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

I can’t thank you enough for your help planning a truly memorable vacation. Yuliya and I had an amazing time. Two definite highlights were the sailboat charter and the Marlborough Lodge. Nik and his girlfriend Natalie were such a pleasure to meet and spend a perfect day with. The Marlborough Lodge is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. From the room, to the staff and the exquisite food it was top notch. I have referred you to a couple of my friends who are planning trips next year and when We make it back, you will be our first call. Thank you again for everything.

—Matt & Yuliya B., Long Beach, CA

We could not have been happier with this trip! The Best of New Zealand, you and Frank, did an outstanding job planning our itinerary, and making this the trip of our dreams! All of the accommodations were superb, and the time coordination of flights, driving, etc. was great! It really allowed for a stress-free and fun vacation. We really felt like we experienced New Zealand at it’s very best, and would highly recommend you to all of our friends! We hope to return someday!

Thank you again!

—B St Hillaire, Florida