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The Hide at Mt Franklin

205 Sawpit Gully Rd, Mount Franklin, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461 Australia
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#1 of 1 guest house in Mount Franklin
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hide offers the best in holiday accommodation with ready access to all of the Central Goldfields amazing activities whether it be pampering, indulging, touring or taking in the natural wonders it offers. A mob of kangaroos regularly visit the property. A studio with kitchen means you have all of the privacy and independence you want. The tariff is $195 per night for two on weekends plus $45 per extra person and $165 per night for two plus $45 per extra person per night.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Lillian_the_Scot wrote a review Apr 2018
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter treated me to a few nights away fro my 80th birthday. Oh what a treat the Hide was! Apart from being extremely clean, the accommodation is so well appointed and comfortable. One of my best memories is of sitting in the lounge on the comfy settee with a freshly brewed cup of tea in hand, looking out of the big window over to the dam and watching the kangaroos come down for a drink. I was so comfortable and had the best sleep in one of the Queen size beds. This farmstyle accommodation is perfectly situated on a very quiet country road at the base of Mt Franklin, only a short drive to Daylesford. Thank you to the owners, Sue and Lisa, for making my birthday such a memorable one.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anne M wrote a review Mar 2018
Litchfield, Connecticut26 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just spent a delightful five nights in the Studio at The Hide at Mt Franklin and nothing could have been more pleasant and comfortable. The cottage was supplied generously, and the owners/hosts have given much consideration to making their guests feel at home, and comfortable in every way possible. The kitchenette was well equipped, more than adequate to our needs. In addition, they plied us with information about nearby wineries and restaurants that were spot-on -- we were greeted with warm welcomes.
But no need to leave the property for entertainment: numerous kangaroos make their morning and evening grazing rounds through the fields around the pond outside our windows--unruffled by the 7 resident cows who are also grazing alongside the pond. Black Angus and Belted Galloways add just the right color contrast to the pale hay pastures!
Even two days of rain and strong winds didn't detract: we settled into our cozy quarters --with a fire in the stove and Sue's charming and highly accomplished paintings on the walls for company -- and enjoyed watching the sweeping landscape absorb the attack. The Hide is a real winner and its excellent reviews are well deserved. We can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lisa B, Owner at The Hide at Mt Franklin
Responded 27 Mar 2018
It was a pleasure to host you last week. Your enthusiasm for travel and exploring new places is an inspiration. We are so glad you enjoyed not only your stay at The Hide but so much that this region has to offer. It would be lovely to see you back.
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MegMac100 wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband & I spent three days @ The Hide over New Years. It was the first time we've taken our dog on holiday with us, and it was perfect.

Firstly the accommodation is very comfortable. There is a small kitchen that had everything we needed. The bedroom is large, with a comfortable bed. The bathroom is spotless, water pressure in the shower is good. There is a day bed for reading your book or just looking out over the hills, watching the cows and kangaroos. Lots of books and DVDs are provided so you'll find something to watch or read. Outside there is a small table and chairs so you can look out over the dam. A really great way to start the day is to have a leisurely breakfast outside watching the kangaroos on the hill.

Secondly it's a perfect set up to give your dog the best holiday its every had! There is a fenced in run so you dog can sit outside & watch the world go by. Our dog played with the resident kelpie in the dam everyday. She loved swimming & playing, and then spent all day sleeping in the sun or relaxing while watching the world go by.

Thirdly, it's a short trip into Daylesford and the surrounding areas. It only took us 10 minutes to get into town, where there are lots of great places to eat. Many of these places had outdoor areas & were very dog friendly.

Lisa and Sue are the perfect hosts, very friendly and with so much knowledge about the area. Sue is a very talented artist and her art adorns the walls of The Hide.

I would highly recommend you stay @ The Hide when you are in Daylesford.
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Date of stay: January 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adam B wrote a review Mar 2018
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We lost an entire nights sleep due to a bashing metal-on-metal sound against the shed where the apartment is housed. It was a nightmare. I complained and was treated like a liar and a fraud because I had the audacity to asked for a refund for that lost night.

If you are contemplating staying at this property, ensure there is no wind forecast. And please be courteous to the owners so as not to incur their wrath.
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Date of stay: March 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't stay in the shed!
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Response from Lisa B, Owner at The Hide at Mt Franklin
Responded 26 Mar 2018
We are saddened by this review and don’t understand it. Hopefully prospective guests will see that it is completely out of character with all the other reviews we have received. Should any prospective guests wish to contact us to discuss any concerns they may have in deciding to stay with us in the future please do. We would appreciate that. Sue and Lisa
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FelicityAllen18 wrote a review Apr 2018
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want peace and quiet in the Australian country side but not too far from urban comforts this is your place. Kangaroos at dusk, echidnas and birdsong in the morning. The rooms and equipment are spotless and the beds are comfortable giving a good sleep even for someone who usually sleeps badly.

