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Heartland Lodge
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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
1 review
“Best B&B Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Best B&B ever. Delightful hosts, clean, comfortable, spacious accommodations, wonderful food. Mary and Jim "go the extra mile" while having fun. No request is too much to ask. I accidentally left something of value in my room the day we left. They tracked us down, and when it became apparent that we could not return to collect it, they gladly mailed it to me in the US. I will be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

We had two nights here, and were made to feel so welcome, we felt part of the family.drinks on the patio, lift into town, the famous Anzac biscuits - nothing was too much trouble.
Highly recommended!
Jim and Mary are wonderful hosts.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

What a wonderful place to stay in New Zealand. Mary and Jim made us feel at home. We truly enjoyed their hospitality. The room was comforatable and clean. The meals were delicious. So much nicer than a hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a two night stay at the Heartland Lodge to break our return to Christchurch from Te Anau and to explore Mt Cook and the surrounding area. On arrival our reception was both warm and friendly, and we were immediately made to feel at home. Our room was beautifully appointed and the thoughtful, open plan arrangements downstairs encourage guests to relax, mingle and enjoy a glass of wine in the company of their hosts Mary and Jim. It is easy to forget you are staying in a hotel; the experience is more akin to being welcomed into the family of newly made friends. We chose to dine out in the evening and after enjoying the sumptuous breakfast, cooked to perfection by Mary, this was probably a mistake. Thankfully, there is still much for us to explore in the area, providing the perfect excuse to return; not that we really need one. Mary and Jim have created something very special at Heartland Lodge. The ease with which they provide for your every need and their attention to detail belies the hard work they put into ensuring you will enjoy the perfect stay. Many thanks to Mary and Jim and we look forward to enjoying your company again in the very near future.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Our two night stay at the Heartland Lodge was our favourite in the whole of our holiday in NZ. Jim and Mary made us so welcome that we felt part of the family. The breakfasts were awesome. On our last morning Jim loaned me some of his fishing tackle so that I could try my hand at NZ trout. On my return at about 10:00am Jim made a wonderful breakfast for a weary but elated fisherman - how's that for service!!
The accommodation at Heartland Lodge is really spacious and comfortable, with guests being able to share their large lounge area in an evening.
Twizel & Heartland Lodge are a great stopping off point between Queenstown and Christchurch, but more importantly it is a very useful base for exploring the Mount Cook mountain area and has a good choice of restaurants. For Fishermen it is a must for wilderness trout fishing. Thoroughly recommended and we will go back again for fishing and walking. Many thanks to Mary & Jim.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We chose this retreat as an half way point from Christchurch to Queenstown and were not disappointed with the first class reception we received. On arrival to the lodge we had homemade cookies. There were only three members of our party, but the lodge had enough room for at least another three. The lodge is so peaceful and quiet and we had the best sleep of all our nights of our travels. We had a home cooked breakfast on our first morning, which offered cereal, full cooked breakfast, toast, fruit yoghurt and croissants with homemade jams (outstanding). Jim and Mary could not have made our stay any better, we would definitely recommend this lodge, perfection.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

This is an excellent run by two lovely people Jim and Mary. Twisle is situated close the the magnificent mountain scenery of Mt Cook so the Lodge serves as a wonderful place to relax after a hard day enjoying the many outdoor activities that are possible in the area. Nothing is too much trouble for this couple and they are well equipped to give advice on the local attractions of the area. Mary's breakfasts are worth the visit alone and one can dine in or bookings made to good local restaurants. Jim loves to chat. He enjoys the outdoor life. He has good local knowledge of the local attractions. Fishing guides can be arranged and advice on walks or cycling paths given. I would highly recommend this facility as a wonderful place to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent with views. Families would like the convenience of the adjacent independent...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Heartland Lodge

Property: Heartland Lodge
Address: 19 North West Arch, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Heartland Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heartland Lodge is purpose built bed and breakfast accommodation. The rooms in the lodge are all spacious, with full sized ensuite bathrooms with spa baths. ... more   less 
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