A classical old Victorian home, “Belmont” was built around the turn of the century. Carolyn and Bill decided in 1994 to add two ensuites to the house and set up a Bed and Breakfast which they have operated successfully as a lifestyle operation for over 20 years.
“Belmont” has played host to many dignitaries from all walks of life, from parliamentarians, actors, sporting heroes and just hundreds of the best people on earth, for all our guests regardless of their status, are made to feel warmly welcomed into our home to enjoy their stay in a friendly environment. The 14 ft high ceilings add considerable character to the atmosphere, supplemented by a wide range of antique furnishings and stylish décor, with marble surround open fireplaces the focus in each room. The opportunity to escape for a romantic weekend, surrounded by elegance of a bygone era, beckons for those looking for quiet relaxation and comfort.
Much of the exterior has been landscaped, offering choice for guests on where they might enjoy sitting outside on balmy evenings enjoying some of the local wines from the many well-known northeast Victoria wineries. The “Boathouse” is a recent adjunct to the facilities available to guests, featuring a gazebo style enclosure, ideal for enjoying a quiet chat over a glass of champagne on a warm autumn or spring evening.
The setting for “Belmont” adds to its appeal, close to stately old Anglican church and Hall where Ned Kelly was brought to trial towards the end of the 19th century. The wide streets lined with huge elms and plane trees are a feature commented on by many guests and visitors to Benalla.
Our location is only a 5 minute walk to the nearest eating places including the Royal Hotel, Benalla Bowling Club and a chinese restaurant while the famous Rose City Gardens incorporating the Sir Weary Dunlop Memorial and the acclaimed Benalla Regional Art Gallery are a few minutes further. The CBD with its many streetside cafes and restaurants is just across the bridge over Lake Benalla.