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The Hide Homestead B&B - rural retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

"What can we say! This beautiful retreat is something to behold. A special piece of paradise. Welcoming, relaxing and above all a place to take a breath. Every place you turn is an experience to be had. Thank you for letting us stop and "smell the roses" in this hectic life style we lead". Guest review 2016.

If you want to have a short stay in this wonderful region to experience the best of the wine and food on offer, then The Hide Homestead B&B is perfect for you. For this reason we offer breakfast only and are not set up for self catering. There is NO kitchen, cooking or BBQ facilities.

The Hide Homestead owners have been making guests feel welcome and at home since 2011- see GUEST COMMENTS below and reviews on The Hide @ Mt Franklin to gauge the quality of our service and accommodation.

The west wing of our home has recently been beautifully renovated for guests wanting a special escape.

We built our adobe homestead in 1999, and have spent the years since making it the wonderful environmentally conscientious property it is today. Nestled in the foothills of Mt Franklin on a picturesque 44 acres, you can sit all day looking up at the changing vistas of the extinct volcano and never get bored.

Feel yourself relax and unwind as soon as you step onto the plush carpet in the one bedroom apartment, located at one end of our our spacious home, completely separate with its own private entrance. There is a living room, bathroom and separate toilet.

If you are looking for self contained where you can cook and/or have a BBQ you should consider The Hide @ Mt Franklin our self contained studio, also on our property.

We have carefully chosen a queen size pillow top bed dressed in French linen or beautiful crisp cotton for that feel of luxury. The north facing private sitting room looks out onto the expansive verandah clothed in a luscious grapevine with close up views to the hills and mount. The earth coloured bathroom, with 6ft bath and rainforest shower rose, over looks the courtyard. Deluxe towels are provided and the toilet suite is separate and private.

Sukin organics soap & shampoo products are supplied for your exclusive use. The company maintains a strong stance on the environment and sustainability and the products have been certified as 100% Carbon Neutral, Cruelty Free, and Vegan for many years now.

The bedroom is adjacent to your courtyard garden furnished with adirondack chairs to sit back and take in the rural vistas.

Other amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, small bar fridge, Bose speaker and iPod music selection. The insulating properties of adobe construction mean that ceiling fans will keep you cool in summer and gas heating warm in winter.

Sit & relax in our comfy armchairs, wander the country roads, engage with our farm animals and much much more. The Homestead B & B is only 10 minutes from all the action in Daylesford and only a few minutes away from the famous Chocolate Mill.

Unfortunately The Hide Homestead is not designed for children or pets but you may like to consider a family/pet holiday at The Hide @ Mt Franklin Studio.

A party of 6 could book out both the Studio (see listing The Hide @ Mt Franklin) and the B & B. Four guests could stay in the studio (50 metres away) and two in the B&B.

Get away from your over shared and screen based life and plug yourself into nature!

Have a real break and "digital detox" at the Hide Homestead Bed & Breakfast!


Breakfast is included in the tariff for the first morning and consists of our home made sour dough bread and spreads for toast (including honey from bees on our property if they've been busy), home made muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit and plunger coffee or quality tea. If you would like to purchase breakfast for subsequent mornings the tariff is $10 per guest per day. Please let us know should you wish to order breakfast.

Enjoy breakfast in bed, in the living room or al fresco.


We offer private classes during your stay and you get to take home some extra bread . Ask us for more information - subject to availability.


We want our guests to have a totally relaxing break and enjoy our beautiful environment. As our water comes from the sky into our tanks, electricity from the sun into our batteries and from the gas man into our bottles we ask guests to feel pampered but mindful when using these precious commodities. Thank you.

We have animals on our property. Inside the Homestead paddock we have chooks (chickens), geese, our cat Idgie and our dog Tully. On the rest of the property we have friendly cows who are employed to keep the grass short and look pretty in the paddock. They have this job for life.

The Hide is a shared property. There may be guests staying in the studio (60 metres away and facing away from the Homestead) and we, the owners are living at one end of the house. The walls are mud brick. From a reasonable hour we need to feed animals and do essential chores. We endeavour not to disturb our guests. We request that all guests respect their co-inhabitants' space. It is quite common for none of us to see each other the whole of the stay!


