During the nineteenth century Mount Macedon became a place where the wealthy from Melbourne escaped the stress of the city to unwind and relax.
They built mansions and created some of the most impressive gardens in Victoria.
In addition to enjoying the beauty, you can also visit Camels Hump, which was formed by a small volcano. You can take in some breathtaking views from Hanging Rock, which is another volcanic formation.
There are numerous parks, reserves and hiking trails for your enjoyment.
The key landmark of the town is a large memorial cross on the top of Mount Macedon.
Mount Macedon Accommodation Option #1: Blue Ridge Inn
The Blue Ridge Inn has spectacular views out over Hanging Rock.
All eight rooms have such a view.
There are two sitting rooms with open fires where guests can mingle or relax.
A beautiful dining room can be used to banquets or quiet intimate dinners.
Each room features TV, DVD, VCR, internet access, refrigerator, a selection of tea/coffee, fresh fruit, Swiss chocolates, and homemade biscuits.
Im sure you can only appreciate this place if you could see the view for yourself.
However, to get a tiny taste of what the Blue Ridge Inn is all about, visit their website.
Mount Macedon Accommodation Option #2: Lawson Lodge
The Lawson Lodge has received awards and high recommendation for outstanding service over the years.
They have their own golf course, fishing lake, tennis and volleyball courts, conference center, gardens, sports lounge and billiard bar, 8-seat spa with in-house massage and facial treatments, and a 37-seat movie theatre. They even offer their own private bus tours of the mountains and all its attractions. It is perfect for large groups, wedding parties, business retreats, or intimate family gatherings.
The Lodge is conveniently located near the many attractions Mount Macedon has to offer as well as gourmet food and wineries, although you could easily fill up your time with activities and never leave the premises! For more information, please visit the Lawson Lodge website.
Mount Macedon Accommodation Option #3: Macedon Spa
The Macedon Spa is the newest accommodation option available. Each of the thirty-six rooms has its own private spa. There is a delicious Italian restaurant onsite, as well as a day spa and conference center. They have won awards for their outstanding facilities.
All rooms are tastefully decorated and offer an incredible view. Amenities include a flat-screen TV, mini bar, in-house DVDs, and naturally a spa bath. Guests have access to the heated pool and Day Spa at no extra charge. They even have a separate 3-bedroom cottage available if you desire some extra privacy. With its full kitchen, outdoor spa, and 8 acres of luscious gardens, this could be the perfect getaway for a small group. To see more of what Macedon Spa has to offer, please check out their website.
You will find the people of Mount Macedon to be friendly and welcoming.
They may not have all the attractions of a big city, but they have something more a passion for nature and an appreciation for its beauty.
Come and see it sometime, the Macedon Ranges are sure to please.