Located in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Australia, Jackalope is a one of a kind hotel which effortlessly blends the beauty of lush rolling hills and vineyards with monocromatic sleek lines.
From the minute you drive through the entrance you know you have arrived somewhere special. A giant black Jackalope, the mythical part rabbit, part antelope creature which the hotel is named after, greets you and sets the tone for the stay. Stunning, unexpected and a little bit fantastical.
The architecture is magnificent, truly old meets new, rolling sleek lines and a charcoal black palette into an old Edwardian facade. The pairing is seamless.
With only 46 hotel rooms, the hotel retains its sense of boutique without scrimping of any of the facilities expected in a high-end luxury hotel. Sleek interiors, twice daily housekeeping, deep-soaking baths and private terraces are some of the room features. The details are well thought out and everything you need for a relaxing or romantic stay have been catered for. Book a room overlooking the vines and pool area for a truly stunning view.
There are two beautiful restaurant options for your stay, Rare Hare, serving up farm-to-plate style food in a rustic setting and Doot Doot Doot providing a fine dining experience. The glamourous Flaggerdoot Cocktail bar serves up drinks to remember combining cosy fire places and experimental cocktails in a highly curated space. Try the ‘My Body’s a Temple’ cocktail; a curious but delicious mix of Mastiha, cucumber juice and licorice paint.
If you are searching for pure relaxation, the stunning pool area is just what you need, dipping in to the waters of the inky black water of the 30 metre infinity pool surrounded by vineyards is truly a restorative experience. Like everything at Jackalope it is a perfect combination of sleek sophistication and glamorous luxe. Geode, the spa area provides a range of massages and treatments to help you truly relax.
Service is professional, knowledgeable and efficient, aligned more with a stay in a sleek city hotel rather than a country estate.
Jackalope is a destination in itself however if you can drag yourself away from the stunning grounds you are perfectly placed to enjoy all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Due to its location, it is best to have a car for your stay, while Uber and cabs are available they can be few and far between.
Jackalope is busy on the weekends so plan ahead, book restaurants in advance or try a mid-week stay for a quieter option.
You can also go and enjoy the Jackalope restaurants, cellar door and bar without staying at the hotel which is a great option for a day trip from Melbourne.
For more information visit Jackalope here.