Daylesford is known as Australias spa and rejuvenation center.
In addition to offering a plethora of mineral springs and spas, they also offer beautiful gardens, antique shops, fine dining, walking and horseback riding trails, a railway, and a lake for boating or fishing.
This village is located only about an hour and a half away from Melbourne.
The architecture and gardens have a decidedly European influence.
The peak of Mount Macedon and the nearby Hanging Rock are actually part of a dormant volcano overlooking the village.
There is much to see and do here and plenty of great places to stay.
Daylesford Accommodation Option #1: Station Guest House
The Station Guest House is very affordable and elegant. The rooms have open fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. There is a shared lounge that is furnished with beautiful period pieces. All rooms feature VCR, DVD, and a selection of movies. A hearty country-style breakfast is served in the sunny conservatory. There is also an in-house spa and massage room. The Station House is situated on 3 acres of gorgeous gardens. To find out more about what they have to offer, be sure to visit their website.
Daylesford Accommodation Option #2: Blue Cliffs Retreat
Blue Cliffs Retreat offers a manor, apartments, and villas, available for groups of all sizes. There is such a variety of accommodations here that it is hard to list all the amenities that are offered because it differs from room to apartment to villa. All have AC, spa baths, saunas, and private views.
The Manor is a magnificent 3-bedroom house with a fully equipped kitchen and a private deck. The apartments share a gourmet kitchen and spa room. The villas are very private and artistically designed. To fully appreciate all that Blue Cliffs Retreat has to offer, you must visit their website.
Daylesford Accommodation Option #3: Latte Cottage
Latte Cottage is within walking distance of the heart of Daylesford, but just far enough away to be quiet and private. Amenities include a kitchen, laundry facilities, BBQ, linens, AC, DVD, CD, in-house movies, open fireplace, TV, games, magazines, books, in-house massage treatments, and off-street parking. The cottage has two bedrooms with queen sized beds. To find out how to book the cottage for your next getaway, check out the website.
Where could you possibly find a more relaxing destination than an area that has dedicated itself to pampering the body?
The great number of spas, mineral springs, saunas, massage services, wellness centers, and beauty therapies make this an idyllic place to unwind and restore your body and spirit.
So close to Melbourne, you could easily visit Daylesford in a day-trip, but to truly relax you might as well make it into a mini-break via one or two overnight stays.