My husband and I stayed at Silverpine last month while on a one-month vacation in New Zealand (escaping the cold Chicago winter). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone. We stayed at some high-end lodges during our holiday, and Silverpine was our clear favorite! There were numerous reasons why - the stunning location (post-card like views of Lake Hawea and the mountains that take your breath away), the warm and sincere hospitality from Mike and Sue, the beautiful rooms (I loved everything about it, including the great smelling lotions and soaps in the bathroom), and of course the cute dogs!
Sue and Mike went above and beyond for us during our stay. They made us tasty lunches to take on our daily hikes, were there with drinks when we returned, gave great recommendations on area attractions, and dined with us several times, allowing us to get to know them. One of my favorite meals was breakfast on a particularly sunny and beautiful morning when we woke up to see that they had set up breakfast for us outside, so that we could enjoy the weather and view. Speaking of the food - it was excellent, as was their wine selections. We stayed three nights, but wish we would have stayed more. This is definitely a place where they get all the details right - making stays very special and enjoyable for guests. We look forward to a future stay!