Mt Lyford - Terako Hut, Lake Stella


Hut hosted by Tim

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 baths
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This is accommodation up on a mountain lake in the beautiful North Canterbury Mountains. This is a one of a kind experience with Mt Lyford Adventure Park on your door! Mountain pass included for exclusive hiking and biking. With your own beautifully insulated cabin, queen size bed, mini fire, couch and wood fired hot tub using fresh spring mountain water. This is a magical place set at 1260m above sea level great for an unique summer and winter experience. Mt Lyford is set inland from Kaikoura.

The space
This is a real mountain adventure. This hidden mountain paradise is set between two major tourist destinations Kaikoura and Hamner Springs. With exclusive access to three mountains this is an amazing outdoor experience. The accommodation is placed up a mountain road and over the saddle of Mt Lyford in the 1st basin which is the old ski basin. In summer you can swim in the lake, relax with the view, sit in your wood fired hot tub and look at the stars, hike to the top of two peaks or walk our trails and take in the beath taking views, bike on our mtb trails and down the mountain road. Check out or for more information. In winter you can Ski at the Ski Area only 5 mins away the closest on the mountain with transport available. Skate on the lake and hike and ski your on personal ski basin at your door with tree skiing and amazing views. Sit in the snow in your hot tub. A great place to be snowed in!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mt Lyford, Marlborough, New Zealand

Mt Lyford is a hidden mountain paradise set between two major tourist destinations Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs on the Inland Road taking you into real NZ high country. Mt Lyford is NZ's only alpine log village. Above in the mountains is the Lake Stella Mountain Retreat where our accommodation is set. The mountain is privately owned and allows exclusive access while staying at Lake Stella. Mt Lyford has stunning scenery, beautiful native bush, an amazing mountain road and trails, mountain lakes, pristine mountain tundra and is suited to outdoor minded people looking for an alpine accommodation experience similar to glamping with a few luxuries.

Hosted by Tim

  1. Joined in March 2018
  • 537 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Available to contact on Airbnb messenger. Guests need to be independent and equipped for a mountain environment.

Tim is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 96%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy