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The Jackalope experience poses an invitation to step into a transformative story; for some a myth, for those that visit our property, an indelible elixir.

Embedded in an infatuating culmination of storytelling, art and design, Jackalope’s origins can be found in an elusive tale from North American folklore. Decades ago in Jackson, Wyoming, a mythology emerged of a fantastical creature borne from jackrabbit and antelope.

A taxidermist, who wittingly tricked friends and foes, sold a story of capturing a rabbit with terrifying antelope horns. A rabbit that eventually uncovered a fierce personality and became revered for a wild story that saw them mimic the sounds of cowboys before stealing their whiskey and devouring their boots after-dark.

The juxtaposition of a lovable fuzzy jackrabbit with a ferocious antelope is the source of allure for founder, Louis Li. Coincidentally encountering the mythology during a trip to Germany, where a figurine in an unassuming antique store stirred research into the rare hare, Louis became absorbed by its fabled past and mysterious existence.

With time, the jackalope became his muse, its traits mirroring his bold vision for a new breed of hotel; a world full of poetic imagination, ambition and rebellion. If luxury is defined by rarity, what is more luxurious than a creature so rare that it exists only in legend?

This concept became intrinsically tied to Jackalope, the creature’s own duality forming the foundation for the architecture of the hotel – bold, monolithic, avant-garde, and completely out of place on what is considered a traditional vineyard location.

This enthralling story enraptures those who step into its world. It highlights the curated intention to which Jackalope has been crafted, constructed, and executed everyday.

Set on one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most pristine vineyards, Jackalope is a new standard in luxury accommodation within driving reach of Melbourne.

Infinity pool and spa

The hotel’s stunning, black 30-metre infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vines, showcasing a tranquil sightline from water to wine. Private pool deck conveniences include a heated infinity spa, all-day dining with sunbed service, wireless internet and a poolside pavilion available for spa treatments or private dining. Access is exclusive to hotel guests.

Infrared sauna

The perfect partner to our hot and cold bathing, or your spa treatment. Seek a moment of meditative solace in our infrared sauna overlooking the rolling vineyard, and unlock the practice’s collection of benefits across skin tone, circulation, toxin release and weight and pain issues.
Wine in-hand optional.

Cellar Door

Home to our Single Vineyard and Rare Hare Wines, our cellar door space affords four distinct wine tasting experiences, tailored to your taste and interest in discovering winemaking secrets.

From a standard tasting to an hour walking the vines and blending your own wines, there’s an experience for every palate.

in-house dining

LL Vineyard is home to Jackalope, Rare Hare, our cellar door, and the boutique winery where all the Rare Hare wines are created.

Rare Hare LL Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

“Light-mid yellow colour with a rich and expressive butterscotch bouquet, the palate likewise rich and buttery with croissant and nougat, stone-fruit and toasty flavours of considerable complexity and charm. Long carry. Delicious, classic Burgundy style chardonnay.”

Huon Hooke, The Real Review

OVER 30 YEARS OF GROWING WINE

Planted in 1989, the 11-hectare LL Vineyard has taken root in the deep volcanic soils typical of the slopes of the Mornington Peninsula, and is known for producing fine, cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Winemaker, Geraldine McFaul works closely with viticulturist, Ant Davenport, to maximise quality each season.

Rare Hare LL Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

“This seems a little darker, more concentrated and spicy…cherry and ripe raspberry, biscuit spice, slightly earthy, with some mint, dried herb and rosy perfume. It’s medium-bodied with a firm almost stony feel to tannin with a long finish offering powdery tannin grip. Very good, though likely better again in a couple of years.”

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Experience the Estate Collection

The potential of our 11-hectare home has been realised in the last 6 years as we’ve renovated parts of the vineyard to introduce new selections of our flagship varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Experience our range of LL Vineyard wines through a curated tasting experience, available to suit your time and passion for wine.

For visitors and hotel guests

Sample a drop of the Jackalope sensibility with our collection of seasonal experiences – available even if you’re not staying with us overnight.

After Dark Liqueur

A decadent after-dinner delight. Top off a night of sensory dining and slink into Flaggerdoot for a spirited nightcap. Crafted by our bartenders, best consumed among our haute art collection.
Available as a pre-paid add-on to your Doot Doot Doot dinner booking. 7 days, $36pp.

