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The Lake House
King St, Daylesford, VIC
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Rates from AU$350 per room/night
The Lake House Experience
Lake House has an enviable record of national and international awards for service, ambience, cuisine and cellar. Here guests can experience some of Australia's best regional food and wine while staying in the wonderful rooms and suites, enjoying full resort and conference facilities. The enviable position on the shores of Lake Daylesford provides a perfect opportunity for many activities including foreshore and water sports. Mix business with pleasure and sample the world famous springs, hydrotherapy and treatments of Victoria's Spa region. Indulge yourself with the award winning cuisine and have a local winemaker guide you through a wine tasting in their cellar room. Enjoy a fly fishing lesson and have chefs barbecue your catch for dinner. There are comfortable guest lounges, open fires in winter, and extensive outdoor terraces for relaxing or alfresco dining.

Accommodation - 21 rooms, 12 suites, Check in - 2 PM, Check out - 11.30 AM
The rooms and suites are surrounded by several acres of beautiful manicured gardens, waterfalls and streams. Guesthouse Rooms are part of the original homestead with Queen sized beds and ensuites, close to the relaxation facilities. Waterfront Rooms provide enchanting views across the water, King size or twin beds, sofa, easy chair, sitting area, full ensuite. Waterfront Suites are large and truly sumptuous with contemporary furnishings, dual spas and showers, balconies or terraces with views over the pond and lake. Non-smoking rooms are available but handicap rooms are not provided.

Savour the superb cuisine in the sunlit dining room of Victoria's Best Restaurant - or perhaps a private dinner in the Cellar Room. The award-winning Dining Room sunlit by day, boasts magnificent views through its large expanse of windows. The restaurant glows with the magic and romance of candlelight, while a log fire provides a warm welcome in Winter. In Summer, tables are set outdoors overlooking the water under large shady umbrellas, or in the open balmy evening air. Enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine which pays homage to the best available seasonal produce and the efforts of local regional suppliers. A team of talented, dedicated young chefs under the direction of Executive chef Alla Wolf Tasker work from the ground up producing virtually everything on the premises. An award-winning cellar specialises in outstanding regional wines but is equally at home with French classics.

Have a hit of tennis followed by a massage and some soaking in the spa/sauna room. A myriad of bushwalking tracks meander from the property. Nearby are boating facilities, local wineries, excellent artist's studios and galleries, places of historical interest, magnificent gardens, golf course, spa/beauty treatments and wholistic therapies the region is noted for. Local areas of interest include the outstanding Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Central Springs Spa Reserve, Lake Daylesford, the Tipperary Walking Track, the Central Highlands Tourist Railway, Wombat State Forest, Jubilee Lake and Sailor's Falls.

Hotel Facilities
7am-10pm reception, Babysitting, Bars, Bellstand & porters, Billiards room, Business services, Bush walks, Car park (free), Cellar, Conference facilities, Late 11pm check-in, Limited disabled access & facilities, Lounge, Luggage room, Massage treatments, Mountain bikes, Open fireplace, Reception, Restaurant, Safe deposit boxes, Sauna, Spa, Swimming pool, Tour desk, Volleyball, Wine cellar

Room Facilities
Guesthouse Rooms: 7am-9pm room service, Air-conditioning, Bath & shower, Bathrobes, Ceiling fan, Clock radio, Ensuite, Full size mirror, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron & ironing board, Maid service, Mini-bar, Opening windows, Refrigerator, Tea & coffee facilities, Telephones DD STD/ISD, TV cable channels. Waterfront Rooms & Suites also provide: CD player, Easy chair, Foldout sofa bed, Internet & fax data port, King or twin beds, Private balcony, VCR. Suites also have: Private lounge area, Double spa bath, Dual shower, Heated bathroom, Walk-in wardrobes, DVD player, Internet & fax data port.

Events/Conferences - capacity 250
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The magnificent architect designed Terrace Room provides state of the art sound/entertainment systems and meeting technology for conferences, functions and special events. Stylishly appointed with soft natural colouring, the use of wood, stone, water and soaring gabled internal spaces as prominent design elements, it continues the theme of sophisticated country chic which pervades Lake House. Full length floor to ceiling windows fold back completely to provide access to a magnificent cocktail bar & lounge area complete with open fire. Extensive foyer areas open onto a broad expanse of outdoor terrace with beautiful views completing the picture of the perfect venue.

Getting There
Located 100km north of Melbourne Airport, approximately 70 mins by road along the Western Freeway or 20 mins by heli. The hotel is situated just 500m from Daylesford.

Just 4km nearby is the Hepburn Acqua Viva Day Spa, the only private enterprise Spa in Australia that uses mineral water for its spa treatments. It offers pure bliss where you can enjoy individual attention and personal pampering from their professional team in the most private and modern spa facilities. Services include... Massage therapy, Body scrub, Mineral spa bath, Hydrotherapy treatment, Facial massage, Vichy shower, Golden Moor mud wrap, Grande indulgence & Biwana Towilla (all spirit) packages. Transfers can be arranged from the hotel.

Just 4km nearby is the Hepburn Springs Golf Club offering an undulating 18 hole par 66 golf course with manicured fairways and greens in a peaceful bushland setting. It provides a licensed clubhouse, clubs, buggies, motorised carts, barbeque areas, children's playground, practice putting green and plenty of kangaroos! Transfers can be arranged from the hotel.

The hotel provides babysitting services. There is a special rate for children 14 years and under sharing a room with adults and using existing bedding.

Complimentary upgrade to next room category. Valid Monday to Thursday and subject to availability. Complimentary bottle of Australian sparkling wine on arrival after 1 Apr 04.

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The Lake House Reviews
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Awards for The Lake House
2003-2000 - Best of Awards - One of the World's Most Notable Wine Lists
Wine Spectator New York Awards for Excellence
2003-2000 - Winner - Best Tourism Restaurant
Victorian Tourism Awards
2003-1994 - Best Regional Restaurant & Hall of Fame
American Express Awards for Excellence
2003 - Top 10 List - Hotels in Australia
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
2003 - Best Country Restaurant. + Professional Excellence
The Age Good Food Guide Awards
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