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

Sue Gough Henley | May 2024

Winter Cocoon

Cocoon yourself under the luxurious layers of great food, wine, service, spa and cosy surrounds at Lake House, Daylesford.

Days begin with glorious white frosts and mist that lingers on the lake long after sunrise. Our country style eggs & accompaniments and strong coffee are served in the restaurant, or perhaps you care for breakfast in bed? Who can pass up those pastries from our Dairy Flat Farm Bake House.

Winter activities include books and games in the Library, marshmallows and cocktails around the firepit, an invigorating walk around the lake or hit of tennis followed by a good soak and sauna. Spa treatments are deeply therapeutic and nourishing in the cooler months.

The sun sets early but that just means champagne by the fire before dinner is a must; and watch out for those winter brassicas from our Farm on the menu at dinner. For those who like a little retail therapy, our favourite local shops and galleries are well worth a look, and just a short stroll away…

The Cellar Series

This year as we celebrate 40 years of Lake House, we present some of our top iconic wineries, vineyards & wine merchants in our exclusive Cellar Series. Join us on selected weekends for a long lunch overlooking the lake with a special chefs menu paired with extraordinary wines. Make it an indulgent gourmet getaway by combining seats at a Cellar Series Lunch with a stay at Lake House.

Dairy Flat Lodge

An immersive luxury farm house style Lodge from the team at Lake House Daylesford.

New Spa Experiences

New Signature Rituals at the Spa utilise our own small batch, luxury bath and body products using the best ingredients sourced in and inspired by our beautiful region.

Try our Wild Bush Rose Mineral Soak using the combination of 100% mineral water with the calming action of pink clay and the hydrating benefits of wild rose for a deeply therapeutic hydrotherapy treatment.

Or perhaps you’ll prefer our Woodland Bliss Ritual, this luxurious treatment will conjure images of wild woodlands and fragrant country gardens. Combining soothing rhythmic strokes using hot volcanic stones and warm oil to reduce tension and ease muscle aches, an oil infused polish is applied to achieve deep exfoliation and maximum hydration using traditional combinations of rosemary, pine and passionflower.

Christmas & New Years Eve

The festive season is a special time at our house on the lake.