A private, concierge serviced getaway amongst almost 40 acres of productive farmland and gardens.
Dairy Flat Lodge is an ideal destination for guests who are keen to experience life in the countryside, but who still want hotel-style comforts and a good cocktail mixed at the end of the day.

Splendidly decorated King size bedrooms, each with private ensuite are filled with individual furnishings and artworks. Four Suites are located in the main Lodge along with dining, lounging areas and reading room. An additional two Vineyard Suites with beautiful views across the landscape are accessed a few steps across the garden courtyard, still with access and use of the main Lodge areas.

View Lodge layout in images below.

Reservations for the Lodge are available for both private groups as well as for individual stays.
Individual reservations ( up to four guests) are currently available on Friday & Saturday nights (2-night stay) up to 8 weeks prior to your desired arrival date.

Book online below.
Or, if your preferred date is unavailable, please contact Reservations as last-minute cancellations do occur.
Our Reservation Team is available 9am – 5pm daily: (03) 53483329 |


(Private Use | Up to 12 guests)

A private, concierge serviced getaway for you and your tribe.

Tariffs include:
Private use of the Lodge at Dairy Flat
Onsite concierge
Daily housekeeping service
A country-style cooked breakfast daily
A selection of delicious slow-fermented sourdough & viennoiserie  from the bake house
Full use of the main kitchen and barbeque area with access to the pantry of staples
Non-alcoholic refreshments, selected beer, wine & cider
Access to honour bar for additional local sips & snacks
Use of Lodge lounge, library, bake house, outdoor areas, fire pit, farm and gardens
Use of cedar hot tub, electric bikes, fishing rods, picnic baskets, binoculars, telescope, indoor & outdoor games

Extras :
A Farmhouse style lunch or dinner in the Lodge
A shared feast cooked for you exclusively by one of the Lake House Chefs in the Lodge
Priority reservations in the Lake House Restaurant of The Spa at Lake House.
Provision of Gourmet BBQ packs or special orders through our trusted suppliers.
Provision of additional wine and special beverages through our Cellar Team at Lake House.
Reservations for group activities such as yoga
(all subject to availability). 

Monday – Thursday
From $4590 per night for up to 12 guests

Friday – Sunday, Holiday Period & Public Holidays
From $5190 per night for up to 12 guests

Minimum 2-night stay


It is a working farm – there are always growers and gardeners around, often the beekeeper or viticulturalist. And then there are the bakers. After a quick ‘early riser’ coffee, you might be lured out on a morning walk by the birdsong and the mist lying in the gullies, but you’ll be spurred on by the smell of fresh bread and pastries baking. Make sure to stop by for a chat in the Bake House.

Through the formal gardens and the olive groves and onto the vegetable and herb gardens where the morning’s harvest will be in progress – destined for the tables at the Lake House Restaurant. Walk down the Manchurian Pear walk to the dam and stop for a few moments of silence – you may be rewarded, with the sight of a mother kangaroo and her joey, a water bird fishing and certainly the sound of many happy frogs.

By now the Lodge Concierge will be grinding fresh coffee beans in the kitchen and the house and its residents will be stirring in readiness for the country breakfast that awaits. Conversation flows and people make arrangements for their day. In the library, or peace and quiet somewhere in the extensive gardens with a good book; more strolls through the vineyard and across the pastures; or some local off-site adventures on foot or on one of our electric bikes. Pretty Leitches Creek Mineral Spring, Daylesford Cidery, and Passing Clouds Winery, down local country lanes, are all but minutes away.

The latter two both offer delicious tipples and relaxed casual lunch options. No need for your car. And then there’s nearby Istra as well, where you can fill your basket with local ham, salami, prosciutto or in season Musk Berry Farm. Bring it back to Dairy Flat Farm, cut up a loaf of our fresh sourdough and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine. All that exercise and fresh air might require an afternoon nap – possibly interrupted by the jangle of the drinks cart as Aperitivo hour expands the variety of libations available in the honour bar.

There’ll be laughter over backgammon or charades. Conversations will flourish. Some will take to the cedar hot tub overlooking the vineyard, others may wish to wait until the adjacent fire pit is lit and enjoy the inky star-strewn skies.

The Lodge Concierge will have discussed dinner options with you. A casual meal in Daylesford? A relaxed shared farm platter or a seat at the table at Lake House, one of the finest restaurants in Australia. Just let us know….

Relax, sleep tight and leave it to us.

Need more immersive activity? There is also a calendar of workshops, tours, and classes available that Lodge residents are able to book into.


Embrace a new vision. Think outside the box, dig deep, find a new way to look at your business. Dairy Flat was created to inspire, to encourage people to immerse themselves in a new environment; something very different from their day to day experience. It’s about more than the sumptuous digs; it’s the clean country air, the wide-open starry skies, it’s a feeling you get watching the sunrise over the vines, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and croissants in the bake house, the thriving activity in the productive farm gardens and the smell of the woodsmoke as firepits are lit for evening drinks. A serviced Lodge with the privacy to conduct business, think tanks and conversations without any concern for interruptions or distractions.

Exclusive use of the Lodge means access to all six suites on site. Each can accommodate 2 adults with sumptuous king-size beds and lavish ensuites.

Your concierge is available throughout your stay servicing suites, food & beverage, arranging reservations, activities, and transfers.

Early risers may enjoy a walk or run around the farm perimeter; down Dairy Flat Road to Leitches Creek Mineral Spring. As the sun rises kangaroos, koalas and the odd wombat retreat back into the forest edge.

There are extraordinary experiences on-site and beyond the Lodge; baking classes, gardening and beekeeping, hot air ballooning, workshops with artists and artisans, private yoga, tai chi, and martial arts. This region is rich with inspirational people, leaders in their field. Let us bring a little of their inspiration to you and your corporate retreat.

Easily accessible; 80 minutes via car from Melbourne. Helicopter transfers also available.