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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Murchison
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Owen River Lodge is New Zealand's finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge. Luxurious, warm and inviting ambiance. Stylish, understated accommodation located right on the Owen River in the South Island of New Zealand. Come and enjoy the stunning food, superb service and outstanding fishing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
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Catherine S wrote a review 8 Apr
Kea, Greece4 contributions
Just spent 4 lovely nights at OWL. Beautiful informal surroundings with great views. The dinners were exceptional thanks to Jo and Ryan. Felix & Kylie made us very welcome and comfortable. Paul guided David to some great fishing spots resulting in a 6lb brown trout & 2 huge salmon, 13 and 17lb. Thanks Kylie for letting me arrange flowers & foliage from your gorgeous garden.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
It was lovely meeting you & David, thank you for taking the time to write a review and of course for choosing to stay at Owen River Lodge. The team and I hope to see you here again next season.
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Helen K wrote a review Feb 2021
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My husband was looking for a place to go to stay for a few days that provided him with a great place to fish but would suit myself (who doesn't fish). He spotted Owen River Lodge (who was running a Kiwi Special Rates) 2 nights/1 day guided fishing. On very short notice(around 9pm, Saturday night of Waitangi weekend)he contacted the Lodge and Felix (owner) couldn't have been more helpful and was able to accommodate for us to come next day. Owen River Lodge is situated in the most lovely setting on the edge of the Owen River. Great views of the river from the Lodge itself and the rooms. When we arrived in the afternoon, it was lovely and hot and Felix suggested there was a good swimming hole to go in to cool off - was awesome. I can't say enough how wonderful the service, food (provided by Ryan, their on-site chef), and how lovely the room was. The room was spotless, bed super comfy. My husband’s fishing day arrived and the guide assigned was great. He had a marvellous experience, catching fish, getting tips on his casting techniques when he asked for advice from Adam (guide). Our whole stay was relaxing, food awesome, hospitality provided by Felix and Kylie couldn't have been more welcoming. Would recommend this place without a doubt and will look forward to returning in the near future.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you for your lovely review Helen, the team and I hope to see you & Brian here again soon
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katiepie25 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
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Wow, what an amazing stay we had at Owen River Lodge! Felix and Kylie are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble and Ryan's cuisine is divine! I would definitely spend 3 nights here even if I wasn't fishing. The location is idyllic - river, farm, native bush, flower gardens. There is also plenty to do aside from fishing - walks, swimming in the water hole, soaking in the jacuzzi, having a relaxing massage and reading books on the porch. St Arnaud and stunning Lake Rotoiti are also nearby. Our fishing guide, Chris, was super helpful and knowledgeable. The fish on this occasion were very spooky, but Chris' expertise got us onto some good size browns and we had several shots (including a good hook up!) at some nice trout in beautiful surroundings. Thank you Felix and team for a wonderful escape. We would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 4 Feb 2021
Thank you for your very kind words Kate. It was a delight to meet you & Steve, the team and I look forward to your return visit. The wild brown trout will be waiting and hopefully a little more willing !
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KeelyM wrote a review Oct 2020
18 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here and got the warmest hospitality from Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Indi. Nothing was too much trouble and lots of great recommendations were given to us non-fishing folk. Immaculate suite thanks to the wonderful housekeeping team. Absolutely would recommend ORL and we look forward to returning. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you Keely for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and thank you for planning a return stay with us. We look forward to see you & Bruce in April
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Laundry-Mistress Jacqui wrote a review Oct 2020
Marlborough Region, New Zealand12 contributions8 helpful votes
Just returned home after a weekend stay at Owen River Lodge. A wonderful weekend made up of relaxing with a good book, a couple of walks, being spoilt with amazing food, many coffees and some great gins. Hubby enjoyed the fly fishing, so all happy. A great place to escape to for a short break. Thanks so much Felix, Kylie, Ryan & Indi the dog.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you Jacqui for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted you & Scott enjoyed your time at Owen River Lodge and hope to see you here again in the not too distant future
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Frequently Asked Questions about Owen River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Owen River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Owen River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Owen River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Owen River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Owen River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Owen River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Owen River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.