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Private Bush Retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Upper Hutt Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)

An enchanting private bush retreat to get away from it all.

Set in the beautiful rural Akatarawa Valley, approx 1 hour from Wellington, you will be able to leave the busy city behind and instead enjoy bundles of space to explore. Here, you will be able to curl up and read a book, explore many walking tracks full of native bush while enjoying the songs of local native birds. Don't be surprised if you even see a deer or pig roaming the tracks!

Guided tramps to suit the walkers level of fitness are available and if you want to bring your bike, there are suitable tracks for mountain biking.

The lodge layout is similar to an open plan tramping lodge and provides self servicing accommodation for up to 10 people. It has two mezzanine sleeping areas, with separate shower and toilet. The outdoor bath will give you a chance to unwind under the stars.

Heating for the hut is provided by an open fire place and there is a wood range for cooking. Fire wood is provided.

Antler Lodge is off the road and up a steep gravel road, and does require either rear wheel drive or 4 wheel

drive vehicle. Safe parking of cars is therefore right beside the lodge. If you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, transportation can be provided up/down to the lodge if required, and your vehicle can be parked at the bottom of the hill safely on private land.

Children can enjoy a place to roam and explore for hours, play on our rope swing, or snuggle down in the hidden bedroom! Rivers for swimming are close by and you can even visit glow worm grottos.

Local Valley attractions include Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café as well as two blueberry farms for berry picking in summer.

Antler Lodge is suitable for families, tramping groups, wildlife enthusiasts, and those just wanting to escape to the country.

Catering is available by prior arrangement. A helipad at the lodge allows for a 15 minute flight from Queens Wharf.

Firearms are not permitted but wildlife photography is encouraged!

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Prices are negotiable for longer term stays, or larger groups at Antler Lodge. Please enquire via email.

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$10.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016

What makes this lodge unique

Rustic and private self servicing rural getaway for up to ten people

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Private Bush Retreat
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
4

It was more remote than expected, but beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

It was more remote than expected, but beautiful. Make sure you're ready for proper rural life before booking this bach. It was definitely an adventure.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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It was more remote than expected, but beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

It was more remote than expected, but beautiful. Make sure you're ready for proper rural life before booking this bach. It was definitely an adventure.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We had a great stay, Larry has built a fantastic getaway in the hills, great views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay, Larry has built a fantastic getaway in the hills, great views. Amazing decked out hut. Lots to look at. Good walk up the hill with great views. Cheers Larry we loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Has all we wanted and more.

  • 5 of 5

Has all we wanted and more. Away from it all and no distractions apart from the surrounding bush and hills and views...

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The property is easily more idyllic than the photos, you will not regret Antler Lodge as a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property is easily more idyllic than the photos, you will not regret Antler Lodge as a getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Where do I start, everything was just what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start, everything was just what we wanted. A private bush location with epic views, cozy, rustic and a homely feel to the cabin, while being clean and comfortable. Off grid power was no trouble (and added interest) and plenty of firewood and well equiped kitchen made for an excellent stay all round.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Upper Hutt Lodge Rental Rates

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Amenities

Upper Hutt Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
General:
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Open plan - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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