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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
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
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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Alvin wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked the Silver Birch cottage for two nights here which lies across a small stream (after rainy weather- you will mostly need a 4wd to get over it as it is pretty deep). There used to be a bridge but it got swept away by a flood a few weeks ago (we stayed in late December 2019). You can still use the foundation of the bridge as stepstones to cross by foot. The cottage itself was beautiful and private, fully stocked with amenities, electricity, water, and kitchen. The only modern piece missing was wifi which was only accessible back at the main part of the camp. The food - delicious. We were initially skeptical that one man could manage the entire site and also cook all three meals for the people here. But then we had our first meal and was completely blown away by the
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from NZaccommodation, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you so much it means a lot. I really enjoyed meeting and hosting you guys, I hope to see you again at some point. Kind regards, Lloyd
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LanK245 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location, close to Mount Sunday which even if you're not a Lord of the Rings fan is a beautiful place to visit. The young man who almost single handedly runs the place is a good host and an excellent chef. Make sure you take away some of his bread on departing. An extra shower for campers wouldn't go amiss but otherwise a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Iacopo B wrote a review Dec 2019
Parma, Italy7 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is wonderful. The rooms are clean and the view is beautiful. The owners are kind and the food was surprisingly good, really good ( the bread and all the dishes are homemade !!! ) A magic place to stay. My compliments to the staff.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from NZaccommodation, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure. hopefully see you again Kind regards, Lloyd
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EmmaLW1995 wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions
Mt Potts Lodge is a wonderful little hideaway tucked in the New Zealand's back country surrounded by breathtaking mountains and beautiful rivers. We stayed for 2 nights in our campervan from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day. It was a Christmas we will always remember. It's located just a short walk away from Mount Potts and Mount Sunday where Edoras in Lord of the Rings was filmed, so it was definitely the perfect place to stay for our Christmas adventure. Lloyd (manager and chef) and his team are truly one of a kind and were so welcoming, friendly and accommodating. They all go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. Without a doubt we were very well looked after. Lloyd is an exceptional chef and we were treated to some incredible food in his restaurant. We were so surprised
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from NZaccommodation, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us , it was my pleasure and i hope to see you guys again soon. Kind regards, Lloyd
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Tuva Z wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
We went here in our campervan and absolutely loved it. This lodge is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular mountains and rivers. The staff is also one of a kind, very welcoming and friendly. The manager/chef, Lloyd, makes beautiful meals and the best hot chocolate. We were originally planning on staying just one night, but ended up spending two more!
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Date of stay: December 2019
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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