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Daringly different, the design focused Jackalope is a luxurious contemporary property in the heart of the lush Mornington Peninsula wine region.
Split into three different categories the 45 rooms at the hotel are all incredibly stylish, with minimalist interiors and crisp black, white and grey colour schemes. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto private terraces overlooking the verdant vineyards surrounding the property. For added indulgence, opt for a Lair Suite and benefit from a larger terrace, private lounge area with fireplace, personal wine cellar and in-room cocktail bar.
The central areas of the property are where the architecture and design focus is really brought to life. As you enter a huge sculpture welcomes you to the property and inside various art installations are complimented by sleek, stylish décor including a feature chandelier ceiling. There are two restaurants; Doot Doot Doot, which offers five course tasting menus inspired by the local produce of the winelands, and Rare Hare, the more relaxed daytime dining space whose wood fired oven takes centre stage. For drinks, head to Flaggerdoot for cocktails as quirky as the décor.
Since it's set on a private 11 acre vineyard (and surrounded by over 50 more) a stay at Jackalope is really all about the wine. Sip on pinot noir and cabernet, or chardonnay and sauvignon, and let the experts educate your palates during a tasting experience, which should then be followed by some of the delicious food on offer. In between wining and dining, take a dip in the large pool and enjoy the stunning views, or relax with a luxurious massage in the comfort of your own room.