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The Summit Lodge - Gladstone, Wairarapa
LUXURY | WHITE KIWI | NEARBY VINEYARDS
 
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Sleeps up to 2
From $299 tonight

Friendly hosts, great food, central to many Wairarapa attractions and events, individual room heating/cooling options, courtyard spa, extensive gardens, at the foot of Admiral Hill for serious road cyclists, friendly cats and alpacas, Labrador dog!


Highlights

Visit the very rare white kiwi-birds
Take a meal at a rural country inn
Visit nearby Martinborough, famous for its vineyards

The Summit Lodge is set in 2 acres of gardens (in what started off as a sheep paddock). For luxury, rural accommodation close to Masterton, Greytown, Carterton and Martinborough treat yourselves to a stay in this purpose-built guest lodge.

There is a herd of friendly alpacas on-site, free range chickens, an orchard and a large veggie garden. The garden is full of NZ native plants and a variety of birdlife is present. There are views beyond the gardens to rolling farmland, paddocks full of cows and sheep and there are often stunning sunsets.

LOCAL WALKS
- Tararuas; visit Mt Holdsworth, Mt Dick or Waiohine Gorge
- The coast; visit Castlepoint, Honey Comb Rock at Flatpoint, Riversdale
- Or take a gentle walk around Lake Henley and the wetlands or Carters Reserve

CYCLING
There are several road circuit options from the Summit Lodge through beautiful countryside. There is also the very challenging Admiral Hill climb right on our doorstep. Bring your own bike over or hire one!

ACTIVITIES NEARBY:
- Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre is a must, visit the very rare white kiwi-birds
- Stonehenge Aotearoa, a replica of the ancient stone circle in Wiltshire, England is a working henge and provides insights into the southern skies.
- There are 6 golf courses in the Wairarapa so bring your clubs.
- Paua World in Carterton manufactures wonderful jewelry and souvenirs and is worth a visit.
- Visit nearby Martinborough, famous for its vineyards
- Nearby Gladstone wineries for world class wines.
- Olive oil, cheeses, honey, fruit, meat produce and vegetables are all grown and processed locally. Farmers markets are held in Masterton and Carterton on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
- See how wagon wheels are made at the Wheelwright Shop which is right next door to the Summit Lodge. Greg and Ali Lang are the only full-time wheelwrights in New Zealand and were heavily involved in making wheels and vehicles for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
- The Kokomai Arts Festival
- Celtic Equinox and Solstice celebrations
- Wairarapa Wine Festival
- ... check out 'Destination Wairarapa' for events throughout the year

The Summit Lodge features many sustainable features such as rain water collection, solar PV panels, eco-cleaning products, low water use appliances, native planting and garden mulching.

Activities on or nearby this property

Birdlife
Do Something Different
Farm Animals to Meet
Golf (BYO clubs)
Luxury
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Relaxation
Rural Views
Star Gazing
Vineyards Nearby

Paid extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$85.00 Per Person

Local wine matched to each course. Minimum 24 hours notice required. Please notify us of any allergies, dietary needs or dislikes.
Available Saturdays only during winter and Saturday and Mondays over summer


$60.00 Per Person

BYO beverages or with water. Minimum 24 hours notice required. Please notify us of any allergies, dietary needs or dislikes.
Available Saturdays only during winter and Saturday and Mondays over summer


$70.00 Per Platter

Informal platter incl crusty bread, dips, spreads and cold cuts. 24 hour notice required. Available Sunday to Friday.
Picnic table available in the garden as well as courtyard alfresco dining


$30.00 Per Bottle

Fairmont Pinot Noir, locally produced in Gladstone


$25.00 Per Bottle

Johner winery Savvie or Pinot Gris, locally produced in Gladstone


Room Info

Bedroom 1:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite
Bedroom 2:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite
Bedroom 3:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite


Book a room for two or the whole wing - perfect for groups of up to 6 people - let us do the organising, cooking and cleaning - you can relax and enjoy your friends/family.
**If you would like to book more than 1 room please contact us on info@otbt.co.nz and we can arrange this for you.

Guests rooms share a large guest lounge in a private wing of the lodge, guests are guaranteed the comfort of a boutique hotel and the hospitality of a home-stay.

Guests have private access in and out of the guest wing and there is ample parking to the rear of the lodge.

Rural Luxury, rated 5 star, with super comfortable beds, stunning night skies, peace and quiet and guest lounge complete with open fire. Enjoy air conditioning, reclining lounge seating and the courtyard spa (hot tub) available in the summer. Air-conditioning/heat pumps in each room and an open wood fire in the lounge.

