Hotel review: Jackalope, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

  After throwing its doors open in 2017, Jackalope scored a slew of accolades, culminating in it being the only Australian hotel to appear on the Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List the following year. But does it live up to the hype? Where: Jackalope 166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, Victoria What to expect: When you picture a country hotel you may envisage shabby-chic interiors with chintzy curtains and Persian rugs. Jackalope, just over an hour from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, has taken this cliché, completely gutted it and turned it on its head. Owner Louis Li purchased the 143-year-old Willow Creek homestead and vineyard in 2013 and set about creating his first hotel on the property (Li also bought

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