Snow Denn Lodge

Private Lodge, Family and Backpackers Lodge 



Winter 2020

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 12:25 AM

Hello fellow travellers and friends of Snow Denn Lodge 

I hope you are all enjoying the freedom that New Zealand has to offer at present and taking the time to explore our beautiful country. We are so spoilt by the magnificent scenery that is right on our back door step so make sure if you haven't already you take the time to get out and about and see what people travel half way across the world to see yet could be 5 minutes down the road from you!!! 

Winter 2020 is in full swing now and we have just enjoyed a very busy and full school holidays. We had lots and lots of wonderful families, backpackers, single travellers and couples stay with us so far this winter and we still have plenty more of you booked in to stay with us over the coming months. 

Mt Hutt has had a bumper of a start to its season and is now in full swing with plenty of staff and lots of snow for you all to enjoy. 

We have been loving the atmosphere at the lodge. The warmth from the fires roaring everyday and the fun, laughter and friendships that have been made and had have made us so proud of the lodges we have built and the atmosphere that is created in them each day. We have also had great joy from hearing all your wonderful reviews of Snow Denn Lodge so please keep the reviews coming. Share us, like us on Facebook and write reviews on your favourite review pages. Its one of the best ways to show other people how amazing Snow Denn Lodge is so that other people can enjoy our lodge just like you have. 

So, looking forward Mt Hutt is planning to stay open untill their regular closing date, that means just about 3 more months of skiing and snowboarding at Mt Hutt. Epic! 

If you haven't already had a chance to have a break and visit Snow Denn Lodge then give us a call or email and get your bookings in now. 

We look forward to see you all 

Safe Travels 

Laura and Tim  

The Great Snow Denn Lodge Cookbook

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 4:55 AM

This lockdown has given me so much time to think of ideas for Snow Denn Lodge and this one has to be one of my favourite ideas so far mainly because I've had so much time to research and spend time in the kitchen baking, cooking and planning this idea.

I've always wanted to create a recipe book and as I look through mine so many are cookbooks from various chefs and countries from around the world but I am always looking for new ones but also I love seeing what people create while cooking at Snow Denn Lodge so I thought why not combined the two and create The Great Snow Denn Lodge Cookbook.

So I have got a beautiful book that will be in the kitchen for you to write down and share your favourite recipe along with a section to write a little bit about yourself and your story.

And together we can create a book that not only guests at the lodge can read through and add to but also provide them with inspiration for their time in the Snow Denn Lodge kitchen.

Now I do understand there are guests who have stayed with us and would love to contribute to this and I would hate for you to miss out so if you want to share your recipe with us and future guests then just send your favourite recipe and a little blurb about yourself in a private message and we will add to the book.

I look forward to hearing from you if you have stayed with us in the past two years.

Together lets create, cook and inspire!!

Welcome to Snow Denn Lodge!

Posted on November 24, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Tim and Laura here!

Welcome everyone to Snow Denn Lodge’s new website and blog!

We have created this new website and blog so we can connect with you, share travel tips, updates and our journey. We look forward to your visit and having you enjoy your stay in our private lodge or backpackers.

In May 2018 we purchased the lodge and headed straight into a busy winter. While hosting new and returning guests we were able to upgrade some of the rooms and look forward to more refurbishments of the two lodges during summer time. We both love outdoor activities and are more than happy to share our recommendations to start your next adventure in and near Methven!

You will see both of us doing the day to day running of the lodges. We love meeting and interacting with guests and doing all we can to make everyone’s stay one to remember. The fire is always burning in the morning and during the cooler days and everyone always has a comfy bed to enjoy.

We have a few members of the team whose mains jobs are to get as much attention as possible.

Coast our Vizsla x Short Hair Pointer, she is super shy but can often be found manning the office watching out the window waiting for guests to arrive. And there's Cindy the Jack Russell who will sometimes be found roaming around the lodge looking for pats. She loves checking the kitchens making sure no crumbs are left behind! She can be a bit shy at first but really loves any attention she can get.

Thank you to all those who have stayed with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and hope you have had a great stay. There are a lot of exciting times ahead for these lodges and we welcome future guests with open arms!

We can’t wait to have you stay with us and enjoy what Snow Denn Lodge and Methven have to offer!