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Straw Lodge

17 Fareham Lane, Blenheim 7271 New Zealand
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Luxury Bed & Breakfast in a unique vineyard setting Far from the madding crowds, in the heart of Marlborough's wine district, you will find Straw Lodge Vineyard, and our very different straw-bale constructed homestead and Vineyard Suites - a very special place where rest, relaxation and rejuvenation awaits the discerning traveller. Nestled amongst organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vines Visible from each suite are glorious mountain ranges, behind which the sun sets in beautiful displays of rich colours. Before you retire to your cosy king size bed, bathe in our warm spa pool at night, and gaze up at the clear skies filled with a galaxy of stars. Each private suite has a lounge and en-suite bathroom. Full sumptuous breakfast created from local produce Rise at your leisure to a treat of a continental and/or cooked breakfast, created from home grown or locally produced foods of your choice. Then set out on our pedal bikes, take your own vehicle, or book a tour through the surrounding wineries. Internet use is free of charge, as are our golf clubs, DVDs, and a bottle of wine from our vineyard!
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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We managed to book the lodge on the 22nd of April through their website, not knowing they had already closed for winter. They were still more than willing to open just for us and we had a very warm welcome! Trudy and Barry are just such lovely, generous people; it was a delight meeting them! The lodge is decorated with an eye for detail and for all your needs possible. If you feel like being spoiled for a weekend (or longer) this is definitely the place to be! Seppe & Dorien
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Response from strawlodge, Owner at Straw Lodge
Responded May 27, 2019
We are so very glad you made a last minute decision to stay with us at Straw Lodge, Seppe and Dorien, because your visit was absolutely delightful. We do close the Homestay over the winter months, but we are always accessible by email, and always willing to accommodate people when they have a need. We were so happy to spoil you and hopefully give you a lasting memory of the hospitality of the South Island! We wished you had been able to stay longer, but since you couldn't we are just so very pleased to have met you and enjoyed your company during the time you were with us. Best wishes, Trudy and Barry
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Trudy and Barry have created the perfect retreat amidst their vineyards. We initially planned on staying just one night, but were so infatuated by Straw Lodge that we extended to three nights (luckily it was the end of the season and there was space for us). The perfect hostess, Trudy suggested amazing dining experiences and made reservations for us. Additionally, she suggested outings in the area, including making arrangements at artist studios and for horseback riding. Time spent with Barry and Trudy was fun! We chatted in the mornings and upon our return at the end of the day. The location of Straw Lodge is convenient within the Marlborough wine region. We stayed in the second of their two accommodations and everything you would might need was thought of to make our stay perfect. We travel lots and have stayed in many bed and breakfasts, but this stay was truly special. We were welcomed as friends and treated like family. Oh and I must say how amazing the breakfasts were each morning - fresh and sumptuous. They also gift you with a bottle from their vineyard - very tasty. Morning walks in the vineyard were a great way to start each day. Needless to say our photos were beautiful. If you are planning a trip to this wine region, plan at least three days at Straw Lodge, a week would be perfect! We will be returning!
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Response from strawlodge, Owner at Straw Lodge
Responded Apr 27, 2019
Wow Karen and Bruce, Barry and I truly appreciate this wonderful review you have so kindly submitted to TripAdvisor for us, but feel we should be thanking you for the absolutely wonderful time we had with you during your visit to Straw Lodge. Organising outings for you was such fun, because you were keen to enjoy everything you could while you were here, and looking after you was our pleasure indeed. We delighted in the fun times we had chatting together and hearing all your fascinating stories and in no time at all, we felt as if you were close friends whom we hadn't seen in a long time and with whom we thoroughly enjoyed catching up on all that had happened since we were last together! We were thrilled that you could stay longer than originally intended and were sad to see you leave, but very happy to read that you will be returning one day :-)
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Excellent location; nice and quiet. Great room has all comforrt and space; terras overlooking the vineyards. Hosts Beryy and Trudy are the best. Attention for every detail and a briljant breakfast. Should have stayed here more than 1 night.
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Response from strawlodge, Owner at Straw Lodge
Responded Apr 3, 2019
We truly appreciate your lovely review but we too are sad you were only able to stay one night, as we would love to have been able to share more of the beauty of this area with you. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, the room and being in the heart of our vineyard and are very glad you came to stay at Straw Lodge because we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both.
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Beautiful comfortable accommodation in the owners' vineyard. Picture perfect views and Trudy and Barry are the most hospitable hosts ever. They are extremely welcoming, happy to share their vine and local knowledge - nothing is too much trouble to give their guests an above and beyond experience. A bottle of their wine, home made cookies, a delicious cooked breakfast including home made jams and lemon curd that was the best we've ever tasted were all part of the package, ….and Barry even drove us to our local restaurant choice. We felt like we were staying with family You will exceed your expectations if you choose this accommodation.
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Response from strawlodge, Owner at Straw Lodge
Responded Apr 1, 2019
Hosting you was our great pleasure Gary, Deb and Amanda as we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us at Straw Lodge. From the moment you arrived, we felt as if we had known you for ages, and were so happy to welcome you into our home as if you were part of our family. I was delighted to be able to provide extra treats for you in the Suite, and am so glad you enjoyed the breakfast treats too. It was also our pleasure to take you to the restaurant, in fact all in all, your entire visit was a great delight. Thank you for coming, and please don't hesitate to come again if ever you are in Marlborough.
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The main reasons we loved our stay at Straw Lodge were three-fold: 1) The personal service and genuine friendliness of Trudy and Barry, our hosts. It's getting harder to find places to stay in New Zealand where you can have direct contact with locals. Trudy and Barry are the real deal! They tried very hard to ensure we enjoyed our stay, and were 100% successful! For example: a) personally-prepared breakfasts, custom-cooked to our liking (included in the price). These were always delicious! and b) their knowledge of the local area, restaurants and winery tour guides, all of which we used and enjoyed. 2) This is an area of outstanding local beauty, and the Straw Lodge itself is beautifully cared for, clean and well-maintained. It was awesome to relax at the end of the day in the private patio, and watch the sun go down over the vines, as well as to see the stars and the Milky Way after sundown. 3) This is a perfect base to explore the whole Marlborough area, as well as a good jumping-off location for departing to or arriving from the ferry to/from the north island. Overall, we would definitely stay here again - this was one of the best vineyard B&B/hotels places we have ever stayed at.
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Response from strawlodge, Owner at Straw Lodge
Responded Apr 3, 2019
What a delight it was for us to enjoy your company when you stayed at Straw Lodge, Paul and Jean. It most certainly was our pleasure to take care of you, and to provide whatever we could to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We truly appreciate your lovely review and are glad you mentioned how fortunate we are to be situated at the top of the South Island, which makes this area an ideal stopover between the North and South Islands. But even more than a stopover, Marlborough has so many sight seeing interests, many of which we are very glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed. Hosting you was a real pleasure and we dearly hope you might have the opportunity to return one day. Best wishes, Trudy and Barry
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$241 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionBlenheim
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Frequently Asked Questions about Straw Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Straw Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Giesenwines Wines Cellar Door (4.6 miles) and The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Straw Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Straw Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Straw Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Straw Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Highfield TerraVin Cellar door and Vineyard Restaurant, Wairau River Wines Restaurant, and Giesen Cellar Door.
Are any cleaning services offered at Straw Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Straw Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.