The Yarra Valley is home to dozens of wineries and secluded bed and breakfasts where you can go to relax and unwind. Many bed and breakfast in the Yarra Valley have all that you need for a relaxing and pleasant stay.
The Yarra Valley is a unique place to go and it is just a mile outside of Melbourne and it is famous for its many vineyards. Yarra Glen is where to go if you want exquisite food and wine for a romantic evening or family affair. In other words, the Yarra Valley is all about wine.
When you are looking for quaint and comfortable accommodations then a staying at a bed and breakfast in the Yarra Valley is a must. You can choose from a variety of different styles and accommodation in the area of the valley where Dandenong ranges and Yarra Valley come together. You will find roses and irises in the gardens that surround it. You will find peace and quiet here with a full breakfast served in the sunroom.
If you like the idea of staying in a cottage, the Sanctuary Park Cottages may be just what you are looking for and many people liken it to a rural sanctuary. The cottages have a weathered look and you have natural surroundings around the grounds no matter where you go. Facilities are provided in your cottage for breakfast.
When you stay in a Yarra Valley bed and breakfast there are many things to do locally in Yarra Glen. You can hop a ride on the Yarra Valley Railway for rides on old fashioned trains and trolley cars. If you go in October, particularly on Halloween you can ride the ghost train. Sugarloaf Reservoir Park is a great place for a picnic or a nature walk. Watch out for the eastern grey kangaroos or black-tailed wallabies that you will see throughout the park.
If you are going to stay in a b&b for a couple of weeks you might try a trip to the Historic Barn on the third Sunday of the month so you can buy fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, homemade breads and more. This can add a homey touch to your Yarra Valley experience.
There are a variety of wine tasting opportunities and generally any event you go to will have wine as a part of it. In February for Valentine’s Day you can enjoy the Grape Grazing Festival. This is something that is held all over the area at the local wineries bringing together food, wine and fun. The Festival starts on February 9 and continues until February 18.
If you go in October, travel along the Warburton Highway as the sheds of 15 wineries are opened for two days. During this time you can enjoy food, wine, music and entertainment. This is an annual event held during the second weekend in October. There is more to do during this time than you can imagine.
At the end of November to early December attend the Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao food and wine festival touted as the best Italian experience outside of Italy.
As you prepare for your bed and breakfast in the Yarra Valley you will find that there is so much to do that you will want to plan at least a longer or repeat stay to enjoy.