The first snowfall of 2023 has touched the ground in Australia’s alpine regions, so if you’ve been thinking about a holiday to the snow this year, now’s the time to start planning. If you’re looking at booking an Airbnb for said getaway, the platform has made it easier to book an alpine trip with a Categories feature that includes “skiing” and “ski in / ski out”.
“With listings across the Australian ski fields that cater to families and groups, romantic getaways, incredible views and unique offerings, it’s no wonder that Australians are finding the perfect Airbnb stay where they can revel in the ideal conditions and get amongst the action,” says Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Ahead, we round up some of the best alpine Airbnbs in Victoria to book. From traditional log cabins, to modern homes fitted with top-end appliances, these are seven of the top Airbnbs in Victoria to rug up after a day on the slopes.
Lumi Talo translates to “snow house” in Finnish. A five-bedroom, two-story cedar lodge, it accommodates up to 12 guests so is great for an extended family or a group of friends. Inside, the home has a retro feel with stained glass windows, red carpet and an alcove period timber kitchen.
Incredibly, this two-bedroom apartment was built around a skit lift tower. The rustic-feel home is filled ski memorabilia and treasures, but also equipped with all the modern amenities you’d need. On the photo front, it’s a winner, too, with a beautiful stone-and-wood, Swiss chalet-style look.
Located at the base of Mount Buller and surrounded by bushland, Amaruq is a traditional log home with a fairytale feel. Huge timber logs dominate the interior and exterior, and a rustic, industrial look can be found inside. After a day on the slopes, curl up with hot chocolate by its wood fire.
Ville Views can be found tucked away in Harrietville, at the foot of Mount Feathertop and a short stroll to the Tronoh Lake or the start of many hikes and climbs. It’s got three bedrooms, expansive grounds to explore and a fully-equipped kitchen and outside, a barbecue and beanbags.
This mountain home on Morses Creek in Wandilgong Valley offers sweeping views over the surrounding treetops in the valley and babbling water in the creek. The two-bedroom property has a wood fireplace, as well as a kitchen with Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry stocked with essentials. Conveniently, it also has underfloor heating so you can warm up quickly after a day on ice.
This four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home sits at the base of Mount Buller and Mount Stirling. It features an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a pool table room and hydronic heating throughout. The interior is a blend of old and new, with several floor-to-ceiling windows so you can admire the snowy views and reconnect with nature.
A cosy one-bedroom home, Gillards Guesthouse is only a short walk or drive to local Wandi Pub. It’s also near the base of Mount Buffalo and the town of Bright. If you’d prefer not to go out for meals, the home has a kitchenette equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, air fryer and toaster.