When choosing a holiday destination here in NZ, there are many things to consider especially in these uncertain, new normal times of Covid.

Covid isn’t going to leave us any time soon but life goes on; in as normal as one can display it. Part of this normality is still taking a short relaxer break within a few hours of home, or planning to stay in a safe destination for a staycation locally in NZ. This is the new Normal. We are getting more and more people who are wanting a three to five day holiday where they are in a safe location and have healthy activities and good times to relax and unwind.With the wide range of activities that Hanmer Springs has on offer, it is a popular choice for couples, seniors and families to choose Hanmer Springs for this destination. And choosing accommodation is equally important. Aspen Lodge Motel is a top choice for many discerning traveller’s, ideal for location friendly hosts, informative information, comfortable rooms and quiet location.This is a ideal location to make your base not only for local activities but for short day trips to other locations such as Molesworth area, Kaikoura Cheviot Hawarden and Reefton. This is why it is important to plan or ask advice so you can fit in as much as possible. This is especially applicable to our North Island visitors and those from the deep south.This is why we suggest three to five days for your staycation. Your best rates are by booking direct online or ringing us to discuss your needs. If booking online be careful you book directly with the motel and don’t get caught with lures from OTAs trying to get you to go with their system. Best tip eg. always type in as opposed to aspenlodge motel. Like I said your best rates are always by booking directly with the Motel

Aspen Lodge Motel is offering special rates for four and five day staycations. So please ring us on these first.

Aspen lodge Motel has a wide choice of accommodation to suit all needs. We offer Studio accessibility units for those who have disability or difficulty to climb stairs, Premium upstairs studios for couples or singles. There is a sofa bed for a child if required.(Please specify at time of booking). We have also a Twin singles studio set up for for those wanting seperate bed space such as sisters or father and son. Our popular One bedroom apartments are ideal for longer stays for up to three people but we can fit in a rollaway bed for a 4th person .There is a surcharge applicable per stay not per night for rollaways. We have a large One bedroom Deluxe apartment of 44 sqm overlooking the golf course and hospital grounds that can sleep three people and add-in the 4th person on a rollaway.. A similar room type but with a full sized soaking spa-bath is the sought after One Bedroom Deluxe with spa apartment.(Great also for romantic getaways).The ideal family unit is our highly sought after Two Bedroom units or Family units. Sleeping five people and a option for sixth person (child) on a rollaway. We are able to take extended family such as grandparents giving them close access next door but with their own privacy when needed. Large family groups can be catered for subject to availability. The last school holidays large family groups from different parts of the country came together and had a ball being safe and all together.They planned trips, played golf, bike rides, went hiking, stroll around the art in the forest, jet boating and soak in the pools.Some did some claybird shooting in preference to the bungy jumping. Competitive challenge went out as they took out the village cruisers around the township and had a very competing round of mini golf no prisoners taken! There are plenty of options plenty of choices plenty of fun. A big highlight on a gorgeous autumn day was the drive in to the St James Homestead and Lake Tennyson.If you are keen fisherman then there is lots of choice within easy distance to try your hand.

How about planning your next Staycation with Aspen Lodge Motel and do it early before the high demand takes hold.

Aspen Lodge Motel is owned and run by Dave and Janice who are Cantabrian born and bred. They have a wealth of local knowledge to help you get the most of your Staycation. Behind the scenes they are keeping you safe with meticulous stringent cleaning and sanitizing. As long as you practice good social distancing and have only one set of people on the stairwells at a time, keep your distance at social events you will be fine. If you want to eat out instead of self cooking there are a wide range of eating options the safest being delivered takeaways. We can offer safe advice for your holiday but we can’t enforce it, so that’s where you play your part.

Visit Hanmer Springs on your next planned Staycation and stay with us at Aspen Lodge Motel but book it direct. If in doubt ring us.03 315 7224.


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