Accommodation now takes more forms than ever. Hotels – boutique and otherwise – will always have their place, but in recent years entirely new genres have emerged. Now, the best way to experience some of the most beautiful spots in Victoria might be to rent out a self-contained cottage on a working farm. It could mean booking out a secluded coastal hideaway. And spa retreats are still just as relevant as ever.

Whether you’re a local looking to get out of the city for the weekend or a traveller planning a longer holiday, there’s a spot in here for you. These are the best places to stay in Victoria.

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Brae Guest Suites


Victoria’s best regional restaurant also offers accommodation.

4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra

Royal Mail Hotel


The rooms here have stunning views, and the hotel is home to one of the best regional restaurants in the country.

98 Parker Street, Dunkeld

Lon Retreat


You'll find this stunning hotel on a rugged hilltop about 90 minutes from Melbourne.

25 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale

Mitchelton Hotel and Spa


Luxurious, ultra-modern accommodation on the site of Mitchelton Winery.

470 Mitchellstown Road, Nagambie

Airstream Hotel at Mitchelton Winery


Stay in one of seven vintage American-made caravans flanked by lush vineyards. It’s a short stroll to the winery’s hotel and day spa, and its unmissable farm-to-table restaurant, The Muse.

470 Mitchellstown Road, Nagambie

RACV Cape Schanck Resort


A modern oasis set among dunes and bushland, just a short walk to the beach.

Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck

Jackalope Hotel


Glamour and surrealism meet at this designer hotel.

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North

Drift House


This grand Victorian property in Port Fairy is the perfect spot for a cosy country-coastal getaway.

98 Gipps Street, Port Fairy

Ocean House


This retreat on the Great Ocean Road is wedged between the coast and the forest – and centres around a stunning open-plan living area that’s ideal for entertaining.

2A Trade Winds Avenue, Lorne

Vivere Retreat


Farm accommodation with idyllic views.

1719 Main Road, Neerim South

Eugenie’s Accommodation


Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

16 Ramsay Boulevard, Inverloch

Cavedon’s Kilnhouse


Settle in by the fireplace at this re-imagined kilnhouse.

Cavedons Lane, Porepunkah

Kilcunda Oceanview Cottage


You’ve got the Bass Strait on one side and the centre of town on the other. Magic.

3560 Bass Highway, Kilcunda

Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat


Recalibrate in the tiny straw-bale villa and meet cows, horses, alpacas and ducks around the 40-acre farm.

438 Kallista-Emerald Road, Kallista

Cortes Cottage


A renovated country cottage on a walnut farm.

235 Schlapps Rd, Gapsted

Lancemore Milawa


A hotel set among vines, with a view of Mt Buffalo.

223 Milawa-Bobinwarrah Road, Milawa

Lake House


This famed restaurant and day spa in Daylesford also has top-tier luxury accommodation, executed to the same exacting standard as the rest of the offering.

4 King Street, Daylesford

Dairy Flat Lodge by Lake House


This lodge on a working farm has a special appeal that helps it step out of the shadow of its famous elder sibling, the Lake House.

238 Dairy Flat Road, Musk

Mt Ida (eco) Cabin


Lo-fi, eco-minded accommodation that’s off the grid but totally cosy.

401 Northern Highway, Heathcote

Farm House


Rustic charm with hints of luxury, including a standalone bathhouse with a giant tub for two and luxurious soaps.

60/58 Piper Street, Kyneton

Vue at Jindivick


Unwind by the fireplace at this peaceful, off-grid bed & breakfast.

130 Stoll Road, Jindivick

Riversdale Retreat


A private bushland retreat in quaint Chewton.

Address supplied at time of booking , Chewton

Abby’s Cottage


There’s a spa in the bedroom and port ready to sip.

169 School Road, Wandiligong

Brigadoon Cottages


Enjoy a loaf of sourdough by the fire.

108 Haunted Hills Road, Newborough

The Wine Farm


A cosy cottage and winery set among seven acres of vines. The cellar door is open all summer.

370 Koonwarra-Inverloch Rd, Koonwarra

Rivendell Farm Cottages


Luxury cottages on a working farm, with a private chef so you won't have to lift a finger.

926 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper

The Riversleigh


Victorian-era lodgings with modern-day perks.

