2-8 Range Road , Hepburn Springs , VIC 3461 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Inside Hepburn at Hepburn's luxury one-bedroom villas the elegant, welcoming interiors designed by David Hicks share centre stage with views of the landscaped gardens and surrounding bushland.
Each villa has a secluded north facing deck overlooking the forest. All Villas include a sleek glass-walled bathroom with spa-bath, kitchenette with a marble bench top, mirrored splashback, concealed mini fridge and dishwasher.
The villas are also fitted with gas fireplaces, 42 inch flat screen TVs, CD/DVD players with iPod docks, another TV in the bedroom, custom-made sofas and bamboo armchairs, cantilevered desks and air-conditioning.
Two colour palettes are on show: one dramatic and warm, with nero marquina marble, deep red rugs and sofa; the other fresh and invigorating, with silver travertine marble, deep green rugs and sofa.
Whether you choose to leave your villa and walk across the road to the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa or let Hepburn at Hepburn be your private sanctuary, it will be a rejuvenating experience.
Since 1895, people have been visiting Hepburn Springs and Daylesford for the healing properties of its mineral-rich waters. Of the many spa centres, the biggest, the best and the original is Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa just across the road from Hepburn at Hepburn. The Bathhouse & Spa is newly renovated and visitors are now spoiled for choice with several indoor heated pools, spas and a 30-room day spa offering treatments such as private mineral baths, water therapies, massages, facials and body treatments.
Once you have nourished your body, it is time to nourish your tastebuds. Spa Country is also known for its fine restaurants, which use fresh local produce, and wineries. Try Daylesford's renowned Frangos & Frangos, the Farmers Arms Hotel, Mercato or the multi-award-winning Lake House Restaurant. Alternatively, venture further afield to Sailors Falls' Sault Restaurant. Nearby wineries specialising in cool and cold-climate wines include Kyneton Ridge Estate, the Italian farm at Tooborac's McIvor Estate, and Captain's Creek Organic Wines at Blampied.
If you want to buy local produce close to the source, try Tuki Trout Farm, Lavandula Swiss/Italian Farm, Daylesford provedores Country Cuisine and Daylesford Organics, Trentham's Kyldara Park Heritage Herb Farm and fresh honey from Des and Debi O'Tooles Honey right in Daylesford. And don't miss Daylesford's chocolate haven, Sweet Decadence at Locantro.
Other shopping opportunities include the Convent and Pantechnicon galleries in Daylesford. The town's streets are also filled with book, homewares and antique stores.
If getting a little more active is part of your getaway, there are several options. Spot the kangaroo at Hepburn Springs Golf Club; explore the region on foot, bicycle or horse; hire a boat to row on picturesque Lake Daylesford; or climb famous dormant volcano Hanging Rock.
Check in from: 3:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
Hepburn Springs is just over one hour from Melbourne on the Western Freeway and Midland Highway and three kilometres from Daylesford. V/Line has services from Melbourne via Woodend and Ballan.
Daily V/Line (13 61 96) train/coach services connect Melbourne to Daylesford ($16, 1? hours) by train to Woodend and then bus to Daylesford. Weekday V/Line buses run from Daylesford to Ballarat ($11), Castlemaine ($6) and Bendigo ($11). The buses run from the newsagency at 55 Vincent St.
Car parking included in all rates.