Unique Accommodation

Rutherglen Convent

Rutherglen, Victoria
10 Rooms, 20+ Guests
Built Circa 1927

Unique Group Accommodation

The Rutherglen Convent offers unique group accommodation in a thoughtfully-restored building that was once a boarding house, school and convent. Gracious, steeped in history and built circa 1927, the property is located in the heart of the Rutherglen wine-making district. Positioned within 550m of the main street you will be spoilt for choice with cafes, bakeries, wine bars and 3 pubs all within walking distance.

With its Gothic inspired architecture and old world charm, the building is spread over two expansive levels with the ground floor featuring a formal entry, kitchen, laundry and 8 main rooms with soaring ornate ceilings, fireplaces (disused) and leadlight windows. The upper level is accessed via two timber staircases and offers 10 bedrooms, with the option of an 11th bedroom, boarding room style bathroom with 22 basins, 4 private bathrooms and access to the elevated balconies offering 360 degree views of the surrounds. The ground floor features an outdoor grassed area with rock seating surrounding a fire-pit, perfect for those cooler nights.

Stay at Rutherglen Convent

Entire Building

Carpenters Ben and Michael have spent countless hours restoring this historical building back to what you see today, and is now exclusively available for Group Bookings.




What They Say

Guest Reviews

“A beautiful setting in a wonderful Australian town. Big enough for a large family or friendship group. Great facilities and plenty of room. Very welcoming and comfortable. Thank you!” – Donna

“Just wanted to say thanks so much for having us to stay. We absolutely loved it! You guys have done such an amazing job restoring The Convent, just loved what you have done with it!” – Kirsty

“We couldn’t have been happier with our accommodation for the weekend away. Perfect for a large group with enough space for everyone. Ben and Gina were both amazing with communication and flexibility. The town of Rutherglen is a hidden gem. We’ll definitely be back!” – Sahar

“This place is more than what we expected. There was more than enough room to accommodate 20 of us there. Bedrooms are lovely with very comfy beds and bathrooms modern and clean. Great kitchen and dining area and the outside BBQ area is great for evening drinks. Everyone of us (young and old) all loved the Convent and raved about it to other relatives across the globe! Thanks Gina and Ben” – Lychee

Key Points

The Restoration

Labour of Love
After countless hours of dreaming on just how grand the previously run down building could be again we decided to make this dream come true.

Purchase of property and grounds and heavily reinvested into renovation works so far.

History Preserved

We have worked extensively with specialised trades persons to have original parts restored or reproduced for future generations.

Windows & Walls
All windows restored. Entire building was repainted inside and out. Extensive Solid plaster and render repairs.
Flooring throughout was sanded and re-oiled. Luxurious new carpet installed in all bedrooms.
Modern Upgrades

Building was completely electrically rewired. Heating and cooling installed. Renewed plumbing throughout.

Rutherglen Convent

Rutherglen Convent
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Jeff Forrest
Jeff Forrest
22:02 16 May 22
What an amazing job these guys have done in returning life back to the place GREAT JOB.
Emily Harris
Emily Harris
01:06 10 Apr 22
The Rutherglen Convent was perfect for our large group. Lots of space and everything worked perfectly. We loved the... character and charm of the convent, with respect shown to its heritage yet updated beautifully with top quality. I would highly recommend a stay at this stunning venue.read more
Tess Murphy
Tess Murphy
01:17 13 Dec 21
Thoughtfully, tastefully and well crafted restoration to a unique piece of history to the area. What delight to stay!... We stayed with large group and the Convent had not only the space we needed but also the intimacy for dinners and balmy nights chatting around the fire pit. We would definitely recommend and will be back to enjoy again in the future!read more
Dominique Pringle
Dominique Pringle
00:45 26 Nov 21
Incredibly warm, inviting space. You’ll feel right at home the moment you walk in to the convent. Waking up to birds... chirping and crisp white sheets. Great facilities, brand new bathrooms, so clean. Excellent for a trip with friends or family.read more
Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller
10:24 06 Oct 21
Wow, what a place! Rutherglen Convent is beautiful and a fantastic place to stay with friends and family. The convent... has been beautifully restored and is so full of character and charm. It is also perfectly situated, being only a short stroll from shops, restaurants and pubs. We would definitely recommend staying here and will be back for another visit soon hopefully!read more
Sue Kennedy
Sue Kennedy
03:12 01 Oct 21
Wow what a beautiful place to spend a few days , the accommodation was great and right in the heart of Rutherglen. So... much to see & do. Could not recommend more highlyread more
Strokes nLines
Strokes nLines
10:56 30 Sep 21
I have had the pleasure of staying at The Convent on several occasions, from the beginning of the restorations to its... current restored glory.The convent is rich, in not only its history but also the country atmosphere , making it a truly unique place to accommodate any gathering however big or small.My last visit was like walking through a welcoming home, large enough to contain the history of old & beautifully restored to bring in the exciting future of the new.This place is where memories were made & beautiful moments will be shared.read more
Hayley Coviello
Hayley Coviello
23:11 29 Sep 21
The Rutherglen convent is completely unique. With the history still flowing through the buildings, extravagant... architecture, the character has been beautifully and respectfully restored to make these buildings not just accommodation, but also a work of art. I cannot recommend this place more highly, the warmth, beauty, functionality and comfort will bring you and your family and or friends a magical experience. I can’t wait to get back there for a visit!read more
Tayler Angus
Tayler Angus
22:14 28 Sep 21
Beautifully restored building with plenty of room for large groups to stay. Feel quite privileged to have been able to... stay in such an amazing building. The location is perfect, we were able to walk into town each day and its got a number of wineries close by for those wanting to experience the local wine region. Highly recommend for those looking to stay with Family and Friends!!read more
Shelly Jam
Shelly Jam
23:49 27 Sep 21
We stayed at the beautiful Rutherglen convent for a week over last New Years. The place itself is so thoughtfully... restored and the beds are really comfortable. All the amenities are new and in great condition. A great place to stay with friends, family and children. Close to heaps of delicious wineries and a short walk to the local pool or drive to the river if you need a dip. 10/10 would recommendread more
Fred Porter
Fred Porter
12:38 27 Sep 21
Wonderfully restored historical building in Rutherglen, Victoria. Book the entire convent with Airbnb. Great for groups... and extended families.read more
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50-74 High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685.
Rutherglen is just a 3 hour drive north of Melbourne, Australia.

The Rutherglen Convent is built on the lands of the Yorta Yorta people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.