heavenly king-bedded rooms. Each with their own en-suite bathrooms (one with a lovely bath), they have a flat screen TV and DVD for lazy days.

You can also use The Cottage at Bolobek as a base to explore Mount Macedon, nearby Hanging Rock, and historic neighbouring villages such as Woodend and Kyneton.

If you want to escape the city and hibernate for a couple of days, or escape on a romantic retreat to the mountains, this is the place to do it.

Find out more about The Cottage at Bolobek.

Cameron Lodge Cottage and Gardens

Dating back to 1886, Cameron Lodge Cottage is nestled on one of Australia’s oldest hill station gardens.

A ‘home away from home’, the cottage is built in a simple country style and has great views to Mount Macedon.

Its four bedrooms comfortably sleep up to eight guests, allowing plenty of room for family or groups of friends to have their own space. It’s also popular with couples that want a quiet and romantic retreat in the mountains.

The home combines historic features with modern accessories. Its warm and welcoming space includes a roomy lounge with comfy sofas in front of a traditional wood fireplace. It also boasts a well-appointed kitchen to cook up a feast, and a wonderful courtyard with barbecue for balmy summer evenings.

Guests are free to roam and picnic on the exquisitely romantic ten acre European-style garden, lovingly created in the late 19th century by William Cameron. A gentle mountain river runs through the estate. And the gardens combine lush floral collections with sweeping lawns, pavilions and rambling paths to explore. Every season offers a unique experience for guests.

Conveniently located to Melbourne, a stay at Cameron Lodge Cottage will make you feel far enough away from home, yet easy to slip seamlessly back into ‘real life’ once your break is over.

Find out more about Cameron Lodge Cottage and Gardens.


Mistwood is a beautifully styled three bedroom mountain retreat ideal for groups of friends and families (including pet pooches).

Sitting on two acres of dense forest in the heart of Mount Macedon, it’s the perfect place for a nature getaway and to re-charge the batteries.

The home is an easy stroll to local highlights including popular open gardens such as Forest Glade or the Gardens of Tieve Gara. As well as the local Mount Macedon Hotel and Mount Macedon Trading Post cafe.

There’s a fireplace for ‘wine time’, split level decks perfect for a barbecue during summer, and a kitchen for gourmet cook ups.

Families are particularly welcome at Mistwood, with high chair and portacot, plus a selection of books, toys and games for both kids and adults.

Mistwood is a truly special home lovingly decorated with style and contemporary comforts. It also features a curated selection of local artwork on display (and available for purchase by guests).

Find out more about Mistwood Mount Macedon.

How to get to Mount Macedon

Mount Macedon is reached by car from the Calder Highway. It is less than an hour from Melbourne, which means less travel time so you can make the most of your break. Oh yes, the drive up the mountain is beautiful too.

More Mount Macedon Accommodation

From B&B’s to cosy little cottages, Mount Macedon has a plethora of places to stay for nature-based getaways. Get more ideas for Mount Macedon accommodation options.


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