Red Deer Lodge, St Arnaud

Lodge | St Arnaud | #22963

8.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 25 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 14 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Opposite DOC visitor's centre
  • Plenty of parking for cars and boats
  • Views of Mount Robert and St. Arnaud range

Sleeping 28 people, and with a hall that can be used for social gatherings, the Red Deer Lodge is the perfect place to hire for school, tramping, church, youth or family groups, to celebrate family reunions, weddings or birthdays, or even to hold meetings. Built between 1963 and 1965 by the voluntary labour of the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, it is still owned and used by them. Initially used a base facility for outdoor sports, it still retains its sporting flavour with its big riverstone fireplace and various trophy heads on the walls.

Special conditions: There is a minimum of 10 people for a booking. Groups under 18 years of age MUST have an adult supervisor, while groups of 20 or more children or students must be accompanied by at least 3 adults. Numbers must not exceed 28 for overnight accommodation Do not touch or hang things from the Trophy Heads or mistreat other heritage items in the lodge. This facility relies solely on rain water for its water supply. For this reason, please conserve water especially during the during dry periods


  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bunkroom 1

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Bunkroom 2

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Bunkroom 3

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Bunkroom 4

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Bunkroom 5

    2 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required); Admin Booking Fee $11.00 per stay (required); Single night surcharge $22.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 1
26-Jun-17 to 31-Mar-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $19.50/night; Children: $13/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 (16)

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  • For the price, this is an excellent facility

    For the price, this is an excellent facility. It's all very dated and a bit tired, but the essentials are there and its character makes up for the lack of modernity. Plenty of room to spread out in the main hall and a great kitchen. A bit of essential maintenance could be of benefit in the bathroom areas, but on the whole our group of 28 found Red Deer Lodge to be perfect for our weekend.

    jackieandgrant 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Great facility and a great place to stay

    Great facility and a great place to stay.

    IanBe129 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Great venue for large family gathering and everything we needed was there...

    Great venue for large family gathering and everything we needed was there ??

    Cherie-Webb 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great location

    Great location. Wonderful big lounge area and kitchen. Bedrooms OK and bathrooms basic.

    sueus168 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Great place for large group of people

    Great place for large group of people. Easy walk to the lake.

    cathks935 100%|5x Jan 2016

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