The Old Coach House

 

A rustic building with an authentic horse drawn vehicle theme, The Old Coach House is ideal for families and began life as workshop shed where our Stage Coach and later Canoe Landau were built. With the addition of a spacious kitchen and dining area, including an office that is now a private bedroom, the shed became a “backpackers”. Another upgrade to the bathroom and kitchen facilities saw the accommodation more appropriately re-named “The Old Coach House”.

Sleeps: 4 alcoves with 2 doubles & 4 singles in dorm. A private double bed room opens onto the generous verandah.
Tariff: Limited availability at $120 per double for 1st night - (then $95 per double, per night for 2nd to 4th nights). $36 each extra adult per night, $26 per child under 14. One single person $89 for the first night, then $65 per night 2nd to 4th nights. GROUPS of 7 adults to 10 adults $275 per night ($240 per night 2nd - 4th nights)
Extras: $30 for 2 continental breakfast basket (a little extra for organic German rye bread & free range bacon or eggs).

  • Fully equipped (communal) kitchen with fridge, stove, crockery and cutlery, wine glasses, pots, pans and cooking utensils, tea, coffee & coffee plunger

  • Cosy firebox

  • TV/DVD player

  • Shower and toilet facilities

  • Hair Dryer

  • Close to swimming pool

  • Generous veranda for outdoor dining

  • Free possum visits

  • Free loud birdsong at dawn and dusk

  • Free WiFi

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I’ve been visiting Mike and Linda at the Staging Post since March 2012, experiencing the luxury, home comforts and cooking at the B&B and later staying in the Old Coach House when travelling with friends and enjoying all the amenities including the welcome warmth of the log burner. More recently I’ve stayed in the rammed earth (Pise) cabin which is now my favourite and a delight in itself, warmth and quiet with the occasional possum roaming on the roof and Tuis merrily chirping away. The Staging Post offers privacy, peace and quiet as well as local activities and adventurous times with friends. You can bring your dogs and go for a roam or do nothing and sit by the pool. With a sense of humour, imagination (or a good book) I’ll be back soon to do as much or as little as I want!
— Paula Slack, YHA Auckland Assistant Manager

Ash House - hostel for events, groups and gatherings

Available in summer for groups and casual guests, or in winter for large group bookings for a function, conference, health workshop or to drink and tell lies.

Constructed in 1998 Ash House has two separate, comfortable dorm rooms, generous (shared) bathroom facilities. The fully equipped kitchen includes a long dining table, comfy couches, firebox and TV. The shared kitchen and separate, private dorm rooms open onto a sunlit deck with various tables, benches and chairs to encourage outdoor dining. Ash House is purpose built for small groups and families wanting to get out and about and enjoy one of the many local walks or visit nearby Hanmer or Kaikoura. 

Sleeps: Two separate sleeping rooms, each includes 1 double and 2 sets of bunks separated by an alcove wall.
Tariff: $95 per double one night, then (2nd-4th nights) $82 per night, $36 extra adult, $26 per child under 14.
One single person $79 one night (then $69 per night 2nd to 4th nights). 
Extras: $30 continental breakfast basket for 2 (a little extra for organic German rye bread & free range bacon or eggs)
Have a look at the B&B extras - we’re happy to extend these delicacies to all our guests.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, crockery and cutlery, wine glasses, pots, pans and cooking utensils

  • Kitchen has a long dining table, comfortable couches & firebox for chilly evenings. While next door's cabins share this main kitchen for cooking and food storage, the cabins do have their own kettles & toasters for snacks.

  • TV

  • Showers (2) and toilet (4) facilities (shared with folks in Mud Brick and rammed earth cabins)

  • Hair Dryer

  • Close to swimming pool

  • Generous veranda for outdoor dining

  • Ideal for groups wanting to walk

  • Free possum visits

Book your stay now!

(Ash House hostel is offered to casual guests in summer and is a popular choice for groups).

My memories and thoughts on the Staging Post...

Our motorcycle touring club have been holding an annual weekend get together at The Staging Post for at least 15 years now and long may this continue. It is a beautiful place to relax in a rural setting yet in easy reach of Hanmer or Kaikoura for day trips. The hosts, Linda and Mike, are lovely friendly people who make effort to see that you enjoy your stay. Recently I stayed in one of their beautiful rustic cottages mid winter and arrived to a preheated room, hot water bottle and all. A breakfast basket was available for the morning to be prepared in one of their two clean community kitchens. Besides their cottages they also have bunk rooms which are spacious and comfortable. The ablution facilities are always clean and tidy. So I have no hesitation in recommending the Staging Post for a quiet getaway or a club outing.
— Kerry O'Rourke, Immediate Past President TTAG Motorcycle touring club