About Gina Bladon
We live and work in the beautiful town of Beechworth. Originally from Melbourne, we switched to bring our kids up in a small town, with fresh air and beautiful nature nearby. We love mountain bike riding, camping in the nearby national parks and the restaurants, wineries and breweries that surround Beechworth.
Gina Bladon purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Gina Bladon chose Beechworth
1860 is a totally unique building. It is an original timber 'slab hut', built in the 1860's using traditional Australian techniques by a timber feller and carpenter to house his family in the forests outside of Melbourne. We purchased the building from a farm located 3 hours from Beechworth. We deconstructed it, numbered all the timber slabs and transported the pieces back to Beechworth on a truck. Over the next 4 years, we rebuilt 1860. With our own mobile timber mill, we milled the timber required, dismantled buildings to rescue beautiful jarrah and redgum flooring and deconstructed circa 1860's stables to secure enough timber slabs for the kitchen and bathroom. The building has been restored with respect and sensitivity, to preserve the ambience the building and add modern day luxuries.
What makes this Cabin unique
1860 is a building built on principles of sustainability and low embodied energy. The building has been re-purposed into luxury accommodation with original timbers milled in the 1860's. It is like no other building in Victoria as it retains its unique character but adds all the comforts of the modern era.
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Very special and full of character
1860 is very much an experience. Full of character, extremely cosy and comfortable. Highly recommended!
Comfortable, clean and charming.
Well appointed and close to the centre of Beechworth.
Great place to stay while in historical Beechworth
We enjoyed our three nights at 1860. Loved looking around the town of Beechworth and Yackandandah, great places to eat and drink. Coming home to a warm cosy fire after exploring. Would recommend highly.
Thanks again for staying Sally. We're really glad you had a great time. Cheers, Gina.
What an amazing couple of days...
Accomodation is luxury at its best! Just beautiful, peaceful, and romantic...
Thanks Hayley, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we'll see you again.
Loved the ambience of 1860.
I will be back that's for sure!
Thanks for taking the time to review us. It certainly is cosy in winter with the open fire. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Today walking through the door of 1860 reveals a charming combination of the old and new. 1860 has b
Today walking through the door of 1860 reveals a charming combination of the old and new. 1860 has been sympathetically restored to offer guests fully self-contained accommodation, it is both rustic and sophisticated, storied and full of modern conveniences.