Broken River Accommodation Info

Broken River Accommodation Info

One of the great joys of NZ club fields is the on-mountain accommodation, and Broken River is no exception. Very affordable accommodation is available on-mountain at Broken River in three lodges. The accommodation is generally ski-in and only a short walk to the lifts. Other options are to stay off-mountain at Flockhill Lodge, in Springfield, or choose some accommodation in Methven.

On-Mountain Broken River Accommodation

Lyndon Lodge is the accommodation that most visitors stay in. It is located next to the ticket office and the inclinometer. Dinner and breakfast are included in the package and there are only light duties, so this is the place to stay if you want to put your feet up after a big day on the slopes. They sell alcoholic beverages so you don’t even have to BYO.

The beds are generally bunk beds in shared rooms and there is one private room with a double bed. This is a popular room so book early. The rooms are tiny and some of the double beds are loft beds. You’ll need to be good at climbing up ladders. Girls perhaps pack your pyjamas as sleepwear rather than a nightie! BYO linen or sleeping bag, or linen can be supplied for a small fee.

The communal living area has awesome views and is a great place to perch and read a book. The décor is typical of club field accommodation but this completely adds to the whole friendly experience. Flashy furnishings would just seem wrong!

From Lyndon Lodge it’s a 10 minute walk up to the first ropetow via a path and steps. At the end of the day it’s generally possible for confident riders to ski down a path in time for après at the lodge.

Broken River Lodge is where many of the club members stay. The accommodation is “club style” with bunkrooms of 12 guests per room, BYO sleeping bags and semi-catering. The food for breakfast and dinner is provided but guests partake in cooking and cleaning duties.

White Star Chalet is the backpackers’ option with complete self-catering.

For all three lodges, package rates are available that include lift tickets and lessons. 

Off-Mountain Lodging

The closest option (off the mountain) for accommodation is Flock Hill lodge (15 mins drive). Located in a beautiful setting on a working farm, the lodge offers very reasonably priced motel and cottage units, and backpacker accommodation. It is very inexpensive and provides a variety of accommodation options.

Flock hill Lodge, Craigieburn Flockhill Lodge & Backpackers                            $-$$
Located approx 15 mins drive from Broken River; offers self-cater 2, 3 & 4 br cottages & backpacker (in shearers quarters) style accommodation on a magnificent working farm. It also has a nice restaurant & bar on site.

Springfield (1:00 drive)

Slightly further afield is the rural town of Springfield that was put on the map by a Simpson’s doughnut (or donut as Homer would spell it). Thankfully this town doesn't have too much in common with the Springfield town featured in the Simpsons cartoon. A very nice little motel (more like a bnb) is the Springfield Lodge & Motel.

Springfield Lodge & Motel, Springfield Springfield Lodge & Motel
Ideally located for Canterbury club fields plus Mt Hutt. Offering modern facilities including designer kitchen, outdoor spa pool, LCD TVs & comfortable dining/living.

Methven (1:10 drive)

Most people who visit Broken River would generally base themselves in Methven (which is the base town for Mt Hutt) where there is a good variety of restaurants and bars. From Methven you can ski Mt Hutt plus some of the other club fields in the area.

Here are a few of our favourite places to stay in Methven.....

Mt Taylor Lodge Mt Taylor Lodge
This is the Powderhounds favourite place to stay in Methven! A beautifully furnished moderately priced lodge located only 5 minutes walk for Methven's bars and restaurants. A lovely host and a great breakfast included.

Skitime Lodge, Methven Skitime Lodge, Villas & Apartments
Friendly staff & stylish accommodation. Ski Time provides a range of accommodation types for individuals & groups including lodge accommodation, villa apartments & hotel room-style studios.

Brinkley Resort Methven Brinkley Resort - Self-Contained Apartments
80 X 4-star self-contained studio hotel rooms & apartments located only 2 minutes walk to central Methven. Complete with resort facilities, award winning restaurant & bar.
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Christchurch (1:45 drive)

Another option could be to stay in Christchurch and commute each day. See Christchurch accommodation here.
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