The hosts are very helpful and make useful suggestions about things to see and do.

A great no fuss spot for family and dog.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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queenmaeve393 wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We couldn’t have wished to have had a more delightful holiday. We were welcomed warmly by the most generous hosts/owners who have clearly put their heart and soul into this accommodation. It’s a great way to experience a country setting while in comfortable, cosy accommodation. It was peacefully quiet and obviously well insulated as we were cool on the hot days but lovely and warm in the cooler evenings. Only a short 10-15min drive to Daylesford. Even closer to Hepburn. A great stop if wanting to explore the many walks or wineries around the area. A real bonus was being allowed to take the family dog.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Matty P wrote a review Nov 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very layback property on 44 acres of serene bliss quiet ,a perfect place to virtually chill out ,the hosts are very friendly and helpfull (Lisa and Sue) if you want to get back to nature with Kangaroos ,Ducks and cows this is the place for you .Only 10 mins from Daylesford and even closer to Hepburn Springs for that massage or spa ,or even shopping in the many gift shops or collectable stores .The property is a 2 bedroom semi self contained studio ,with a pot belly stove to keep you warm .I highly recommend the Hide for that romantic getaway . Matt and Jane
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Hide Studio
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Folksyspice wrote a review June 2016
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have had a wonderful weekend at The Hide. Their 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 hosts for the hospitality & we hope to be back.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lisa B, Owner at The Hide at Mt Franklin
Responded 4 June 2016
Thanks so much for being the first to review our new accommodation at The Hide @ Mt Franklin - The Hide Homestead B&B. The Homestead offers beautiful accommodation for 2 with a luxury queen bed dressed in fine french linen. The living room faces north and has lovely views of Mt Franklin. We provide homemade breakfast provisions and our guests love the fact we don't have cooking facilities because they can experience the wonderful food and wine on offer in the area. The original Hide Studio is self contained and we allow dogs. So now there is a great choice of accommodation at The Hide @ Mt Franklin.
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fayliu wrote a review Apr 2016
Melbourne, Australia82 contributions28 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at the hide and enjoyed very much. The b n b is well maintained and Lisa n Sue are very thoughtful in supply all the necessary amenities including furry friends. Home made bread and fresh organic eggs in the fridge. Beautiful comfy beds, nice hot shower, enjoyed feeding the cows...Star gazing at night...Watching roos hopping in distance...highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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hilly979 wrote a review Sept 2014
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Hide @ Mt Franklin for a spring long weekend getaway. We chose The Hide as it is dog friendly and is also set in a nice quiet setting. It’s a short drive to Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and many other local attractions although we just came for the peace and quiet.
The house is cosy, comfortable and clean with a great outlook across a paddocks and a dam. Great for day dreaming and afternoon naps on the couch. If you are into walking or running, the Dry Digging’s section of Goldfield’s Trail also passes the front gate of the property.
Lisa and Sue are fantastic hosts, providing local chocolates on arrival, fresh free range eggs and a freshly home baked sour dough loaf to enjoy during our stay.
If we are looking to stay in the area again we would be very happy to stay with Lisa and Sue again.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lisa B, Owner at The Hide at Mt Franklin
Responded 6 Oct 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. It is great that you really enjoyed your stay at The Hide. So many people find it really relaxing and peaceful. Spring is particularly beautiful this year. The grass is green and the blossom is gorgeous. Our wisteria has just burst into bloom and with the lavender beside it we have a purple heaven in front of our house. We hope to see you back again soon to explore more running tracks - thanks for the maps.
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Adam B wrote a tip Mar 2018
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay in the shed!"
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Matty P wrote a tip Nov 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hide Studio"
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Peter B wrote a tip July 2017
Melbourne39 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hide has cooking facilities"
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THE HIDE AT MT FRANKLIN: Reviews (Mount Franklin)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Hide at Mt Franklin
Which popular attractions are close to The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Nearby attractions include Portal 108 (5.5 km), Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve (5.1 km), and Chocolate Mill (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, paid wifi, and hiking.
Is parking available at The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj Mahal Authentic Indian Restaurant, Rubens, and The Surly Goat.
Are pets allowed at The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hide at Mt Franklin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wombat Flat Mineral Spring (9.1 km), The Three Lost Children Walk & Monument (12.1 km), and Leitches Creek Mineral Spring (10.4 km).