Cosy Cabins in Victoria For an Enchanting Winter Getaway

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There’s something magical about watching snow fall as you sip on warming red wine, eat a cheese platter and soak in a hot tub on the deck of a cosy cabin, wouldn’t you agree?

As winter is well and truly here, don’t let the cold weather stop you from exploring regional Victoria this year. There are so many cosy log cabins, alpine lodges and quaint cottages dotted in beauty spots all across Victoria, ideal for an enchanting winter getaway. 

So whether for a romantic escape for two, a weekend with the girls or to indulge in some alone time with a good book in front of a roaring fire, any of these 10 hand-picked winter cabins and lodges will be almost impossible to leave.

What are the best cosy cabin accommodation rentals in regional Victoria, Australia? Here are my top picks:

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Kangaroo Ridge Retreat Lodge

Location: Healsville
Price per night: From $850
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom)
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Set within a private forest, this secluded lodge in Healesville is equally as luxurious as it is stripped back and minimalist. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat is a place to enjoy the raw elements of nature and all from the comfort of behind double glazed floor-to-ceiling windows. 

To ensure you stay toasty during your winter getaway, there is a log burning fireplace in the chic alpine-style lounge room, and a generously sized spa bath with countryside views.

This lodge is the epitome of romance and I love the fact the accommodation offers so many add-on experiences to make your stay so much more than just that. 

BBQ hampers, curated sunset high tea experiences on the ridge, even romantic styling, in house massages and bamboo jersey pyjamas – Kangaroo Ridge retreat is all about indulgence.

If you’re a couple looking for the most romantic winter getaway in Victoria, this may well be it.

Karelia Alpine Lodge

Location: Falls Creek
Price per night: From $800
Sleeps: 2 (multiple twin and double rooms available)
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Have you really embraced winter if you haven’t been up to the snow in Victoria’s alpine region? This Swiss-style ski lodge in Falls Creek is the full alpine experience, complete with wooden walls and ceilings and kitsch interior decor. You could easily mistake yourself for being in Europe!

Guests to Karelia Alpine Lodge Hotel have access to an outdoor hot tub, sauna, lounge room with an open fireplace, free coffee and tea making facilities and a restaurant.

If you are heading to Falls Creek to ski or to simply enjoy the snow, then there’s also a locked storage room and a convenient kit drying room at your disposal.

Mud Brick Cottage

Location: Cobungra, East Gippsland
Price per night: From $190
Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms)
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Surrounded by the tranquil sounds and sights of nature, this 2-bedroom cottage is the epitome of comfort and cosiness when looking for the perfect cosy cabin accommodation in Victoria.

Within 25 minutes to Mount Hotham and 15 minutes to the closest town, Omeo, there are ample activities for lovers of the great outdoors like cycling, bushwalking, and skiing in the snow season.

Aside from the natural warmth of wooden panels and bricks throughout, the wood burning fireplace just calls to be snuggled up in front of it.

This cottage makes guests feel at home with thoughtful essentials and amenities, including access to your very own herb garden.

Leura Log Cabin

Location: Warracknabeal
Price per night: From $85
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom)
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For the ultimate cabin experience in a naturally peaceful setting, this is THE log cabin in Victoria to visit. 

Hailed by couples and solo travellers for its incredibly unique design, ambience and charming atmosphere, this classic studio-style cabin epitomises everything winter is about.

The town centre is a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk away from the cabin. If you’re exploring the area, the Silo Art Trail (often referred to as Australia’s largest outdoor gallery) is a must-see. For an adventurous day trip, consider a trip to the Grampians National Park for picturesque walking trails and getting acquainted with native wildlife.

However with continental breakfast included, an open fireplace to warm the toes, a large outdoor area, BBQ facilities and an outdoor fire pit to sit out under the stars, why would you want to leave Leura log cabin at all?

Tathra Cottage – Rustic Farm stay

Location: Flowerdale
Price per night: From $200
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom)
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Set in the splendour and seclusion of native Australian garden hills, this colonial-style mud-brick cottage is sought after by solo travellers and couples alike.

Located in Flowerdale, Tathra Cottage exhibits an abundance of local attractions such as horse-feeding, fly-fishing, or simply a visit into town for a hearty country meal.

With seemingly no souls in sight, relax and unwind in the private outdoor hot tub and nature shower surrounded by stunning scenery during the day, and a star-lit sky at night. Pets are also welcome, as this cosy cabin accommodation in Victoria is a haven for pets to roam free in the securely fenced yard.

As for within the cottage walls, shabby-chic meets luxury due to superb amenities, appliances, quality fittings and classic features such as gorgeous barn-like high ceilings.

