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“I would like people to feel like it is their home for that moment in time” William Abbott

Sleeping Arrangements

The Homestead takes guests back to the 19th century – to a pastoral property that beautifully showcases the pioneering spirit of our forebears. Since then it has been meticulously renovated to provide a contemporary and luxurious accommodation experience for single room hotel guests and groups alike, featuring seven bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms that are set amongst a five-acre English themed garden.

Entire Homestead

Sleeps 2-18

A pastoral property that has been meticulously renovated to provide a contemporary and luxurious accommodation experience. Options for exclusive buyout with executive chef and service packages.

Chirnside Master

Sleeps 2-4

Named after brothers, Andrew and Thomas Chirnside, who established Mount William Station in 1842, the Chirnside Master is a spacious, stately room with an accompanying ensuite bathroom, which includes a clawfoot bathtub, shower, and double vanity.

Barr Smith Master

Sleeps 2-4

Part of the original bluestone structure, this centrally located oversized bedroom with a double shower and vanity, and accompanying dressing room, is where various generations of owners stayed. The perfect bridal suite with a dressing room or extra space for the little ones.

Elizabeth’s Wing

Sleeps 2-4

The largest of the three master rooms at over 77 square meters, the wing boasts a King appointed bedroom, private bathroom, kitchen, spacious lounge room and undercover private parking.

Corner Room

Sleeps up to 2-3

The Corner Room is a king room or split twin singles with a private entrance that features bespoke African art. Located in the corner of the Homestead, it is a private, peaceful sanctuary for guests looking for a restful getaway in the countryside.

The Armoury

Sleeps 2-3

Originally the old Homestead’s office that housed a large safe and the Station’s firearms, the Armoury has both internal and external entrances, views onto the tennis court, and an adjoining oversized bathroom with a clawfoot bath.

Stables Room

Sleeps 2

The bedroom takes its design influence from the nearby Bluestone Stables, witnessed through the glass french doors beyond the back lawn area. The room adjoins a large private bathroom with a clawfoot bath and overhead shower, a standout feature.

Uncle Jim’s Room

Sleeps 2

A cozy Queen room with views across the tennis court and swimming pool, back set by the Grampians mountains peaking over the stately hedges. A neatly formatted space, the bedroom still provides a double vanity sink and all modern amenities.

Room Amenities

Regardless of which room you’ve chosen to stay in, enjoy these key comforts during your time at the Homestead:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and car parking
  • Linens, towels, and bathrobes
  • The Grampians Goods Co. toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & board on request
Around the Homestead

During your time at the Homestead, you will have full access to the property and its surrounds, including:

  • Indoor sitting areas, movie room, and formal dining room
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sauna
  • Mod-grass tennis court
  • Lake Anne; including fishing rods and a row boat
  • Olive grove
  • English-style gardens
  • Helipad (must be pre-arranged)
Dining and Drinking

Individual rooms booked directly with us include a two-course, farm-to-table dinner and locally-sourced cafe-style breakfast cooked by our executive chef, Dean Sibthrope. Using locally-sourced ingredients from the farm and neighbouring artisan suppliers, Chef Dean masterfully combines unique flavours, textures, and aromas to create dishes that highlight the best that the region has to offer.

As an optional add-on, lunch can be pre-ordered and customised to fit your schedule. If you’re spending the day hiking the Grampians, our chefs can prepare a hiking pack for you to take along your adventure. For guests wanting to relax on the farm, a charcuterie board or picnic lunch can be arranged for pick-up at the kitchen and enjoyed by the pool or lake’s edge.

When making your booking, please share any dietary restrictions you may have and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Getting here

By car: Just a three hour drive from Melbourne city center, Mount William Station is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Taking the National Highway M8 through Ballarat and Ararat, the drive will take you to the foothill of the Grampians National Park to our welcoming Homestead.

By train: Getting to Mount William Station from Melbourne via train takes approximately three hours. There is a direct V/Line train from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Ararat Station four times a day on Mondays through Friday, and three times a day on the weekends. For private transfers from Ararat to Mount William Station, please inquire at [email protected].

By helicopter: From Melbourne, it’s a cruisy 40 minutes to Mount William Station via helicopter. To enquire about helicopter transfers or pre-arrange use of our helicopter landing pad, please email [email protected].

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Kyra Boyer

“The Homestead is spacious, with numerous bedrooms to select from based on budget and preferences. There are several communal areas for guest use including lounge and dining rooms, a television room and an impressive kitchen…Great for couples looking to get away or large groups. Will definitely be back for another stay.”

Catherine

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Mount William revives the spirit, energises the soul through the surrounding nature, and nourishes the body with local, natural produce. Since 1842, it has welcomed family and friends to escape the city to reset, and in this next chapter, is now open for all to enjoy.

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