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4 Admiral Road Gladstone, Wairarapa, Masterton 5883 New Zealand
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#1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Masterton
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The Summit Lodge, Gladstone provides purpose built, boutique, rural accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests in a private wing of the lodge. Each guest room has ensuite facilities and a private patio as well as heat pump/air con. Pillow-top super king/twin single beds and quality linen. A large lounge is available exclusively for guest use and the Lodge offers wifi access throughout. Beautiful views of large gardens and rolling hills, alpacas to meet, cats as well as a Labrador dog. Cooked and continental breakfast options with home baked bread, home toasted muesli, fresh fruit, espresso coffee/teas, free range eggs and locally cured bacon. Dinners available with notice featuring local, seasonal produce; served dinner-party style. Single storey and wheelchair accessible, Child-free. Close to several wineries, golf courses and many other Wairarapa attractions. 15 Min drive to Masterton and Carterton and 20 mins to Greytown and Martinborough. Local country inn, 3km.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand films
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
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Yashar wrote a review Dec 2020
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My wife and I stayed in the lodge for a night to celebrate my wife's birthday. We enjoyed the peacefulness of Gladstone area and the lodge. Unfortunately we could not use the spa since it was shut due to COVID. Having said that, there were plenty of relaxing leisurely activities in the gardens (including the Lamas) that time flew so fast. The host booked us a seat in Gladstone Inn with complimentary transport. The hosts were welcoming and very sociable. The rooms were tidy and inviting. I would recommend anyone who has not been to Gladstone area to pay a visit and stay in this lovely place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Thanks Yashar for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Tracey & Jim
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Terence G wrote a review Aug 2020
Whanganui, New Zealand210 contributions69 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights enjoying the lodge to ourselves.We loved the complimentary breakfasts and a lamb dinner with sticky date pudding on our last evening.The lodge is set in gardens with areas sit stroll or sit and relax.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Tracey O'Callaghan, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you Terry - we very much enjoyed hosting you both Tracey & Jim
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liniowa wrote a review Mar 2020
Iowa City, Iowa29 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Summit Lodge on our way to Wellington. We had a beautiful room. It was spacious and everything about it was comfy. We were served wonderful breakfasts. They have a list of foods to eat for breakfast- everything you can imagine. You could order all of them!! We also contracted to have our dinners with them. We were served fantastic food and had great conversation. Tracey and Jim are excellent, interesting hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review.....we enjoyed our dining conversations too! Always fun putting the world to rights over food and wine,hearing different views and learning from guests! Tracey & Jim
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Vicky O wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband and I treated ourselves to an overnight stay for our 40th wedding anniversary. We had the accessible room due to my physical disability and found it very good. The bathroom worked very well and having the wet area shower just makes life so much easier, lovely fluffy towels too. The bed was very comfortable and having the heat pump kept the room lovely and cool overnight. The food was outstanding, we had a most enjoyable evening meal with two other guests and our delightful hosts Jim and Tracey. I thoroughly enjoyed the continental breakfast, including delicious homemade muesli. My husband very much enjoyed the cooked breakfast. Great coffee too. We spent time in the spa which was very nice. Tracey and Jim were wonderful hosts, they made us feel very welcome. We had a very enjoyable stay and have recommended it to our family and friends. We certainly hope to return at some stage
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your review, Vicky - loved meeting you and Gary. Jim and I love hosting, sharing our piece of paradise and making sure your stay is enjoyable. It is lovely to be appreciated! Thank you! We so hope to see you again in the future Tracey & Jim
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Ian wrote a review Nov 2019
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Idyllic location. Peaceful yet close to wineries and local Towns. Great hosts who made you feel welcome and involved to the extent you wanted. We had a really wonderful meal with them for the first night of our stay together with a wine accompaniment for each course. Included terrific cooked breakfasts, which were a great start to the day. We were fortunate to have the whole guest wing to ourselves but even had other guests been there it would still have been great.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: We had the western end room but all guests room looked great with their own private outdoor area.