1 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale

Cape Schanck House


A grand beach-shack out of a futuristic dream.

Bass Vista Road, Cape Schanck

Polperro Farmhouse


A converted 1950s holiday home on a working vineyard with three bedrooms, a roomy bathtub and an outdoor firepit.

64 Donaldsons Road, Red Hill

Belmont at Beechworth


A renovated miner’s cottage with serious charm.

7 Williams Street, Beechworth

Seville Estate


A classic country homestead with contemporary interiors. After a memorable meal at the estate’s farm-to-table restaurant, you wouldn’t want to retreat anywhere else.

65 Linwood Road, Seville

Villa Parma


European opulence in an 1860s farmhouse. Bring friends.

124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

The Portsea Hotel


This huge Tudor-style pub is a summer destination, reliably beset by crowds every day of the season. With views like this, we can see why.

3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel


Historic spa country and modern dining converge at this luxury hotel.

124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

Fox House


A Hamptons-style summer house that's just a short walk to Mount Martha beach.

Address provided upon booking, Mount Martha

Balgownie Estate Resort and Spa


This luxury resort and winery sits in the centre of everything you’d want to visit in the Yarra Valley.

1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen



This tiny, off-grid house on the outskirts of the Grampians is plonked in the middle of a lush property surrounded by rolling hills. And there's limited phone reception – so you can properly unplug.

Address provided upon reservation , Pomonal

The Retreat at Main Ridge


A delightful homestay with a bucolic feel and lush views.

Address provided upon booking , Main Ridge

Peninsula Hot Springs


Since opening in 2005, this spa retreat has been one of the best spots in Victoria for a steam and soak. Now that it's added luxury glamping to its services, it's a true escape.

140 Springs Lane, Fingal

Eco Shipping Container Home in the Bush


A contemporary eco-shack designed for rejuvenation.

, Wattle Bank

RACV Torquay Resort


You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy this luxe resort (it does help, though). It boasts a world-class golf course, two restaurants and stellar coastal views from every room.

1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay

Hart's Farm


A boutique luxury stay on a 10-hectare working farm. There’s a studio that’s made for weekends away, with an optional adjoining living area that looks out onto the olive groves.

300 Tucks Road, Shoreham

Lancemore Lindenderry


An elegantly-restored country estate. The boutique hotel has 40 rooms, a farm-to-table diner, an indoor pool and plenty of cosy couches by the fire.

142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
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Once Ballarat’s most notorious fixer-upper, this expansive boutique city apartment is one of the best – and most luxurious – stays in town.

3 Dawson Street South, Ballarat

Modesc Timboon


This modular, two-bedroom home is plucked right out of design dream. Colorbond steel and ultra-modern interiors are a striking contrast to dreamy bushland surrounds. It’s the perfect launchpad for exploring Timboon and the 12 Apostles Gourmet trail.

38 Timboon-Curdievale Road, Timboon

Oaktree Lodge


A slice of stylish country living in Rhyll. There are four plush apartments to stay in, each with its own unique features. With comforts like these, you’ll find it tough getting out into Phillip Island’s spectacular surrounds.

32-34 Walton Street, Phillip Island

Forrest Guesthouse


Cosy suites amid a lush garden, with a regular echidna visitor.

16 Grant Street, Forrest

Deep Blue Hotel And Hot Springs


A smart hotel with rejuvenating geothermal pools, cutting edge spa facilities and a casual bistro-style restaurant. Self-care never felt so good.

Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool

Beeches By The Sea


Spacious (pet-friendly) villas minutes from the ocean.

7-9 Cawood Street, Apollo Bay

Stoneycroft Cottage


An elegant, 19th-century farmhouse and former shearer's quarters elevated to plush, modern heights. Find it on the edge of the Grampians national park.

710 Mokanger Road, Cavendish

Hounds Run Vineyard Tiny House


Experience slow living in a tiny off-grid home among the vines.

Sugarloaf Road, Great Western

Great Ocean Road Resort


Head to this resort and day spa for gorgeous views out over the Anglesea river and just about every wellness treatment you can imagine.

105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea

The Provincial Hotel


A classic country pub turned stylish boutique hotel in the centre of town.

121 Lydiard St North, Ballarat