If you’re planning a trip to Rutherglen soon, here are some boutique accommodation spots we love!
Opened in late 2019, Basq Stays is a new premium accommodation offering in the heart of Rutherglen. Stylishly appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained villas have been designed for sharing good times with family and friends. Contemporary and luxurious, each spacious villa features an open-plan, light-filled living/dining area, king-sized beds with private ensuites and a fully equipped modern kitchen.
If bed and breakfast accommodation is more your style, then check out Amberesque B&B, hosted by a fun and energetic couple Amber and Shannon! They’ve put their own touches on the historic property and Amber has a passion for cooking, with a repertoire that extends from French to Spanish to Melanesian! Prime location next door to our favourite wine bar, Thousand Pound, too!
LA MAISON ST ARNAUD
A boutique, traditional B&B in the Rutherglen township with two beautiful suites to choose from. Warm and welcoming host Kellie-Anne cooks a delicious gourmet breakfast for guests. With lovely views out to the ranges from the rear of the property, the house is not far from Main Street amenities. As a bonus, this B&B is pet friendly!
MOUNT OPHIR ESTATE
A short drive out of town, Mount Ophir Estate was established in 1891 as a winery and farm. Its iconic buildings are being lovingly restored into accommodation and private event spaces by the Brown siblings (All Saints Estate & St Leonards Vineyard).
There are six accommodation options on the estate.
Fancy staying in a luxury French provincial tower and immersing yourself in a unique architectural landmark in Australian winemaking history? Originally built in 1903, the renovated Tower has a stunning spiral staircase that leads to the private sitting room on the second floor and a luxurious bedroom suite and marble bathroom on the third and top floor. The perfect indulgence for agile couples!
The original estate homestead enjoys views across the stunning Rutherglen plains and features a fully equipped country 'entertainers' kitchen, large lounge and dining room. The house accommodates up to ten people in five bedrooms.
The Pickers Cottage
Built for the original workers on the estate, this large cottage can sleep twenty people comfortably. The house has six bedrooms and six ensuites, as well as a large living area and new kitchen.
A four-bedroom townhouse with stylish interiors situated on a secluded country lane on the southern side of the estate.
The Winemakers Cottage
An intimate and cosy cottage with a loft bedroom and views looking out onto the orchard.
A provincial two-bedroom cottage nestled at the entry of the estate, perfect for two couples or a family of four.
MOODEMERE LAKE HOUSE
Situated on Lake Moodemere Estate, a working vineyard and farm, this self-contained guest house has uninterrupted, private views of Lake Moodemere. Abundant bird species and native wildlife are regular visitors to the property, and the sunsets are incredible! Provisions for a cooked and continental breakfast with estate-grown and made preserves are included. Super lovely owners Belinda & Michael Chambers also rear their own lambs, so make sure to leave space to enjoy the lamb lunch special at their lakeside restaurant!
JONES TINY HOUSE
This is a fully sustainable Tiny House right on the edge of Jones Winery's vineyard and overlooking surrounding farmland. Powered by the sun, the house is small but surprisingly spacious with a loft bedroom accessed by stairs.
We love our bush camping, but this new glamping experience on site at Cofield Wines sounds like a beautiful way to experience a working vineyard in a picturesque rural setting. Choose from two bell tents fully furnished with king size beds. The experience is a partnership with The Pickled Sisters Café, so you can expect delicious breakfast hampers and optional dinner hampers/platters as part of your stay.
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Find out more about Grapevine Glamping.
This spacious 4-bedroom house is less than 500m from the main street of Rutherglen and just 1km in the other direction to Scion! Accommodating up to 10 guests and featuring a modern kitchen and outdoor BBQ area, it's like a home away from home!
THE WICKED VILLA
Part of the Wicked Virgin Olives property, The Wicked Villa offers quirky self-contained couple's accommodation in a repurposed 100-year-old Still House. With sweeping views down across the olive grove, the upstairs balcony offers stunning sunsets. A cheese platter and a fridge of breakfast goodies await your arrival.
You can browse more Rutherglen accommodation on region's destination website: www.explorerutherglen.com