Treat your family to a magical summer in Daylesford!

Making summer holidays easier on the wallet, our incredible Stay 4, Pay 3 Promotion is the deal you’ve been waiting for! Available on all our beautiful properties in December through to 21st January, it’s designed to offer affordable family Christmas and January escapes.

Keep reading below for more details on this promotion, along with a brand new listing, family friendly properties and a range of fun local activities for your stay…

Local Events & Last Minute Escapes

If you need to get away before Christmas, check out these local events coming up very soon: 

Budburst Macedon Ranges Wine Festival on Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 November.

Musk Open Gardens on Saturday, 18 November.

Discover great savings on our exclusive Last Minute Deals to save 15% for stays that are in the next 7 days.

We are deeply saddened about the horrific car accident in Daylesford last week. We send our heartfelt sympathies to all involved at this truly sad time.


Enjoy a short summer break in Daylesford without stretching the budget. Available on direct bookings for stays from 1 December 2023 to 21 January 2024. T&C’s apply.

Enter the promo code FAMILY3 when booking to secure this amazing deal!

See all the promo details here >>

Introducing our newest listing…

Gold Finch – This delightful miners cottage in Hepburn Springs features rich colours, sumptuous furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, and a cosy lounge with a wood burner. Step outside to a fenced garden (dog friendly!) with a BBQ and outdoor seating. 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | Sleeps 4 🐾

See all our new listings here >>

Summer holidays in Daylesford

Elevate your summer holidays or Christmas celebrations with these amazing family properties, with plenty of room for the whole family:

  • Sky High – An iconic piece of architecture with four king-size bedrooms with king split beds that effortlessly cater to groups of friends, couples or families. 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Sleeps 8
  • Lux on Max –  Featuring three beautiful bedrooms, with the amazing upstairs master bedroom with private deck, king size bed, deep soak bath, study nook and sensational Daylesford views. 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Sleeps 6
  • Loddon Retreat – This five bedroom entertainer features a large undercover area, outdoor seating, BBQ, a built-in pizza oven and space for hammocks. 5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Sleeps 10
  • Maison Noire – A dream Daylesford retreat, this home blends mid-century flair with post-modern architecture, with a heated plunge pool/spa. 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Sleeps 6

See our Family Homes here >>

Family Holiday Activities

Get adventurous with your family while exploring the diverse offerings of Daylesford, from a GPS treasure hunt to market discoveries and horseback rides.

Secret Forest Walks – Their engaging GPS Treasure Hunt at Lake Daylesford, is ideal for families and friends and challenges participants to locate hidden objects using Garmin GPS units. 

Amazing Mill Markets – Discover a treasure trove of antiques, crafts, and collectibles at the Mill Markets, perfect for a family outing filled with exploration, shopping and a great little café!

Hepburn Lagoon Rides – These guided rides offer a family-friendly way to enjoy nature, wildlife, and the stunning scenery of the region. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend more time outdoors.

Explore more local activities here >>

Our deposit and cancellation promise

We know times are tight, so we want to help make planning for your next holiday to Daylesford easy and stress-free. For your peace of mind, all direct bookings come with this worry-free guarantee:

  • No deposit required. At Daylesford Country Retreats we don’t take deposits. It’s one simple payment taken at 30 days prior to check in.
  • Fully-flexible bookings. You can change or cancel your booking up to 30 days prior to arrival with no charges.

Read our full booking terms & conditions here >>

Book your fully-flexible Daylesford retreat today…

…go on, you deserve it!