If you want complete relaxation with the option of experiencing all that Daylesford and surrounds has to offer less than 10 minutes away, then The Hide is just the place.
Enjoy a "time alone" experience, a romantic stay for two or share it with friends. Sightseeing and great dining at your doorstep - or just chill out at The Hide!
The Hide is owner run and managed by Lisa Brophy and Sue Wright so you can expect personalised service.
Dogs love staying at The Hide too! If you wish to bring your dog(s) please read below before booking. Our philosophy around allowing dogs to stay is for guests and their dogs to enjoy a holiday together at The Hide. It is not designed to be an alternative to a kennel so we recommend guests leave their dogs at home if they wish to go out frequently without their dogs as we have a strict policy about not leaving dogs behind. Our FAQ on our website explains why we have this policy.
Kangaroos graze regularly near The Hide and drink from our beautiful dam. Geese return home daily to their island on the dam. Goslings hatch in spring.
Top quality queen sized beds in each of the two generous bedrooms. Quality linen and towels are provided. Hairdryer and iron supplied. Great day bed and furnishings.
The kitchenette is designed to allow you to cater for a relaxing time away from home. The two burner stove is sufficient to cook or reheat meals and a great Weber Q100 BBQ on the patio is perfect for a barbie. There is no microwave because we are on solar power and there is no oven. There is no need to bring the dressing for the salad as oil and vinegar and other condiments are supplied as well as plunger & espresso coffee and good quality tea bags.
When the chookies are laying we'll provide fresh eggs and when the baker is baking you'll have a loaf of home made sour dough bread. To check availability contact us before you come otherwise please bring your own gourmet breakfast goodies or enjoy a lazy breaky at one of our local cafes. Be sure to ask about local's deals if you are visiting mid week.
There is an LCD HD television to watch a good movie if you feel like curling up on the couch or lounging on the day bed.
The outdoor setting is ideal for you to brunch, have a glass of wine and to feel a part of the environment.
Our large windows and glass doors allow you to absorb the fabulous views of the dam and the wildlife it attracts such as kangaroos, ducks, birds and geese.
Our location, orientation and building materials mean that we can stick to environmentally friendly principals and use ceiling fans to keep you comfortable all year round. The heating is a free standing wood burner which is very efficient and keeps The Hide very warm and toasty in the cooler months. Wood is supplied.
Should you wish to have your pantry and fridge stocked upon arrival we may be able to do this (subject to availability and within reason). Just give us a shopping list (allow for the fact that we have small Coles supermarket in Daylesford!) and we will provide you with the receipt and we add just 10% to to total.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SOUR DOUGH BREAD?
We offer private classes during your stay and you get to take home some extra bread and the levin to make bread at home. Ask us for more information.
We recommend that you carefully consider the suitability of The Hide for young children due to the proximity of the dam to The Hide and the exposed wood burner. The Hide is fenced and has a gate into the paddock with the dam. Please feel free to discuss this with us.
Other key features include:
* near popular Daylesford & Hepburn Springs
* sensational starry nights
* kangaroos regular visitors, horses, cows
* dog friendly
* Ned Kelly wood fire with generous wood supply
* cosy and comfortable furnishings
* environmentally friendly ceiling fans - aircon not
* quality linen and towels
* beautiful views
* space and tranquility
* walks/bike rides
* art studio for hire
* ten minute drive to picturesque Hepburn Golf Course
* BYO Telstra or Optus dongle for internet access for
your laptop, phone or IPad. TV and DVD.
ONE night stays on weekends are only available if booked LAST MINUTE (no earlier than the Thursday before the weekend). This also applies to holiday periods like Christmas, Easter and school holidays.
TARIFF FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS ON WEEKENDS
On weekends extra people pay min 2 night stay. For example, if 2 people want to stay Friday night and 4 people want to stay Saturday night then the tariff is based on 4 people for the 2 nights. The same applies for long weekends.
We want to encourage guests to stay at The Hide during the week because there is so much to see in this region. We are located perfectly to be able to go for great walks, bike rides, visit The Chocolate Mill (3 min drive), Lavandula (10 min drive), Hepburn Bath House (7 min drive), Castlemaine (20 min drive), the list is endless.
Being less than 10 minutes from Daylesford you can be there in no time and enjoy a leisurely stroll around town without the maddening crowds of the weekends.
If single nights are available please contact us with your request. The tariff for a single night will be the same rate as the weekend nightly rate if midweek or add $30 to the weekend rate if the single night is a Friday or Saturday night.
THE BONUS OF STAYING AT THE HIDE IS THAT YOU GET TO EXPERIENCE ALL THAT DAYLESFORD AND THE REGION HAS TO OFFER AND THEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX IN THE PEACE AND QUIET.
YOUR DOG CAN ENJOY THE HIDE TOO!
The Hide has its own enclosed small yard so you may like to have your dog come with you. There are farm animals and native animals around so Fido needs to be under your care at all times. Endless walks are available from our gate and Fido can relax inside with you after a day of relaxing!
When enquiring about pet friendly make sure the accommodation is really pet friendly. Is the property well fenced? Are dogs allowed inside? At The Hide we have a fenced yard and your dog(s) are allowed inside.
Experience has led us to have a policy of not permitting dogs or pets to be left unattended inside or outside The Hide at any time. Please visit our website (which is daylesfordtownand country) and FAQ to view our pet friendly conditions as when booking you are accepting these conditions.
Many people like to enjoy the wonderful massages offered in the area. As we do not allow dogs to be left unattended at The Hide we recommend an in-house massage offered by a number of great local masseurs or booking massages separately if you are coming as a couple or group of people. In warmer months it is not advisable to leave your dog(s) in the car for any time.
IF YOU WISH TO BOOK STRAIGHT AWAY PLEASE READ BELOW.
When you click request booking you will be taken to a page which asks you for more information including a section for writing us a message. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU WRITE US A NOTE under the following circumstances:
-You require 2 beds because you are two guests wanting a bed each. We will amend the tariff to include $30 for the additional linen and cleaning.
- If you wish to bring a dog(s) - tell us how many dogs (max 2) and the breed. If you wish to bring a dog(s) you must agree to our conditions as outlined above and that you will not leave the dog unattended at The Hide.
If either of the above apply and you don't let us know The Hide will not be prepared for you correctly.
We want our guests to have a totally relaxing break and enjoy our beautiful environment. As our water comes from the sky into our tanks, electricity from the sun into our batteries and from the gas man into our bottles we ask guests to feel pampered but mindful when using these precious commodities. Thank you.
We have animals on our property. Inside the house paddock we have chooks (chickens), geese, our cat and our two dogs. On the rest of the property we have six, fat friendly cows who are employed to keep the grass short and look pretty in the paddock. They have this job for life.
The Hide is a shared property. There may be guests staying in the Hide Homestead (60 metres away at the west end of our home) and we, the owners are living in the east end of the house. We request that all guests respect their co-inhabitants' space. It is quite common for none of us to see each other the whole of the stay!