The Ferntree Gully Hotel is at the base of the Dandenong Ranges.
The Middle, as locals know it, is a great spot to grab lunch or dinner – or a refreshing ale – as part of a big day exploring the picturesque surroundings.
Travellers can also find a place to rest their head, with 35 rooms available, including a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom.
The rooms have all been renovated in the past 12 months and feature a 40-inch smart television and King Koil beds.
Reception is open 8am to 8pm. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area.
There’s a bottle shop, bar, beer garden and the Feast family buffet restaurant on-site.
The Ferntree Gully Hotel can cater for large bus group bookings and weekend getaways.
It’s only 35 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and is a perfect base to launch a Dandenong Ranges adventure.