Amanda and I(John)have always wanted to run our own lodge. We have had many years involved in the tourism industry, managing a...More information +
Amanda and I(John)have always wanted to run our own lodge. We have had many years involved in the tourism industry, managing a luxury mountain lodge, running overnight boats in Milford and Doubtful Sound, training tourism staff and spending 4 years as skipper/chef on a private yacht in the Mediterranian, Bahamas and New England. We returned to New Zealand about 4 years ago and set about renovating and landscaping our dream country property. We also ran a tertiary training course in adventure tourism, wine guided, guided in the mountains and worked for Tourism NZ.
Amanda loves cooking, gardening and walking the many local trails while I love the natural history, sport (still play cricket), skiing, gardening, hiking, astronomy and am currently trying to learn how to hit a golf ball. We both love dining and enjoy the wonderful local wines.
However our greatest joy comes from hosting lovely people at our lodge.
Left on Feb 09, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
service outstanding. Homey feeling, open and comfortable . Location close to airport, but you feel you are very far away from everything except the mountains and the , the sheep and beautiful gardens. You can help pick your own fresh vegetables.
John & Amand are the perfect hosts. very knowledgeable about their country very friendly and will help you find any adventure you wish to partake…