12 Autumn Escapes in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Autumn is one of the best times of year to visit Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges. Renowned for the stunning display of autumn foliage, the region becomes ablaze with colour. Don't miss this truly magical time of the year at one of these wonderful properties, perfect for a relaxing autumn escape.

Illoura, Hepburn Springs

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Featured in the Top 5 of Dayget guest rated properties in 2019, Illoura in Hepburn Springs is an ideal getaway for two or four guests, an easy 200m stroll to The Hepburn Bathhouse. Beautifully appointed with sumptuous linen, carefully curated furnishings and vintage homewares, Illoura is an enchanting getaway for two or four guests that has been designed with love and attention to detail that will have you returning time and time again, the reviews are testament to that!

What guests are saying about Illoura:
Overall Rating 4.9/5

We have stayed at a number of places in Daylesford and Hepburn. Illoura is our favourite. Clean, well appointed, cute, relaxing and the location is perfect.

Chris – February 2020

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Montacute Pavilion & Gardens, Daylesford

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Inspired by a Baroque banqueting pavilion in the gardens of Montacute House, Somerset, Montacute Pavilion is a unique and remarkable building nestled among ancient chestnut trees in a historic garden near the Wombat Hill Gardens. Explicitly designed for couples as a romantic luxury retreat the emphasis is on privacy and indulgence, with the upper floor consisting of a large bedroom in the treetops and a remarkably appointed bathroom.

What guests are saying about Montacute Pavilion & Gardens:
Overall Rating 5/5

I can’t recommend Montacute highly enough! We have just come back from three nights, we didn’t want to leave – this place is a slice of heaven – luxury and nature wrapped into one. Medicine for the Soul on every level!

Yvonne – January 2020

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Ahimsa Hepburn, Hepburn Springs

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Luxurious and modern, this Villa has been architecturally designed and purpose built with sophistication, space and exclusive use in mind. Luxuriate in the double spa or unwind in front of the authentic wood fire and large plasma television. Alternatively, enjoy the sunset from your own elevated deck whilst quietly observing the native garden, and abundant bird and wildlife.

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Casa Lagrima, Hepburn Springs

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Casa Lagrima is a beautiful and thoughtfully designed property in a stunning semi rural area situated in between Daylesford and Hepburn.  All that you need to help you rest and rejuvenate is here.  A large and spacious living and dining area help to facilitate memorable gatherings.  A second break out living space and large and beautiful bedrooms with ensuites, luxurious toiletries and T.V’s are there for you to retreat to if reading a quiet book or getting away is what you are looking for.

What guests are saying about Casa Lagrima:
Overall Rating 4.3/5

Lovely modern property with all the amenities excluding wifi. Great deck and pleased the jacuzzi had warm water. Be prepared for early morning visits by the local wildlife with a family of kangaroos appearing early evenings and late afternoons.

Anna – December 2019

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Wood for the Trees, Hepburn Springs

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The soft and inviting interior styling at Wood for the Trees will delight couples, friends or families looking for that little hideaway in the trees. Set on one acre with a large north facing deck, you have bush views and bird song for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature. For those looking to curl up inside, there is a lovely open fire, chic Scandinavian design, large flat screen TV with Netflix and Foxtel with hotel quality bedding and a wonderful extra large double shower to meet any and all needs.

What guests are saying about Wood for the Trees:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

This place is beautiful. Once you stay here once you will want to come back again. Walking distance to Hepburn Springs Bathhouse, a short drive or longer walk to the General Store and other local shops and restaurants. It is relaxing, has amazing views and so comfortable.

Kristy – November 2019

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Edge, Daylesford

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The Edge Daylesford offers the best in spacious modern living and only a lovely 15-minute walk into Daylesford town centre. Floor to ceiling glass windows make you feel a part of the state forest in this architecturally designed property. Views from every room leave you spoilt for choice as to where to sit and enjoy your time away. Soak in the double spa in the bathroom with views over to the treetop, or nestle in by the fire.

What guests are saying about Edge Daylesford:
Overall Rating 4.4/5

This was, without a doubt, spectacular accommodation. Located close to the town centre and surrounded by a private bush setting this accommodation delivers on all fronts.

Peter – September 2019

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Wayward Cottage, Daylesford

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With views overlooking farmland, yet located next to The Farmers Arms Hotel, opposite the Sunday market and a short stroll to town, Wayward Cottage offers the best of both worlds. This is a welcoming space for friends and families to come with or without a beloved pet and enjoy the amenities and the suburb location. A cute house in a lovely location, full of warmth and love, Wayward Cottage will be your home away from home.

