Since co-owners, Wayne Cross and Chris Malden, purchased the hotel in 2000, this comfortably luxurious yet intimate hotel has carved out a tradition of merging the quintessential hospitality of rural Australia with impeccable attention to detail and discrete service.
The makeover has been meticulously put together by internationally renowned designer, Stuart Rattle. Highly sought-after for transforming heritage and landmark properties, both residential and commercial, Stuart has mastered the art of designs that embrace 21st century style without sacrificing any of its considerable character. This is apparent in the many one-off, unique fittings and furniture throughout the lounges, bar, reception and dining room that draw their inspiration from the history of the hotel and its region. These ever so elegant public spaces are now bedecked in polished wood, marble, parchment lighting and leather, accenting original 1930's feature detailing. The walls are covered with art collected by hotel owners, Chris Malden and Wayne Cross, as well as Stuart Rattle; a mix of sketches, original hotel photographs, a black and white photographic "Portrait of a Legacy" exhibition and original paintings.
Tucked on the back terrace of this landmark hotel, The Conservatory is a delightful new addition to the cafe scene of Hepburn Springs. With a style reminiscent of European sophistication, the charming Conservatory is rapidly becoming a feature on the region's epicurean roadmap. A natural extension of the garden; opening out to all day sun with huge windows wrapping the room; The Conservatory is elegantly furnished with an inspired assortment of soft cushioned banquettes, comfy cane chairs and hanging pendulum cane lamps. Open to the public and hotel guests seven days a week, for gourmet buffet breakfast and deliciously posh casual lunches.
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat encapsulates everything that makes the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region so compelling; elegant heritage, healing water, exquisite food, finest hospitality and European style.
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat has raised the bar for guests craving healthy and enjoyable choices with the introduction of organic mini bars in its rooms, part of its commitment to establishing Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat as Victoria’s premier health and wellbeing retreat.
There is nothing more seductive than soaking in steaming mineral spa baths, enveloped by the constellation of night time stars. The winter months in the country provide the ultimate astrological theatre; far away from the city lights “pollution”, with the longer winter nights placing the planets higher and in more direct view. Making the most of this twilight express, Mineral Spa in Hepburn Springs has launched Night Bathing for the winter months. Every Friday 7pm- 9pm, Mineral Spa’s much acclaimed mineral water therapy zone, The Retreat, is transformed into a steamy twilight haven.
90 mins | $70