Your hosts available on-site in the other wing of the lodge along with a variety of cats and labradour dog. Gourmet breakfasts - home baked bread, jams with fruit from the garden, organic eggs, locally cured bacon, espresso coffee, home toasted muesli. We can arrange complimentary transport to the local country inn or dinner options are available in-house.
Breakfasts are included and are served in the country-style dinning/kitchen area. Dinners are available on request with minimum 24 hours notice.

One of the few five star, silver rated lodges in the area, you are guaranteed to find comfortable accommodation, gourmet breakfasts and a warm welcome from your hosts.

Sumptuous accommodation with pillow-top super-king beds, heat pumps/air conditioning and private patios with views to the extensive gardens and rolling hills beyond.


Reviews

Staying in a fresh and serene country environment away from the hustle and stress of city living. Friendly and devoted owners.

We felt like royalty and the company and conversation was measured, balanced and convivial. A wonderful experience! Cannot recommend Summit Lodge highly enough.

Thank you, Jim and Tracey. Everything about our stay was perfect. We hope to return soon and we will definitely be recommending the summit lodge to others.


Amenities

Family Friendly
Not Suitable for Children
Property Manager on site
Single Safe

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Eating and Drinking

Breakfasts are a highlight featuring home made muesli, freshly baked bread and jams made from fruit grown on site; free range eggs and locally cured organic bacon. For the coffee fiends there is barista-style espresso coffee and there is a range of teas.

Dinners are available on request and dietary requirements can be catered for - GF, vegetarian, lactose free etc. Just let us know on booking. Dining is a sociable, informal affair with your hosts and other guests sharing good food and great conversation!

Please see the extras to add these to your booking.

About your host, Tracey and Jim




Tracey and Jim built the Summit Lodge as somewhere they would want to stay if they were visiting! Guests are provided with privacy and their own space but have their hosts available for as much or as little interaction as the guests want.

Your hosts both have corporate backgrounds and have traveled extensively. Jim plays golf whenever he can whilst Tracey is a keen photographer and is involved with local politics. Both share a passion for cooking and good wine and they love entertaining. Dinner with Tracey and Jim is informal and relaxed.

Complimentary pre-dinner drinks are often available for those who want to socialise and dinners are a very sociable affair, set around the large, oak table in the kitchen/dining room. Guests, can, however, opt to eat out or they can request an informal platter to be served in the lounge - the choice is yours.

Also residing at the Summit Lodge are a number of friendly cats - Lhotse and Gimli the fluffy Birmans, Cino and Monte the Burmese and Osca the old retainer - free range chickens, a herd of very curious alpacas who love being hand-fed by guests and the very sociable chocolate Labrador dog, Dexter.



Essential Room Information

Bedroom 1:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite
Bedroom 2:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite
Bedroom 3:
Super-king bed (can be split into twin singles) with en-suite

Book a room for two or the whole wing - perfect for groups of up to 6 people - let us do the organising, cooking and cleaning - you can relax and enjoy your friends/family.
**If you would like to book more than 1 room please contact us on info@otbt.co.nz and we can arrange this for you.

Guests rooms share a large guest lounge in a private wing of the lodge, guests are guaranteed the comfort of a boutique hotel and the hospitality of a home-stay.

Guests have private access in and out of the guest wing and there is ample parking to the rear of the lodge.

Rural Luxury, rated 5 star, with super comfortable beds, stunning night skies, peace and quiet and guest lounge complete with open fire. Enjoy air conditioning, reclining lounge seating and the courtyard spa (hot tub) available in the summer. Air-conditioning/heat pumps in each room and an open wood fire in the lounge.

Your hosts available on-site in the other wing of the lodge along with a variety of cats and labradour dog. Gourmet breakfasts - home baked bread, jams with fruit from the garden, organic eggs, locally cured bacon, espresso coffee, home toasted muesli. We can arrange complimentary transport to the local country inn or dinner options are available in-house.
Breakfasts are included and are served in the country-style dinning/kitchen area. Dinners are available on request with minimum 24 hours notice.

One of the few five star, silver rated lodges in the area, you are guaranteed to find comfortable accommodation, gourmet breakfasts and a warm welcome from your hosts.

Sumptuous accommodation with pillow-top super-king beds, heat pumps/air conditioning and private patios with views to the extensive gardens and rolling hills beyond.