Overview of The Lodge

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4.1/5 Very Good
92 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

Popular LocationBlack Diamond Safaris8 min walk
Popular LocationMethven Golf Club17 min walk
Popular LocationRakaia Gorge13 min drive
AirportAshburton (ASG)31 min drive

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  • Standard King Room

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Large Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Studio

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area


Located in Methven, The Lodge is in a rural location. While the natural beauty of Rakaia Gorge and Awa Awa Rata Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Mount Hutt Skifield. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing and snowboarding.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Black Diamond Safaris - 8 min walk
  • Methven Golf Club - 17 min walk
  • Rakaia Gorge - 13 min drive
  • Awa Awa Rata Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Washpen Falls - 81 min drive


  • Crossroads — 1 min walk

About this property

The Lodge

4-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
This inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a business centre. Free continental breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, conference space, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 18 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee.
The Lodge offers 18 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and shared/communal kitchens. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
This Methven inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Family friendly

Free cots/infant beds


Free newspapers in reception
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Ski equipment hire
Ski storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Conference space (807 square feet)


BBQ grill(s)
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities


Free cots/infant beds


Free toiletries
Toilet paper


40-inch TV
Digital channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle
Free tea bags/instant coffee
Mini fridge
Shared kitchen access


Free newspapers
Individually decorated



Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

We should mention

One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Lodge Methven

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Lodge?
As of 5 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Lodge on 15 Jun 2020 start from NZ$108, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this inn located?
Situated in the mountains, this inn is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Rakaia Gorge and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Awa Awa Rata Reserve. Mount Hutt Skifield and Washpen Falls are also within 25 mi (40 km).

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Being so close to the town of methven was a great bonus as you can pArk for free at the lodge and explore the town for supplies or a pub crawl , try many restaurants .... I ended up eating both nights an the 'crossroads ' as its the bar and restaurant part of the Lodge and both nights they delivered great food . Jan the lady that checked me in was a Gem .👍 The girls in the restaurant and bar also Were helpful and friendly . I would definitely be comming back to stay here again . Cheers

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A comfortable stop over on a long drive god facilities friendly staff in a great small town

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Handy location in the centre of Methven, pub with meals also at the motel. Nice spacious room.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019