Arrowsmith Lodge

Mt Arrowsmith Station, Hakatere Lake Heron Road, Mid Canterbury
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Arrowsmith Lodge is lakefront accommodation with a backdrop of stunning mountain ranges located only 2 hours drive from Christchurch International Airport and just 40 minutes from Methven. This renovated former shearers’ quarters offers gorgeous accommodation for up to 10 people in the Mid Canterbury High Country, in the heart of the South Island, New Zealand. From the front lounge enjoy panoramic views across Lake Heron barely 20 metres away, and the magnificent surrounds of Mt Arrowsmith Station.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Sky TV
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

10 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Stunning lakefront luxury accommodation right in the heart of the Southern Alps. Located on a working high country station farming deer, cattle and of course merino sheep. Extensive bifold windows along the lounge open onto the front deck, so without even stepping outside you are drawn into nature. A more private deck at the back offers guests the choice of a secluded spa pool or BBQ area. Three bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms allow for a variety of sleeping arrangements. The lodge boasts top of the line furnishings including a leather lounge suite, 42 inch television, Sky TV and internet. Kayaks are kept at the lodge, and mountain bike hire, fishing trips or horse riding expeditions can be arranged. Arrowsmith Lodge sleeps 10 with a selection of high quality bunk beds, linen and bedding provided. Why Bunks? Because the building was originally the shearers’ quarters, the sleeping areas are not huge. However clever design has resulted in bedrooms that are not only functional, but extremely comfortable. The beds are not your standard bunk beds, being wider than usual and featuring top quality mattresses, linen and bedding. You will be pleasantly surprised by how comfortable these beds are and the adjoining spacious, modern bathrooms feature high quality showers, basins, WCs, heated towel rails and heat lamps. Lake Heron is renowned for its secluded fishing spots. As the largest of the four lakes that make up the Ashburton Lakes, it’s also a remote and spectacular wildlife area. You may be lucky enough to spot a rare Southern Crested Grebe, one of New Zealand’s endangered birds, or some of the other native birdlife that flock to this area. If birdwatching isn’t a passion, kayaking the lake or walking through the spectacular tussock land will give you that wilderness experience. There are row boats, kayaks available for your use while staying at Arrowsmith Lodge.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Stunning lake front high country lodge - Get away from it all at Arrowsmith Lodge and sample the best the high country has to offer; fishing, kayaking, hunting, tramping, mountain biking or just breathing in fresh air amongst a stunning mountain environment. The lodge boasts top of the line furnishings including a leather lounge suite, 42 inch television, Sky TV and internet (if you must:)


Average Rating: 5
49 total reviews

Yassmin Kharoubi
Wow, what an incredible stay! From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the hospitality and view. The space itself was clean, beautiful, and equipped with more than everything we needed for a comfortable stay. All the appliances were up to date, which is rare in holiday homes, could probably do with a quick wipe down but still better than most. The attention to detail was evident in every corner of the apartment, from the matching and clean bedding to the fully stocked kitchen. We especially loved going from an adventure canoeing on the lake, to warming up in the spa. Beyond the impeccable accommodation, our host went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience, with the house being heated upon arrival, they cared about our comfort and enjoyment during our stay. The location was also perfect – you can not beat those views, make sure to take all your cameras, we could not get enough. We can't recommend this holiday home highly enough and will definitely be returning in the future with a bigger group. Thank you for an amazing stay!
Arrowsmith Lodge is an amazing place to stay. Views to die for, a fabulously equipped house. Warm, comfortable with a wonderful kitchen/living room looking straight out onto the lake. We'll definitely be back.
Dave And Kris Burridge
Absolutely fab once again.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$200 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
All year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
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