Private Bush Retreat

Lodge | Upper Hutt City | #10754

9.2/10 (25 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • Studio
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Situated 570 metres above sea level, this is the highest accommodation in Wellington
  • This is a walker, tramper, biker, outdoor enthusiast, wildlife lover delight
  • Rustic and private self servicing rural getaway for up to ten people

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.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Fireplace
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa bath

Bed layouts

  • Open plan

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $10.00 per person (optional)
  • 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.

*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 (34)

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  • Wonderfully cosy and rustic lodge-style accommodation in an incredible location

    Wonderfully cosy and rustic lodge-style accommodation in an incredible location. Our family still talks about our stay at Antler Lodge and the kids are very keen to return.

    fleurf55 new member Jan 2017

  • Unique lodge with beautiful views

    Unique lodge with beautiful views

    MetteR98 new member Jan 2017

  • Antler Lodge, the facilities, the views, the surrounding bush and the walk...

    Antler Lodge, the facilities, the views, the surrounding bush and the walk was SPECTACULAR. Thankyou!

    liamrr825 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • It was more remote than expected, but beautiful

    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.

    Alicia_Odhiambo 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • It was more remote than expected, but beautiful

    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.

    Alicia_Odhiambo 100%|1x Dec 2016

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