Happy 40th Birthday Lake House

Many conversations, books, articles and interviews with Lake House Co-Founder and Managing Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM inevitably begin with: "It was sheer madness really....." in answer to questions like: “Tell me more about the early days”; “Why Daylesford?”; “Does the current success of the business reflect your original vision?” and “How DO you keep an independently owned and operated hospitality business not only alive, but largely at the top of its game for so many years?”. The answers to all those questions have now been the substance of several books, hundreds of articles and many case studies in Hospitality and Tourism.

Lake House Today….

Our 40th Year.....

40 years on, whilst Lake House certainly looks much different to what it was in those early years, our guests continue to remark on the connection and inspiration they feel here. Despite those early and very humble beginnings Alla and Allan’s hopes continued to be fulfilled and the legacy lives on.

At a time when good hospitality matters more than ever, we at Lake House are united with a sense that through good food and travel, we can build and encourage community and hold space for history whilst looking forward to our future. We’d like to think you agree with us, that good food matters and that good hospitality is worth investing in.

In 2024, Lake House and the Wolf-Tasker family celebrate 40 years of hospitality at our house on the lake.

Whilst each day should be enjoyed (& we plan to), a series of celebration events are planned for August and also December (to ring in the new year and the beginning of our 5th decade in style). To be first to find out, make sure you are on our mailing list.

Thank you for your support of our family, our team, our region and our house on the lake.


  • The Financial Review

    ‘It was sheer madness’: How Alla Wolf-Tasker created the Lake House

    Sue Gough Henley | May 2024

  • The Age

    From humble beginnings to Victoria’s most-loved regional hotel

    Ben Groundwater | April 2023

  • Gourmet Traveller

    This is how women do it: Leading women in restaurants

    Davi Valent | April 2024