Minersridge Railway Bed & Breakfast

 Located on a vineyard in the Great Western region is this completely refurbished railway carriage bed and breakfast. 

About accommodation

The train carriage was built in around the 1890’s or 1900’s and was then gutted and converted into a Workman’s sleeper in 1959, and was then written off in 1984.  It was on the property when we purchased it in 1998.  It was originally used for storage, later for our adult children to sleep in.  The condition of the carriage then deteriorated as it was not used and was to say the least, very average condition.  It was decided in January of 2017 that we would restore it completely for the purpose of a bed and breakfast.  With a leaking roof, a new roof was the first thing to be replaced, then the walls, both internal and external.  The doors remained and a new window was installed to add more light and air flow.  A deck seemed a necessity as did a bathroom (previously didn’t have one).

Walk through the original narrow door to enter the main living area. At one end is a king size bed, the other has the living area and kitchenette. 

Step down to a spacious rustic in appearance styled bathroom. Sit, relax and watch the birdlife over the vineyard and dam on the front deck. The deck has a hooded BBQ with a side burner for cooking meals.

There is a lawn area below the deck that leads to the dam.  There is a table and chairs there as well as a fire drum to enjoy.

 Included in your stay

  • Continental breakfast
  • Tea and coffee
  • Linen and towels
  • Basic toiletries
  • Cooking facilities
  • BBQ and gas
  • Car parking

Things to note

The property is non-smoking and not suitable for infants or young children.


Katrina and Andrew Toomey


Katrina– 0438 039727 or  Andrew -0408 535623

 To book

All enquiries to be made to Katrina on the number above or by email minersridgewines@bigpond.com to check availability.

Alternatively you can book through Airbnb  https://airbnb.com/h/miners-ridge-vineyard-railway-bed-and-breakfast-greatwestern


135 Westgate Road, Armstrong Victoria

Cost is $110 per night mid week and $120 on weekends (2 night minimum on weekends).

Discounts for longer stays available.  Prices and minimum stays may vary over peak times.