With 15 comfortable ground floor rooms, motels in Rutherglen are the ideal place to stay when you come to town, whether you’re just passing through, are looking for a romantic getaway or have the family in tow.
The Rutherglen Motor Inn backs onto the local golf course, putting you within excellent proximity for enjoying a hit or two. If golf isn’t your thing, we encourage you to explore our gardens, set over 2 and a half acres, which offer a truly relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.
We recommend that guests check out nearby Pfeiffer Winery for delicious local wines and produce.
This accommodation in Rutherglen is located just off the Murray Valley Highway on the outskirts of Rutherglen. Within walking distance, you will find the beautiful Rutherglen Park and lake. The town centre (with plenty of eateries and shopping to explore) is only a short drive away.
There are three different room types to choose from – standard (sleeping 2 people), family (sleeping 5 people) and executive (sleeping 2 people). All of our rooms offer a desk, in-room heating, refrigerator, television, table and chairs, iron and ironing board, complimentary in-house movies, electric blankets, air conditioning, DVD player, and opening windows.
The budget motel in Rutherglen boasts a unique central passageway that links all rooms. This provides easy access to reception and provides guests with books, DVDs, tourist information and other tidbits to enjoy during their stay.
Please be advised that all rooms at the Rutherglen Motor Inn are non-smoking to ensure the comfort of future guests. All rates also include a continental breakfast, which can be found in your room upon arrival.
Regardless of whether your tastes lie in adventure or repose, choosing the inn will place you within close proximity of surrounding towns, including: Wodonga, Cobram, Albury, Chiltern, Numurkah and Corowa.
When you have chosen to stay at the Rutherglen Motor Inn, there are a number of local attractions and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re interests lie in relaxation or adventure, there is sure to be something for you.
The region is prevalent with delicious locally grown produce and wines. Some of the local wineries include: Rutherglen Estate, Scion Vineyard, Campbells Wines, Lilliput Wines, King Jack Winery, Valhalla Wines, Jones Winery & Vineyard, Pfeiffer Wines and All Saints Estate (the largest in the area). Other local produce that you should sample include the tasty cocoa delicacies at Renaissance Chocolates and the fresh olives or oils at Gooramadda Olives.
If you prefer to get outside, there are plenty of cycling and walking tracks in the local area for you to explore. Shaw’s Flat is a small reserve but offers a beautiful picnic spot; Stanton’s Bend and Grantham’s Bend, set along the mighty Murray River, offers protected swimming; and the Police Paddocks are a naturally formed island with footbridge access. Popular cycling tracks include the Rutherglen Rail Trail and Pedal to Produce (Rutherglen to Wahgunyah).
Community gatherings and markets appear to be held every weekend, and are definitely worth getting up early on a weekend. Locally, check out the Rutherglen Farmers Market (held every second Sunday on the month) and the Pfeiffer Wines Seasonal Farmers Market (held once per season; check out their website for exact dates). If you don’t mind travelling, the Hume Murray Farmers Market and Little Me Boutique Market are also worth a visit.
For those more interested in the history of the region, there is plenty to keep you occupied, too. The Rutherglen Gold Battery, which has been decommissioned for a few years, is available for public viewing daily; the Historical Society provides information to genealogists and researchers; and the Common School Museum houses a collection of artifacts from the area. The Heritage Walk is a great way to see this post-gold rush town up close and personal.
When travelling with the kids, we understand that finding activities to keep them amused is often a top priority. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area, including: the Beechworth Honey Experience, Murray 1 Power Station & Visitor Centre, carnivals and local show (held annually in nearby Wodonga), and the Witches Garden. Other family friendly attractions include fishing, bonfire breakfasts, ghost tours and live entertainment.
The region is actually quite well known for its contribution to Australia’s art landscape. In nearby Wodonga, you’ll find one of the oldest artworks in the country – a Tasmanian Tiger that was painted onto a rock face by an unknown Koori artist some two thousand years ago! There are also several galleries in the area (open most weekends for your perusal), including: GIGS Art Gallery, Arts Space Wodonga, Joy Bus and the Rutherglen Art Gallery.