Bendigo Music and The Northern Folk

We’re a huge fan of the Bendigo music scene and in particular the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. When you are choosing dates to come and stay in Bendigo, we recommend you find a gig to enjoy Bendigo music during your stay. The main Festival is on in November each year, but there are Blues and Roots organised gigs throughout the year. The Blues and Roots website is a great place to find out what’s on. This includes gigs and Bendigo ... Read more

Bendigo Business Excellence Accommodation

Stay Social has received the 2017 Award for Bendigo Business Excellence Accommodation! We are thrilled to receive this Bendigo Business Excellence Accommodation award. Being recognised for creating a business that provides great service and lives and breathes our values of social and environmental sustainability. Thankyou to the judges and category sponsor Regional Development Victoria. For acknowledging our approach to make a change by providing an inspiring, unique and comfortable accommodation for Bendigo. The Bendigo Business Excellence Accommodation Award means so much to us, giving ... Read more

Connect us with a business and WIN!

Do you know a business or individual who needs regular accommodation in Bendigo? Stay Social was set up specifically to provide a “home away from home” for people who travel regularly for work. We created a guest house that is comfortable, has great facilities, a lovely garden setting and is very affordable. Of course we love our other guests too - groups, holiday travellers, families and more, but we want to make sure that those who travel for work know about us too. So ... Read more

Group Bookings Bendigo

There are many reasons people book Stay Social and group bookings remain very popular. Recently a group of songwriters stayed and they loved it! Songwriter and group organiser Meg Smith had this to say: “Stay Social was a fantastic space to hold our weekend songwriting workshop.  12 adults (and all their associated instruments!) fitted comfortably, and The Sunroom made for a cosy and functional meeting room.”  The shared living spaces and location were a highlight for the group:  “After our workshops we were able ... Read more

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

We’re passionate supporters of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, a highlight on the Bendigo music and events calendar. A number of artists performing at the festival stay at Stay Social. It was such a thrill to have some of our favourite bands Lily and King, and Emilee South stay with us when they performed at one of the Blues & Roots fundraiser gigs earlier this year. That’s the great thing about the festival - not only is it one big event ... Read more

Bendigo Sustainable House Day

The Bendigo Sustainable House Day is on again this year and Stay Social is pleased to be a part of it. Come and visit us on Friday 28th October between 12noon and 3pm. Take a tour and be inspired by all the sustainable features of our property. This includes our quirky recycled timber bed heads and our "Chook Mahal". See you there! Chris and Karen ________________________________________________________________________ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Part 1: FREE Sustainable Business Tours - Friday 28th October Two highly sustainable businesses, Bendigo Bank and ... Read more

Stay social – a food hub first

Our house was full of very passionate and talented guests who took part in the first Australian Food Hubs Conference. They took time out give a chook a cuddle and to inspect our wicking bed vegetable gardens in the back yard. After two huge days the first Australian Community Food Hubs conference was deemed a resounding success by many accounts. Bendigo is a strong player in the food systems of the future and we know that all of our community can benefit ... Read more

Stay Social and the Big Give

We recently contributed to a number of worthy causes as part of the Big Give - a day for fundraising in Central Victoria for local community groups, sports clubs and not-for profits. Our donations helped Bike Bendigo’s plan to join the Open Street’s campaign, to build gardens beds at the Bendigo Sustainability Group’s office and to replace an emergency support vehicle for the Golden Square CFA. Bike Bendigo Big Give fundraising money has contributed to Bendigo’s first Open Streets event held on Saturday 29 October. ... Read more

Eat Up – Making sandwiches for school children

Stay Social were delighted to host 32 volunteers from Eat Up Australia, who in 45 minutes made over 1,000 sandwiches, as organised by The Greater-Good Project. The volunteers delivered the sandwiches to all 12 Bendigo primary schools for children who for whatever reason come to school without lunch. Also supported by Bendigo Foodshare and OzHarvest Melbourne.     It’s hard to believe, but there are many young Aussies who go to school each day without any lunch. Without food, concentration is compromised. Which means learning is compromised. Which means ... Read more

Reflections on Marilyn Monroe Bendigo

What an experience it was to attend the first public session of the Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Bendigo on Saturday. We arrived at the Bendigo Art Gallery five minutes before the opening time and found ourselves joining a long queue of people waiting in anticipation for the doors to open. As I waited in the queue I wondered what the exhibition would be like. There’s certainly been a lot of hype and we’ve been caught up in it a bit ourselves since we ... Read more
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