Overlooking the Hawea basin in a sheltered well established rural setting, Mount Maude lodge provides bed and breakfast accommodation with a two bedroomed guest wing.

Surrounded by the peaks and mountains of the Southern Alps it is a peaceful, private environment where guests can truly relax, close to Lakes Hawea and Wanaka.

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Meet the local family behind Mount Maude Country Lodge

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We have been fortunate to have had some fantastic guest come and stay at Mount Maude Country Lodge and by the sound of it we think they have enjoyed their experience as well. This is a small selection of comments guests have made:

  • "Your house is beautiful and we can’t thank you enough for welcoming us to it. We will miss playing with Gem a lot! Thank you." The Warta Family - US
  • "The place is one of the best one’s in the world!! Our hosts are so friendly, like a family, the atmosphere is very warm here. We enjoyed it so much. Also the plums! We hope to come back soon." Suzanne & Ralph – Germany
  • "The nicest b+b we have stayed in, it’s just a wonderful house. Thanks a lot." Susanne & Carlo - Italy
  • "We traveled the whole West Coast stopping a various places and Mt Maude Lodge was by far the best." Stephen - January 2018
  • "Thank you John, Trish & family for letting us share your little slice of paradise. So clean, well equipped and friendly. Would like to stay longer but alas off to ‘Twizzel’ (our joke) now." Sharon and Dave - England
  • ‘"Absolutely fabulous! An absolutely amazing experience! Lodge was perfect, so were the hosts. Lots of space and privacy and you can see by the details that every effort is taken to make the stay very comfortable! A must go if you’re in the area!Amazing place and kiwi hospitality. You can’t beat that!"
  • "The clearest of night stars, softest towels, generous swirls of butter and friendly and informative hosts. A wonderful stopover." Roger & Naiomi - Australia
  • "A wonderful stay and thanks a lot to Oli!" Monica & Hans - Germany
  • "A really enjoyable stay, so peaceful and beautiful. Very welcoming couple and a lovely dog. Thank you and will hopefully return." Leah & Frank - GB
  • "Great house in a great location. Many thanks for your hospitality" Juliette & Will - England
  • "What an absolutely wonderful night! It was the best night’s sleep we can remember in a long time. This was by far our favourite place to stay during our trip in NZ and would loved to have stayed forever if we could. Thank you." Josh and Liz - San Diego
  • "Thanks so much, what a gem of a place. Always remember you!" John & Ann - UK
  • "We enjoyed our stay in your wonderful house with its beautiful surroundings. Thank you for hospitality and help". Inga and Karl - Germany
  • ‘We have traveled many countries. I think that this is the best B&B I’ve visited yet. I really loved staying at this B&B. And will be an unforgettable memory for my wife and me. … forever Because we saw many Stars were twinkling in the night sky. Really friendly and helpful owner. The room was very clean and bed was so comfortable. Located by outside Wanaka, but just only 5 min by car.’
  • 'John and Trish are the best hosts we’ve stayed with. We learnt so much about NZ from them and they showed us how much magic you could work on the house. The house is filled with the fresh smell of roses and lavender, all freshly plucked from their gardens. The beds are wonderfully comfortable. Our 7 year old boy was also very intrigued by the cherry picking experience. The house is also located amidst the wonders of NZ nature. Definitely highly recommended!' Diana - December 2017
  • 'Dear John & Trish, Merry Xmas to you and your family. Thanks for receiving us on this holiday n your beautiful house and spoiling us with views, hospitality and luxury. What a view to wake up to. At home we specialize in flat lands. So we are enjoying every vertical metre of this area. The heli-ride to Siberia valley and jet-boat adventure on the Wilkin exceeded all expectations as did the quality of the food at Relishes in Wanaka. Thanks Trish for the tip. We will remember this haven of peace and tranquility.’ Daniel, Joachim & Maarten - Belgium
  • "Great stay, friendly hosts, incredible views." Dan & Ana - NZ
  • 'Trish and John greeted us and were very sociable and very helpful giving us suggestions for places to eat and visit. Accommodation was first class and very comfortable for the two nights we stayed. Breakfast was a superb continental meal and set us up for the day. We were made to feel like one of the family and a good start to our week away. Exceptional value.' Barbara - April 2017
  • "A hard thing about travelling, you sometimes have to leave a place you actually feel at home at." 2.5 guys from Germany
  • " John was the best host, so easy to talk to and very hospitable! The bed was super comfortable and the shower was fantastic. Great location, would definitely return and stay again. For longer the next time!"
  • "A Warm and Inviting Country Home. Felt like we were part of the family. John was a wonderful host and the property was amazing. Enjoyed the company and did not want to leave."