Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

Lodge | Westland District | #10423

9.2/10 (105 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky 2014


  • Uniquely crafted and stunning views.
  • Romantic spot with cosy fire, outdoor fire-bath, no electricity and no cellphone coverage!
  • Short drive and walk to free natural hot springs.

Enjoy our cosy, no-electricity cabin, uniquely crafted from native and recycled materials.

Open french doors for stunning views from the handcrafted bed.

Light a fire under the outdoor bath or visit natural hot-springs to soak under the stars.

Telescope available for star gazing.

Have a campfire/bbq.

Gas cooker and lantern, candles provided.

Pot-belly fire wetback heats water. Fridge available nearby.

Sample our home produce and have a taste of "the good life". Free-range eggs, farm fresh milk and home-kill butchery locally available.

Genuine West Coast hospitality from hosts who live on-site (40 metres away) but will respect your privacy.

Great for a romantic getaway.

Awarded 2014 Bookabach Bronze Piwa for Best Quirky Property.

Rural location on SH6, 2 minutes from Hari Hari village in an area of great bush-walking; renowned trout fishing streams; whitebaiting; surf-casting; excellent hunting and local bow-hunters club; lake swimming and boating; whitewater rivers; bird watching and isolated seal colony; wild lonely driftwood covered beaches for building bonfires; plus free natural hot-springs just a 5 minute drive and a 3 minute walk away (one of the West Coast's best kept secrets).

Conveniently situated to take day trips exploring up and down the Coast - 45 minutes to Franz Joseph Glacier (glacier tours, sky-diving, kayaking, horse-treking, kiwi watching, hot pools) and 45 minutes to Hokitika (greenstone, glass-blowing, kiwi house, tree-top walkway).

Wildside Lodge is on the same acre property as our other (completely different) holiday home 'Teapot Cottage'.

Special conditions: Pets may be allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • 1 bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
21-Mar-18 to 21-Jun-19
$140/night $140/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (153)

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  • Neat off the grid place

    Neat off the grid place. Great location. Pity about the owners

    LesleyAn2 100%|3x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    They did not actually meet us and did not follow clear written instructions.

    Wildside 99%|294x

  • Very difficult to rate as this is a very unique place

    Very difficult to rate as this is a very unique place. Almost like camping, but in a lovely cabin built with amazing care and good taste. It put a smile to my face returning to it after a long day sightseeing.

    angelary5 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Really enjoyable

    Really enjoyable

    ElizabethB 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • It was really cool to be off-grid for a few nights

    It was really cool to be off-grid for a few nights. Particularly loved the shower!

    heatod901 100%|9x Feb 2018

  • The cottage is genuinely a work of art and super comfy

    The cottage is genuinely a work of art and super comfy. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend staying there. So peaceful and authentic.

    JohnSa12 100%|2x Feb 2018

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