Four superbly decorated spacious en suite guest rooms are anchored by a central living room, dining area, kitchen and den. The colour palette is deliberately muted with elegant use of soft cream and caramel hues for the walls and bleached oak wooden parquet floors throughout. This all contributes to an ambience of calm restful relaxation within the Cottage.
The Cottage displays work by some of New Zealand’s foremost artists – Max Gimblet, Mervyn Taylor, Don Binney, Paul Dibble and Dick Frizell to name a few. The entire retreat is furbished generously with unique pieces chosen for their comfort, beauty and history – like the wonderful 1920s French oak chairs in the living room.
The en suite rooms all have super-king size beds, comfortable chairs for lounging and the romance of a fireplace in your bedroom.
Two of the guest suites face the river while the other two enjoy a beautiful private courtyard garden aspect. These gardens also feature one of the magnificent outdoor fireplaces that can be found tucked away within the environs of Huka Lodge.
Food, ambience and service was exquisite – and that river!
The bathrooms are beautifully appointed with twin basins, deep baths, separate showers and heated towel rails. The cathedral-style ceilings bathe the rooms in a high level of natural light. The floors are made from wood and all enjoy under-floor heating. Large and generous walk-through dressing rooms are adjacent to all of the bathrooms.
The Den has a workstation, computer, plasma screen television and DVD player, extremely comfortable leather chairs and a cosy fireplace complete the picture. A laundry service is also available with the Cottage.
A well-equipped kitchen is set up for use by guests or a personal chef, with butler service also available if required. Guests may choose to stay in or to wander over to the main Lodge and dine there. Guests at the Owner’s Cottage have use of all Huka Lodge facilities and services as a matter of course.
A large outdoor deck extends in a continuous line from the living room until it meets the amazing cantilevered infinity pool. The grounds within the Owner’s Cottage also feature a heated spa pool, outdoor furniture suitable for dining, sunbathing, reading or a quiet nap.
View Owner's Cottage Floor Plan here.
Owner's Cottage Rates 2015/2016
Please find listed below the Owner's Cottage rates. In all cases these prices quoted are in New Zealand dollars and exclude GST (Goods and Services Tax) of 15%.
Included in Rates
Though Owner's Cottage rates do vary according to the season they always include pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a gourmet five-course dinner – with the menu changing daily, and full country breakfast. Cottage guests have use of all Huka Lodge facilities at any time, however a standard bar is set up within their Cottage, butler service is available, as is a personal chef, should you choose to enjoy your meals within the privacy of the Owner's Cottage.
01 May ‒ 30 Sept. 2015
01 Oct. ‒ 14 Dec. 2015
15 Dec. 2015 – 31 Mar. 2016
|NZ$1,850 per person, per night||NZ$2,325 per person, per night||NZ$4,620* per person, per night|
|NZ$1,390 per person, per night||NZ$1,788 per person, per night||NZ$2,541* per person, per night|
|NZ$1,200 per person, per night||NZ$1,508 per person, per night||NZ$1,952* per person, per night|
|NZ$1,098 per person, per night||NZ$1,369 per person, per night
||NZ$1,697* per person, per night|
*A festive season surcharge of NZ$400 + GST per person, per night applies on 24 December 2015 (Christmas Eve), 26 December 2015 (Boxing Day), 31 December 2015 (New Year's Eve) and 01 January 2016 (New Year's Day). Festive season includes gifts, performances and entertainment, party decorations, French Champagne and fine wines, gourmet lunches and gala dinners, excursions and activities.
Please refer to our reservation policy for payment and other details.