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2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Close to the centre of the old gold mining town of St Arnaud Victoria & opposite the botanical gardens. Formerly the Bishop's home. The large bedroom opens on to the garden and has its own bathroom. There is use of the kitchen and living room.


Extra people: No Charge


The space

Close access to historic goldfield towns.

Guest access

Guest are welcome to use kitchen and living room.

Interaction with guests

Host will be present, but does not talk much!

The neighbourhood

There are local vineyards and historic buildings.

Getting around

Under cover parking at the property. Bus service from Ballarat.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Non smoking and no pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Julian User Profile
April 2017
Ruth's historic house was so interesting and a lovely place to stay, right opposite a park and a short walk to the Main Street. Breakfast was exceptional and a real treat too. I would recommend staying with Ruth in St Artaud any time for sure.

Vijaya User Profile
February 2017
Ruth is an exceptional host and is indeed caring and genuine in her approach. We would recommend Ruth's accommodation unhesitatingly as home away from home . An exceptional rural Victorian experience indeed . Ruth has a touch of class that was warmly received by us gratefully. Thank you Ruth for your delicious baking and the morning breakfast was nourishing and wholesome.

Gil User Profile
January 2017
Thank you for another fantastic stay. It even surpassed our last visit. The facilities are clean, private and well appointed and the host is delightful! We have many wonderful memories of St Arnaud and the district from our stay.

Steven User Profile
December 2016
We really enjoyed our overnight stay with Ruth. She is an excellent host, made us feel very welcome, prepared a good breakfast, talked and shared experiences with us. Her home offers a real old Australian experience. The bedroom we had is spacious with a very comfortable bed. Ruth's home is close to all ammenities and opposite the Botanical Gardens in a quite Street. The off street parking is excellent. For those in search of an authentic Australian rural experience we definitely recommend a stay with Ruth.

Sonja User Profile
November 2016
Staying with Ruth was lovely. She made us welcome and we enjoyed our stay.

Tricia User Profile
October 2016
Really enjoyed our 3 nights at Ruth's place. Accommodation centrally located in the small country town. Very quiet and relaxing. However, also opportunity if you wish to chat with Ruth who has a range of life experiences to share. I'm sure I will be back sometime to stay as I explore the area where my ancestors lived.

Janet User Profile
October 2016
We really enjoyed our trip to St Arnaud, especially staying with Ruth. She made us very welcome in her comfortable home. Communication before we arrived was timely and helpful and she gave us good hints about places to eat and things to do. The breakfast was yummy and the conversation interesting. We heartily recommend this airbnb!

Carapooee, Australia · Joined in May 2013
Ruth User Profile

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