While many of Australia’s early buildings derived their styles from English and European templates, as our country matured, so did our own architecture, leaving us with a rich heritage of magnificent and iconic structures.
While much has been lost to time, what remains is revered and preserved for future generations to enjoy. And now it’s possible to stay in many of these landmark buildings, painstakingly restored by their proud owners to create accommodations of outstanding character, each with its own unique charm.
To capitalise on the growing demand from travellers for exceptional destination experiences, Alison Vassallo, who is passionate about our built heritage, created Historic Stays to showcase a special collection of exceptional accommodation offerings. Properties are carefully selected for their original period detail, standard of accommodation, guest reviews, and overall stay experience.
“For those who love places with a past, Historic Stays is Australia and New Zealand’s first, and only online platform featuring a curated collection of historic and heritage-listed places to stay,” says Vassallo, “We represent some of the finest, independent historic accommodation providers across the trans-tasman region, and share a love of heritage architecture and history with our niche audience.”
With superbly maintained properties, large and small, from coast-to-coast including Tasmania, more added to the online directory each week, and a stunning new website launching later this year, Historic Stays is poised to become the preeminent source for anyone seeking storied hotels, inns and homes for truly special holiday memories. Within a little over a year, Historic Stays already represents over 150 premium historic properties.
Whether the discerning traveller is seeking blissful and romantic seclusion in a rustic miner’s cottage, family get-together at a beautifully restored country homestead, or the ultimate luxury escape at a grand heritage-listed estate, Historic Stays has a property waiting for you.