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!
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.
Dennis, Eugenie and Julian — Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
“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!
Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
“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...
Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple - Lives in New Canaan, Connecticut
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...
Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple - Lives in London
“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!
Robin & Vicki - Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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.
Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
“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.
Stayed March 2014, travelled with family - from Tokyo, Japan
The guest accommodation comprises Vineyard Suites 1 & 2 which are both North facing and have glorious mountain views. They are located in a separate wing to the main house, with the vineyard’s Sauvignon Blanc vines coming right to the door.
Suite 1 has a King bed, and Suite 2 has a king/twin bed that can be converted into two single beds. Both Suites have a spacious lounge area with a double settee that can be converted into a comfortable double bed for extra guests. A portable cot is also available for both Suites.
Each Suite is private, but can be inter connected by the adjoining courtyards.
Our Vineyard suites are well equipped and have a spacious, open plan layout. There is a lounge area with a TV and DVD player. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, a refrigerator, a writing desk, a safe, a private entrance and courtyard areas.
The courtyards of these two suites can be inter-connected. There is an additional BBQ courtyard adjoining the suites and another covered BBQ area connected to the main house. Guests are welcome to use either of these.
Laundry facilities are available. Teas, coffee, fruit juice and toiletries are supplied, as is a complimentary bottle of our wine for you to enjoy during your stay!
A private outdoor spa and laundry facilities are provided, as well as golf clubs, and 6 mountain bikes. Free wifi is also on offer.
Straw Lodge Vineyard and Boutique Lodging
17 Fareham Lane, RD1, Blenheim
Marlborough, New Zealand
Landline: +64 3 572 9767
Mobile: +64 21 187 1594
Fax +64 3 572 9769