Self-Contained Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Luxury Accommodation in Chiltern, Rutherglen and Beechworth region
Luxury Accommodation servicing Chiltern, Rutherglen & Beechworth
"Whatever might take you here, you'll find it hard to leave."
Mortimer's Lodge is an historic two-bedroomed cottage within a short stroll of Chiltern, a former gold-mining village that, charmingly, time forgot. Located mid-way between Rutherglen and Beechworth, the area is surrounded by vineyards, steeped in colonial & gold-mining history, and abounds with natural beauty, as well as rare flora & fauna.
We offer that unique, charming, historic accommodation you've been looking for in Chiltern, Beechworth and Rutherglen.
See what's in store for you in Chiltern this winter...........
There are two double bedrooms at Mortimer's Lodge. A spacious Master Bedroom with four-poster bed, and an elegant second bedroom.
With Event Venue and Wine Bar "Posh Plonk" nearby, our cottage makes the ideal accommodation for the Bride & Groom.
We offer a unique accommodation experience no matter the reason for your visit to Chiltern, Rutherglen and Beechworth.
Breakfast Vouchers await you to be used in the local Chiltern Bakery for a tea or coffee, croissant, pastry or bacon & egg sandwich each person, per day.
Dining In or Out
There is a fully resourced kitchen to allow you to prepare meals using locally available produce. Alternatively, there are several options for Dining Out in Chiltern and surroundings.
Linen & Laundry
All bed and towel linen is provided, freshly prepared by our housekeeper. There is a Laundry in the cottage if required. When leaving, simply leave used towels in the bathroom.
Fast, free broadband wifi is available to help you work, socialise or stream entertainment. Connect to "Mortimer's Guest"
There are several areas of the property to sit and relax in. You are welcome to stroll through the garden, or relax under the brick-paved vine canopy.
Vines & Veranda
Enjoy our complimentary wine in the evening, sitting in a number of peaceful, shady areas of the cottage's veranda.
THINGS TO DO
Within 20 minutes are the wine regions of Rutherglen and Beechworth. Slightly further is the Glenrowan and King Valley regions. There are a number of Wine Tour operators (click link). Visit our Wineries Page for our personal favourite vineyards cellar doors (after extensive research !)
The Chiltern - Mount Pilot National Park offers walks and outstanding bird-watching. The Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural site contains unique wall art, and is 15 minutes away.
The short walk to the summit of Mt Pilot offers breath-taking 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
Gold Mining Heritage
The surrounding area was an important gold mining region in the mid to late 1800's, drawing in plucky prospectors from Australia and overseas. Visit many of the old workings, notably the Magenta Open Cut, Golden Bar, Alliance and Chiltern Valley.
Cycling & Rail Trails
There are several cycle touring routes around the Chiltern area, as well as Rail Trails in the Rutherglen and Beechworth areas. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail runs through this region.
Chiltern is one of the premier bird-watching areas in southern Australia. The district has exceptional bird diversity due to two distinct bioregions – the drier woodlands of the inland and wetter mountain forests.
More than 220 species have been recorded at Chiltern, 180 of them residents or regular visitors.
Highlights are threatened woodland species such as Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Turquoise Parrot and Square-tailed Kite.
Towns & Villages
Chiltern is a central starting point to visit many surrounding towns and villages. Some you'll have heard of, and others are hidden gems.
Whether it be the iconic Beechworth, or the wine capital of the north-east, Rutherglen, or the antique shops of Yackandandah, or cute little Elderado with its gold mining history and Victoria's smallest pub, McEvoy Tavern.
Gorgeous, quiet, clean cottage. Lovingly renovated with plenty of history about the Lodge and the area and surrounds of Chiltern. Absolutely worth a visit if you are looking for calm and peace. (Debbie A.)