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The Summit Lodge

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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
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
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Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
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
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 3 Oct 2017
a belated thank you for your review! always good to see returning guests Tracey & Jim
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Our family travelled up to the Masterton area for the 2017 balloon festival and because it kept getting rained on we needed to extend our stay. Most everything was booked but I found the Summit searching on my cellphone and started to make a reservation punching in a room for "2
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Response from Tracey011, Owner at The Summit Lodge
Responded 27 Apr 2017
I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and that you felt stressed. However, on our website and on all the websites we are listed on it is very clear that we do not cater for children. I was very surprised when you arrived to see two seven year old boys with you. When you phoned, a few hours prior to your arrival, you had clearly asked for 'A' room, not two or three and you had also specified a king size bed as against twin, at no point did you mention there were four of you wishing to share one double room. You even said, when you arrived, that you were aware of our child-free policy but you didn't mention your sons when booking. As we had four other guests in residents - all expecting a quiet, relaxing, child-free stay it did put us in a very difficult situation - this was not a win-win place to be. Either we agree to you and your children staying OR we compromise the stay and experience of our other guests. We are not actually set-up to cater for 8 guests for breakfast either as our maximum occupancy is 6! I agree, Jim did get agitated - delivering on his promise is very important to him, as is honesty. Both of these values, he felt, were compromised. As I told you, in 8 years you are the first to show up with children not expected. in cases where it is discussed in advance we do offer guests with children the option of booking the wing. I thought we had found a compromise in agreeing to accommodate you one night (there being nothing else available in the area due to the Balloon Festival and the fact that you didn't arrive until around 5.30pm), refunding the second night and finding you alternative accommodation for the second night. Believe me, you were not the only ones to have been stressed by this. You will see from all our other reviews that guests generally have a great stay. Tracey
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A well designed garden.
gorgeous room, complete with Dexter the lovable lab
Photo provided by managementThe Summit Lodge
All guest bedrroms can be configured as twin as well as super-king
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The Rimu Room, at the back with accessible bathroom
"There are only 3 rooms in this Lodge, all are lovely"
"All three rooms are great, one room has wet bathroom if wheelchair access is required"
"All rooms were excellent"
"All three rooms very much the same, private patios."
"Saw all the rooms - each one beautiful , with it's own private courtyard. The insulation and double glazing ensure absolute peace and quiet."
US$169 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaMasterton
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