1860 Luxury Accommodation
Refined rusticity in the historic gold-rush town of Beechworth
A former cattleman’s hut, simple yet elegant, and providing everything you could need from a stylish vacation rental. Arranged around the parklands of Lake Sambell, 1860 Luxury Accommodation sits snugly at the end of a quiet lane, giving a sense of space and seclusion. Crossing the original timber-planked threshold—or better still, being carried over it—is like stepping back in time. But hang on—is that a flat-screen television with DVD on the wood-clad walls? This joint may hark back to days of yore, but it’s eminently set up for present-day luxury self-sufficiency. So you needn’t even speak to another soul but your mate.
Wow factor This charming bush cabin was constructed in the 1860s, just east of Melbourne. A few years ago it was dismantled and painstakingly reassembled in Beechworth. Its owners restored this 19th-century settlers hut to its former glory, retaining the original atmosphere without skimping on 21st-century luxuries.
Rates AUS$265 per night from Monday to Thursday and AUS$285 per night from Friday to Sunday, with a 10 percent discount if you stay for four or more nights, excluding Christmas and Easter. (From about $190.)