Wildside Lodge (romantic off-grid cabin)

Lodge | Westland District | #10423

9.4/10 (67 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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

Availability & rates*

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 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Stay for more 3 nights or more and we'll give you a free bottle of our home brew wine

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
All year round
26-Oct-16 to 26-Jan-18
$120/night $120/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (115)

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  • Fantastic

    Fantastic. Our second visit and we will be back.

    julilm721 100%|9x Oct 2016

  • Fantastic character! I loved the 'out of the way' feeling and the...

    Fantastic character! I loved the 'out of the way' feeling and the quirky, artistic cabin

    melace919 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • The lodge is a work of art! We loved every minute of...

    The lodge is a work of art! We loved every minute of our brief stay here. The use of recycled wood throughout the space is beautiful. The copper on the floor, the amazing mosaic shower - stunning. We really enjoyed sitting on the huge deck having a drink and enjoying the peace and quiet. Thanks so much Kath and Dan. Hope to come back again soon.

    MichelleBl14 100%|18x Sep 2016

  • kath was lovely and helpful really nice family

    kath was lovely and helpful really nice family

    alicem 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Incredible place, a unique experience

    Incredible place, a unique experience. Heaps to do in the area with Kath very happy to help with suggestions or activities if any help or local knowlege was required. Very very special and cool, we both absolutely loved our stay

    ChrisDi9 100%|1x Jul 2016

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