Mount Evelyn Retreat offers boutique spa accommodation in a tranquil location yet within easy walking distance of cafes, shops and of course the popular cycling/hiking track, the Warburton Rail Trail.

The retreat is perfectly positioned in between the stunning Yarra Valley and the Majestic Dandenongs.

Many walking paths go right past the garden and the beautiful forest surrounds attract a vast array of bird life.

Mount Evelyn Retreat provides a tranquil escape only 50 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD.

Massages & spa treatments available.

Banquet in house dining available - please enquire.

Long stay discounts apply.

The Suite and garden

The self contained suite is located discreetly underneath the owner's property with its own private entrance and garden. The Retreat boasts a hydrotherapy HEATED OUTDOOR SPA with gazebo and a large deck with really comfy seating overlooking the amazing sclerophyll forest. The jacuzzi is for your exclusive use during your stay. Both the spa and deck are perfect for observing the local birds which include: kookaburras, king parrots, honeyeaters, tree climbers, fan tails and the amazing Powerful Owls who frequent the garden.

Inside Mount Evelyn Retreat you will find pleasant decor with quality furnishings, linens & throws, candles, wifi, extensive movie library. Fluffy robes, slippers & chocolates are supplied to guests who book two nights or more. The suite has a queen sized bed plus a sofabed in the same room. There is a kitchenette complete with fridge, microwave, toaster etc but there is no stove or cooktop.

The accommodation is just one suite- there will be no other guests on the property. Your privacy is of great importance to us.

Local Area

Nearby attractions to Mount Evelyn include:

Mont De Lancey Historic House & Gardens
Warburton Rail Trail
Sky High Mount Dandenong
Kalorama Lookout, tea rooms & Karwarra gardens
Kuranga Native Nursery & Paperbark Cafe
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice creamery
Allowyn Gardens
Shannon Bennet's latest venture, the Piggery Cafe
Coombe Farm Estate
Tesselaar Gardens
William Rickets Sanctuary
Sherbrooke & Olinda Falls
Puffing Billy
Healesville Sanctuary
Many wineries including Domaine Chandon, Punt Road, Twisted Vine, Seville Hill
Hot air ballooning
Cloudehill Gardens
Silvan Damn

Payment and cancellation policy

50% deposit is charged for all bookings, and the remaining 50% is charged upon arrival. However, bookings within 14 days of the stay or for a single night stay the full 100% is payable at time of booking. If you would like to vary the deposit amount for any reason, you can ring or email us and discuss what you would like to do regarding the payment.
21 days notice of cancellation is required for the tariff to be refunded (less a $50 administration fee plus any commissions paid). Cancellations made within 14 days of the first night of the booking full payment is required, unless the Retreat is subsequently fully booked, then the amount paid will be refunded less administration fee and costs. Failure to arrive the full tariff is payable.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Certainly no consolation prize! When our Bali flights were cancelled we googled "outdoor spa view views" and this gorgeous property came up. We were warmly greeted by Gareth on arrival and from the moment we entered the retreat it felt and smelt so inviting. As our plans to holiday in Bali were to celebrate my 40th birthday, Caroline made sure to acknowledge this by leaving a welcome note at the entrance and a bottle of bubbles on ice for us to enjoy. The recommendation of booking a home delivered fine dining banquet by Flitterby (thanks Carl) was a perfect way to finish off my birthday. The retreat was warm and cosy, but when we returned from exploring Yarra Valley surrounds during the heat of the day, the room was always cool. I spent many hours reading a novel (which is a novelty for me), while sipping a cuppa on the back deck, listening to the soothing sounds of nature in the background... And then I spent many hours in the evening, sipping a glass of wine while enjoying the view in the relaxing spa. Our 10yo daughter enjoyed exploring the forest jungle and when it was time to wind down, there were plenty of movies on the Apple TV to keep her entertained. Thank you Caroline and Gareth for sharing your property with us, it was exactly what we needed to forget our disappointment of not being in Bali.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Amazing!!!! A big thank you to Caroline. Our stay was simply amazing. Peaceful, quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can say we will definitely not only recommend this as the perfect get a way but we will also be back!!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful accommodation We loved the space and the privacy. Extremely well thought out. Friendly and helpful host. Gorgeous gully to look out onto. Perfect place to stay whilst training for the Oxfam trail walk. Relaxing spa. Short walk to town for breakfast lunch or dinner.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a lovely stay at Mt Evelyn Retreat. Everything was so modern and stylish and everything was well thought of. The room is spacious and was so clean. the spa has amazing view and is so relaxing. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a lovely B&B. Caroline the owner is so thoughtful and made our stay even better by recommending places to see and do.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from every things are awsome���the owner are very nice���I have every things in the room���even fresh fruit���flower tea��� very suitble for two people enjoy the most romantic time .
Date published: 2013-01-11
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features


Free WiFi
Pool and Spa Facilities
Heated pool
Entertainment and Family
Video library, Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling



Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $225
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $200 $450 $1130 2 $30 $10

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 people.