Bed and breakfast accommodation in central Castlemaine.
Stay at this grand, but small hotel and you will be just walking distance to most restaurants and entertainments.
The Midland is a classic accommodation hotel and although somewhat grand, it is operated in a relaxed and informal manner.
We hope that you will stay with us and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the accommodation,
the wine bar, the coffee lounge, the little boutique shops, and yes, even Castlemaine.
" Grand yet unpretentious - Stylish yet homely."
"Of all The Midland hotels, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."
Never a pub, The Midland has operated continuously since 1879 and is the longest serving accommodation hotel in the Castlemaine area.
It has been operated by the present owners since 1981 as a rather spacious b&b.
More personal than a motel; too grand for a bed and breakfast; faster than a speeding bullet; and too homely for an hotel or motel; it is just too hard to put into a category.
You will not find another Midland.
We open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The ornate guest's lounge with skylight (above) for you to lounge in. But wait! There is more.
There is a lovely garden courtyard for you to linger in and also a quietly run wine bar with an attached small lounge with fireplace.
In fact, why would you leave?
So let the world scurry and swirl outside, for what does any of it matter, really?
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From inception, The Midland's intended purpose was to provide a place to stay for travellers visiting the Castlemaine area.
It even provided the service of a livery stable, for the hire a horse or a horse and carriage, to take people to distant towns such as Chewton, Campells Creek and Newstead.
Of course this was later replaced by a motor garage service which has now gone.
The accommodation, however, has continued to be offered without falter, up until the present.
A real hotel, for it was never a pub, it has stayed true to this original purpose.
Having been built in 1879 it is architecturally late Victorian, however it was "modernised" to the latest style in 1930 and so there are many original, internal Art Deco elements.
The way that these styles were seamlessly mixed is one of the things that makes this place so very unique and interesting. You will not find another Midland.
Castlemaine is in the center of the Goldfields Region of Victoria and is only one and a quarter hours from Melbourne by car or train.
It is also only half an hour by car from Bendigo, Daylesford, Maryborough or Kyneton and an even shorter drive to Maldon and Malmsbury.
So you couldn't find a better place to explore central Victoria.
Information on Castlemaine