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2019
thank you for your review - lovely to have you stay here and celebrate you special occasion with us! Hope to see you again in the future some time Tracey & Jim
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wasp07 wrote a review Mar 2019
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions45 helpful votes
The lodge owners made you feel welcomed and the room with en-suite was very pleasant. The owners were very helpful making a booking for dinner at the local Gladstone pub. Breakfast was great, providing an opportunity to meet the other guests. Recommend as a great place to unwind within a rural setting.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2019
Thank you for your review - so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again Tracey & Jim
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Brig2512 wrote a review Feb 2019
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
This was a great weekend away for our anniversary. We stayed Friday & Saturday night and were lucky enough to be the only guests staying during that time, so had the common area lounge and outdoor spa to ourselves. However, the layout of the house means even if it was fully booked, you would still have peace and privacy. Our room was well appointed with a large comfy bed, quality bathroom and access directly outdoors. A heatpump was handy for AC on one of the quite hot nights. The lounge has a million DVDs, music, boardgames, and supplies for hot drinks (with homemade bikkies), a fridge and glasses for wine. There's also a petanque court and lots of exploring to be done in the gardens. The food was exceptional - breakfasts included a continental starter, followed by cooked breakfast (we had english brekky, pancakes, french toast), and proper coffee! We dined in for dinner on Saturday night which was very good food and value for money. And we enjoyed sitting under the starts drinking wine and spotting satellites racing by! Tracey and Jim were exceptional hosts, with great conversation, and we really enjoyed our stay with them. We'd definitely recommend them to friends or family and hopefully return ourselves.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for your review - makes it worthwhile to know guests enjoy their stay! By the way - Gimli is missing you!! The cats, Gimli in particular, love having cat-people stay. (Dexter too, because I think in his head he sees himself as a giant cat!!!) Tracey & Jim
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Mary Ellen W wrote a review Nov 2017
Napier, New Zealand212 contributions29 helpful votes
Enjoyed the relaxed country setting, excellent accommodation and good-humoured knowledgeable hosts. The dinner with home grown strawberries and man-fired creme brulee dessert was yummmmmm... Be artsy and check out the mounted photographs, demonstrating a steady hand, shape eye, and touch of soul. Thanks hosts.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Thank you Mary Ellen - so glad you enjoyed your stay - will pass on your comments to Jim re his creme brulee! Thank you also for your comments on my photos Tracey
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E&D Olsen wrote a review Sep 2017
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
We stayed at The Summit Lodge on an impromptu getaway from our busy Wellington lives, and it's hard to imagine how it could have been better. We were able to arrange pickup from the Carterton train station, and a ride into Masterton the following morning. We were spoiled as the only guests during our stay, but with a maximum of three rooms and six guests, it's easy to imagine finding seclusion when desired. Tracey and Jim are very accommodating hosts who struck a good balance between friendliness and discretion, engaging in genial conversation, but discretely retiring to give us privacy at dinner, in the evening, and at breakfast. They were willing and able to cater for our dietary preference (vegan), with a generously portioned delicious home cooked three course dinner, and good breakfast options. It was also nice to hear and see evidence of the lodge's commitment to environmental sustainability. The lodge itself is purpose built as a guesthouse, and it shows. Blending classic southern European and NZ styles with modern comforts, the lodge is charming and well appointed, and thankfully avoids leaning on the over used and rarely beneficial euphemism "rustic". The entrance foyer and kitchen where meals are served are big and welcoming (pictures don't quite do it justice). The rooms are cosy, clean and tidy, and have everything you'd expect at a premium level (air con, bath robes, good king bed, etc). The guest lounge is just like big home living room. There's a large (large!) catalogue of DVDs, and a home theatre setup with a decent sound system, putting the best "in room entertainment" to shame. We enjoyed our evening watching movies, munching on the snacks the left out for us and playing chess on their fancifully carved chess set (once you get to grips with which pieces are what!). Our only regrets are not staying longer, and not coming in summer; two matters we may well address!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 3 Oct 2017
Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review - it was a pleasure meeting you both and are so glad you enjoyed your break. When we set up the lodge we wanted to provide an environment where people felt comfortable and relaxed - so, great to know we succeeded! Hope to see you again when the weather warms up! Tracey & Jim
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Terry G wrote a review May 2017
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
Had another awesome weekend in this relaxing and luxurious Lodge. This is a perfect place for a getaway with lovely hosts, yummy food in wonderful surroundings. As they do not cater for children it is perfect for relaxation and time out. My friends and I love it and have already booked again for next year.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Room Tip: There are only 3 rooms in this Lodge, all are lovely
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Responded 3 Oct 2017
a belated thank you for your review! always good to see returning guests Tracey & Jim
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US$181 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaMasterton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Summit Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Summit Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Stonehenge Aotearoa (5.8 km), Carter Scenic Reserve (7.1 km), and Kahikatea Walk (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Summit Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Summit Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Summit Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Summit Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is The Summit Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.