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Mt Vernon

Mt Vernon 33 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa view on map
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Whether you're planning a wedding, conference, team-building exercise, or just a gathering of friends and family, you're about to discover a very special place.

Tucked into the hills, within walking distance of the beautiful village of Akaroa, the Lodge is your balcony seat for one of the best views in New Zealand, looking straight across the world-famous harbour below. Set amid the green lawns and mature trees of our 50-acre estate, and offering absolute peace and privacy, Mount Vernon is an oasis of calm in an increasingly-hurried world. It's the perfect place to escape – yet it's located only an hour's drive (or short helicopter flight) from Christchurch International Airport.

Mount Vernon offers a range of characterful accommodation for up to 50 guests, as well as a fully-equipped function and conference room which caters for up to 100. From the roaring log-fire of the Lodge's communal lounge to the romantic seclusion of our cottages for two, we have the right space for every occasion. We are happy to organise catering by top local chefs, or guests may prefer to make use of the various self-catering facilities on-site, including a full commercial kitchen. Like to know more? Just click on ‘Facilities' above, and we'll show you around.

Guests can do as much, or as little, as they like at Mount Vernon – we have a range of activities available off the estate. If you have a special request, just ask us – we can organise everything from paintball to a celebrity speaker for your conference. Click on ‘Activities' to find out more.

Of course, as the sun goes down over Akaroa Harbour, you may find that the best activity of all is to relax… and enjoy the view.

  • 100% Guest Reviews 2014
  • Best in District 2014
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Business Centre
  • Catering
  • Check-in Time: 2:00pm
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Conference Room
  • Eftpos
  • Function Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Photocopier
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Shower Facilities
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Weddings
Mt Vernon
  • Great little cottage - had everything we needed for a perfect night away. Would definately recommend & look forward to coming back again soon. 5
    ANNA MANHIRE - May 20, 2014 (Stayed May 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Dear Anna, It was a pleaseure to have you stay here at Mt vernon. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks Mark and Alisa Jackson
    Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon
  • We were thrilled with the Chalet, happy to get a one night stay over Easter. Very accommodating proprietors especially when it has been an exceeding challenging weekend weatherwise in the area. Loved the tranquility and altitude of this Chalet, higher up the complex, very peaceful. Great amenities. 5
    JANET HINMAN - Apr 28, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Janet, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the weather had been very difficult! Hopefully we see you again. Many thanks Mark and Alisa
    Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon
  • Great view. Comfortable lodge. Lots of space for kids to play around. Good place to relax and spend time with family and friends. 4
    KEN SAITO - Feb 15, 2014 (Stayed Feb 2014) Travelbug verified review
Mt Vernon
  • Absolutely stunning place, friendly staff and the cutest little cottages. The log fire just topped it off! such a beautiful spot and would definitely recommend.... Thanks to the friendly helpful staff too ??. 5
    AYSIA MCMILLAN - Feb 13, 2014 (Stayed Feb 2014) Travelbug verified review
Mt Vernon
  • We went to celebrate a 30th and from the moment of arrival felt our needs were well accommodated. A beautiful location and the owners were friendly and approachable. Would certainly recommend! 5
    KATIE DAVIES - Jan 16, 2014 (Stayed Jan 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Katie, it was fantastic to have you here. Hopefully we will have you to stay next time you are in Akaroa. Many thanks Mark and Alisa Jackson
    Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon
  • As part of a wedding party we found it to be beautiful, comfortable and a great place for a large group. The extra night we spent there after the wedding was well worth it. Thank you! 5
    ANNA CONYERS - Jan 15, 2014 (Stayed Jan 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Anna, It was a wonderful wedding and we enjoyed having you and your family to stay- Mim looked beautiful!
    Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon
  • It was so quiet ... Really enjoyed the outdoor space and the surroundings. Everyone enjoyed the beds. . 5
    Megan Smith - Nov 24, 2013 (Stayed Nov 2013) Travelbug verified review
Mt Vernon
  • Much better than a motel. Lots outdoor space. Beautiful view. Not in the town centre so only suitable if got your own transport. 5
    PWANG - Jun 9, 2013 (Stayed Jun 2013) Travelbug verified review
Mt Vernon
  • Lovely place surrounded by bush. The maison cabin was elegant french chic & very romantic (especially with no tv). Need your own transport to drive into town but its only a 2 min drive & so worth it. Lovely place, highly recommended. 5
    MEGAN BARKER - Apr 2, 2013 (Stayed Mar 2013) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Megan, Wonderful to hear you enjoyed yourselves here at Mt Vernon. If I can of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards Alisa
    Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon
  • Lovely place - so peaceful and quiet, with so much space the kids could roam about safely, visiting the horses and rolling down the slopes. Very friendly staff, place was clean and comfortable & only lacked a scrubbing brush in the kitchen :). 5
    SONIA H - Feb 3, 2013 (Stayed Jan 2013) Travelbug verified review

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