Candlelight Cottages Retreat

Our packages are designed to make your stay at Candlelight truly special! Simply choose your cottage, your stay and your indulgence.

Tariff Package

MIDWEEK - Monday to Thursday nights
WEEKENDS Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

valid 2014


Includes two nights accommodation, a generous continental breakfast hamper is included

Twilight Cottage $570 Cottage in the Forest $570
Candlelight Cottage $570 The Blackwood Sassafras $600
Sherbrooke Manor $1000

WEEKEND ESCAPE - two nights for yourselves!

Two nights accommodation, continental breakfast hamper for your stay, bubbly to enjoy by the fire or in your spa bath. Perfectly relaxing.

Twilight Cottage $660 Cottage in the Forest $660
Candlelight Cottage $660 The Blackwood Sassafras $680
Sherbrooke Manor $1200


This package includes two nights accommodation in your chosen cottage, generous full breakfast provisions, a bottle of bubbly to enjoy with your partner, a box of chocolates and an indulgent one hour couples massage.

Twilight Cottage $890 Cottage in the Forest $890
Candlelight Cottage $890 The Blackwood Sassafras $900
Sherbrooke Manor $1420


A SHORT BREAK - 5 days mid-week

(Sunday to Thursday)

The package includes five days of peace, and a Welcome Pack of tea,coffee, fresh milk, biscuits. You are then left in peace to self-cater. (We do not provide service of the cottage in this package, but it can be arranged at a cost of $60 if required).

Twilight Cottage $1300 Cottage in the Forest $1300
Candlelight Cottage $1300 The Blackwood Sassafras $1400
Sherbrooke Manor $2500

BLISS - 6 days (2 nights over a weekend)

Just pick up your loved one - a bag of clothing, warm jacket, scarf and woolly hat (for winter) and come up to the mountains for 6 blissful days together. The stay includes a Welcome Pack of tea,coffee, fresh milk, biscuits. Includes 6 nights self-contained cottage accommodation. (We do not provide service of your cottage in this package but it can be arranged at a cost of $60 if requested).

Twilight Cottage $1530 Cottage in the Forest $1530
Candlelight Cottage $1530 The Blackwood Sassafras $1620
Sherbrooke Manor $3100


(including 1 weekend) - 7 days

Imagine your short drive from Melbourne and seven days of totally quiet time for yourselves, indulging in long walks, fresh mountain air, local foods and shopping, visiting gardens, wineries - or doing nothing by curling up with a book and each other for the absolute rest you deserve. Includes: 7 nights cottage accommodation, a Welcome Pack of tea,coffee, fresh milk, biscuits and a bottle of bubbly. (We do not provide service of the cottage in this package, but it can be arranged at a cost of $60 if required).

Twilight Cottage $1750 Cottage in the Forest $1750
Candlelight Cottage $1750 The Blackwood Sassafras $1820
Sherbrooke Manor $3500


These Gift Vouchers can be sent by mail or email to you or your gift recipient. $10 extra for Express Post.

You choose your cottage and number of days and the Gift includes generous full breakfast provisions and a bottle of Yarra Valley sparkling wine and all charges. Prices are per couple.

1 night Monday to Thursday $285 (Twilight, Candlelight, Cottage in the Forest)

2 nights Monday to Thursday $570 (Twilight, Candlelight, Cottage in the Forest)

2 night weekend (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) $660(Twilight, Candlelight, Cottage in the Forest) $680 The Blackwood Sassafras


Add this luscious treat to the cottage of your choice to make a special occasion.

A selection of delicious sweets and chocolates presented on a table for you with Candles, Jars of sweets and treats. Silk roses in a heart shape on the bed. A bottle of bubbly awaiting your arrival. Simply light the candles, pop the bubbly and snack away. Note the glass jars are ours, the contents yours!


If this is a very special occasion, just add this package to your cottage and surprise your loved one.

Perfect for your birthday, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary! Arrive to your cottage where you will find: A heart of rose petals on the bed Bottle of Candlelight's Yarra Valley bubbly on ice A gift for you to take home Selection of sweet & savoury nibbles and Candles aglow

Gourmet Package

valid 2014

These options can be added to any stay on any day.

CHEESE & FRUIT PLATE - $65 for two

A very special Cheese and Fruit Platter and biscuits - ready for you to enjoy in the privacy of your cottage. Perfect with some chilled white or red wine form the minibar.

GOURMET PLATTER - $80 for two

Deliciously prepared for you by the chefs at Ripe in Sassafras, this is an antipasto platter of a mix of cheeses, smoked salmon, cold meats, olives and other delectable items for you to eat with some crusty bread in the comfort and privacy of your cottage. Perfect for the evening you arrive!


Hearty beef lasagne made for us by the Yarra Valley Pasta Company, crusty bread, crisp salad, bottle of Yarra Valley red or white wine. (Vegetarian pasta can be provided with notice). Followed by the desert of the day!

  • A Gourmet Platter for two for your first night $80
  • Yarra Valley sparkling on ice and strawberries $70
  • A couples massage for your stay $220
  • A birthday/celebration cake - chocolate mud cake perfect for two with sparkling wine $45
  • Flower arrangement to be waiting - from $60
Pamper Package

valid 2014


We are able to offer you in-house massages and beauty treatments to maximize your relaxation time away - here are some of the most popular choices.

One hour massage $110 ($145 / 90 mins)
Couples massages for one hour $220 ($270 / 90 mins)
Two half-hour massages $110 ($145/90 mins)

The above massages can be booked online when you book with us at Candlelight Cottages.

For more treatments and package options see below and ask us to arrange these for you - you deserve a little bit of pampering!