Musk Creek Hollow

Location: Musk, Daylesford
Price per night: From $179
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom)
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Flooded with natural light, this take on a Japanese-styled cabin is certainly a modern twist on your typical cabin style.

With wooden walls and touches of Japanese interior design harmonised with the floor-to-ceiling windows, guests will absorb an incredible sense of open space.

Hidden away just 7 minutes from the centre of Daylesford and close to Trentham, there are plenty of things to do like markets and exploring natural sites such as the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve or Trentham Falls.

The host likes to ensure an inviting and comfortable ambience when guests are welcomed, with a roaring log fire and background music. 

Musk Creek Hollow sleeps two and has a fenced internal garden, ideal for pets.

Luxurious Miners Cottage on Howqua River

Location: Howqua
Price per night: From $230
Sleeps: 3 (1 bedroom)
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Set amid native Australian trees and with a river just metres from the property, this private hideaway cottage in Howqua promises to bring a tranquil winter getaway for couples, friends or a family of three.

The historic property has been expertly renovated inside whilst maintaining most of its original character like rustic wooden interior pervading the ceilings and walls.

This log cabin is within driving distance to several attractions for nature and animal lovers such as Mansfield Zoo. For those who are adventurous, a ride along the Goulburn Valley High Country Rail Trail or skiing at Mount Buller may be better suited.

Or, if you just want to relax, Delatite Winery is fortunately close by, with a recently opened dining room and cellar door overlooking Mount Buller and the Alpine range.

Southern Anchorage Retreat

Location: Wattle Hill
Price per night: From $300
Sleeps: 1-3 (multiple cottages available)
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Whether chasing Great Ocean Road sunsets or enjoying some of Victoria’s best beaches, this spectacular collection of cottages will be the ideal base to explore one of Victoria’s most popular road trip routes.

Despite being purposefully isolated for privacy, Wattle Hill retreat is only a 20-minute drive from the famous Twelve Apostles and other iconic sites and scenic trails. Here you really get the best of both worlds.

Guests especially appreciate the panoramic views and an abundance of Australian wildlife right on your doorstep.

There are different types of suites and cottages available to suit all travellers – and even pet needs. All feature fully equipped kitchens (including a BBQ), hot tub and a fireplace to keep toasty this winter.

Astra Falls Creek

Location: Falls Creek
Price per night: From $329
Sleeps: 1-4 (multiple rooms and studios available)
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Seeking a mountain hideaway for the ultimate winter getaway? This award-winning boutique resort encompasses all the services and features of a truly luxurious retreat. Recommended for skiers, families, friends and couples who simply wish to enjoy comfort and relaxation with some extra pampering.

After a hard day’s skiing or snowboarding, guests can wind down with a heated pool, sauna, steam rooms and even spa massages.

Despite lots of great restaurants in Falls Creek, you need not even leave the hotel as the Astra Bar & Restaurant offers gastronomic excellence and an open-fireplace.

If you’re looking for an indulgent retreat to take care of yourself and reconnect with your loved ones this winter, discover this mountain lodge – with no passport required.

Pioneer Hut

Location: Boorolite, near Mansfield
Price per night: From $152
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom)
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First settled in the 1850s, this historic property set in gently undulating pastures has since been restored as a fully self-contained cottage retaining its original soul and character. A night in this property will really transport you to the bygone era of early colonial days in Victoria, and indeed Australia.

This winter cabin in Victoria’s High Country exhibits a stone and cast-iron fireplace at its centre, keeping couples or solo travellers’ snug throughout the night.

Within only 20 minutes to Mount Buller and less than that to Mansfield Township, this rustic hut is part of Black Horse Park and near to many High Country attractions. From picnics at King Valley wineries to horse riding, boating on Lake Eildon, golfing, fishing and of course skiing – there are an abundance of things to do come rain or shine. 


There are so many cosy cabins in Victoria for a magical winter getaway. I hope that these unique and rustic properties will help you make the most of the off-season and cooler weather in Australia. If you’ve not found somewhere quite right for you yet, how about checking out my other accommodation posts such as unique accommodation in Victoria and magical treehouses across Australia?

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5 thoughts on “Cosy Cabins in Victoria For an Enchanting Winter Getaway”

  1. Ah, all of these cabins look enchanting! They’d all make such a cosy winter escapes! I’m eyeing up the Tathra Cottage Rustic Farm stay, it looks like such a cosy retreat! Astra Falls Creek also looks magical covered in snow! Thanks for the great guide!

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  2. These lodges looks so cozy to stay at, especially during the winter months! I would love to go to one of these with a couple of friends for the week.

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  3. These all look heavenly! I never really think of Aus having much snow and cold weather, but you’ve just shown that Aussies have the concept of Hygge down perfectly! Astra Falls Creek is beeeeautiful!

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