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

Lon Retreat


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

25 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale

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

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

Mitchelton Hotel and Spa


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

470 Mitchellstown Road, Nagambie

Drift House


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

98 Gipps Street, Port Fairy

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

Camp Kulning


Sleep cosy in a refurbished old-school Melbourne tram with retro details, a fire, and tropical kitsch glamour.

3 Darcy Lane, Lauriston

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
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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 restaurant championing homegrown produce and world-class wine, in a beautiful setting. The menu has an unshowy and rustic ethos, designed to highlight the high quality of the ingredients used (many of which are grown in the kitchen garden).

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
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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

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