We stayed here 1 night and loved it. We were lucky enough to have the property to ourselves, but would be great anyway. Room was very warm and the main living room has a wood burner stove in which heated and gave great character.
We loved our stay at Beaconstone! After a harrowing day in our camper van, we decided we needed some reprieve and a real roof over our heads. Greg was very hospitable and kind. We had a nice chat about the camper van, and he was more than welcoming when getting us set up in the lodge. We had the place to ourselves, so we could enjoy some of the amenities: a beautiful, big kitchen that would be great for groups, a hiking trail, the solar powered lanterns, and hot water bottle heaters for the evening. There are nice touches throughout -- galoshes you can borrow for the mud, crocs to wear around the lodge, travel books and maps, etc. The experience was incredibly affordable, Greg was accommodating, and the facilities were awesome. Would 100% recommend staying here.
Beautiful setting and beautiful people. They call it just 2 star accommodation, but its definitely worth more than that. I highly recommend it for a relaxing no-hassles experience. Only ha;f an hour from spectacular Punakaiki Rocks. The nearby Cape Foulwind coastline is quite spectacular too, and we enjoyed a visit to nearby Westport for golf at Carter's Beach and dinner at the Portside cafe and bar. Best views are from the elevated sunshine-recycling toilets
Really nice place to spend a night or two. Place was spotless and had everything you need to make yourself feel at home. Particularly loved the wood burning stove, made the lodge really cosy and warm.
Beaconstone Ecolodge is simply beautiful. it sleeps 14 and we booked the whole place out for a gathering of friends. Sharon and Greg are excellent hosts and the environment feels so well cared for. Take sandfly repellent but they were not too bad in January. This is a 'look after yourself' stay and I whole heartedly recommend it for anyone wanting an eco stay (the long drops are great!). Showers are good too and the whole place feels rustic and welcoming. Stunning coasr nearby...about 15 mins south of Westport. Wifi all good but its a great space to go off grid. Loved it.