I have read good reviews about the setting of the lodge on this site so I will try to add to them. We stayed at the lodge for 5 nights, 2 of the nights we were the only guests and 3 nights there was another couple and 2 families with 2 children each. The owners of the lodge did a great job making all the guests happy; Marion with all the activities he offered, he took us on a special bush hike Christmas Day, drove my husband and I to another hike, songfest by the campfire one night etc and Susan made all the meals fit everyones' taste, fresh and delicious home cooked meals (breakfast and dinner in the lodge, bagged lunches for the day). They really want you to have a good time. You can also just relax on the large deck, by the fireplace in the lodge, in the bush bath (fun, fun, fun) or in the quiet rooms. The beach close to the lodge is deserted and beautiful. The Rough and Tumble is relaxing, fun and a good value with owners who know what they are doing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to adventure and serenity off the beaten track. An oasis of rustic elegance on one of New Zealand's purest rivers. After a day's fishing, hiking or whitewater rafting, relax by the stone fireplace and watch the river run by. Sumptuous meals and deeply comfortable accommodations with birds-eye view lofts, ideal for couples, groups or families. 40 minutes north of Westport, an ideal stopover between Nelson and the Glaciers. Full-day helirafting packages our specialty. ... more less