We have stayed at Wilderness House a several times over the last five or six years, but a recent visit prompted me to finally write a review. Jim and Liz own one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. They are wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. It is always a pleasure to enjoy evening drinks with them while tasting the wine from their own vinyard and talking about local history and activities.
The vinyard and surrounding garden is exquisite, and Jim and Liz do an amazing job keeping it beautiful no matter what the season. The house was always truly gorgeous, but we were stunned upon our most recent visit a few weeks ago to see the major renovations they have done! Liz's flair for interior design and her amazing antiques collection have combined to make the house completely extraordinary, enhancing the character of the house while maintaining its historic charm. The rooms are superb, all of them are unique and have beautiful beds and linen. They do a fantastic job with breakfast and the food is well above what we expect from a B&B, even of this calibre. He is also always very generous with his time recommending local walks and attractions, pulling out maps and brochures to ensure we make the most of our time. Akaroa is a beautiful place to visit, and Wilderness House is the perfect place to stay. Thanks Jim and Liz we look forward to seeing you again!