The 1860 Blog

This is where we share our insights, experiences and local knowledge of Beechworth and the High Country region. You'll find our recommendations and ideas for a great short breaks or holidays in Victoria's beautiful north east.

Wood fire with wood supplied
January 29, 2019

This is a brand spanking new website and to celebrate, we are offering you a great deal. All Feb 2019 we are offering 20% off the total price for stays two nights or longer. It’s simple, just click on our booking button. www.1860luxuryaccommodation.com/booking/ Tempted? Let us convince you. We only offer deals in February The…

Drinks and treats in front of the open fire
April 12, 2018

Whether you’re a new couple, dating, been together for years, ‘in a relationship’, married, merged or mingled – every couple needs time to re-connect, escape the mundane and have some fun together. A weekend away at romantic accommodation can be just the tonic to spice things up, enjoy some time together and rediscover all the things…

1860 perfect for couples
December 6, 2017

Who doesn’t love a weekend away with someone they love? If you’re thinking Christmas and stuck for ideas, think of an 1860 Gift voucher and share the love. We can send vouchers through the post or the electronic kind, via email if you’re short on time and need something same day. Vouchers are valid for…

Lake Sambell 200m from 1860
July 17, 2017

If you’re like us, winter is starting to take its toll. We’re taking vitamin D drops, hitting the ski slopes to keep the endorphin levels up and anticipating the arrival of Spring. And of course, the arrival of daffodils is like a tonic for the soul as it means the days are getting longer and…

The silver birches at 1860
June 15, 2017

We recently had instagrammer @fabiooliveira stay at 1860. Fabio has an amazing account worth following @livefolk with stunning pics from across the globe. We’re chuffed that he shared a photo of 1860. We’ve had nearly 12,000 likes! The power of social media. Thanks Fabio and @ju_decastro for staying.  

1860, an original Australian cabin circa 1860.
June 6, 2017

In 2007, 1860 as we know it today, opened as luxury accommodation. We are celebrating 10 years of hard work, creativity and absolute joy in making a space that thousands of guests have enjoyed. We’ve had many anniversaries, engagements, weddings, honeymoons, babymoons and birthdays celebrated at 1860. We hope that Beechworth and 1860 holds a…

View of Old Beechworth Gaol
November 22, 2016

Just up the road from 1860 is the Old Beechworth Gaol. Also built in the 1860’s, the Gaol has housed many famous felons, notably Ned Kelly and his mum, Ellen Kelly. Built from local granite, the Gaol is an imposing structure full of history, colourful characters and without doubt, much misery. Since closing as a…