Spa at Jackalope

Surrender to restorative solace. Steer your overstimulated mind to a better place with our Winter collection of face and body treatments, designed to be customised with add-ons for a uniquely personal experience.

Wine tasting

Exclusively for hotel guests

Limited time seasonal activities to elevate your stay. Bookings for our Daily Discoveries are available at hotel reception, or upon email confirmation of your stay.

Total Alchemy

In celebration of seven years, Jackalope is set to unveil a stimulating culinary program,  curating seven experiences, in partnership with a collection of Melbourne’s most desired and renowned chefs and restaurateurs.

Having commenced the calendar celebrating the essence of Jackalope with the sold-out alchemy dining experience in Doot Doot Doot in April, Jackalope will welcome a series of exciting collaborative culinary partners across both of our hatted restaurants Doot Doot Doot and Rare Hare, who will showcase the finest produce, craftsmanship and cultures through menus that twist, turn, tease and please. Together with these partners, the carefully crafted menus embrace cultural diversity to create a culinary journey that transcends places travelled and palate preferences.

With experiences running from May to October, these moments will showcase a level of detail, incorporating theatre, luxury, experimentation, indulgence and above all, pride, and passion.

Rare Hare x Lee Ho Fook

Saturday 15 June

Rare Hare

For one day only, experience an indulgent dining experience, showcasing a blend of creative Chinese cuisine with modern Australian produce. This unique collaboration at Rare Hare, together with incredible Victor Liong of Lee Ho Fook, will take you on a journey of tantalising cuisine to excite your palate. Join us as two institutions collide in the picturesque atmosphere of Rare Hare, with the backdrop of autumn-hued vines.

No dietaries can be catered for during this special event. All guests dining are subject to the set menu for the event, including children. 

Jackalope x Yum Cha

Saturdays 20 July – 24 August

Doot Doot Doot

Jackalope x Yum Cha returns for the second year, bringing an unparalleled dining experience to the Peninsula for lunch every Saturday. Our presentation of this adored Chinese tradition will feature a collection of David’s iconic dishes, served with an undeniably ‘Jackalope’ twist.

No dietaries can be catered for during this special event. Doot Doot Doot welcomes guests 12 years and over.

Rare Hare x Entrecote

Saturday 31 August

Rare Hare

Immerse yourself in the renaissance of classic French dining from one of Melbourne’s culinary institutions, Entrecôte. Experience French fare, that is equally chic, gallic and inviting, boasting signature dishes such as the delectable steak frites. The curated menu is crafted with finesse and élan flavourful adventure, the perfect blend of French flavours with Rare Hare’s textural, layered and flavourful dishes.

No dietaries can be catered for during this special event. All guests dining are subject to the set menu for the event, including children. 

Doot Doot Doot x Tipo 00

Saturday 21 September

Doot Doot Doot

One of the city’s most revered Italian restaurants, Tipo 00 is heading to the Peninsula for a one-day only culinary delight. Tipo 00, plays homage to the its home country by showcasing a menu filled with hand-crafted artisan pasta dishes, both classic and noteworthy, which will complemented by Doot Doot Doot’s flavour combinations and showstopping local produce.

No dietaries can be catered for during this special event. Doot Doot Doot welcomes guests 12 years and over.

Rare Hare x Nomad

Saturday 19 October

Rare Hare

Known for their focus on fresh local produce and smokey-woodfired dishes, NOMAD pays homage to North-African, Middle Eastern and Spanish cuisine, bringing flavour-filled dishes to the forefront of this exciting Rare Hare x NOMAD collaboration. With an ethos of holistic dining, this collaboration will showcase a unique culinary journey.

No dietaries can be catered for during this special event. All guests dining are subject to the set menu for the event, including children. 

Private Dining at Doot Doot Doot

Celebrate in style with private dining by Doot Doot Doot.

Suitable for up to 20 guests, private dining by Doot Doot Doot embraces the elegance of our hatted restaurant. Your personal waitstaff will ensure a wonderful dining experience.

A menu showcasing a progression of tasting dishes that highlight the season’s best produce, served in Jenka, our private dining room.