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The Ranges Escapes Story

Ranges Escapes provides exceptional, eco-conscious accommodation to guests visiting the Macedon Ranges. Our local team also provides a comprehensive short-term property management service to property owners and investors in the region.

Our Journey

Ranges Escapes started when founder Jen Clark and her partner Kirstie did a spontaneous search for regional rentals on Gumtree one Saturday night after a couple of glasses of wine. Inspired by what they found they - along with young son Max - made a treechange from the city and never looked back.


A spontaneous treechange

Our little family moved to Woodend from inner city Melbourne, instantly falling in love with the area.


Ranges Escapes is born

A love of entertaining and warm hospitality lead us to launch Ranges Escapes (previously Clark-Will Short Stays).


Flagship property success

We acquired and furnished The Fox House, taking it from unlisted to the number one short term rental in Kyneton.


Expanding into 2020

We currently have three properties and will be expanding our portfolio of short-term rentals into 2020 and beyond.

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Our Team

Our friendly team has years of experience in the short-term rental market, and we have a passion for promoting the Macedon Ranges region as a popular getaway destination.

Jen Clark

Managing Director

Jen has a background in graphic design, interior design and renovation management and along with her highly successful, award-winning design practice, Jen Clark Design, manages Ranges Escapes on a day to day basis.

Hayley Flores

Guest Concierge

Hayley, a Gisborne local, brings to Ranges Escapes over 20 years of customer service and sales experience in the travel industry, including leisure, corporate and group travel.

The Goal

Eco-conscious short term accommodation with a focus on community and sustainability.


Our Ethos Guides All of Our Actions and Decisions

Ranges Escapes is committed to ethical, sustainable local travel. At the heart of our business is a set of personal and professional values that inform everything we do.

Ethically Driven

We are driven by a fierce social conscience, a focus on community and old-fashioned hospitality.


Our commitment to ethical, sustainable local travel is evident in the products we choose to use.


We include information about access to our properties and accessibility notes on all listings.

Support Local

We believe that it’s important to support local businesses and suppliers wherever and whenever possible.

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Short-stays and property management in the Ranges

Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Macedon Ranges is an increasingly popular destination for short-term getaways, the demand for regional accommodation being driven by guests who are keen to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Woodend Farmer's Market

Ranges Escapes was established by Jen Clark and Kirstie Innes-Will, who made a treechange from Melbourne’s vibrant inner north to beautiful Woodend in December 2018, not long after their son Max was born.

Jen and Kirstie acquired their first house as a vacant property, and furnished, styled and equipped it for short-term stays. The Fox House went from unlisted to the number one ranking property from the 73 available properties in Kyneton - all within just 10 months.

Rent our properties

We currently have three flagship properties available for short-term stays in Kyneton, Woodend and Lancefield, and have plans to open further properties in the local townships of Woodend, Mt Macedon, Lancefield, Malmsbury, Taradale, Tylden, Gisborne and surrounds throughout 2020 and beyond.

List your property with us

We like to make life easy. We’ve made it simple to book straight from our website, for the convenience of our guests. Our team will also take care of everything on behalf of property owners and investors, from liaising with guests, cleaning, laundry maintenance and all the special details that make our guests feel pampered.

Listen to our podcast

Learn all about hosting short term rentals, with Jen’s popular podcast “Hosting with Heart”. Join her as she interviews a range of special guests, who share their tips, advice and expertise around what it takes to run a successful short-term rental investment. Links to the list of episodes can be found through our podcast page.

Follow our social media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be kept up to date about new properties as we open them. Alternately, if you’d like to discuss engaging us to manage your property on the short-term market, don’t hesitate to get in touch to schedule a free consultation. Phone, email or message us online to arrange a chat.

Escape to the Ranges

Macedon Ranges Accommodation


The Fox House



From $260
Per Night

Contemporary, double-fronted Victorian house, circa 1920s, meticulously renovated in 2017 and located in the centre of Kyneton.

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Property Management

We're a design-led business focused on delivering an exceptional short-term property management service to owners and investors in the Macedon Ranges

Looking to list your property on the short-term rental market? Learn more about what we can offer as property managers and how we can maximise your investment.

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