6 secluded romantic getaways in the Dandenong Ranges

Complete with log fires and spas, these escapes make the perfect couples retreats in the Dandenong Ranges.

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Mountain ranges, fresh air and cottage retreats where the only sound you'll hear is the calm of nature… dreamy, right? If you think so too then check out the most romantic stays in the Dandenong Ranges to spoil your better half.

Our picks: Romantic getaways in the Dandenong Ranges

A Loft in the Mill

1. A Loft In The Mill Boutique Accommodation

Built to resemble a 19th century Bluestone Flour Mill, A Loft In The Mill oozes with Olde English charm. Its rooms are filled with crackling fires for a cosy winter escape and chandeliers and velvet furnishings that'll make you feel like royalty.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Log fires, in-room spas, private courtyards in select rooms and velvet furnishings.
  • Why do we love it? The attention to detail at A Loft In The Mill is admirable, from the chandeliers and cathedral ceilings to the Ralph Lauren wallpaper. If you've ever wanted to stay in a castle, this is as good as the best of them.

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Mary Cards Coach House

2. Mary Cards Coach House

Dating back to 1903, this historic cottage was once the home of Mary Card, a crochet designer. Today it stands as a boutique accommodation with three suites: the Oak Suite which is English themed with a four-poster bed, the French-themed Baltic Suite with its St Louis Queen-style bed and the attic-style Mary's suite.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Self-contained rooms, some of which feature a pot-bellied gas stove, and in-house breakfast is available.
  • Why do we love it? It's a little bit of Australian history in a cosy setting where you'll have the place almost to yourself.

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Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat

3. Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat

At Linden Gardens you're guaranteed to wake up to the sights and sounds of the rainforest. On top of the more than idyllic surroundings, your stay includes a delicious breakfast, generously sized beds and spa baths made for two.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: In-room massages upon request, room service cooked menu, two-person spa baths, homemade choc chip muffins and the option to pre-order a platter on arrival.
  • Why do we love it? It's all about the guest here with everything coming to your door – from the massage treatments to cooked breakfast.

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Lochiel Luxury Acommodation

4. Lochiel Luxury Accommodation

You'll find Lochiel Luxury Accommodation lost amongst two acres of lush rainforest. Comprising a series of tri-level one-bedroom cottages as well as a one-level cottage and the original cottage (which can sleep up to 8), spend your days sitting on deck catching the sun and nights gazing out its oversized windows searching for stars.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Treetop balconies, spa bath and open wood fires.
  • Why do we love it? Built by the owners of local restaurants Credo and Ranges – which are only moments away – guests can take advantage of Ranges' award-winning breakfast which comes free with long weekend stays.

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Arcadia Cottages

5. Arcadia Cottages

Keen for some peace and quiet away from all the families and kids? Arcadia Cottages is an adults-only retreat with four bespoke cottages with room for only two.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Hot tubs, log fires, spa treatments and packages, cathedral ceilings and glass conservatories.
  • Why do we love it? Each cottage has a glass conservatory which overlooks the property's gardens. Make the most of it by spending breakfast with this view.

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Blackwood Sassafras

6. The Blackwood

Seeking the ultimate luxury? The Blackwood in Sassafras does not disappoint. This bed and breakfast is the kind of place you'd find advertised on Mr & Mrs Smith with its elegant and modern design and state-of-the-art technology. Be impressed.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Open gas fireplace, large spa, cinematic surround sound, continental breakfast hamper and private balcony and entrance.
  • Why do we love it? The Blackwood is exclusive to you and you only, being a one-bedroom residence so your wants and needs will be top priority.

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How did we pick these Dandenong Ranges stays?

Our editorial team selected these Dandenong Ranges stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Dandenong Ranges to make recommendations.

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