Enjoy two nights nestled in the glorious vines of Esk Valley, just north of Napier City. Share a luxurious lodge with other women who are keen to take a break from their everyday, who are looking to connect with new people and enjoy new opportunities.


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Arrive late afternoon and armed with a complimentary glass of wine, relax in front of a roaring fire, or watch the evening arrive on one of the decks. Go for a stroll through the grounds or vines, or soak in the spa. Get to know your weekend house mates over a casual meal.


Ann Michelle will lead a gentle yoga session before Mary Sullivan, one of Hawke’s Bay’s talented artists, will guide you through the creation of your very own Tondo. All you’ll need is your imagination and an old tee shirt to cover up.

We’ll drive you to a nearby boutique family-owned craft brewery and winery, where the owners will personally guide you through a full tasting and share their inspiring journey.

You can either stroll back to the lodge or be driven back for time to indulge yourself how you choose. Explore the vineyard, swim in the lap pool, or retire to your room for a read or nap. If you’d like, we can organise a massage for you. (This will need to be pre-booked.)

Then join us and our guest chef, Bert van de Steeg. With a complimentary wine and canapes, chat to Bert as he prepares your two-course dinner of Hawke’s Bay bounty. Seated around the dining table learn more of each other’s stories as the conversation flows.


Stay snuggled in your comfy bed or energise the day with a swim or brisk walk to build an appetite for breakfast.

Then we’ll head off for a fun cheese making experience. You’ll get to sample your efforts, and take some home.

Wrap up the weekend with a visit to a unique gallery and funky sculpture garden where we’ll wrap up with a light lunch in the conservatory or if it’s sunny, under the trees.

We’d love your company, please come and join us.


Nestled in in a quiet vineyard setting in Esk Valley, the character of this lodge is modern and stylish, luxurious and comfortable. Rooms with king beds have private facilities and a small balcony or a patio to take in the stunning rural views. If you’d like to share with a friend, a king bedroom can accommodate two with twin beds.  The queen bedrooms are smaller and cosy, with a shared bathroom and adjoining lounge. Towels are supplied for the pool and spa.

Rooms are available on a first come first served basis according to availability. Some rooms can be shared, we’re happy to discuss this option.

Choose from:

Room descriptionRetreat price
Private room with queen bed, shared bathroom and adjacent lounge space
$695 per person

Shared room with twin beds and private bathroom
$795 per person

Private bedroom with a king bed and ensuite$1100 one person

50 percent of the retreat price is payable as a deposit on booking. Your booking will not be accepted until we have received the deposit amount in full.

The balance of the retreat price is due 30 days prior to your arrival date (30 September 2020).


We’d love for you to join us. Complete the form and either Alison or Dale will be in touch to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.

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  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Two evening meals with complimentary glass of wine
  • Two breakfasts, Saturday lunch
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Snacks, tea and coffee – self serve as you’d like
  • Art session, with artwork yours to take
  • Winery and brewery tour and tasting
  • Cheese making experience
  • Gallery and sculpture garden visit
  • Swimming pool and spa
  • Travel to Saturday event and Sunday as relevant
  • Travel to and from the airport on request (pre-arranged)


  • Alcohol – other than a complimentary wine on arrival and with meals. You’re welcome to bring your own
  • Lunch on Sunday own cost
  • Massage (optional activity will need to be pre-booked)


You may cancel your booking by contacting us at any time up to your arrival date.  If you cancel:

  • 90 days prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund of the deposit
  • between 90 days and 30 days prior to your arrival date, 50 percent of the deposit amount will be refunded
  • 30 days or less before your arrival date, no refund is payable. 

We may offer you a refund of some or all of the retreat price in other circumstances at our sole discretion.