Owen River Lodge is located in the Owen Valley near Murchison, in the Nelson Lakes district of the South Island of New Zealand. The lodge sits on the bank of the Owen River among sixteen acres of gardens and farmland. With almost a kilometre of river frontage, it is an ideal location for a quick practise before you venture out with your fishing guide or for that quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise.
To ensure absolute privacy for guests, there are six guest cottage suites in the lodge gardens. Each cottage suite comes complete with wonderful views of the river, the valley and the mountains beyond. All cottages have an open, airy, contemporary feel with king-size, double-beds or twin-beds and en-suite facilities, air conditioning, ironing facilities, a hair dryer, a mini bar, a safe etc. There is plenty of room to relax and spread out as well as to store your fishing gear. Spacious verandas provide a perfect location to relax in the late afternoon and evening.
The main lodge building includes the dining-room, a lounge, a sitting room, a lodge shop, a fly-tying area and, of course, the bar. Among the lodge facilities, there is a dedicated massage-room and an outdoor jacuzzi/spa where you can relax after a day on the river.
One of the guest lounge rooms is equipped with Cable TV, a DVD player and a Notebook PC for you to check emails etc. If you need to stay 'plugged in', the WiFi wireless network with satellite-delivered broadband is accessible from all guest suites as well as in the main lodge building.
The food at Owen River Lodge is simply stunning, cooked from the very best of fresh, locally-sourced produce, much of which is picked from the lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden. Bookings includes all meals, beer, house wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Owen River Lodge is set up primarily as a fly fishing destination, however, for the non-angler there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, from hiking and hill-walking to spa treatments.
WIFI is available in the lodge.