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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Mount Potts Lodge accommodation caters to everyone, whether you travel in campervans or would like to stay in a deluxe en suite studio or shearers cottage or everything in between, we have accommodation suited to you. We are positioned in an impressive location in New Zealand High-Country amid the Hakatere Conservation Park, Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury. Mt Potts Lodge offers a chance to experience an incredible but little known part of New Zealand, surrounded by mountains on all sides, at the base of Mt Potts (2200 metres) and a five minute drive to Mount Sunday made world famous as the setting for Edoras, capital of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings film. We have plenty of activities for everyone, whether it be tramping, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, or just relaxing and taking in the panoramic views with a glass of wine, Mt Potts Lodge has something for you. In our Cafe, Bar and Restaurant our Professional Sous Chef and Patissiere creates an imaginative seasonal menu with an emphasis on locally sourced produce. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served from 8.00 am-20.00 pm. Situated on a 1,200 hectare working farm, there are a choice of animals to feed and pet. Horse riding can be booked in advance. We cater for all events and propose a tailored solution for any occasions function or venue with quality service and facilities.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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Melissa Lee wrote a review Sep 2016
Los Angeles, California90 contributions53 helpful votes
This place was unbelievably awesome! My friend and I drove in through Mt Somers and the road there was incredible. The scenery is just like in LOTR, and you do feel removed from everyone else. We stayed 1 night there supposedly, but in the end extended our stay to another night. The rooms are exceptionally clean and the floor has heating so you wont feel the cold. The kitchen is outdoors so be prepared to bring food to cook etc. The wifi you have to pay for it, but then again you are in this beautiful remote area, i'm pretty sure you dont need it just enjoy the pure nature! There are some nice walks around, including the one to Mt Sunday. Head to it in the morning before any other tourists arrive by early afternoon and you'll get the entire area to yourself. We tried some
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Anandrajk wrote a review Sep 2016
San Jose, California70 contributions21 helpful votes
we did not stay overnight. but we spend couple of hours in and around the property, visited Mt. Potts and had lunch there. If you are an LOTR fan you have got to see the place and even hike up Mt Sunday. The view from there is amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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jlg446 wrote a review Jun 2016
Nelson, New Zealand3 contributions
I stayed here for a wonderful two nights in one of the bunk rooms ($45 pp/pn). Rosalie was very kind and helpful. You can do some great walks from their property. One of the first ones I did gave me a great view of Mt. Sunday, AKA Edoras. This is a really stunning area, away from everything. I could have stayed much longer. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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FamilyGuyGympie wrote a review May 2016
Gympie42 contributions16 helpful votes
Mt Sunday is the site of Edoras from the Lord of the Rings movie. It is situated near Methven in the South Island of New Zealand. In Methven they will tell you that it is an hours drive. I found it more like 1 1/2 hours. The last. 25 k is on gravel. Having said that the trip was well worth it. Easy access from the road a short walk across the flat and then the easy climb to the top. I regretted not bringing a rug and making a picnic of it. Be warned, It is generally extremely windy!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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AndyDuP wrote a review Feb 2016
Chichester, United Kingdom5 contributions
Although it is up a 20 Km unmade road, the effort is well worth it. No TV, no wi-if and no phone signal - brilliant for some peace and quiet with stunning views. Take you own food. Excellent outdoor BBQ facility. Rooms are very well equipped, spotless and comfortable. Our reception was welcoming very friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Nicola P wrote a review Jan 2016
Martinborough, New Zealand7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Mt Potts Lodge. Rosalie and Patrick were absolutely fantastic hosts - very accommodating to our German family group and gave good recommendations for walking tracks to get the best views of the area. The deluxe rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with utensils to use in the communal BBQ area. There was no wifi in the rooms, only down at the Lodge but it was actually nice to have no reception and be completely off the grid. The Two Thumbs craft beer and cider sold at the lodge tasted great, even better when you can sit on the balcony looking out at the Two Thumbs mountain range. Awesome experience, we will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2016
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gabrielaF4822XB wrote a review Jan 2016
12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Sweet view from our room. Has a lot of mountains and outdoor area around to explore. Really close to other tourist spots like Mt. Sunday (Edoras), Clearwater Lake, Two thumb ranges and of course Mt. Potts etc. It is excellent for families (especially with children) and couples. It has the outdoor vibe and atmosphere which really suites the location Outstanding hospitality too! 10/10 experience! Highly recommended if you are going to travel South Island.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Helen S wrote a review Jan 2016
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Usually in the area for a day trip we wanted to spend a little longer in the beautiful surroundings and took a weekend straight after work. Friendly hosts who were happy to let us just stay under the radar, put us up in a clean, comfortable room. Would stay again for certain!
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2016
We were delighted to host you this weekend and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Mt Potts Lodge. We look forward to your return. All the best!
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ChristchurchJules wrote a review Jan 2016
Christchurch104 contributions29 helpful votes
Having heard family members speak enthusiastically about Mt Potts Lodge I was eager to see if it lived up to my expectations. It actually surprised me by surpassing all expectations. The scenery really did take my breath away and I could have sat in the lodge looking at the view all day. The changing weather is emphasised in a location such as Mt Potts and you feel so tiny in such a massive panorama. The ensuite studio room was beautifully appointed and cleaner than you could imagine. There was a microwave, toaster, jug and fridge in the room and an outside BBQ as others have said. After sitting outside watching the sunset it was lovely to relax in a deep bubble bath before sleeping soundly. I didn't allow enough time to experience all the area offers and will have to return.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2016
We were so happy that you came to Mt Potts Lodge and delighted that your experience was as we claim - breath taking. Please come again . All the best
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Glider51 wrote a review Dec 2015
Pangbourne, United Kingdom85 contributions29 helpful votes
IGNORE OLD REVIEWS and read this before booking Mt Potts was for me a delightful place. But it will not be to everyone's liking. Mt Potts caters to individuals and groups, and has at least three different classes of accommodation so people's comments here may be different to my experience. This review is as a couple travelling independently staying in one of the Deluxe Studios 1: There has been a recent change of facilities and management so old reviews that mention an on site cafe or restaurant are out of date. 2.1 INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS MUST BRING THERE OWN FOOD. If you are not staying as a wedding party or corporate group you must bring your own meals. The nearest shop is 1 hour away, but really you should get supplies in Ashburton, Methven or Darfield. 2.2 In the Delux
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Date of stay: December 2015
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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