Pyrenees makes an incredible destination for families and it is only 2 hours from Melbourne so it isn’t a long haul to get there but you feel like you are far enough away that you feel like you have really got away.

There is so much variety for family friendly and group accommodation, each offering something a little different to keep the kids entertained and provide parents with a little more relax time. And all have lots of space for kids to run around in. Sounds good, doesn’t it!

Here are the top 15 accommodation options for family stays in the Pyrenees.

Beaufort Lake Caravan Park

Camp or caravan alongside a natural playground of Beaufort Lake. With the banks of the lake meeting the caravan park and the bonus of close proximity to the township of Beaufort, you will be set for a weekend or week long holiday. Enjoy the lakeside location and plenty of activities for kids, including swimming, fishing and canoeing. Make sure you pack your bikes with great 1km and 3km tracks around the Lake to explore.

Mackereth Hedon Farm 

Set yourself up in a secluded rustic miners cottage where you can sit on wrap around verandah all day and watch the kids play. Overlooking vineyards and Mountain Ranges, you will feel a million miles away from your city life.

Mount Cole Cottage

A tranquil retreat at the base of Mount Cole, these cabins give the kids the experience to enjoy the great outdoors with plenty of space to fell free. Go on an adventure exploring the walking tracks by foot or bike around the evergreen Mount Cole State Forest.

Avoca Cottages

Located close to everything, these family friendly cottages provide ready access to all the Pyrenees attractions and make a perfect base for your stay. With 5 cottages available, it is a great place to gather a few families and go away together.

Faraday on Avoca

A large 4-bedroom home that is all yours and sleeps up to 10 people. This home features a fully stocked house with everything you need to keep the family entertained including plenty of toys, games and activities available.

Calando Hill B&B

This home is perfect for groups from 2 to 12 guests that want to escape the world or feel a world away. Even with 20+ wineries within 30 minutes of the farm, you will be so comfortable that you may not want to leave. The whole house is yours with access to all amenities and facilities including pool/billiards table, BBQ and pizza oven on the veranda, Wifi/internet, home theatre and swimming pool, kites and games to keep the kids entertained, telescope for star gazing and 100 acres for the kids to explore.

Cave Hill Creek

This accommodation is perfect for one family or a group of families. During the week, this facility is a school camp and on weekends it can be booked as a weekender. Between the Lake View Lodge and Glamping Village, this venue comfortably accommodates 140 people and can offer camp outs in tents for larger groups. For a true nature experience, we recommend the glamping village which provides a modern camping style accommodation without the need to compromise on comfort. Being a school camp, there is plenty to keep the kids occupied including, canoeing, hiking, rockwalls, trail bike riding and more. View more details on the Cave Hill Creek Adventure experiences HERE

Mitchell House

Mitchell House is located on the property of Mount Mitchell Homestead and is ideal for families keen to experience country life. Guests can request complete privacy or be included in busy farm action. Collect your own eggs, catch a yabby, harvest some fresh vegetables from the impressive kitchen garden and pick fruit off the trees in the orchard. Be sure to explore the explore the property’s lake and winding creeks.

The Glut Farm

This contemporary farmhouse on a 100 acre property accommodates up to seven people in the tranquil setting of the Mt Cole state forest. Ideal for family and friends to escape the stress and bustle of city life to digitally detox, reconnect and recharge. The 100 acre property receives frequent visitation from many kangaroos, echidnas, kookaburras and various other Australian wildlife. Perfect for the family that want to get a dose of nature and the great outdoors.

Summerfield Winery

Room to run, verandahs, sunsets (and for grownups, wine!). Summerfield Winery Accommodation is family style accommodation (no need to leave anyone at home) where nothing is too much trouble.

Blue Pyrenees Estate Lakehouse

A large 3-bedroom home that is all yours. Located in the centre of the Blue Pyrenees Estate vineyard and sitting atop the bank of the lake (which was once an open cut gold mine), this open & airy house provides the perfect group or family getaway. With all of the comforts of home, there’s every chance you won’t leave! But if you do, you’re in close proximity to all the good things the Pyrenees has to offer.

Pyrenees Farmstay

Come see a real working farm of 550 acres situated in the beautiful Pyrenees ranges in the township of Amphitheatre while staying in the onsite 2 bedroom cottage. Children are welcome to help feed the animals and gather our free range eggs for breakfast. Everyone always makes quick friends with our beautiful Groodle dog. Depending on times of the year you may get to see sheep being rounded up by our resident working Kelpie Millie, shearing, cattle feeding, calving and eartagging. You may like to do a bit of fishing in the numerous dams on the property or just chill out and admire the serenity and spectacular views.

Redbank Chestnut Cottage

Be greeted by the 2 resident kelpies on arrival! This gorgeous 2 storey mudbrick home is located over looking the estate vineyard. Set yourself up on the balcony where you can enjoy the views all day and watch the kids play.

Landsborough Caravan Park

Landsborough Caravan Park now offer 2 newly built ensuite cabins accommodating 6 people (1 QS bed and 2 sets of bunk beds in each). Facilities include a playground. During the Summer months Landsborough swimming pool is open to the public and is located right next door!