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Boutique Hotel Lancemore Milawa Is Set to Score a Multimillion-Dollar Revamp This Year

From September, you can indulge in a High Country stay at the new-look Lancemore Milawa — a reimagined country estate.
By Libby Curran
July 26, 2022
By Libby Curran
July 26, 2022

In the heart of the King Valley, the tiny town of Milawa is known for its gourmet food and drink offerings, including the famed Milawa Cheese Company and Brown Brothers winery. But come September, the area will have another major pull — and a sleek new base for your future gastronomic wanderings — as it unveils the multimillion-dollar refurb of Lancemore Milawa.

Located at the base of Alpine National Park, the boutique High Country hotel is out to deliver a reimagined country estate, with a fitout by award-winning interior designer Hana Hakim (The Stella Collective) complementing the idyllic mountainous, vineyard-filled surrounds.

The 40-room hotel's free-flowing, open interiors pull inspiration from the region's four seasons, zen with plenty of clean lines and palms, and giant windows taking advantage of the stunning outlook. You can look forward to cosying up by toasty fires each winter, while balmy summers will be all about al fresco eats and sessions in the Palm Springs-inspired pool area.

Of course, local produce will be celebrated throughout, whether you're keen to kick back over a grazing platter loaded with the aforementioned cheese, or to sip your way through an offering of local vino.

Lancemore Milawa also features its own paddock-to-plate fine diner called Merlot, which will continue to be helmed by chef Aaron Jose (Greg Malouf's MoMo, Fifteen), but with a new-look dining room.

Lancemore's other boutique hotels include luxe venues in the Melbourne CBD, at Werribee Park Mansion and among the vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula's Red Hill.

Rhiannon Taylor

Find the new-look Lancemore Milawa at 223 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa, from September.

Images: Renders courtesy of Lancemore Milawa.

Published on July 26, 2022 by Libby Curran
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