JACKALOPE Hotel by Tribù

In the heart of the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, just a one hour drive from Melbourne, Jackalope Hotel opened its doors last April. The property has been conceived in collaboration with Australia’s preeminent creatives. The result is a reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation.

In addition to luxury accommodation and idyllic vineyard views, Jackalope invites guests on a sensory journey – a delicate interplay between the ideal and the surreal – by reimagining the role of art, design, dining and storytelling in the hotel space.

Guests arrive at the hotel via a driveway that cuts through the middle of the surrounding vineyards and are greeted by seven-metre-tall namesake Jackalope sculpted by Melbourne artist, Emily Floyd. The jackalope, a creature of legend, is the centre of many tall tales. Best described as a rabbit with horns, the name “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antelope”.

This boutique hotel clad in dark zinc with charred timber and black metal detailing provides a bold and modern interpretation of the local architectural language of agricultural buildings and barn-like structures.

Jackalope’s 46 rooms introduce guests to a reverie of relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces refurbished with outdoor armchairs from Tribù’s Illum collection connect guests to the rural surrounds.

Jackalope offers two restaurants: the refined Doot Doot Doot presents a menu intrinsically linked to the land; while winery restaurant, Rare Hare, celebrates the property’s winemaking heritage, providing immersive wine and culinary experiences.

The hotel’s lounge is decorated with a jewel-like light installation that Fabio Ongarato Design based on fermentation and bubbling in reference to the alcohol-making process. On its terrace, you can sip from a daring cocktail while relaxing in Tribù’s Tosca club chairs.

You can see more at https://www.jackalopehotels.com






Sharyn Cairns