With Victoria on track to meet roadmap targets, Jackalope has set a planned reopening date of Friday 30 October for its accommodation and two-hatted restaurants. The hotel will reopen with new room categories and accommodation packages aimed at adding additional value for families (complimentary children’s meals in Rare Hare) and longer stays (receive $500 hotel credit on seven-night stays).
With just 45 rooms, all featuring private terraces, and an array of hotel spaces to seclude in, Jackalope is ensuring that it reopens as a haven of privacy and peace.
“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,” said Jackalope Group General Manager, Tracy Atherton.
“We’re seeing a shift in booking enquiries from weekends escapes to week-long stays,” Atherton said. “Victorians have a lot of holidaying to catch up on and with travel still limited to our state we’re working with guests on itineraries so they can stay longer and explore more.”
With incredible food and wine experiences on-property and nearby, a charming coastal region to explore and an iconic pool that guests could spend a whole stay to relaxing by, Jackalope is Victoria’s answer to the European summer season.
Jackalope will reopen with two new room categories, enabling guests to now guarantee rooms with the highly sought after deep-soak Japanese baths. The Terrace with Bath and Vineyard with Bath rooms are priced at $50 per night above the standard Terrace and Vineyard rooms.
While “essential” spa services like relaxation massages will still be available, an expanded DIY spa menu means guests who book a bath can up the in-room reverie with soaks, scrubs, facials and other blissful body treats.
On-property activities like morning yoga and vineyard picnics will also roll out over the summer months.
COVID-safe measures have been prioritised and reservations will guide guests through a pre-arrival process where dinner sittings and other preferences are confirmed in advance to ensure guest comfort and safety. For stays before 18 December, Jackalope has also waived deposit payments and relaxed cancellation conditions, so guests can hold a date with flexibility and peace of mind.
Rooms start from $650 midweek and include daily breakfast, mini-bar, Wi-Fi, and on-demand movies/popcorn. Doot Doot Doot will be open for dinner seven days (hotel guests only). Rare Hare will open seven days for lunch and for dinner on Friday to Sunday nights (open to the public). The hotel will also reopen with a new cellar door space to showcase its estate Willow Creek Vineyard wines.
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