Balance Therapies have a Day Spa just 500 metres from Candlelight Cottages in Monash Avenue, Olinda. There are other options for beautiful treatments at the Day Spa.

We are able to offer you massage and other treatments from:

Elle Naturale Olinda and Nourish Sassafras as well as Balance Mountain Day Spa Mt Dandenong.

Dining Out Package

valid 2013


These packages can be added to any stay on any day.

YARRA VALLEY WINERY TOUR - $105 per person

Book with reception at Candlelight Cottages please.

An all day tour.
A very special offer for guests of Candlelight Cottages - we arrange transport to join the Yarra Valley all day winery tour where you will visit at least 5 wineries during the day - lunch is included in this enjoyable and informative tour and we arrange pick up to bring you back to your cottage for a restful evening by the fire!


a range of options and prices from $135 pp

Candlelight Cottages and Wild About Tours

Wild About Tours is your local tour operator. Jilly Higgs will drive you in comfort in the 8 seater Kia Grand Carnival, air-conditioned, electric doors and easy access.

Tours are tailored to you! 'Your day, your way' You can mix and match stops to suit your interests and hobbies.

Full day tours $145pp, 10.30am pick up from Candlelight Cottages, 4.30pm drop off back to 'Candlelight Cottages' (or later by arrangement)

Half day tours $135pp, 11am pick up 'Candlelight Cottages', 3pm return to 'Candlelight Cottages'

Price includes lunch at The Wild Oak with a glass of wine or beer. Or gourmet picnic with bottle of bubbles (all dietary requirements are easily catered for)

Tour options (you can mix and match)

  • Boutique Wineries
  • Chandon Champagne tour
  • Yarra Valley Chocolatier
  • Yarra Valley Dairy
  • Best of the Dandenong Ranges; Sky High, William Ricketts, Villages
  • Garden Tours; Cloudehill, National Rhododendron gardens. Alfred Nicolas Gardens, Edna Walling secret gardens
  • Healesville Sanctuary; inc a magic moment with your favourite animal ($20pp extra, entry fee to be paid directly to Healesville Sanctuary)

To book see reception, for enquiries call Jilly mobile 0431970522


DINING OUT OPTIONS - so much to choose from!

Cafe de Beaumarchais, Sassafras - 9755 1100 (7 days) A touch of Paris in Sassafras - delightful!

Copperfields Restaurant, Olinda 9751 1043 Thursday to Monday for lunch and dinner - much loved local restauranteurs and perfect for a special occasion.

Deli Platter, Mt Dandenong 9751 1044. (7 days) Delicious pantry items, beautiful cakes, gourmet rolls - perfect picnic choices & great coffee.

Cream of Sassafras 9755 2388. (7 days) Fabulous choice of deli & pantry items, Saskia Beer products, handmade chocolates, scrummy ice creams. Ask to have a picnic basket made up and watch for the Pirianda dinners through the website.

Fortnums, Sassafras 9755 1200 (open 7 days 11am - 4pm). Functions too if you wish.

Indian by Nature, Mt Dandenong (no website but delicious food) 9751 0111 (7 nights) and they will deliver to Candlelight Cottage guests.

Fairy Mountain Restaurant, Mt Dandenong open 6 days, fresh cooking. 9751 2288

Kellys Kitchen & Tavern, Mt Dandenong 9751 1056 (7 nights, some live music)

Olinda Tea House, Olinda 9751 0556 (Wed-Sun to 5pm). New and beautiful - morning & afternoon tea and lunches. Just across the road from Cloudehill gardens.

Pie in the Sky, Olinda 9751 2128. (7 days) Fabulous award winning pies - but get in early!

Pig & Whistle Tavern, Mt Dandenong 9751 2366 (7 days and nights) . Cosy and hearty meals

Ranges Restaurant Olinda 2133 (7 days, 5 nights)

Ripe, Sassafras 9751 2100 (7 days). The most favourite cafe on the mountain & they produce our antipasto platters for your enjoyment.

Sassy Cafe, Sassafras - yummy coffee to revive you while you shop! (7 days)

Seasons at Cloudehill, Olinda 9751 0168 (7 days) set in a garden to die for - Cloudehill!

SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong 9751 0443 (7 days & nights). Offer limousine pick up and drop off to Candlelight Cottages guests - great views of Melbourne.

Snooty Fox, Olinda 9751 1176 (Wednesday - Sunday day & night). Close to Candlelight and Twilight Cottages (100 mtrs)

The Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda 9751 1003 (7 days, 4 nights) famous Smorgasbord meals with Bavarian entertainment - offering dining for 50 years.

The Ivy Restaurant, Olinda 9751 2388 (6 days & nights) - great wood fired Pizza and other meals

Wild Oak Restaurant, Mt Dandenong 9751 2033 (Wed-Sun dinner & lunch) see also their wonderful cooking school! Our favourite food. Degustation menus, theme nights with live music and dancing, live Jazz night last Friday of each month.

Woods of Sherbrooke 9755 2131 (Friday, Saturday days/night and Sunday till 5pm). A treasure in the beautiful area of Sherbrooke.

Seasonal Package

valid 2013

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER - 3 night stay or more


Entry to the magnificent gardens of Cloudehill
and a bottle of bubbly with every 3 night stay or more.

Enjoy SpringFest in The Dandenongs mid-September to end October. Just bring your loved one, warm jackets (or use ours), and come away for the delights of the mountain in spring.




7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda 3788, Victoria, Australia Ph: 03 9751 2464 Fax: 03 9751 0552
(some photos in this website are courtesy of Jeff Osman, Carpe Dieum Films; JAI Photography; Virtual Tours by Mawby Creative)