"Thanks for a lovely stay at The Hide. This place has a great feel, instantly relaxes you as you enter the property. Lovely and clean, comfortable, warm, great shower & bed! Will definitely be back!" Rachelle & Wayne June 2017

“We had a wonderful stay at Lisa's place. It was such a relaxing experience for our anniversary. The place is so lovely and cosy with everything you need for a short stay. The shower is incredible and we loved the homemade bread and jam for breaky. What a treat! Seeing the chooks and cows also added to the lovely experience. We definitely hope to be back soon! Thank you so much!” Jessica & Nick April 7 2017

"What can we say! This beautiful retreat is something to behold. A special piece of paradise. Welcoming, relaxing and above all a place to take a breath. Every place you turn is an experience to be had. Thank you for letting us stop and "smell the roses" in this hectic life style we lead". Deb and Lucy All the best until next time. August 21 2016

"Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful property. We loved waking up to the sounds of geese and cows and feel truly relaxed after a few days here. Wishing you all the best." Maddy & Jared. August 7 2016

"Thank you for your warm welcome. It was so peaceful to be "off the grid!". Best, Jess and Henzo July 17 2016

"Thank you for having us stay at the Hide. It is in such a great location and the attention to detail is very much appreciated. We especially loved the soft bed and scents throughout, and felt very at home. We are so sorry to hear about Harry, all the best for the future!" Irene and Mei Mei. July 13 2016

"Thank you for sharing your space with us. What you have created is beautiful, serene and nourishing. We felt at home in a home that is yours. Thank you. We are grateful for the time we have spent at The Hide. We wish you peace and happiness. All our love." Naomi and Sarah June 26 2016

"We can't stop smiling! Your homestead provides a luxurious getaway from Melbourne; hidden away close to the centre of Daylesford and local produce. The attention to detail in design and functionality provided a relaxing and homely experience. We love your passion for the environment with worm farm, solar panels and veggie garden/chook house. Your freshly baked bread and plum jam was incredible. Thank you for being hospitable." Ben & Jess :) June 12 2016

"Thank you for a lovely stay at the "Hide". You have done a fantastic job, you have both achieved a wonderful place to stay. The decor is so nice and most tasteful and everything is SO clean, your attention to detail is excellent. The bed is SO comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud. Well done." Noelle & Tony June 6 2016

"Wow! What a beautiful property you have! Exceptional place in in The Hide, with the attention to detail; gorgeous! Love the linens, luxurious carpets and so CLEAN! I loved the candle so much I went out and bought one!" Rachel and Dan May 2016

"We have had a wonderful weekend at The Hide. Your attention to detail is well appreciated. The breakfasts were delightful and the decor is well done. the bed was comfortable meaning a well slept night was had by all. Thank you for your hospitality & we hope to be back." Martin & Shannon May 1 2016

"Thank you Lisa and Sue for a very relaxing weekend. It was great waking up to the country air. The accommodation was great, the bed very comfortable. Sitting around the fire (outside chimmaneer) on a chilly night admiring the stars made for a very relaxing and serene place. Thank you for your hospitality. " Claire & Tony April 10 2016

"Dear Lisa and Sue We had such a relaxing day here at the Hide. All the details, quality of the bed, clean bathroom, Skin products, lavender spray, flowers, and beautiful hand made bread and muesli. We loved it all!! We'll come back someday again and also recommend here to our friends!! Thank you :)" Nick and Tsubasa March 31 2016

"We have come to the end of our relaxing two night stay at the Hide. We loved the 'homeliness' of your property and enjoyed all the different animals! Duck, chooks, dogs, cows & kangaroos (yes we did see one bound over the fence with ease!) A lovely, clean & comfy stay for our 1 year anniversary. Oh, and the home made bread was heavenly! Thank you! With love." Chris & Bianca March 29 2016

"We had a great stay. The serene peaceful setting was just perfect. The bed was very comfy and breakfast was great. I'm sure we will be back again." Jo & Arnie March 22 2016

More Details

Sue Wright
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Mount Franklin Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Be considerate of guests following your stay by not bringing in aromatic foods that leave a lingering odour.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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(12 traveler reviews)

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The Hide Homestead B&B - rural retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Thanks heaps!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great get-away! Your property was beautiful and we felt very relaxed..

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you found The Hide Homestead relaxing. It was a pleasure to host you.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect City Escape

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Sue's beautiful rural property feels like a million miles from Melbourne but it's an easy drive and the B&B studio was perfect for a short getaway. The studio entrance is set in a lovely courtyard entry with masses of roses and the accommodation is very comfortable and super clean. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alison. We are very happy you felt revitalised after your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The property is is rustic but beautifully maintained. The cottage is cosy and well fitted out. The shower is amazing. Would recommend this place to anyone

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. A number of our guests stay for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries so we're glad Jess had a good time on her birthday.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay at the Homestead. Sue and Lisa are wonderful hosts, and the house is just gorgeous. Private, serene, beautiful surroundings. So cosy. That bath and shower are amazing! Really conveniently located, too, close to Daylesford and Hepburn, and lots of other places to see. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host you both. When you share your property with guests you are always hoping they love it as much as you do so thank you so much for letting us know and for writing this wonderful review.
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Located a short drive from Daylesford in a scenic setting. Charming and extremely comfortable accommodation with a lovely, private courtyard, perfect to relax & unwind. Ideal couple's getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to let others know of your experiences. It is reassuring to know that our intentions to provide a comfortable and relaxing space are successful. Cheers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such comfortable accommodation in a divine location.Lisa and Sue was great hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers Kate. We're glad you enjoyed your little escape!
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.