Escape into nature at Forest Lodge

Friday, 23 June 2023

Escape into nature at Forest Lodge

If you are looking for the ultimate retreat, away from the busy city life, and into the hands of nature at its finest, Forest Lodge is the place to be.

Forest Lodge is one of our retreats that we highly cherish here in Selwyn.

With its laidback backpacker atmosphere situated in a very picturesque alpine location, there’s not much more that we could ask for when we need that break away from reality.

When winter rolls around each year, it is a fantastic place to be, surrounded by unique skiing and snowboarding opportunities across the legendary Canterbury club fields.

Forest Lodge has its own breath-taking on-site outdoor natural ice skating rink. You don’t even need to come equipped with your own skates, there are skates to hire for a koha donation.

Only an hour and a half away from busy Christchurch, located at the base of Mt Cheeseman’s Ski Area, an alpine retreat is right at the tip of your fingertips.

And if you want variety, Forest Lodge is within a 30 minute drive to three other ski fields. So why not try them all out and find your favourite? Throughout the winter season each ski field hosts several unique winter events worth checking out, ranging from Ridercross to Oktoberfest.

During summertime, there is still ample things to see and do, if you’re visiting Forest Lodge. Local attractions such as Cave Stream, and Kura Tawhiti are popular amongst locals and visitors, and don’t even get us started on how fantastic the hiking and biking trails in the Craigieburn Forest Park are! These trails are right on Forest Lodge’s doorsteps and make for fantastic memories with the family.

And if you want to go all out and hire Forest Lodge for a private venue, it can accommodate up to 38 people for $1000 per night, so you can host your own event in the most spectacular of places with iconic landscapes and surroundings.

Forest Lodge truly is a place meant for those wanting to reconnect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors.

The spectacular scenery includes mountain backdrops, lush beech forests and it brings back those relaxed BYO vibes we all need from time-to-time.

So, if you’ve been looking for somewhere to steal some time away with the family that makes everyone put down their phones and tablets and be present with each other, this is it.

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