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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
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Ironing service
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2131 Hakatere Potts Rd, Ashburton Lakes 7771 New Zealand
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SJW8899 wrote a review Dec 2015
Thatcham, United Kingdom183 contributions53 helpful votes
If you enjoy being in a beautiful, remote location and walking or tramping then Mount Potts Lodge is a great place to stay. The units are nicely finished, well equipped and comfortable. Patrick and Rosalie are warm, friendly and very helpful hosts. But there are things you should know about which may not be apparent depending on how you book: There is no cafe or restaurant at Mt Potts (although you can buy home-made cake and beer before 6pm) You need to bring your own food (Mt Potts is an hour from the nearest shop) At present the cooking facilities are a communal barbecue and single gas ring, the cabins also have their own microwaves, but there's no shared one if you stay in the hostel rooms (there are plans to improve the facilities, but progress is slow) Wifi is available
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Markgarris wrote a review Nov 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand61 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in one of the new modern block of rooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable and come equipped with a microwave, small fridge and plates and utensils. The bathrooms are large and have deep tubs (perhaps a bit of a challenge for people with mobility issues) and the rooms have underfloor heating. Each of the rooms also has a small patio area facing the incredible scenery. The beds and linen are all of good standard as well. The lodge features a small bar area with spirits, beer and wine. There is a large patio area to enjoy a drink and a pool table as well. Presently the lodge is primarily self-catering for lunch and dinner although guests are provided a continental breakfast delivered to their room. The main problem some guests may have with the
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2015
We appreciate the effort to write a review and thank you for your kind words. All the best
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Schmechf wrote a review Oct 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions11 helpful votes
Just back from a fantastic weekend with team mates at Mounts Potts. We had the most perfect weather all weekend - so lucky. Mountains looked great. Hosts very helpful and accommodating. We were self catering, but had a nice evening session down at the lodge Friday night. Used Stag Hill Cottage as our mutual meeting place and for cooking. Worked well for our group.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Edel_Martinez wrote a review Oct 2015
Reus, Spain14 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 2 weeks working as helpers with Rosalie and Pattrick and we couldn't be better. The place is like a dream. The Lodge is in the middle of the valley, 5 minutes far from Mt Sunday, and there's a variety of rooms for different budgets (but even the bunk room are very very comfortable! They always make sure that you are happy and all your needs are covered. Mt Potts surrounded of sheeps, cows and deers, and amazing mountains where you can do some tramping (Mistery Lake and Mt Sunday walks are very recommended!). We liked that much that we are coming back in 2 weeks with our family from Spain to enjoy it as propper guests. Thank you again and see you soon!
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Date of stay: October 2015
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staceyedavidson wrote a review Aug 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
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We loved the authenticity of the Stag Hill Cottage. So warm and cosy! This is a seriously amazing part of the world off the beaten track. Thanks to a very friendly member of the Mt Potts Station farming team we experienced the goats, highland bulls, ducks, stags, sheep and cows up close and personal. That was very very cool for our 6 year old!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 3 Sep 2015
We were delighted to host your family at Mt Potts in the Stag Hill Cottage and appreciate you taking time to write a review. We are so happy that you loved your stay and connecting with the farm animals. All the best Rosalie.
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mrsfox2015 wrote a review Jul 2015
Perth, Australia6 contributions
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Mt Potts was our first night in the campervan on our 24 day adventure on the South Island. Amateurs as we were on the first day, we stupidly put a carton of long life milk on the top shelf and on the drive into Mt Potts it smashed and spilled everywhere!!!!! So when we arrived I was feeling rather down and depressed that our campervan was going to stink of milk for the days to come. Rosalie however, came outside and greeted us as we pulled up and said something along the lines of 'Well haven't you just found yourself in the most beautiful place on earth?!' When someone says that to you that enthusiastically, its pretty hard to still cry over spilled milk. And it was amazing! The scenery, the mountains, the autumn colours, the leaves, the stream, the animals..this place has it
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 3 Sep 2015
I remember welcoming you to Mt Potts Picture Perfect, Exceptionally beautiful and Stunning in simplicity. Our aspiration is to delight guests and we were happy to help with the spilt milk! We appreciate you taking time to write a review and look forward to the time when you return. Next time make more time to CLIMB, HIKE, BIKE and connect with the natural world at her most majestic. All the best Rosalie
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Fi N wrote a review Jun 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
My husband and I wanteda quiet place near the mountains to escape the city life and that is what we got. The staff were so friendly and the view and location were superb. The room had been newly done out and was fresh and clean. There was a bar to get a drink with some food. We had to take our own food but as long as you plan it is not an issue. We were brought breakfast to our rooms also which was great. Highly recommended especially if you want a place to escape to.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 4 Jun 2015
We were delighted to welcome you and thank you for choosing Mt Potts Lodge to escape to the mountains for a break away from city life. We hope you will come stay @ Mt Potts again. All the best !
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Jennifer T wrote a review May 2015
Launceston, Australia26 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved it here. The new managers were very helpful and friendly. The rooms very warm, clean and well equipped. We loved the floor heating. We enjoyed the break from the van and as it was raining, our adult children, who were meant to be camping in a tent, really enjoyed the luxury of being indoors. My husband and I had two single beds joined together. This was the most comfortable bed we had on the whole of our holiday in New Zealand. Elsewhere, most beds seem to be hard or sagging. The scenery was spectacular and so close to Mt Sunday where we had spent the day.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 24 May 2015
We are delighted you loved your stay @ Mt Potts Lodge by upgrading from camping to the deluxe Lodge Studios. A great escape with the underfloor heating, from the rain and cold for you Aussie Lord of the Ring enthusiasts visiting Mt Sunday transformed into Edoras, fortress city of the Rohan people. Do come back.. All the best
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missycat2015 wrote a review May 2015
Kaikoura, New Zealand9 contributions
There are amazing walks nearby, so peaceful, a perfect place to get away and leave your stress behind. Only 5 minutes from Mt Sunday and just 10 mins from Lake Clearwater and the spectacular walks. Feels very remote, but actually not very far away, and easy to get to. The owners are very helpful and make sure that you have everything you need...If you are looking for somewhere beautiful and quiet you couldn't do better. Also the room we stayed in had underfloor heating and was so cosy ....We will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 24 May 2015
We are so delighted that you enjoyed the exceptional Mt Potts hospitality, accommodation and vistas and location. We really appreciate you taking time to write your considerate review. We look forward to your next visit to connect with the majestic natural world to help decharge (let go stress) and then recharge (gather energy) to engage with the fast paced contemporary world. All the best.
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Jane N wrote a review May 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom308 contributions149 helpful votes
We stayed at Staghill Cottage for one night in the first week the new managers had taken over (Mid-March). We felt the cottage was a bit dated but it was clean and comfortable and our hostess was welcoming and friendly. She did make sure we had food with us as the eatery was not up and running. In the right hands this place could be awesome; we’ll keep an eye on the reviews for if we manage to return to New Zealand because the location is wonderful and the night skies are incredible.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Response from Mt_Potts2015, Manager at Mt Potts Lodge
Responded 12 May 2015
Kiaora, we appreciate you taking time on your return to write a review. We were delighted you came to stay @Mt Potts lodge and describe the location as a fab location. We have had some awesome autumn foliage and early snow. The changing season is bringing some well needed rain. Without water there is no life... Today Mt Potts skifield has some snow meaning the winter beauty is starting to manifest. Take care and All the best
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton Lakes
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12
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