Embracing Winter in Victoria
Melbourne’s Winter feels are in full force, and what better way to enjoy it than to embrace the chill with a Victorian Winter getaway at Lawson Lodge, Macedon.
A short 45-minute drive from Melbourne CBD and you will find yourself in a mystical world of the Macedon Ranges. Food, wine, art and culture are celebrated with festivals and local markets within this captivating region. Visit an award-winning garden, sip on a locally produced Italian sparkling wine and connect with Macedon Village life, all while staying at the exclusive Lawson Lodge.
Lawson Lodge is a private retreat and the perfect place to tour the nearby towns of Mount Macedon, Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton. However, on over 68 acres of breathtaking surrounds, you may never want to leave this unique property!
Lawson Lodge beams country charm. This sophisticated leisure haven is ideal for group getaways. Organising family gatherings/reunions, birthdays, Christmas parties or friends/ladies’ weekends away are a breeze at Lawson Lodge. Hospitable staff can recommend tailor made itineraries, including onsite massages and facials, fitness sessions and pilates/yoga retreats. Furthermore, Lawson Lodge is ideal for corporate bookings. Team building business retreats include all the incredible facilities of the property including the private board room overlooking the lake and golf course as well as the larger conference room with catering or self-catering options. Welcome valued clients or host your own company’s convention at this sophisticated property at the foothills of Mount Macedon. There’s no better way to do business!
The lodge’s recreational facilities are second to none. Both the young and old are spoilt for choice with a variety of activities throughout the residence. A nine hole lush golf course encases the lodge and is home to many cute two legged bouncing local spectators and other native wild life! Enjoy the peace and quiet and revel in having a golf course all to yourself. If golf is not your scene, the lodge offers a grass tennis court, basketball court and petanque/bocce area. Alternatively, catch a fish in one of the lakes or dams on the property which hold redfin, silver perch and yellow belly, and cook yourself up a delicious barbecued fish for dinner.
If outdoor weather is not in your favour don’t despair. The indoor activities at Lawson Lodge will keep you entertained too. During those colder winter months, warm up by the wood fire in the sports lounge of the Club House. The sports lounge has a full kitchen if you wish to self-cater any meals. Complete with a grand billiard table, television and wall to wall sporting memorabilia, the sports lounge is a fantastic place to get together and unwind. Additionally, sit back and relax in your own private 36 seat movie cinema, complete with large projector screen, Foxtel channels and an extensive DVD range of movies. Original vintage seats from Melbourne’s historic Camberwell Cinema and comfy recliner chairs give an authentic Gold Class feel to this theatre room. All you need is the popcorn! And there are always the good old-fashioned family fun board games provided at the Lodge as well.
At the end of the day (or any time of the day for that matter!), Lawson Lodge guests can appreciate the large eight seater warm spa in the gazebo. Separate from the lodge, the secluded gazebo area complete with open fire place is the perfect place to soak that stress away.
Lawson Lodge offers a variety of accommodation. This private property includes a luxury nine-bedroom Californian Mountain Lodge with two generous sized living areas, a complete kitchen, and separate laundry. There are an additional two executive modern suites overlooking the gorgeous lake, and all sleeping configurations can be rearranged to suit your individual preference. In addition to this, if you have an even larger group, Lawson Lodge have ten Moroccan style opulent glamping tents! Camp outdoors by the stunning lake and a cosy campfire and wake to the sounds of nature and the company of cute kangaroos in the morning.
Created for all seasons, Lawson Lodge is fully airconditioned and heated. Wi-Fi is available on the property so you can stay connected with the outside world, though you may find yourself not needing to, with the abundance of recreational facilities available.
So, whether it’s your next business conference or family gathering, reconnect with nature and the outdoors of the Macedon Ranges and take some quality time out at Lawson Lodge, where country charm and friendly locals will welcome you back each and every time.
Take advantage of Lawson Lodge’s Winter Special, where you can stay for three nights and only pay for two, with full access to the private property and all recreational facilities. Bookings through the website or email here.
Address: 227 Lawson Rd, Macedon VIC 3440
Phone: (03) 5426 1551
Disclosure: Sponsored post in collaboration with Lawson Lodge, Macedon. This post contains a combination of my own personal photos and of Lawson Lodge. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I choose to write this honest review to inform you of my experience.