26-room inn on a working sheep and cattle ranch 800 feet above the sea.
Stats: 22 suites; 1 cottage; 1 restaurant; 2 bars.
Rooms to book: Ridge suites are most private and come equipped with fireplaces.
Insider tip: Visit Cape Kidnappers' colony of gannets—the world's largest, most accessible mainland colony—from September until early May.
Cost: Doubles from $1,208, including breakfast and dinner.
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