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The Summit Lodge

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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Masterton
The Summit Lodge, Gladstone provides purpose built, boutique, rural accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests in a private wing of the lodge. Each guest room has ensuite facilities and a private patio as well as heat pump/air con. Pillow-top super king/twin single beds and quality linen. A large lounge is available exclusively for guest use and the Lodge offers wifi access throughout. Beautiful views of large gardens and rolling hills, alpacas to meet, cats as well as a Labrador dog. Cooked and continental breakfast options with home baked bread, home toasted muesli, fresh fruit, espresso coffee/teas, free range eggs and locally cured bacon. Dinners available with notice featuring local, seasonal produce; served dinner-party style. Single storey and wheelchair accessible, Child-free. Close to several wineries, golf courses and many other Wairarapa attractions. 15 Min drive to Masterton and Carterton and 20 mins to Greytown and Martinborough. Local country inn, 3km.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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4 Admiral Road Gladstone, Wairarapa, Masterton 5883 New Zealand
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Kapiti Coast Airport37 mi
Wellington Intl Airport47 mi
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The lodge owners made you feel welcomed and the room with en-suite was very pleasant. The owners were very helpful making a booking for dinner at the local Gladstone pub. Breakfast was great, providing an opportunity to meet the other guests. Recommend as a great place to unwind within a rural setting.
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded Mar 7, 2019
Thank you for your review - so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again Tracey & Jim
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This was a great weekend away for our anniversary. We stayed Friday & Saturday night and were lucky enough to be the only guests staying during that time, so had the common area lounge and outdoor spa to ourselves. However, the layout of the house means even if it was fully booked, you would still have peace and privacy. Our room was well appointed with a large comfy bed, quality bathroom and access directly outdoors. A heatpump was handy for AC on one of the quite hot nights. The lounge has a million DVDs, music, boardgames, and supplies for hot drinks (with homemade bikkies), a fridge and glasses for wine. There's also a petanque court and lots of exploring to be done in the gardens. The food was exceptional - breakfasts included a continental starter, followed by cooked breakfast (we had english brekky, pancakes, french toast), and proper coffee! We dined in for dinner on Saturday night which was very good food and value for money. And we enjoyed sitting under the starts drinking wine and spotting satellites racing by! Tracey and Jim were exceptional hosts, with great conversation, and we really enjoyed our stay with them. We'd definitely recommend them to friends or family and hopefully return ourselves.
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded Feb 11, 2019
Thank you so much for your review - makes it worthwhile to know guests enjoy their stay! By the way - Gimli is missing you!! The cats, Gimli in particular, love having cat-people stay. (Dexter too, because I think in his head he sees himself as a giant cat!!!) Tracey & Jim
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Enjoyed the relaxed country setting, excellent accommodation and good-humoured knowledgeable hosts. The dinner with home grown strawberries and man-fired creme brulee dessert was yummmmmm... Be artsy and check out the mounted photographs, demonstrating a steady hand, shape eye, and touch of soul. Thanks hosts.
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded Nov 29, 2017
Thank you Mary Ellen - so glad you enjoyed your stay - will pass on your comments to Jim re his creme brulee! Thank you also for your comments on my photos Tracey
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We stayed at The Summit Lodge on an impromptu getaway from our busy Wellington lives, and it's hard to imagine how it could have been better. We were able to arrange pickup from the Carterton train station, and a ride into Masterton the following morning. We were spoiled as the only guests during our stay, but with a maximum of three rooms and six guests, it's easy to imagine finding seclusion when desired. Tracey and Jim are very accommodating hosts who struck a good balance between friendliness and discretion, engaging in genial conversation, but discretely retiring to give us privacy at dinner, in the evening, and at breakfast. They were willing and able to cater for our dietary preference (vegan), with a generously portioned delicious home cooked three course dinner, and good breakfast options. It was also nice to hear and see evidence of the lodge's commitment to environmental sustainability. The lodge itself is purpose built as a guesthouse, and it shows. Blending classic southern European and NZ styles with modern comforts, the lodge is charming and well appointed, and thankfully avoids leaning on the over used and rarely beneficial euphemism "rustic". The entrance foyer and kitchen where meals are served are big and welcoming (pictures don't quite do it justice). The rooms are cosy, clean and tidy, and have everything you'd expect at a premium level (air con, bath robes, good king bed, etc). The guest lounge is just like big home living room. There's a large (large!) catalogue of DVDs, and a home theatre setup with a decent sound system, putting the best "in room entertainment" to shame. We enjoyed our evening watching movies, munching on the snacks the left out for us and playing chess on their fancifully carved chess set (once you get to grips with which pieces are what!). Our only regrets are not staying longer, and not coming in summer; two matters we may well address!
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded Oct 3, 2017
Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review - it was a pleasure meeting you both and are so glad you enjoyed your break. When we set up the lodge we wanted to provide an environment where people felt comfortable and relaxed - so, great to know we succeeded! Hope to see you again when the weather warms up! Tracey & Jim
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Had another awesome weekend in this relaxing and luxurious Lodge. This is a perfect place for a getaway with lovely hosts, yummy food in wonderful surroundings. As they do not cater for children it is perfect for relaxation and time out. My friends and I love it and have already booked again for next year.
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded Oct 3, 2017
a belated thank you for your review! always good to see returning guests Tracey & Jim
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$165 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaMasterton
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