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.

LL Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

“Subtle tropical fruit, grapefruit, spice and cashew, honey and white flower, a whisper of flint and struck match. It’s medium-bodied, creamy cashew gloss shot through with tight citrus acidity, lots of crunch and energy, but also a fine carriage of Chardonnay flavour. Long too, and quite quartzy with it. It’s a beautiful expression of Chardonnay.”

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


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.

LL Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

“Ripe strawberry, cherry, cinnamon and assorted baking spice, a little mint, aniseed and floral perfume. It’s medium-bodied, ripe red fruits, fine gentle dusty tannin grip, a quiet succulence, spice and fragrance, a little sappy acidity, and a mint and raspberry finish of fine length and shape, and I like the way the tannin closes it out. Charming. A lovely expression of Pinot Noir.”

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.

Rare Hare Picnics

Enjoy lunch by the Jackalope lake with a private picnic.
Our packed picnics feature some of our most delicious grazing fare from Rare Hare, a picnic blanket, and access to lawn games. See the picnic menu. 
$170 per basket. Bookings recommended.

Whiskey Tasting

Led by our spirited cocktail team, uncover the flavour stories, serving styles and pairing notes of 3 of our adored whiskeys and couverture chocolates. From aromatic and earthy to bitter and roasted, enjoy evocative couplings that will lure any proclivity.
Available Mondays to Thursdays.

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.

Christmas at Doot Doot Doot

Celebrate Christmas Day at Doot Doot Doot with a collection of opening snacks, followed by a multi-course menu, and petit fours to close. View the menu

$235pp. Bookings available for lunch and dinner.

Christmas at Rare Hare

Gather together to celebrate Christmas Day with vineyard views while you enjoy our Christmas Hare Share menu.

$190pp. Bookings for 4 or more available for lunch.

Rare Hare Picnics

Enjoy lunch by the Jackalope lake with a private picnic.

Our packed picnics feature some of our most delicious grazing fare from Rare Hare, a picnic blanket, and access to lawn games. See the picnic menu. 

$170 per basket. Bookings recommended.


Private Dining at Doot Doot Doot

Celebrate the festive season with private dining by Doot Doot Doot.

Our Festive Dining Package includes:

  • Private dining in our event space for 12 guests or more
  • One signature welcome cocktail on arrival per person
  • Two-course seated lunch or dinner by Doot Doot Doot in our private dining room, with access to vineyard views
  • Beverages on consumption

From $121 per person (minimum of 12 guests)

This offer is available Monday – Thursday for lunch (12pm-4pm) and dinner (7pm-11pm) until the end of December 2023.