“Designed and maintained by the creative thinkers behind the equally as exuberant flagship hotel, Lake House, Dairy Flat offers six suites in a unique country lodge style for guests keen to embrace the wonders of life on a productive farm….. the sense of place is undeniable – a retreat experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.”  — Hip Hotels

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Wolf-Tasker family together with the team from Lake House Daylesford launched Dairy Flat in 2020.

Located a short 10-minute drive from their flagship hotel, restaurant, spa and the village of Daylesford, Australia – the property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Wombat Forest, mineral water springs and productive farmlands.

A specially designed and curated Lodge featuring original art and furniture commissioned by local makers accommodates up to 12 guests in six private King Suites. This is a special place to gather your tribe and immerse yourselves in the best of country living… albeit with the Lodge Concierge on hand to coordinate activities, light the firepit, mix a good negroni and prepare dinner…

Set on almost 40 picturesque acres, Dairy Flat is a regenerative farm following organic practises,  including a productive herb & vegetable garden that already supplies the multi award-winning Lake House kitchens, a newly planted orchard of apples, pears, stone fruit, quince and medlar; a vineyard featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings, an established olive grove, ornamental hedgerow gardens, a bake house dedicated to slow-fermented sourdough and a spring-fed dam full of fresh water trout.

There’s plenty of activity on-site all year round… Early on the bakers will be busily tending the dough and ovens. You may see Jono, a long-term supplier ( Brooklands Free Range Farms) moving the British White Cattle. Often, resident Bee Keeper Dan “the Bee Man” Palm will be on-site checking the hives. There is never a dull day in the vegetable gardens, especially during the ‘pick’ for the kitchen! The guinea fowl maybe munching their way through the bugs in the garden…. And the resident alpacas are always up for a little chaff and chat. Dairy Flat is surrounded by lush farmland and forest so kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and beautiful birdlife are abundant also.

Workshops and opportunities for learning on the farm, in the bake house and with selected “friends of the farm” are often available throughout the year. Make sure you are on the mailing list.

Reservations for private use of The Lodge (up to 12 guests) can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Individual reservations (2 – 4 guests) are released 4 weeks prior to the reservation date. See Lodge Page.

This is a new experience for travellers; with the launch of Dairy Flat, the Wolf-Taskers aim to set the benchmark for sustainable luxury.

“Magic … What a place! The attention to detail, paddock to plate produce, such warmth from all the staff, made for the most beautiful few days. Don’t make us leave!” –DFF Lodge Guest