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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
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Free breakfast
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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
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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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ardenmac wrote a review Oct 2020
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In the beautiful, tranquil surrounds of the Owen river valley, our Casting for recovery group was generously hosted by Felix and Kylie. The cottage room was spacious, the bed was so comfy and the bathroom was spacious and well designed. In the main lodge, the lounge is comfortable and ideal for smaller groups. The dining area enjoys panoramic views and seated us all together. The gardens are lush, beautiful and informal. The spa- private and idyllic in its quiet surrounds. The care and attention we received was amazing and the food was divine. Thank you for the ‘take home’ beautiful flowers Kiely. Thank you Felix for a very special experience. What a location to discover the pleasures/ challenges of fly fishing!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2020
I am humbled that so many of last weekends participants of the Casting for Recovery have taken the time to write such wonderful reviews. So its I that should be thanking you !
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Hundalee219 wrote a review Oct 2020
South Zealand, Denmark44 contributions11 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to spend 2 days at this wonderful lodge run by owners Felix and Kylie. The warm friendly welcome, the superbly comfy rooms, the fabulous food and the generosity of Felix, Kylie and the rest of their team was truly remarkable. We learned the basics of fly fishing how to set up a rod and casting, then set off to fish the rivers around the lodge. The area is beautiful and wild with lots of bird life, wekas and shining cuckoos to name 2. I hope I will return in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The Casting for Recovery retreat weekend is the highlight of my season. This is the 8th year we have donated the lodge to this very worthy charity and it fills my heart with joy.
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Marian Rob G wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautiful place to spend a weekend. Beautiful quiet spot. Amazing food, lovely wine. Felix and Kylee are wonderful generous hosts and Chef Ryan is a master. Sadly the fish weren't biting but the experience was wonderful.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 12 Oct 2020
This is the 8th year we have donated the lodge to the Casting for Recovery charity. Its a wonderful organisation, completely run by volunteers who do a wonderful job allowing women fighting breast cancer to be pampered, network and learn the basics of fly fishing.
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RRaue wrote a review Apr 2020
Carlsbad, California28 contributions16 helpful votes
What a special spot! We were warmly greeted by Felix and Kylie. This was our friend’s repeat visit and they had been raving about the Lodge for several years. We weren’t disappointed. Our room was beautiful, the food was outstanding, and the fishing experience was incredible. Kylie was so patient in giving me some casting lessons. We only wish we had more experience with the sport. We look forward to returning with more experience to catch those very sneaky fish. Thank you all for a very fun new experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 24 Apr 2020
It was a delight to meet you John and Roz. I'm glad you folks enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your very kind feedback ! The team and I hope to see you here again one fine day soon.
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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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