If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, then we’ve found the perfect weekend getaway for you. The Araluen combines the luxury of a hotel with the homeliness of boutique accommodation less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
Located in the picturesque Steels Creek Valley, the property is surrounded by wineries, nature, and valley views. Just a seven-minute drive from tourist hotspot Yarra Glen, Araluen is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the Yara Valley region. The property feels serene and secluded, sat on three acres of landscaped gardens and bushland. Wake to nothing but the noise of local birds, rummaging creatures and wide, expansive views.
Accommodation at Araluen consist of self-contained villas offering beautiful sights of the surrounding countryside and garden. The villas feature a fully equipped kitchenette, and are fitted with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a BOSE sound system. Snuggle up by the cosy fireplace on the chillier nights or treat yourself to a long soak in the double spa bath. Breakfast is included with villa stays, and consists of orange juice, cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt.
Lodge rooms are also available – these semi-detached wings boast glass conservatory ceilings to allow light to spill in during the day. The rooms open up to a shared guest lounge and sunroom with wood fire heater, large flat screen TV, Nespresso coffee machine and plenty of spots to lounge about. Take a seat on the veranda and soak up the magnificent views overlooking the verdant garden, sun drenched valleys and dense bushland. Food hampers featuring delicious fresh, firmly produce can be arranged upon request.
Stop the world from spinning with a stay at Araluen, boutique accommodation in the heart of the Yarra Valley – it’s perfect for a romantic escape to nature.