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Peppers Goes Alpine...Down Under?

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  Site Where: 12 Big Munster Dr., Dinner Plain, Victoria, Australia, 3898
July 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM | by | ()

Luxury resort and lodge operator, Peppers, has a new jewel in the crown of destinations across Australia. But get the images of beaches, sun and sand out of your head since this property is located in the ski fields of Victoria, just about a five hour drive from Melbourne.

The Australian brand of luxury boutique lodges and accommodation has opened their first ski destination in their portfolio. Originally acquired from a family-run business, Rundells Apline Lodge, was originally built in 1904, but rebuilt after a fire in 1990. The end result is a lodge fit for the Swiss Alps.

The lodge will offer a five-star dining room, Graze Restaurant that can play host to romantic dinners all the way to larger gatherings such as weddings. Graze uses fresh regional ingredients presented with European alpine influences, showcasing produce from all areas of the high country.

Surrounded by lots of nature, the property features hiking, bush walks, mountain biking and, of course, skiing. The most popular slopes are Mt. Hotham and just about a 10-minute drive away. While this isn't a ski-in, ski-out type of place, it does still offer plenty of activities for guests, both in and out of winter. This might be your best opportunity to escape this oppressing heat in the Northern Hemisphere.

Commonly found in more relaxing locations in wine countries, beach destinations, spa retreats and eco-lodges, Peppers is looking to expand into the city in the next few years. There are currently looking at bringing the peaceful retreat style accommodation to larger city centers within the next year after huge success in the Gold Coast.

Average room rates during the Winter season is $275 AUD off-peak and $430 AUD on-peak.

[Photo: Peppers]

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