The Hayloft is a few minutes drive from downtown Wanaka, set way back from the road and surrounded by trees and sheep paddocks. Very quiet. The accommodation is the entire top floor of a chalet-style large house constructed from mud and straw, with thick walls and a very adobe-style look. Design was thoughtful and stylish. Bathroom is huge. Balcony off the bedroom and another off the lounge room. It was very comfortable and John and his wife were great hosts. We originally stayed for two nights, then went back for another night. John gave us restaurant recommendations and he was spot on.
We stayed just overnight but really enjoyed ourselves. Huge apartment with stunning views from both lounge and bedrooms. Everything for our breakfast was delicious,especially the warm freshly baked loaf! Cosy beds and lovely toiletries made this a place to remember
Well this place was so different from anywhere else we have ever stayed. Just a few minutes drive from Wanaka. So peaceful. Just the sheep as neighbours. John, Julie and Lucy are such warm hosts and so helpful. John suggested great walks and also provided us with good breakfast provisions. We really felt at home here. Great place.
What a wonderful spot... Greeted with a welcoming note pinned to the door and a large friendly cat... And what a great little place - not that little actually! John came and gave us some info and then we had excellent privacy. Very easy to drive into town from here. All in all an excellent spot and the hayloft itself is beautiful. One thing we noticed was that it was very windy (I mean REALLY windy) - which made a bit of noise. But it didn't spoil a beautiful place (oh and the bed was VERY comfortable- hard to get out of it in the morning!
Wanaka is an excellent base all year round for skiing, hiking and adventure activities in the area. The Haylof is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the many options that the area offers - just make sure you book long enough as it is hard to leave. Self contained and private, with a lovely views and generous and gracious hosts, the Hayloft has a country feel yet is close to the action. As a guide, John is knowledgeable about the area and can recommend activities and tracks. This is our third visit and know there will be more.