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569 Hill Street South Rd1, Richmond 7081 New Zealand
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#1 of 8 in Richmond
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Peaceful lodge on a working orchard with beautiful sunny rooms, excellent facilities, friendly hosts & amazing views. Perfect base to explore the Nelson/Tasman region, feed the farm animals or simply relax & put your feet up. Rooms in the lodge range from ensuite bedrooms to bedrooms with shared bathrooms and our small queen/family room. We also offer the separate self-contained Shearer's Cottage. Shared full self-catering kitchen and dining room are available in the lodge. Log burner. BBQ. Free bikes. Free WiFi. Fresh bread, pear juice, free range eggs & farm produce are available. Fresh homemade breakfast is included from November to the end of April and is available as an optional extra at other times. Bus pick-ups available. Close to town and shops, great beaches, vineyards, local artisans, walks, the Nelson Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi & Nelson Lakes National Parks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Kim S wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here three times while bikepacking in the Tasman region. Couldn't be improved, from the quiet, rural yet handy location, Timo's helpful hospitality, extremely well-appointed comfortable lodgings, beautiful outlook, and delicious breakfasts. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed at the Shearers Cottage - suitable for a couple.
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Graham M wrote a review Mar 2022
Wanaka, New Zealand1 contribution
What a great place to stay. Rustic and spacious with great facilities. Country setting but close to town. Suited our group well, and rooms were set up to suit our mixture of couples and singles. Ideal for exploring the Tasman area. Having our groceries delivered prior to our arrival was great as we only had to top up with a few items for our 4 night stay. Hosts friendly, welcoming and helpful but not intrusive.
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Date of stay: March 2022
H Addison wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Our room was the Cottage, separate from the main lodge. The big plus was the fact that this is part of a working farm / orchard. The hosts and their 3 young kids are all very friendly, but also give you loads of privacy. This was roomy and super comfortable. The bed and ensuite were great. There's a little fully-equipped kitchen in the living area. This came with fresh eggs, milk and pear-juice from the farm. They also let us pick fresh pears from the orchard and passionfruit from the vines just outside the door. We were allowed to wander round the farm, meet the animals and look at the great views over the valley. The bedroom area is divided from the living area with some very cool big sliding solid wooden doors, looks like they are upcycled from somewhere on the farm. The big triple glass doors open out to overlook the native-bushy gully, with fruit trees and natives mixed in all round. There's a sheep paddock right next door, woke up to sheep grazing near our bathroom window. We had a very lovely and relaxing stay, we were allowed to checkout late as well which was very handy for our plans. We are definitely coming back here, it makes all the motels and hotels I've stayed at in the past seem cold and clinical. Thanks so much Timo!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: The cottage is very cosy and private. The lodge also looks great, but I did not sleep there, I...
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Wow! Thanks for your comprehensive review! Awesome that you enjoyed your stay in our Shearer's Cottage. As you said, it is a completely different proposition to staying in a standard motel or hotel. I'm glad you noticed the doors! I actually made all the cottage doors myself. ;) We look forward to your next visit!
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Peter L wrote a review Feb 2022
Greenhithe, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed in the Shearers Cottage for five nights in early January. We used the cottage as a base for day trips cycling the Great Taste Trail (highly recommend) and walking the Abel Tasman. The cottage is fully self contained, quiet and very relaxing. We enjoyed the ability to wonder through the orchard, loved eating the eggs produced by the orchard's chickens and interacting with a variety of animals as they went about their day. The cottage itself was well appointed, spacious and private. Based just out of Hope, The Pear Orchard is a great place to get away from the larger city and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. Timo was a great host, organising all our excursions and giving great advice about things to see and do. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for relaxed, comfortable and scenic accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your great feedback! It was a pleasure having you staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future. I'm glad you mention our location in Hope, just outside of Richmond. Many people only look for accommodation in Nelson when they plan their trip. For those who prefer a rural base to explore the region, Hope works a lot better as it is so much closer to all the great sights of the Nelson Tasman region, and yet is still only 20min from the centre of Nelson if you want to go in for the Saturday market.
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miles wrote a review Nov 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions13 helpful votes
Beautiful country side. We had the place to ourselves which was great. Beautiful room with a Scandi aesthetic. Beautiful linen and comfortable bed. . Ensuite and balcony. Very clean and tidy. Loved access to the garden. Bought honey and eggs for breakfast. Kitchen top notch. Great for a Giroud of friends or a family meet up. Lovely hosts. Very welcoming. We will be back
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Not every room has an ensuite but there is a beautiful bathroom between the bedrooms.
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Response from Timo Neubauer, Owner at The Pear Orchard Lodge
Responded 2 Feb 2022
Thanks for your nice review. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionRichmond
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pear Orchard Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ngarua Caves (2.4 km), Nelson Lakes National Park (2.1 km), and Broadgreen Historic House (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant La Capilla, The Grape Escape Cafe, and The Wooden Spoon.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Pear Orchard Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pear Orchard Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (13.9 km).
Does The Pear Orchard Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Pear Orchard Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.