What guests are saying about Wayward Cottage:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

It’s a beautiful place with a great view of the farm! Everything was set up ready for us to enjoy and relax. We took our dog for a walk around the area and was within walking distance to the Sunday market! A great location and literally a 5 min drive from everything. It looked as photographed. Amazing stay, can’t recommend it enough.

Tracey – January 2020

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Hillcrest Apartment

Hillcrest Apartment, Clunes

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A handsome late Victorian bluestone home with large sweeping verandahs and generous proportions, Hillcrest has undergone a historically sensitive refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory.  Hillcrest Apartment, located on the upper floor of the historic home has been designed with a focus on comfort and luxury, melding Asian antiques with modern designer pieces in historic surrounds create an alluring setting.

What guests are saying about Hillcrest Apartment:
Overall Rating 5/5

The hosts of Hillcrest Apartment have thought of everything to make you feel at home. From the welcome package of local produce, to the comfortable decor, through to the beautiful garden.

Kylie – January 2020

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Little Wombat, Daylesford

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Reminiscent of an elegant Parisian garden apartment, Little Wombat is a gorgeously furnished and extended 1860’s Australian miner’s cottage offering a restful escape from the bustle of city life. Little Wombat has a stylishly modern and elegant kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with two person spa and large walk in shower. The cottage has sweeping views of the Daylesford countryside and canopied gardens beckon you outdoors with a book and glass of your favourite wine.

What guests are saying about Little Wombat:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

The property is beautifully presented. The welcome hamper is a thoughtful addition. The property is perfectly located – the botanic gardens right beside and the town a couple of min drive. We had breakfast on the front deck and late afternoon drinks out the back in the sunshine – beautiful! I’d definitely return.

Kathryn – November 2019

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The Arlow House

The Arlow House, Daylesford

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Ideally located in the heart of town and next to the Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club, The Arlow house is the old clubhouse lovingly renovated and transformed into a carefully curated, bespoke getaway. Overlooking the picturesque Wombat Hill, the home is an easy stroll to anywhere in town. With Complimentary Wifi, Apple TV featuring Netflix, Chill, Stan, and all the smart TV viewing as well as, Aircon, Ducted heating and a Gas fireplace, The Arlow House is an ideal property in an ideal location.

What guests are saying about The Arlow House:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

We and our two dogs had an amazing stay. The bed and couch was amazingly comfortable, everything you need was there, including a game of twister and connect 4. Will stay again for sure.

Cameron – January 2020

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Swiss Mount Villa 5 Balneo, Hepburn Springs

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This romantic retreat is designed to give you the perfect relaxing break. With its own spa room overlooking a Japanese courtyard, you will get all the benefits that a visit to this beautiful mineral springs region can provide. Open your eyes in the morning to native bush views of Doctor’s Gully from your bed. Fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV and DVD, wood fire, reverse cycle air con and a complimentary hamper containing gourmet treats are provided for your comfort.

What guests are saying about Swiss Mount Villa 5 Balneo:
Overall Rating 4.6/5

Beautiful place to stay! Very cozy home with great facilities, walking distance to some great restaurants (Rubens in particular) and a very comfy bed! Will definitely be back!

Jaiden – February 2020

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Relajante Hepburn Springs Accommodation

Relajante, Hepburn Springs

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The Spanish will tell you to Relájante, relax and let go! With picturesque views of Hepburn bushlands and lush designer interiors, this property will allow you to do just that. Beautifully appointed modern pieces artfully sourced from an array of eclectic shops, Relájante is just the antidote to busy lives. Come to unwind and relax, or come to get together to catch up on old times with friends or family, and enjoy each others company!

What guests are saying about Relajante:
Overall Rating 4.7/5

Absolutely beautifully designed property with gorgeous furnishings and decor. Beautifully clean and welcoming. The minute we walked into Relajante we felt so at home. The house was so well equipped both inside and out. The location was perfect for walks into Hepburn for supplies and dining out Frankie and Connie’s kitchen is fab. Relajante was so tranquil and peaceful and we loved sitting on the deck watching and listening to the kookaburras, magpies and cockatoos. We have stayed in a few Dayget properties, but this is our favourite by far. We loved this house and hope to return again soon.

Frank – January 2020

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