Springfield Lodge

Springfield Lodge

Springfield Lodge4/51
Springfield Lodge4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Springfield Lodge

Springfield Lodge

Ah Springfield! Home to the Simpsons, Principal Skinner, Krusty the Clown and of course ……. the Springfield Lodge. Just ask the locals at the local watering hole (the Springfield Pub) and they’ll attest to the existence of those colourful cartoon characters. In fact, stay at the pub long enough and I’m sure you’ll end up seeing a few of them for yourself!

Fictional characters aside, if you’re going to sample the delights and adventure of the world’s best club fields, the Springfield Lodge is a well situated self catering accommodation option that feels like home. At the end of a day’s skiing you come home to your new family (the fellow guests), soak in the hot-tub, drink Speights and talk nonsense for the rest of the night. Bloody lovely really.

Springfield Lodge is quite new (built in 2004) and has been well decked out with quality fixtures and furnishings. Hosts Andrew and Amber will bend over backwards to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Location

Springfield Lodge is in the town of Springfield, 60km west of Christchuch. It is ideally located if you are wanting to ski some of the Canterbury High Plains club ski fields such as Craigieburn, Broken River, Mt Olympus and commercial ski field such as Porters and Cheeseman. Mt Hutt and Temple Basin are even within easy striking distance. Located just off the main highway, keep your eyes peeled for the signs to the lodge.

Facilities

The main room of the lodge is the lounge/kitchen area. With a pellet heater for ambiance, couches, a gorgeous dining table with a view out to grazing sheep, mountains and the Tranz Alpine, it feels comfortable enough to put the feet up and say ahh.

Add to that the following:
• Large flat screen TV and with a huge selection of quality free DVDs for your viewing pleasure and a PS2 with games because let’s face it, NZ TV is about as good as Japanese TV – not very.

• Free wi-fi broadband for guests. You can even get access to a computer if ask really, really nice ly– and are desperate.

• Whilst a touch short of preparation space, the kitchen is fully equipped for two parties to simultaneous cook. A huge six burner stove and oven, 2 separate sinks, microwave, full refrigerator, dishwasher and all of the home wares you will need to self-cater in comfort. The dining table is a massive single slab of pine with 8 stools. For self caterers, the closest shopping is at Darfield, a few kilometres back towards Christchurch.

Other facilities include:
• Outdoor hot tub (spa pool), outdoor BBQ, outdoor heater and outdoor eating area all of which is surprisingly outdoors.

• Full laundry including a clothes dryer.

• Drying room is provided and doubles as ski storage.

• Ample car parking, even for campervans and larger vehicles.

Accommodation

The Springfield Lodge accommodates a maximum of only 8 guests, which is great – how’s the serenity.

Room types include one deluxe double, one standard double and two bunk rooms with a single bunk bed in each. All of the rooms have some storage space and a TV. None of the rooms have ensuites. There are two large bathrooms shared between the guests, which is no problem at all.

If you have a large group, you can book the entire lodge to yourselves. Packages are also available.

So why stay at the Springfield Lodge?

Great self-catering base location for skiing a heap of club and commercial fields, awesome hosts, small number of guests, all the facilities you could need and a hot tub – lovely!

To make a booking:
1. Select your room type. More information can be obtained by clicking on the link for the room type
2. Select the month from the drop-down menu
3. Scroll to the first date (using scroll bar at bottom) you wish to book (if $$$ show, room is available for that date)
4. Click on the $$$ link and it will take you to the booking page

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Springfield Lodge Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Springfield Lodge Reviews

A Little Ripper

POWDERHOUNDS.COM13/11/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50

A Little Ripper

POWDERHOUNDS.COM13/11/2010
Great self-catering base location for skiing a heap of club and commercial fields, awesome hosts, small number of guests, all the facilities you could need and a hot tub – lovely!