The bank was built in 1899, originally as the Bank of Australasia and finished as the ANZ bank in 1996. The striking property eventually became Bank on Main Bed & Breakfast, which continued to retain the old world charm of the bank chambers and the original walk-in vault. After changing hands, the property preserved its historical allure, but with a gourmet twist. Amberesque was born.
Guests staying at Amberesque will enjoy their VIP breakfast in the 14 ft ceiling bank chambers. Guests can also curl up by the log fire during cooler months and indulge in a glass of fortified wine from the Amberesque Muscat barrel.
As you make your way up the impressive staircase you will find two spacious guest rooms, both fitted with plush king sized beds, swag and tail curtains and a large ensuite bathroom complete with spa.
Each room has been tastefully decorated with period style furnishings, yet has all the modern comforts such as split system air conditioning, complimentary wifi, television, DVD player, sound system, ironing facilities, and all the amenities to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.
For an extra special Rutherglen experience be sure to check out our seasonal packages in partnership with local wineries and restaurants – available for viewing under the Accommodation tab.
Only a couple of kilometres from the Amberesque B&B are an array of amazing wineries offering your Rutherglen classics such as fortified varieties, Durifs and several unusual varieties too!
Once you have finally digested your breakfast at Amberesque B&B and are ready to indulge in a decadent late lunch or dinner, you are only meters away from fabulous fine dining establishments such as Grace, Tuileries, Pickled Sisters and classic country pubs.
A pre-dinner drink or nightcap at Thousand Pound wine bar is a must – especially as it is literally next door the B&B!
A stroll down the Main Street of Rutherglen is like walking through a bygone era with an eclectic collection of antique stores, op-shops and old world speciality stores.
Rutherglen is only a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, 6 hours from Sydney or 4 hours from Canberra.
It is the perfect weekend getaway or stop over for a long journey on the Hume Highway. With only 30 minutes’ drive to Wangaratta, Yarrawonga or Albury, and 40 minutes to Beechworth or Milawa, Rutherglen is the perfect base for exploring this gourmet and scenic part of Australia.
Thank you for the perfect weekend!
Feel in love with the place. You guys will certainly put Rutherglen back on the map as a place to visit.
Amber and Shannon are the perfect hosts
Nothing is a bother, the accom is perfect and in the perfect location, breaky is sumptuous including the haggis. We will be back.
What a wonderful overnight stay
Great attention to detail. Breakfast was outstanding. Such a comfortable welcoming room. Look forward to our next visit.
Amazing Bed and Breakfast
We had an amazing stay at Amberesque. Highly recommend and we will be back ASAP!
We will definitely be back soon!
The Welsh's were amazing hosts! I recommend everyone stay at Amberesque B&B