Winner 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Opposite Olinda Villages Boutique Shops, Galleries & Quality Restaurants, atop the tree-clad slopes of the Dandenong Ranges, sits the iconic Bluestone Loft In The Mill and Carriagehouse buildings, featuring 8 luxurious privately entranced suites and the 3 Bedroom, Bathroom 35 Square Carriagehouse, each with it's own unique character and decor, kitchenette/kitchen and tariff range to suit differing budgets. 7 of the 9 Suites feature Luxurious Double Spas, 6 of the 9 feature Crackling Log Fires whilst 2 others feature Romantic Gas Log Fires, there is a private and secluded rear entertaining area known as the Garden of Eden complete with Extensive Stonework, Ornamental Fountain, Luxurious Outdoor Furniture and BBQ, 5 of the suites have their own private courtyard whilst a 6th has a private balcony.
Reception hold over 400 DVD movies including many new releases free for guests perusal. Park the car in our private carpark and within a 1.5 kilometre radius you are within walking distance of 16 restaurants, 6 bars, a Swimming Pool, National Rhodedendron Gardens and the many walking trails of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Puffing Billy and Trees Adventure are both within a 5 minute drive and a half hour drive sees you in the middle of the Yarra Valley with it's 80 odd various wineries and the world renowned Healesville Sanctuary.
An idyllic location and a perfect place to relax away the hustle and bustle of a hectic world, yet only a 50 minute drive from the heart of Melbourne and 65 minute drive from Melbourne's International Airport Tullamarine.
Premium Suite and The Carriagehouse Descriptions:
Hathaway Suite - One of our most elegant rooms, with Four Poster Queen Size bed in a sunken bedroom. You can sit in the luxurious bedside Double Spa Bath in Ivory Marbled surrounds & watch the crackling open log fire, or take in either the sunset from your private balcony complete with romantic cast iron outdoor setting, or the sunrise from your own glass conservatory. 32 Inch LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. From $240-$330 per night.
King Arthur Suite – Go on treat yourself like royalty, you deserve it. This suite has a mediaeval feel, with its slate floor and dark exposed beams. While providing all the modern luxuries of King size bed with a 4 posted Black king size spa at the foot of it, crackling log fire, slab floor heating underneath and French doors opening onto your private courtyard positioned to take in the sunset and complete with romantic wicker style outdoor setting and shade umbrella. LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. From $240-$330 per night.
Loft Suite – The whole top floor to yourself. Enjoy the space, style and comfort of our largest suite with Luxurious Double Spa Bath in the separate Black Marbled Bathroom, Four poster Queen size bed in the Ralph Lauren Wallpapered Master bedroom, mezzanine level Loft Style sleeping quarters or second bedroom with your choice of either 2 King size single beds or a King Size bed. The Open Plan Lounge features a mix of Limestone and Black Dadoed walls with Ralph Lauren Striped Wallpaper above same, a Gorgous Gas Log Fire surrounded by a beautiful Mahogany carved Mantlepiece with Gold Gilded Framed Mirror, complimented by an eighteen candle chandelier above and with an elegant Black Velvet Victorian Style lounge suite. Other features include a full open plan kitchen with stovetop and dishwasher and spacious dining table for four. 32 Inch LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. Sleeps up to 4 people. From $280-$360 per night.
The Governor’s Retreat – Our latest addition to the collection, a delightful 2 storey, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroomed suite that’s tucked away to the rear of the Carriagehouse. Get away from everything in the Master Bedroom with Queen Size Bed and Luxurious Double Spa Bath at the foot of same overlooking a Gas Log Fire in a Victorian Mantlepieced setting. Black Marbled surrounds and a door venturing out into your own private courtyard with romantic outdoor wicker setting. Upstairs which is closed off with a door and you enter the second bedroom again with a King Size Bed, white marbled Bathroom and a Full Kitchen with Hotplates. There is also the flexibility for a couple to have the Bed removed downstairs to achieve a larger lounge area. 32 Inch LCD TV/DVD & CD Player in both bedrooms. Sleeps up to 4 persons. From $280-$360 per night.
The Carriagehouse – A 3 bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 storey 30 sq Bluestone House featuring Queen Size Beds in two bedrooms and a King Size Bed that can split into two King Size Single Beds in the Master bedroom, Luxurious Double Spa Bath in the main White Marbled Bathroom, open plan lounge and formal dining areas with Open Log Fire, heated floor and French Doors that open out into your private courtyard with outdoor setting for eight persons, also suitable for conferencing/entertainment, a full kitchen, laundry, can sleep up to 8 people with the addition of two single folding beds available on the property. 42 Inch LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. Minimum two night stay from $750 for two people, 4 People 2 night stay $1126, 6 people 2 night stay $1502.
Other Suites Descriptions:
Enjoy the comforts of high living in our deluxe spa suites:
Herb Garden Suite – Queen Size 4 posted Carved Mahogany bed with French doors opening onto your own private courtyard with romantic wicker outdoor setting positioned to take in the sunset. A crackling log fire at the foot of the bed may create the ambiance, or simply luxuriate in your Victorian Style Wing Back Chairs or the Luxurious Double Spa in your White Marbled Bathroom, and in one of our most popular suites. LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. From $185-$295 per night.
The Duchess’ Quarters – Entered from your own Private Sunny Courtyard with a Romantic Wicker Outdoor Setting this is a classic suite with French Provincial Overtones and features a separate Loungeroom with Black Velvet Victorian Style Lounge setting and Cosy Gas Log Fire framed with a Grand White Mantlepiece and 42 Inch LCDTV with DVD Player above same. Adjoining is a sparkling new Kitchenette, separate bedroom with Queen Size French Provincial Bed and Luxurious Double Spa Bath in the White Marbled Bathroom. Air Conditioned, Chandeliers and Lush Black Carpets throughout. From $185-$295 per night.
4½ star luxury for a smaller budget:
Tudor Suite – An intimate suite with Queen Size 4 Posted Carved Mahogany bed, crackling log fire at the foot of same, kitchenette, whitewashed walls and garden deck with romantic outdoor setting for two surrounded by evergreen trees and foliage opposite the entry. 32 Inch LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. From $160-$260 per night.
Victorian Suite – A romantic, cosy room with Queen Size Mahogany 4 Posted bed, White Marbled Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchenette, dining setting with table and ensuite for the budget conscious yet fastidious guest. 32 Inch LCD TV, DVD & CD Player. From $130-$200 per night.
All tariffs are based on a 2 person stay, additional adults are tariffed at $60 per head, per night, and additional children aged between 2 and 16 years tariffed at $30 per head, per night.
At reception we hold discounted vouchers for Loft in the Mill guests dining at the following restaurants in the Olinda Village opposite: 15 off Ranges Restaurant and 10 off Copperfields Restaurant on Mondays and Thursdays only. In addition we have an arrangement where guests dining in nearby Mount Dandenong at the Pig and Whistle English Tavern receive a 10 discount off their evening meal or we have a 15 discount on a minimum spend of $60 on any dine in meal at Indian By Nature Restaurant and our guests receive a Free Entrée Serving Platter when they dine at Kelly’s Bar and Restaurant. Finally we also have access to Skyhigh Restaurant’s Free Stretch Limousine every Monday through to Friday nights where they will pick you up and return you to the Loft in The Mill at the conclusion of your meal. This last special is dependant on your purchasing your meal and beverages at Skyhigh.