The Lodge & Grounds
Charlemagne Lodge is an elegant house over looking the adjoining I’Anson nature reserve, lake and surrounding orchards.
The Lodge offers luxury boutique style accommodation which exudes romance and vintage charm. You can relax and unwind with a welcoming glass of wine in the beautiful turret room, or sit by the wishing well, amongst our meticulously manicured grounds and gardens.
This spectacular house has many original features including Kauri floors throughout. Charlemagne Lodge has a myriad of antique furnishings and vintage artwork which replicate the elegance of the Victorian era.
Rooms are decorated to compliment the style of the house, including some beautiful examples of stained glass, and reclaimed materials have been used extensively throughout the Lodge and gardens .
Enjoy a luxurious soak in an original claw-foot bath tub, complete with vintage tap ware and fittings. Then, retire to the master suite with doors opening out onto the main turret overlooking the majestic Kaimai ranges and rural panorama.
The grounds and gardens at Charlemagne Lodge offer a wealth of photo opportunities, from the large pond with fountain in the ceremony area, the wishing well fish pond, the carefully planted patio areas, to the stone steps with lion head fountain and classic wrought iron balustrade by the function room.
The large wrought iron arch on the lower lawn is planted with wisteria and jasmine, surrounded by box hedging for a classic, romantic look, ideal as a wedding photo backdrop. At night the arch is covered in fairy lights, as are the gazebo and pergola, and all of the fountains also have feature lighting, perfect for night time photography.
There are a variety of antique features in the garden for you to discover and enjoy, whilst the planting is classic, soft and romantic.