Vale of Avoca

The Vale of Avoca is a beautiful historic bed & breakfast boasting high ceilings, long corridors, extensive balcony and open fires. It is the perfect accommodation for a weekend getaway, week long stay or a stopover. Situated on the corner of the Calder and Borung Highways in Charlton, halfway between Melbourne and Mildura.

18 Mildura Way Charlton VIC 3525
03 5491 1353


The Vale of Avoca was a single storey hotel opened in 1879 by James and Elizabeth Egan. The second storey was added in 1926 by John and Agnes Dwyer.

It was delicenced and ceased being a hotel in 1942 but rather continued as a boarding house and then a hosiery factory until around 1952. After 1952 it was converted into flats (seven flats) with a couple of shops fronts on the ground level. One of which was occupied by Gus Mercurio who practiced as a chiropractor at the time.

"The Vale", as it is commonly known, was carefully restored in 1997 and now operates as a Bed & Breakfast Accommodation with Dining/Conference Room facilities and a new Kitchen and Café which was originally the old bar area.

Accommodation is situated on the first floor and consists of 8 rooms including a family suite with 3 single beds and an apartment. There are 4 bathrooms, 7 rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, reverse cycle air conditioning, TV, fridge and tea/coffee facilities.  There is also a large lounge room and a games room on the first floor and of course access to the balcony where you can sit to watch the sunrise and/or the sunset. A fully cooked breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor.

Lunches and Evening meals are also available for guests.

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