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Our Accommodation

Our Lodge comprises 11 rooms in the on-site accommodation wing, including kings, twins and bunks.
All rooms have their own private ensuite and are situated close to all the amenities.

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Functions Meetings

From business meetings and events to special interest gatherings and courses - Chestnut Hill Conference Lodge has the the capacity to cater for your functions.
Many of our visitors book multi-day events, taking advantage of our on-site accommodation and home style cooking, just an hour from Melbourne's CBD in the majestic natural beauty of the Dandenong Ranges.

Our Heritage

There has been a property located at Chestnut Hill from as early as the 1890s when Kallista was known as South Sassafras and was the holiday getaway destination of Melbourne's rich and famous.
Later, the Dandenongs became well known for it's abundance of fruit farms and the home of artists and writers of the age.
Chestnut Hill Lodge has a long and varied history and has always played its part in this wonderful Dandenong Ranges community.

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Kallista Stores in 1932 Squire Kennon

Multi-use Venue

Nature and walking groups

Nestled within the iconic Dandenong National Park, our venue is perfectly placed for those seeking to connect with nature.

Gatherings and Meet-ups

What better place to connect with old friends, family or colleagues for special events or reunions?

Business meetings and forums

Business groups of all types take advantage of Chestnut Lodge facilities.

Tourist Breaks

The Dandenongs offers an abundance of attractions and what better way to fully enjoy the potential than a stay with us?

Craft and arts groups

The ideal getaway venue for special interest groups, away from the madding crowd!

Classes and education


Joie de chocolat workshops

Enjoy making chocolate delicacies for friends and family.  Workshops have a maximum of 6 participants in the kitchen.

Customer Comments

These are just a few of the reviews we have received recently from visitors..

This place is fantastic!

This place is fantastic!! The staff here are too good. Cathy and Rob do a great job, they make you feel welcome and go the extra mile to make you comfortable. They are very professional and they do want the guests to have a good experience. They are best!


We will be returning

We have just returned home after a wonderful weekend at Chestnut Hill Conference Centre with our craft group of 12 ladies. Our hosts Cathy and Rob were perfect hosts. Thanks heaps.  Meals were wholesome, homemade and plentiful.  The accommodation was fabulous..very relaxing. Value for money. Will be returning in the near future.


Highly recommended!

What an exceptional place!! If you need somewhere for a conference, retreat or perhaps a family reunion, this place is ideal. I have been holding a six day live in course training funeral celebrants since 2012, usually twice a year. Catherine and Robert, the hosts, could not make you more welcome. With 11 bedrooms (all with ensuites) they can accommodate up to 30 but mine is a maximum of 11, which means everyone has their own room and space. The meals are gourmet and plentiful, although my waistline does tend to expand further with each visit!  Cannot recommend this highly facility highly enough!!