Luxury Bed & Breakfast in a unique vineyard setting
Far from the madding crowds, in the heart of Marlborough’s wine district, you will find Straw Lodge Vineyard, and our very different straw-bale constructed homestead and Vineyard Suites — a very special place where rest, relaxation and rejuvenation awaits the discerning traveller.
Nestled amongst organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vines
Visible from each suite are glorious mountain ranges, behind which the sun sets in beautiful displays of rich colours. Before you retire to your cosy king size bed, bathe in our warm spa pool at night, and gaze up at the clear skies filled with a galaxy of stars. Each private suite has a lounge and en-suite bathroom.
Full sumptuous breakfast created from local produce
Rise at your leisure to a treat of a continental and/or cooked breakfast, created from home grown or locally produced foods of your choice. Then set out on our pedal bikes, take your own vehicle, or book a tour through the surrounding wineries. Internet use is free of charge, as are our golf clubs, DVDs, and a bottle of wine from our vineyard!
“Serene Sojourn in Marlborough”
Our first visit to Straw Lodge seven years ago had been truly magical. Our return was equally as memorable! Our accommodation was even better than we remembered. Peaceful, quiet well-insulated rooms with simply astounding views down through the vineyards with the range of hills in the background. Trudy, Barry and family are the perfect hosts with Trudy especially always available when we needed help ... Breakfasts were a special treat with Trudy's home made jams and baking a feature. It is impossible not to relax in such a setting...Definitely coming back!
Trudy and Barry are the most hospitable hosts and the facilities are excellent. We stayed for 2 days and wished it was longer. They have very good organic Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir wines which we sampled and ended up buying. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Sadly we only had one night here, far to short a time!
Beautiful accommodation with the most welcoming owners who catered for every need, and it really is the attention to detail that counts, and it shows. A very warm welcome with lovely goodies in the room. This little gem is perfectly situated for visiting the vineyards in Marlborough and a perfect relaxing base for a few days. The food was perfect, simply perfect as was the owners and their family. This would definitely be first choice when visiting Marlborough region again.
With pleasure we’re looking back at our stay at the Straw Lodge. Great hospitality, unique lodge, very tasty breakfast and a stunning view, made it one of our best memories of our New Zealand holiday. We really recommend this accommodation, but stay at least 2 nights because 1 night is definitely too short. Some day we hope to come back again.
“Wonderful Marlborough Experience”
We were visiting Marlborough for the vineyards and wineries. Straw Lodge is a small, intimate property located in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. Location is a close 5-10 minute drive to all major wineries. Our room was cozy yet efficiently designed. The host, Trudy, is wonderful and very charming.
“Beyond our expectations!”
Trudy and Barry are such tremendous hosts. It was like staying with family you enjoy, clean, great goodies and breakfast. They even gave great guidance for our local trips and next Australian journey! Thank you, thank you!
“Wine Lovers’ Delight”
The Straw Lodge is perfectly situated in the heart of the Marlborough wine region. We enjoyed a beautifully furnished, private and comfortable suite in the middle of a working vineyard. The vines were just a few paces from our patio. Trudy and Barry are charming and knowledgeable hosts, and they made our all-too-short stay a total pleasure....Many thanks! We wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back...Highly recommended...
“A little bit of heaven”
We had two nights at Straw Lodge after completing the Queen Charlotte Track. Trudy made us feel so welcome and had got in food for us to BBQ on our first evening as she guessed we would not want to go out to find a place to eat. On the second night she drove us to a local restaurant. The lodge is set in a vineyard with stunning views, comfortable rooms and Trudy provided a wonderful breakfast. We would love to visit again!
“Absolutely Fantastic Hospitality”
We stayed for just the one night which was definitely not long enough. The family were welcoming, the views and facilities fantastic and the wine and platter to due for. All in all a thoroughly recommended place not to miss!
By far the nicest place we stayed in New Zealand. Trudy and Barry were exceptional hosts in every way, and first rate cooks to boot. Straw lodge is a couple of big and super comfortable rooms on a working, organic vineyard in the heart of the Marlborough region. The vines are right outside the front door and you're free to wander around and ask lots of geeky questions about how the wine is made.
It's all about the personal touch here. From the handwritten welcome blackboard to the cake Trudy baked to help us celebrate my girlfriend's 30th birthday, we felt incredibly looked after here. They even gave us a parting gift of some home-baked fudge!
I honestly can't praise this place highly enough...
“Blissful Marlborough Stay”
My girlfriend and I stayed here when arriving to New Zealand. It was such a delight. Trudy and Barry were wonderful hosts to say the least. They greeted us with the most delicious fudge, a great sav. blanc, cherries and the cutest sign welcoming us.
When we walked to our room, we marveled in the amazing view of the vineyards and the more beautiful side of the mountains, including views of the range used on the Cloudy Bay label….
Trudy was so communicative prior to our stay and arranged two awesome wine tours for us as well as two fantastic dinners…
What a place! Perfect cottage, tranquil, peaceful and idyllic. With the vines surrounding you, you feel encapsulated in your own viniculture paradise. We enjoyed a wonderful BBQ surrounded by fresh fruit and washed down with some of the local produce. Trudy and Barry were wonderful and welcoming- even when I flooded the tumble dryer. A must stay... Cannot recommend enough.