Esk Valley Lodge is a rural paradise! Guesthouse accommodation sleeping 4+ , a beautiful garden made for weddings and a lovingly restored  barn that can be kitted out for a reception or just an epic party. 

Owned and run by us (Hannah & Dave), who packed in our city lifestyle to follow our dreams and raise our two boys in the beautiful Hawkes Bay countryside. 



Two generously sized double bedrooms, small kitchenette, bathroom, and lounge. Gardens galore, animals to befriend and fruit orchards to raid! We welcome all, pets and kids included. 




Marquee on the lawn for 60+ guests or for smaller parties our rustic barn might be up your alley.


Our wedding avenue boasts the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. But equally as beautiful, we have loads of different garden scenes to choose from. 


We can offer hand picked fresh flowers (depending on season), or dried arrangements lovingly crafted from the garden. 

Wedding Furniture

Included with the venue comes a super spesh mahogany wedding arch, signage, and seating options. 


If wedding/event planning sends you bonkers, we offer our planning services to coordinate with suppliers and help deliver your amazing day. 



Ceremony avenue
Ceremony avenue
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Pathway entrance
Pathway entrance
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Example of a marquee in place
Example of a marquee in place
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Winery Tours

Hawkes Bay is  renowned for its world class vineyards and wineries.  Close to us are Crab Farm , Linden Estate, Church Road and Mission Estate.

Cycle Trails

The Hawke's Bay Trails cover nearly 200km of cycling and walking off-road trails, the largest network of easy cycle trails in New Zealand and is one of the twenty-two 'Great Rides' of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Beaches and Rivers

We are a 4min drive to a beautiful  beach and  the gorgeous Esk River - perfect for swimming and fishing.  Waipatiki, Waimarama and Ocean beaches are great surf spots in the region.

Art Deco Napier

Napier is New Zealand’s Art Deco capital .  Walk the streets and admire the 1930's architecture or book a trip during the Art Deco festival in February. 


We are close to the amazing Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges - perfect for day hikes and longer  overnight adventures.

Horse Riding and Rafting

There are numerous horse riding, rafting and quad bike adventure tourism options in the beautiful Esk Valley.


“Wow! Absolutely stunning location, beautiful gardens and the most amazing orchards of all sorts of fruit. The accommodation was set apart from the owners house which had a small kitchen and bathroom downstairs and living area and bedrooms upstairs. They also had THE most friendliest piglet in the whole world. His name is Charlie and we all fell in love with him, Dave and Hannah made us feel very welcome. I can’t recommend this location enough. A peaceful haven for sure..”