If you love a good soak and falling asleep dreaming of bubble-filled scented baths perched on mountain tops, in opulent bathrooms or peaceful forest surrounds, you’ll love these one-of-a-kind stays.
Plot your next Victorian getaway around your ideal place to stay – pop open the Champagne and slip into a pool of toasty luxury in these cleansing baths and spas.
If you’d rather character and seclusion over an urban hotel, head to Liptrap Loft
in south Gippsland. The all-season coastal retreat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers, eco adventurers and weary workers who just want a break.
The one-bedroom, open-plan hideaway blends modern and Japanese-influenced architecture with recycled materials, and features a separate bathroom with a plunge bath. So soak your worries away while looking out over five-acres of farmland.
Nook on the Hill
Recharge your soul with a soak in an outdoor tub surrounded by native gardens and a pretty impressive view. Set in the foothills of the Grampian ranges, Nook on the Hill is a sustainably built house that comes with everything from a comfy reading nook to a fire pit, and loft-style bedroom. And did we mention the outdoor bath with the spectacular view? Because wow.
Tea Tree Hill
Slip into your birthday best and into a sleek outdoor bathroom with a modern stone bath and beautiful Cocoon Eco Fire. Add a few candles and essential oils supplied by your hosts at Tea Tree Hill to the mix, set the mood lighting and you have the recipe for an indulgent weekend of relaxation along south Gippsland’s coast.
Fancy a bit of outdoor exploration during the day? Head to nearby Wilson’s Promontory and tackle one of the parks scenic hikes. Mount Oberon and Tongue Point are two fan favourites.
Tucked away in tranquil bushland just minutes from Ocean Grove are stylish studio cabins that come complete with an enclosed private deck with an outdoor bath and shower. Spend the day shopping for eclectic wares, visiting a vineyard or brewery and then rewind in a hot bath under 100-year-old gum trees to the sounds of kookaburras and cockatoos.
Want to tuck yourself away in your newfound slice of heaven at The Woods? The property includes an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven, tennis court, golfing green and a firepit – talk about the ultimate weekend away.
The Good House
Flee for the mountains and soak up the beauty of the Tallangatta Valley and the magnificent Lake Hume in Victoria’s High Country with a stay at The Good House. For the ultimate view, don your swimsuit and get comfy in the wood fired hot tub – a scenic spot to watch the sunset after another glorious day in regional Victoria.
Immerse yourself in nature, with all the comforts of a five-star hotel, at Mansfield Glamping. Relax and recharge in a private bell tent, sit by the open fire and watch kangaroos hop through the paddock, or simply sink into the outdoor hot tub and let the surrounding landscape dazzle you.
Looking for something extra? Mountain bike trails, great fishing spots, and award-winning wineries are all close to the glamping site.
Acre of Roses
Roses are red, violets are blue, why have one bathtub, when you can have two? Choose from a freestanding indoor tub, or rainwater filled cedar hot tub at Acre of Roses.
Situated just one hour from Melbourne, the bio-dynamic micro rose farm has two quaint cottages set amongst enchanting cottage gardens, and is near Trentham Falls, local galleries, indulgent day spas and cideries.
Clifftop at Hepburn
Clifftop at Hepburn – where do we start! The Precarious and Hideyoshi five-star villas are the epitome of luxury, boasting outdoor stone baths and spas in Japanese-style gardens, panoramic views, fireplaces, daybeds and even a massage chair.
The crown of Hepburn, these villas are the perfect place to relax in the evening after a hard day of spa treatments and dining at world-class restaurants in Daylesford and surrounds.
Ever wanted to sleep in a treehouse attic? Now’s your chance. DULC has three funky cabins in the Grampians – two single-storey mountain view cabins and one treehouse. All three of the self-contained rooms are architecturally designed with minimalist décor, abundant natural light and glass top bathrooms with large spa baths.
Explore the Grampians National Park and get up close to local wildlife then retreat to your room for an in-room massage, rejuvenating spa and a glass of local wine by the gas log fire.
From working dairy farm to contemporary accommodation in a rural setting, the three accommodation options at Ross Farm
have been designed with rawness in mind and built with local and handmade materials, where possible.
While the modern minimalist design and beautiful setting are huge selling points, we’d argue the freestanding stone bath with floor to glass windows overlooking landscaped surrounds, is the real highlight of each of the luxe stays at Ross Farm. Although the wood fire pot belly comes in a close second.