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 break or holiday in Victoria's beautiful north east.

Fresh apples at Europa Gully Orchard
September 15, 2019

Beechworth Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month and specialises in fresh, local produce. You’ll find passionate growers and producers of the region be able to pick up some great local produce. There are food stalls and lots of friendly locals, ready to chat.

June 27, 2019

Are you feeling like you need to escape winter? Getaway from the everyday? Have something to look forward to? You’re not alone. At this time of year, us southerners are bemoaning the frosty mornings, the short days and are dreaming of a long, warm holiday to some exotic destination. So we thought we’d give you…

June 11, 2019

If you want the low-down on the best places to dine and indulge, sip and savour, where to find gooey cheese and hand-crafted beer, there is a new website for you! Feast High Country is the most comprehensive website available to inspire and assist you to plan your culinary adventures in Beechworth, Bright, Mansfield, Myrtleford…

Fresh apples at Europa Gully Orchard
April 13, 2019

If you’re in the beautiful north-east of Victoria in Autumn , you’re in for a leafy treat. Mid to late April is when the leaves start to turn and show off their impressive red and golden hues. To add to the gorgeousness you absolutely must turn off-the-beaten-track and head 8km from Beechworth to the rolling…

Photo Golden Horseshoes Parade
April 13, 2019

The Golden Horseshoes Festival is Beechworth’s biggest and most vibrant festival. Every Easter, the town celebrates the history of times gone by, when during the Beechworth gold rush, a local politician had solid 24 carat gold horseshoes made for his horse. Hoping to win votes, he dressed in resplendent attire and rode his horse down…

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. 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.