We’ve curated a list of the most romantic accommodation options in the Greater Hamilton / Southern Grampians region, perfect for a weekend escape. Lock the date in your loved one’s calendar and enjoy your romantic retreat!
Mt Sturgeon Cottages (Dunkeld)
Set at the base of looming Mount Sturgeon in the Grampians (Gariwerd), and located just 3kms from the town centre, are these beautiful historic bluestone cottages. Converted from the station’s shearers and cooks quarters, Mt Sturgeon Cottages come fully equipped with a kitchenette fitted with microwave, electric frypan, toaster and breakfast provisions, ready for your Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed. The cottages also flaunt their stunning open lounge and dining area decked out with leather sofas and charismatic styling. Turn off from the stresses of today and unwind in the ideal romantic getaway- without phones or televisions, the cottages allow guests to unwind and reconnect. You can even bring along your four legged mate by making plans in advance – your furry friend deserves cuddles too!
Garland Cottage (Hamilton)
A quaint little cottage set within a beautiful landscaped garden, centrally located and in a lovely, quiet area of town, this cottage provides all the comforts destined to deliver valentines romance. Enjoy a sleep-in in the comfy queen sized bed before taking the short 10 minute walk through the beautiful Botanic Gardens leading towards the towns CBD. With the flexibility to be pet’-friendly, find yourself conveniently situated within walking distance of good walking tracks along the Grange Burn and the Church Hill area, as well as the town centre filled with places to enjoy a brekkie date with a sweet treat or two!
Salt Creek Cottage (Dunkeld)
Relish in the blissful and atmospheric Salt Creek Cottage, located in the heart of Dunkeld. Enjoy the cottage’s charismatic design and spectacular mountain views where the moody interior sets the scene for the perfect intimate valentines getaway or unforgettable location shoot. Nestled at the foot of Mount Sturgeon, experience one of Dunkeld’s most luxury colonial-styled experiences situated within walking distance of the main street, shops, cafes and of course the renowned Royal Mail Hotel. Check out their insta for a swoon-worthy glimpse into your weekend retreat!
Mickey’s on Learmonth (Hamilton)
Step back in time and jive with the journey Mickey’s on Learmonth is sure to take you on. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face as soon as you put one foot through the door, the recently renovated apartment has been styled with superb retro detail while still offering all the luxury of today. Mickey’s is located within walking distance of the Hamilton’s CBD and is found in a quiet and secure court with off street parking. This quirky and stylish accommodation offers a great atmosphere both inside and out with the option to sit back and relax in the private courtyard. Henty wine, Elvis Presley and rockabilly dancing, anyone?
The Grey House (Penshurst)
Full of country charm and a blissful relaxing atmosphere is The Grey House in Penshurst, sympathetically renovated with all modern amenities. Designed to be comfortable and relaxing, this accommodation has a combination of modern and older art pieces throughout, and on a sunny day is the perfect space to dine or recline and watch the sun rise or set across the wide open paddocks. It’s at the base of Mt Rouse too, a dormant volcano perfect for a picnic, and close to the Botanic Gardens and Wetlands for a summer stroll too!
Grampians View Bed & Breakfast (Dunkeld)
Unwind with traditional hospitality in well-appointed classic accommodation set amongst the breathtaking views of the Southern Grampians. With your own private entrance, Grampians View B&B can sleep up to six guests in their three private bedrooms, each with their own ensuite. Group getaway ahoy! The B&B also has a lounge/dining area where guests can read, chat and relax. Guests also have access to a BBQ, Wi-Fi and a boules court for a friendly game of petanque. We mustn’t forget to mention that dogs are welcome to come and stay too, and with the house located next door to the Dunkeld Arboretum, they will love exploring the vast fifty acres of land. Perfect if your weekend plans allow for socialising with other friends (furry and human) too!
The Little Lodge (Coleraine)
Constructed in 1866, heritage listed and situated in the heart of Coleraine, this self-contained accommodation has recently been totally refurbished and comes complete with two bedrooms offering double and single bed varieties, a sitting room equipped with a TV/DVD and reverse cycle air-conditioning as well as a kitchen space and bathroom housing a nice big shower. Outside you will find a private courtyard and free on-street parking – no need to pack breakfast either as The Little Lodge provides cereal and toast plus the addition of coffee and tea. It’s close to Coleraine’s chocolate factory too – why not pick your favourite treats and enjoy them from bed as you plan your weekend’s activities?
Check out our blog “Valentine’s Day in Greater Hamilton” for your local guide to complementing your cute accommodation with even more incredible things to see and do!
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