posted on 04 Jun 21 | by Explore Bendigo

Looking for a change of scenery?

Maybe just a night or two away to away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family holiday, some downtime or just a spontaneous weekend away, you are sure to find the perfect place to make your stay as unique as you are.

You can enjoy your stay in a grand gold rush era building, a quaint miner’s cottage, a rural retreat, glamping or camping, at bed and breakfast, farm stay or inner-city apartment – there’s an overnight experience for everyone…even pet friendly options for those who don’t won’t to leave their furry friends at home.

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Glamping

Bell Tents and Safari Tents @ Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Experience uninterrupted views of the vineyards or bushland as you lounge on your own private deck soaking in the views of the sunset with a glass of wine.  Or for a glamping retreat like no other, choose their luxe open plan safari tent complete with an outdoor bath, gorgeous views and a bottle of Balgownie’s best bubbles.

Glamping Miners Tent @ BIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park
Just think of a night of luxury and romance sleeping under the canvas in an all new glamping miners tent.  Or fun-filled night away under the stars with your family getting back to basics. And you get all this with the comforts of home from heating and cooling, to a fully equipped bathroom, lounge and TV area. 

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History & Charm

The Residence @ Mackenzie Quarters
Built in 1877, The Residences is steeped in history and charm. Lovingly transformed from a former Deanery to a red brick gothic revival style family home, your stay here is all about comfort and convenience. Accommodating up to 12 guests, each room is filled with treasured collectables, heart-felt touches and you get all of this and more within Bendigo’s arts precinct.  

Shamrock Hotel
The 167-year-old Shamrock Hotel has played host to everyone from Dame Nellie Melba to Prince Charles and Diana. Its beautifully restored historic features including a grand staircase, verandah, halls and arches have earnt its heritage listing and its grandeur amongst Bendigo’s streetscape.  
 

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Boutique Stays

Mercure Bendigo Schaller

Names after one of Australia’s most iconic artists, Mercure Bendigo Schaller offers a vibrant and boutique style of accommodation with a splash of fun. With 118 art inspired rooms and large communal spaces, guests can immerse themselves in Mark Schaller’s original work while enjoying the perks of an onsite café and gym, all whilst only minutes away from Bendigo’s arts precinct.

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Lux and Romance

The Cellars @ Heathcote II
Set amongst a vineyard and olive grove, The Cellars offers the perfect couples luxury getaway. With your very own private villa, you’ll be treated to the best of mod cons, contemporary design furnishings and it’s all complete with your very own walk-in wine cellar.  If that’s not enough, you’ll get some Victoria’s best starry night skies her and a homemade breakfast hamper to top it off.

The Stables @ Heart of Gold Vineyard
Experience the charm of The Stables, an 1860’s historic sandstone cottage transformed with vaulted ceilings, huge fireplace and French inspired décor. Relax by the open fire in winter with a glass of red or by the pool in summer.

The Suites @ Villa Belgravia
The Suites offers a tranquil haven with a relaxed yet sophisticated style, perfect for that romantic getaway for two. Each suite is unique with its own European touches of styling and modern fittings. 

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Rural Retreats

Jamar Lodge
Escape to the country and stay on a real-life working farm at Jamar Lodge.  Only 30 minutes from Bendigo this beautiful rural stay allows you to get up close and personal with life on the farm.  The owners will happily take you around their farm while you learn about their wool production, feed the lambs, try your hand at yabbying, spot amazing birdlife and end the day on a picturesque rural sunset over the farm. This is a stay you will never forget.
 
GilGraves Vineyard Farmstay
Enjoy a quiet and peaceful retreat at GilGraves Farmstay with lovely views of the farm and vineyard from your own wide verandah around the farm cottage.  There are animals to feed and pat, a cosy wood fireplace and you’re only a short drive from Lake Eppalock and the renowned Heathcote wine region.

Home Flat House
If you’re looking for a boutique stay nestled amongst farmland, check out Home Flat House for your next rural retreat. Located on a working cattle and merino property, guests are welcome to surrounding paddocks or simply relax in this beautifully furnished house lovingly decorated with local pieces.
 

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Pet Friendly

Stonehaven on Monsants
If you’re looking for a pet-friendly option, look no further than Stonehaven on Monsants, overlooking leafy gardens on a spacious property. That’s plenty of space for you and your furry friend to roam, plus there’s a pub and wineries only minutes away.
 

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Eco Friendly

Stay Social
Comfy and eco-friendly, Stay Social offer a large guesthouse in Bendigo’s CBD. Enjoy unique facilities including chooks, veggie gardens, outdoor spaces and quirky designs. Grab one of their bikes and explore the city or cook your own breakfast with fresh ingredients straight from the garden.