Victorian high-end retreat Jackalope will reopen from 26 June 2020 following the easing of lockdown laws in the Australian state, initially welcoming back guests on weekends.
Jackalope is offering indulgent two-night interludes (for Friday through Sunday stays) and serving up dining experiences at its two-hatted restaurants as part of an expanded array of inclusions.
Packages will start from $1,600 per weekend and include daily breakfast; a four-course dinner for two in Doot Doot Doot; $100 credit towards Rare Hare’s wood-fired fare; a complimentary mini-bar, in-room movies, on-demand popcorn and fireside marshmallows.
“In a new norm where social distancing is a way of life, Jackalope offers a commodious experience, but also an escape from reality in every sense,” says Group General Manager, Tracy Atherton.
“Some guests will want to ensconce in a suite or fireside in Flaggerdoot (the hotel’s haute cocktail bar), while others will take the opportunity to explore the Peninsula without the crowds.”
Fellow hatted restaurants Pt Leo Estate, Laura (a member of Relais & Chateaux), Montalto and Paringa Estate are all slated to be trading by the time Jackalope welcomes its first guests back – marking the reopening of the Mornington Peninsula as Australia’s premier regional dining destination. Rare Hare will be open to the public for Friday through Sunday lunch, Friday and Saturday night dinner, and wine tasting throughout. Doot Doot Doot and Flaggerdoot will initially open for hotel guests only.
‘Essential’ spa services will still be available. An expanded DIY spa menu means guests can up the in-room reverie with soaks, scrubs, facials and other blissful body treats. Jackalope will also reopen with the option to guarantee rooms with the sought after deep-soak Japanese baths.
While stringent procedures are in place to combat the current climate, there will be no impact on the guest experience, with all facilities and food and wine experiences on offer.
Weekend Package pricing
Terrace Room: $1,600 (or $1,700 with bathtub)
Vineyard Room: $1,800 (or $1,900 with bathtub)
- Two night’s accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights)
- Daily breakfast
- Four-course dinner for two in Doot Doot Doot
- $100 dining credit in Rare Hare
- Mini-bar [excluding wine], Wi-Fi, on-demand movies and popcorn
- Early check-in (2pm Friday), late check-out (2pm Sunday)
Lead image (supplied): Jackalope pool deck at sunset