This is apple blossom time. Go for walks around Stanley, observe the birdlife and wildflowers. Try your luck fishing in Barge Dam just beyond the front gate of Bloomfield. Enjoy more than two acres of garden at Bloomfield.
In Beechworth, only 10 minutes away, see a beautifully preserved historic town, and the courthouse where Ned Kelly had his initial hearing. The famous wineries of King Valley, Buckland Valley and Rutherglen are all within a 40-minute drive. You can have lunch at Milawa cheese factory and visit art galleries.
Drive along the Stanley to Myrtleford road through a valley lined with chestnut, apple and walnut orchards.
Visit Lake Kerford for a picnic, or try the Myrtleford produce market on Saturday mornings.
Walk across the road to the Stanley Pub for lunch or dinner, with no worries about having to drive back to your accommodation. For something romantic, go for a moonlight walk.
• Rutherglen Wine Show - September
• Tour de Rutherglen - October
• Rutherglen Argicultural Show is in held - October
• The Huge Town Garage Sale held - October
• Oxley Bush Market - October
• The La Dolce Vita Festival - November
• Wangaratta Jazz Festival - October - www.wangaratta-jazz.org.au
• Annual Billy Cart Race - November
• King Valley Shed Wine Show - October
Nestled 10km south of Beechworth, where gold was discovered in 1852, and within comfortable driving distance to the historic towns of Chiltern, Yackandandah Nine Mile Creek, Wooragee and Myrtleford, lies picturesque Stanley - a long-time settled village renown for its high quality fruit, nuts and berries.
All you need for an interesting experience can be found in the village- the award winning Stanley Pub and restaurant, the general store, post office, local produce stalls, bike trails, walking tracks, Stanley Bears and community activities to which visitors are welcome.
Stanley is conveniently located near Victoria's ski fields and Alpine areas. Stanley is a great stay over point for day trips into the surrounding townships of Beechworth, Bright, Rutherglen and Milawa, all offering their own special experiences for those visiting the region.
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Minimum two people for 2 nights. Public Holiday weekends 3 night stay minimum for 4 people:
Two People in 1 Bedroom $160 per night
Four People in 2 Bedrooms $320 per night
Six People in 3 Bedrooms $420 per night
Eight People in 4 Bedrooms $520 per night
More than 8 people by application
• All linen, bedding and towles
• Breakfast starter: Cerial, Tea, Coffee, Milk, Eggs, Bread, Jams and Butter
• Kitchen Basics inc: S&P and Oil
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Stanley can be accessed via the Hume Freeway and is close to the rural townships of Beechworth, Wangaratta and Albury Wodonga, which are only 35 minutes drive. There is a regular Melbourne to Sydney train and bus services operating through these towns, with connecting buses into Beechworth. Those who wish to fly can access domestic flights via Albury airport, where hire cars are available for collection.