Just 80 minutes from Melbourne, the award-winning Lake House offers a respite from bustling city life ideal for a multi-generational family or a honeymooning couple alike. Enjoy a slower pace at this lakeside retreat on the border of the Wombat State Forest, which draws returning guests year after year, and explore six lush acres of fruit orchards and thriving gardens. Guests can relax in the main lounge by the fireplace, take a cooking class onsite, or venture out into the town of Daylesford for a winery tour and tasting. Lake House contains personal touches of its co-owners Alla and Allan Wolf Tasker, with Allan’s artwork spread throughout the property and Alla’s culinary expertise heading the renowned Lake House Restaurant where guests can enjoy gourmet meals at any time of day.
The beauty of Lake House is in the details, from the intricately landscaped surroundings to the original paintings hanging in each room. From the charming Lodge Studios to the exclusive Atrium Villa, each accommodation is designed with the utmost care and attention, mirroring the guest experience at Lake House. Each room comes with a minibar stocked with snacks and drinks, at least one flat screen TV, WiFi connection, sound systems, espresso machines, daily newspaper delivery, and room service.
The modern, airy Lodge Studios reflect the contemporary-funky décor of Lake House. An ideal spot for a couple or solo traveler, the Lodge Studios open onto a private outdoor lounge with garden or courtyard views. A luxurious ensuite bathroom features a European-style bath tub and double shower. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 Queen.
Accessible via a secluded garden path, the tasteful and comfortable Waterfront Rooms overlook the tranquil Lake Daylesford. The rooms feature a comfortable king bed, plush lounge furniture, and original artwork by resident artist Alan Wolf-Tasker. A private balcony with a stunning lake view is perfect for relaxing after a full day. A chic ensuite bathroom features a double shower and heated floors. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King.
Each Lodge Suite is slightly different in decoration and furnishings, adding an individualistic touch that is central to Lake House resort. A bright king bedroom with a large wardrobe opens onto a private courtyard, and a separate lounge area features comfortable couches and a flat screen TV. The luxurious stone bathroom is equipped with double vanities, a European style bathtub, a separate double shower, and heated floors. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King.
The isolated Waterfront Suites are a short walk from reception, nestled among lush greenery. Their exclusive lakeside location is ideal for catching picturesque sunsets, which can be enjoyed from the private balcony or courtyard. The open-plan suite includes a comfortable king bed and dressing table, and a separate lounge area with plush furnishings and a dining table for in-room meals. An elegant ensuite bathroom features a marble vanity, double shower, bath tub, and heated floors. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King.
The only one of its kind, the spacious Sutton Suite has its own sunny courtyard. The large living room area is warmed by a stone fireplace, surrounded by plush couches, a flat screen TV, and a full bar area. There is a dining table for room service meals, and a separate king bedroom with flat screen TV, a dressing room and walk-in closet. The tiled ensuite bathroom is equipped with dual vanities, a deep ceramic tub, separate shower, and heated floors. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King.
Offering a truly intimate, exclusive experience at Lake House, The Retreat is set among its own gardens with direct lake access and its own gated entry. The Retreat comprises two luxury villas, each with their own bedroom, living room, bathroom, and car park. The Spa Villa features a plush four-poster bed with ample seating around a cozy fireplace, flat screen TV, and stone top bar. The ensuite marble and stone bathroom includes a standalone tub with large candles creating a romantic ambiance, as well as dual vanities, a separate shower, and heated floors. A private outdoor deck boasts a sunken spa and lounge furniture. Across the way is the Atrium Villa, with a magnificent main room that features a comfortable seating area around an open fireplace and floor-length windows to let in the sunlight. An adjacent service kitchen and dining table for four makes the Villa ideal for entertaining. The warmly-decorated king bedroom leads to a European-style courtyard with rich landscaping and fire pit, and a stone ensuite bathroom with standalone ceramic tub. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 4 guests with 2 Kings.
Under the skillful watch of Culinary Director Alla Wolf Tasker and Head Chef David Green, dining at Lake House is always a first-class experience. Stocked daily by small local producers and farmers, including the restaurant’s own Kitchen Garden, the restaurant develops special
menus that change about twice a season. Guests are welcome at the Lake House dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Lauded as one of Australia’s Best by the Luxury Travel Gold List, the restaurant at Lake House is sure to please. Three and four course menus are crafted with hand-picked produce, local livestock and game, and fresh fish and cheeses for an unforgettable culinary experience. A typical dinner might include a spring artichoke tart, cone bay barramundi filets, crisp pork belly, and a closing course of truffled brie. Desserts feature fruits from Lake House orchards with touches of chocolate or peanut butter. Pair your meal with a delicious selection from the temperature controlled cellar, which is named on the Wine List Hall of Fame.
Lake House has many options for private dinners, including the wood-paneled Cellar Room for up to 16 guests or the airy Waterfront Pavilion for up to 40 diners. For a larger occasion, The Terrace Room holds up to 300 guests and features a private bar and lounge area. Of course, in-room dining is always an option with spectacular room service at any time of day.
The tranquil atmosphere of Lake House makes for a perfect relaxing vacation, with an expansive outdoor terrace and lounge with fireplace, billiards, and bar. Wander down to the Wombat Hill House Café, Lake House’s sister restaurant, or venture out of the property and tour the Passing Clouds winery. High quality food is a priority at Lake House, and guests can learn to plant their own organic gardens, visit local farmers that supply the Lake House restaurant, or take a culinary class from one of Australia’s best chefs at the on-site Cooking School. For those seeking a more decadent afternoon, head to the state-of-the-art Salus Spa and feel completely rejuvenated.
Tucked away amidst rich greenery and overlooking Lake Daylesford, the Salus Spa is the ideal spot for a transformative experience at Lake House. Immerse yourself in the spa’s tranquil atmosphere and choose from a variety of signature treatments, including a Mineral Soak & Massage package, or a facial with Elemis products. Unwind in the private treetop spa, high above the trees, or enjoy a massage in the Private Massage Hut exclusively for guests of The Retreat.
*Available for an additional fee.