We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Big Tree Lodge Methven

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Big Tree Lodge Methven
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a no frills original type hostel with a cosy wood fire (with boot rack above) and a well equipped kitchen. It's quiet and respectful and also has a workshop for DIY ski repairs. The showers are hot and its walking distance to the centre of Methven (5 mins). It's also cheap so set your expectations. I'd definitely stay...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank monethetripper
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 August 2016

When i was backpacking in New Zealand i decided to spend two nights in Methven to visit nearby mount Somer. Because of the low-season for Methven (that normally attracts more winter tourists) i was the only one checking into the hostel. Roger and Heather made me very welcome. Their eye for detail in the hostel is amazing. Definitely one of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank FlorineFlo
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Somewhere in the mid-range of pricing for a backpacker I found big tree to be very well equipped with great WIFI, nice warm rooms with good character, and a very pleasing aesthetic. The owners are very friendly and have a good eye for detail. I can recommend Big Tree to all people who want to try something new that still...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dinomonstar
Auckland
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Tucked away in a back street but still close to town - took us 5 mins to walk in. The studio is perfect for a family of 4 and the main building was warm and inviting. Great facilities and a good kitchen.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Glenn2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Great friendly hostel, very comfortable. Good location. The staff/owner was brilliant, couldn't do enough to help with what ever I needed. Beds were very comfortable. Pot belly fire kept the building very warm, great place to chill out after a day of snowboarding. Definitely recommend it!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Scottyquay
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The Big Tree Lodge is an excellent choice--the rooms are comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the location is good for those skiing the club fields or Mt Hutt. Mostly shared accommodation. Comfortable living room.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marc G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This place is small and really cosy. There are closer places to the shops, but is only a few minutes walk and I like walking :) Beds are good, no bunks in my room. Staff have good local knowledge, I'd stay again for sure.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Oozingrich2004
Melbourne
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Great place to stay in Methven. Fine to stay with friends, family or solo. Excellent friendly staff. Highly recommend to others, especially for ski season. Plenty to do nearby. Would stay again. Thanks for nice holiday.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Markyyy
New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Prefect ski style lodge in Methven. Relaxed, cozy & comfy! Lee makes you feel very welcome from the moment you enter. I stayed here in winter and felt at home with a ski/snowboard friendly feel. There is even a workshop out the back to tune your ski's and boards. Sit by the fire, watch snowboard films and meet people from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NOMISNZ
Taiwan
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We were going to the accommodation in Ashburton but arrive at Methven by mistake, and found it was a beautiful mistake. We loved this place! The owner Lee was a great man who brought us the whole relaxing atmosphere all the time, no stress for any house rule (of course we have the common sense for staying in backpacker), and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PennieLiang

4 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Methven hotels
0.3 km away
Snow Denn Lodge
Snow Denn Lodge
#17 of 21 in Methven
38 reviews
0.2 km away
Methven Resort Hotel
Methven Resort Hotel
#1 of 2 in Methven
111 reviews
1.0 km away
Ski Time
Ski Time
#1 of 21 in Methven
94 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Brinkley Resort
Brinkley Resort
#2 of 21 in Methven
169 reviews
1.0 km away
Methven Motels & Apartments
31.8 km away
Lake Coleridge Lodge
Lake Coleridge Lodge
#2 of 11 in Methven
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A large colonial villa and former vicarage, it features unique native timber panelling and furniture. Lockable bedrooms, twin, double or share - with not a bunk in sight!! Beds are made up with fresh linen, duvets and electric blankets are available. Self-catering with shared facilities. Comfortable open plan lounge area with log burner, large communal kitchen, new spacious bathrooms with free laundry facilities. Free hi-speed wireless internet, “closed day” entertainment and off-street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Tree Lodge Methven

Address: 25 South Belt, Methven 7730, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Methven
Price Range: $59 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Tree Lodge Methven 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Big Tree Lodge Methven reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big Tree Lodge Methven staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Studio perfect for families.”
 of 5 bubbles Glenn2011, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I was in the first room on the left down the hall, there is more foot traffic past the door but not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Oozingrich2004, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Eat in the blue pub in town, portion sizes are huge.”
 of 5 bubbles BenA462, 5 Jan 2013 | Read review
3 of 3
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay