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…
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…
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.
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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!!!
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.