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Birds Ferry Lodge

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Stayed recently in the Ferrymans Cottage. What a fabulous place! So private. Alison and Andre were most accommodating and friendly, sharing their slice of paradise with us. The twin outdoor baths were a favourite! Alisons meals were delicious and generous. Fantastic massage, cant say enough, go there and experience it!

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

Mapua
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stayed here with my sister on our South Island road trip. This was our first stop and a very welcoming one too! We stayed in the Ferryman's cottage which was self contained and very private. The views were lovely and the surrounding grounds beautifully landscaped with the ducks as were our very own live entertainment. Alison and Andre made...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Alison and Andre Gygax, M&M

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a very pleasant one night stop at Birds Ferry Lodge. We felt very spoilt with both a beautifully appointed room and run of the expansive lounge/dining area. Alison and Andre got the balance right between being available to chat and fill us in on their property and the local area and leaving us to enjoy...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Christchurch
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We stopped in here for one night on a South Island trip and wish we could have stayed longer. A real remote location with amazing views, the perfect place to unwind. Andre and Alison were great hosts with lots of local knowledge they are happy to share. The only thing I would do different is stay 2 nights. Thanks a...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2013

What a great location. We had Ferryman's Cottage. This is a totally self contained cottage, with no other habitation within view. It has views across the valley to the sea, and in the other direction landscaped gardens with small lake. The cottage has an exceptionally well equipped kitchen including washing machine/dryer and only place we stayed which had proper (Italian)...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Philadelphia
Reviewed 14 April 2013

My husband and I stayed for one night as we drove down the west coast of the South Island. The cottage was absolutely charming - high end amenities and a rustic decor which fit the location. The kitchen was well stocked. When we arrived, our ready-to-heat dinner was in the fridge, with a freshly baked loaf of bread on the...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is a very special residence somewhat isolated near Westport. It had all the usual features you would expect in the best lodges including every possible piece of best quality linen and furniture. Our bedroom was good although somewhat eccentric. It was really a suite. There was a small but comfortable lounge off which led the bedroom, a bathroom with...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 1 April 2013

My wife and I had a delightful if brief visit here during our honeymoon tour of NZ. The ready-to-heat meal option is great for accommodating a late evening arrival, and the setting is delightful to arrive to! The cottage is exactly as advertised, and quite wonderful. You wont' be disappointed by the food in the evening or morning, amazing!

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

Harwich
Reviewed 30 March 2013

My husband and I stayed here a couple of years ago for one night during a motorcycle tour of the South Island. The reason for leaving a review now is that, despite travelling widely for business and leisure, we are STILL recounting our stories of this as simply the worst place we have ever stayed. Apart from being made to...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Wow is this for real? Andre and alison are stunned by this. We pride ourselves on our hosting skills and any one reading our many positive reviews can see this for themselves. We also pride ourselves on the high standard of food available by prior reservation. To arrive without a dinner reservation may indeed result in disappointment. The price for...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We had a wonderful, but quick stay at Birds Ferry Lodge. Alison and Andre are wonderful hosts. We were so happy that we chose to have Alison's homemade dinner. It was exceptional! The breakfast, with homemade muffins, was also amazing! They grow/produce much of the ingredients used in her cooking. Andre's pride in their home was obvious when we asked...

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Hello again from birds Ferry Lodge - Andre and Alison are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for posting a review.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Birds Ferry Lodge where you will enjoy a wilderness location just North of Punakaiki. This modern and stylish solid timber lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with baths & balconies with superb mountain, bush and ocean views. The Self-contained cottage "Ferry Man’s Cottage" in its own private garden is perfect for couples seeking privacy or families needing space for children to run. The twin garden baths with hot piped water are a popular ‘kiwiana’ feature! On-site masseuse and day spa. Alison enjoys sourcing local fish and lamb for use in the Lodge kitchen. We grow almost all of the fresh produce used in the kitchen in our 1 hectare vegetable garden along with our own free range eggs from very happy chickens. Be sure to book a dinner which will be a highlight of your stay! FREE WIFI. Nearby are Norwest Adventures, Charleston where you can explore ancient limestone caves and see millions of glow worms. Stay 2 nights to enjoy 10% off the price of this tour. Also nearby is Tauranga Bay where you can view one of New Zealand’s large fur seal colonies and enjoy a scenic cliff top walk to the light house. Stay 2 nights & enjoy a complimentary tailor made local tour with Andre as well as a reduced tariff. NEW for 2011/12 is the "Denniston Experience" which is a short drive from Birds Ferry Lodge. This is a guided trip into a historic coal mine and is outstanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birds Ferry Lodge

Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $272 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Being a true lodge, all rooms should be god.”
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“Get the Ferryman's House if you can”
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“The Ferryman's Cottage is worth it but the lodge is nice as well.”
Producto1, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The private cabin is the way to go!! Remarkable!!”
beverlys664, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cottage, the outdoor baths and the extra privacy are so worth it!”
542trevl, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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