Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Straw Lodge

  • 17 Fareham La. Map It
  • Renwick


  • Genuine vineyard setting with vines running to the house
  • Free use of bikes with lots of river trails nearby
  • The owners also have a house in the Marlborough Sounds if you want a base to explore that area from


  • A 15-minute drive from town
  • Single-night surcharge
  • Closed June to August

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Down a quiet lane near the Wairau River, Straw Lodge is about as peaceful as it gets. The Qualmark five-star, Enviro Gold accommodation is located right on a working, certified organic vineyard. The main buildings are of solid straw-bale construction, making them extra quiet, warm in winter, and cool in summer. Start your day with breakfast under the grape-covered pergola overlooking the lodge's working vineyard, and end it with a hot tub soak under the stars, sipping the lodge's own excellent World's End vintage. A very comfy self-catering vineyard cottage is available if you prefer to do it yourself. There is a complimentary platter and wine tasting on arrival, also free bikes (including electric). Guests are welcome to join the family on the vineyard, should they wish.

Hotel Information


17 Fareham La., off Wairau Valley Rd., Renwick, Marlborough, 7271, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2 suites, cottage
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 10/27/2015

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