Since discovering this haven 4 years ago after an awesome tramp up Mt Owen we always stay here when visiting the top of the south island. The location is perfect if you love exploring the outdoors or just want to get away and relax. There is superb walking nearby in Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes national parks, and so many beautiful rivers nearby for fly fishing. The drives to the west coast or Blenheim are very scenic, with everything from rafting to wineries to visit. We have stayed more than 4 times across summer, spring and most recently in autumn when the colours were just beautiful. Our little girl loves the swing bridge across the creek and visiting the sheep and the many ducks. Feels just like your own private little bit of New Zealand as you savour a peaceful coffee on the deck in the morning and spot native birds. The evening sky is magnificent on a cloudless night after a bbq on the deck. The cabin is beautifully crafted and appointed, warm with the log fire even on the coldest wet evenings. The owners have achieved the perfect balance as helpful hosts, lovely to talk to if you need them but otherwise leaving you in peace. They can arrange or advise on the best fishing and hunting trips in the area. Highly recommended, but really we don't want to share this secret!