The Lodge at Kinloch

Designed by Andrew Patterson this stunning Lake Taupo location is amongst the newest luxury properties in New Zealand and located next to the famed Nicklaus designed course

Among the newest luxury properties in New Zealand is The Lodge at Kinloch. Designed by award-winning Kiwi architect Andrew Patterson, perhaps the most famous in the country (the clubhouse at The Hills, Cape Kidnappers, Christchurch Botanic Garden Center), his inspiration for The Lodge came from a modern integration of Kinloch Castle in Scotland. The building sits high on the hill as one approaches, and looks quite stately.

The interior design is courtesy of Virginia Fisher (Huka Lodge, Matakauri Lodge) and is a mix of textures. Fox fur, velvet, brass, copper, leather, wood and soft fabrics to create a lush modern feeling in accordance with her signature style. Think reclaimed industrial warehouse meets luxury Kiwi lodge. Lights and mirrors throughout create additional patterns on whitewashed walls and ceilings, while warm accents like blanket throws are combined with earth tones to provide interest while avoiding eye fatigue. This is not maximalist but more of an upscale masculine club feel.

These one and two-bedroom villas opened officially in early 2016 and are located a short walk from the lodge. Each villa has a commanding elevated view to the golf course below. As in the main lodge, you will find an expansive and open layout for all spaces, large fireplaces, textured walls and windows with large vista views to course and surrounding mountains.

"My vision was a baronial feel of lush textures – velvet, fox fur, brass and copper but upon a modern calm of whitewash, light and airy..." - Virginia Fisher

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Customer reviews

Frank. Debi and I thank you for our wonderful trip to NZ. You and Bill are special people, and we look forward to keeping you as extended family! You are certainly welcome back anytime, and we will look forward to seeing your wonderful family if/when we get out to LA-- maybe Clippers in the playoffs? Blessings to your family.

I will get with Debi, and see which pictures make us look the youngest! If you need any "references or testimonials" that I could share, just let me know how I can help.

—Carlan and Deb Y., Oklahoma City (2016)

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco