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3422 Ida Valley-Omakau Road, Oturehua 9387 New Zealand
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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Oturehua
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Inverlair Lodge is a near new purpose built country Lodge which over looks the Otago Central Rail Trail with magnificent views of the Hawkdun Ranges in the heart of the Ida Valley.6 stylish bedrooms all with own ensuites. Capacity 16 guests.Spacious dining, kitchen and lounge areas.Spa pool & BBQ facilities.The perfect setting for small group functions such as Wedding Anniversaries, family reunions, curling groups, corporate functions and conferences.Inverlair offers you Generous Hospitality & Warmth.
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Corinne wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
This accommodation was the only place on the Otago Rail Trail where we didn't feel very welcome by the host (woman). We felt like an inconvenience rather than guests in this house. It was a bit of a dampener after a fantastic day of riding. A shame as most hosts were really friendly, genuine people. The house is very clean, decorated 90s style and has a nice view.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Saman M wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions20 helpful votes
This purpose-built lodge was the perfect rest stop on the Rail Trail. Arrived soaking wet and the drying room and laundry were fantastic amenities. The common lounge and dining area gave a really homely feel. Continental breakfast was excellent. The room itself was beautifully appointed, with modern bathroom.
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Date of stay: February 2021
1 Helpful vote
Jo H wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington502 contributions267 helpful votes
From Inverlair's spa pool, you have a magnificent view of the magnificent Maniototo. Welcome after a day on the Otago Rail Trail, Inverlair has provided everything visitors need before they've thought of it including e-bike charging, honesty fridge and a hearty breakfast. We slept well and enjoyed the large communal lodge space. The pick up and drop off fo the local pub for dinner was fab too, especially due to unscheduled rain.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Alex B wrote a review Dec 2020
Tutukaka, New Zealand29 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here day2 on the rail trail, and it's the most modern place we stayed at - makes for a good mix on the trail. It is very spacious - vast lounge and large dining area/kitchen, good sized rooms with en-suites, and great outside areas for evening views of the mountains, spa pool much appreciated for anyone cycling. Lots of facilities - most of which we didn't use - but there can't be much you would want for that isn't provided (covered cycle shed with power points for e-bikes so you don't even have to take the battery out). Good hospitality, but actually the standout is the lodge aspect; you pretty well get the run of the place to yourselves. You get welcomed in and it's a case of "here's all the stuff - make yourselves at home and use it as you would at home". It was summer for us, so a nice evening outside before going to the local (and great) tavern, but I can see Inverlair would be great in winter too, with a roaring fire and modern conveniences. Tony provides standard continental breakfast but will cook up a breakfast if you want.
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Date of stay: December 2020
235deboraht wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed at Inverlair Lodge for one night while we were on the Otago Rail Trail. The lodge had everything we needed. Lovely good sized ensuite rooms and a huge kitchen, dining, and lounge area with roaring fire. The outdoor spa with amazing views was so relaxing after a days biking. Tony catered a wonderful bbq dinner for us that we just had to cook up on the bbq. And a wonderful cooked breakfast. Wonderful hosts and gorgeous location just off the trail. We definitely go back !
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$144 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoOturehua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inverlair Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Inverlair Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (1.7 km), Gilchrist's Oturehua Store (0.8 km), and Golden Progress Mine (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inverlair Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Inverlair Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Inverlair Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Inverlair Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Oturehua.
Are there any historical sites close to Inverlair Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (1.7 km).
Is Inverlair Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.