Stayed here for one night with my family. Nancy and Grae - the hosts were the warmest, most generous and open proprietors I have ever met. They built the place themselves and clearly it was a labour of love. Their house is all charm, and the lodge is really well designed with the perfect combination of privacy and communality. There are small cabins available also (se other reviews). All toilets are composting except for one (internal) for night time use. Power is entirely from solar panels. If you are looking for an affordable, beautiful place to stay near Westport, this has to be it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small custom built timber lodge set on 42 hectares of bush. Trails through the forest to the Big Totara River take a plunge or just enjoy the birds and the quiet of the rain forest. Running on solar power and sustainable principals used throughout. The interior lodge is homelike. The spaces are decorated with original art and weavings. There is a kitchen for self catering and a barbecue patio. We are Highly Recommeded by Lonely Planet ,Rough Guide and several guide books. Come and enjoy this special place in the country. ... more less