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.

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…