Penghana B&B offers a rare opportunity to stay in this historic west coast Arts & Crafts Movement mansion and be immersed in its history.

An imposing brick building with peaked grey roof surrounded by trees and wispy clouds due to the elevation.


Penghana, built in 1898, is an excellent example of American-influenced Arts & Crafts Movement architecture by Launceston architects, Alfred and Sidney Luttrell.

It was built as the home of the General Manager of the Mt Lyell Mining Company, the brilliant American metallurgist, Robert Carl Sticht (1856-1922)

Sticht was known for his concern for the social and industrial welfare of My Lyell’s workers and their families, and had a deep interest in science, literature and the arts.

Sticht’s large and valuable collection of paintings and rare books was housed at Penghana. Part of his manuscript collection survives at the University of Melbourne.

Today Penghana operates as Penghana B&B.
It is an ideal base for discerning independent travellers who want to engage with the history, environment and culture of Tasmania’s West Coast and enjoy a relaxing and memorable holiday, business trip or small group event.

Your wonderful hosts, Karen and Steve can be contacted on the below numbers:
0428 793 202 (Karen) or 0429 793 202 (Steve)

or visit the B&B website for more information:


Plan your Visit



32 Esplanade, Queenstown, 7467

(03) 6471 2560
What we offer:

Nearby attractions: Queenstown, Strahan, the galley Museum, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Gordon River Cruise, West Coast Pioneer’s Museum at Zeehan and the Unconformity festival (October).

Fantastic place to stay and great to use as a base for a few days adventuring to nearby attractions. Rooms are beautiful and show off the character and heritage of the place.

"Amazing Experience" from Penghana B&B's Tripadvisor