Alpenhorn Chalet  


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We loved our stay at the Alpenhorn lodge. Emma and Tony were very nice hosts. Easy going and flexible. Lovely house to have a good break after the Mount Somers track. The beds are great. A beautiful garden for enjoying the sun, a nice cat as company and the place is close by to beautiful tracks in the mountains. Definitely recommended!! - Feb 2016
We went to Methven, looking for a reasonable accommodation, because we want to hike in the Mt. Somers area. So we came in contact with Emma, the manager of the Alpenhorn. The name of the accommodation gave us an imagination of Swiss comfort and quality. We found it correctly, when we stayed there for two nights - one more than we have had planned! Emma gave us a quick and very detailed response to our request in her e-mail. We found an open, very comfortable house and everything well prepared for us: a beautiful, well equipped kitchen, a big, comfortable living room and a very suitable sleeping and bathroom. The free internet access works very well. Emmas partner Tony, an enthusiastic cyclist, gave us all information we needed for our tour.  He also served us wonderful coffee with his Swiss-Impressa- Coffeemachine. How we have missed this taste! Methven is a calm and beautiful small village where you can find nearly everything you need. In a nutshell: We can strongly recommend the Alpenhorn in Methven! - Karin & Roland Hunecke, Heilbronn, Germany - Feb 2016
We had a wonderful time at the Alpenhorn Chalet! Emma & Tony were gracious hosts who made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. The kitchen was beautiful and well-furnished, the bedroom was spacious, and everything was very clean. We stayed for a lovely and relaxing two days before heading off to Mount Somers for some more tramping. We'll definitely stay here again if we come back to the area! - Kevin & Kelly, San Francisco, USA - Nov 2015
We stayed at Alpenhorn Chalet for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships in October, 2015. We were a group of 12 girls and 3 adults and Emma and Tony were incredibly helpful, tolerant of our girls sharing their "space" and full of local knowledge tips. The Chalet was very well equipped and the set-up was perfect for us as there is plenty of room for team talks, the girls could all eat and socialise together, there was space for management to get some privacy and it was easy to cater for the eating requirements of a big sporting group. The spa was great for recovery. We would unreservedly recommend Alpenhorn for sports teams competing in Ashburton, Methven or other nearby centres. - Oct 2015
We stay at Alpenhorn Chalet every year for a couple of days skiing-our family wouldn't go anywhere else! Tony and Emma are always very friendly and helpful and there is a great atmosphere. The place is warm and clean and the beds are very comfortable. Complimentary coffee machine is a bonus! - The Wallace family, Nelson - Jul 2015

Emma & Tony, Thanks again for being such great hosts! You have a lovely hostel & you take such good care of it.  I hope the upcoming winter blesses you with lots of guests & snow! - C Laen - Apr 2014

We've enjoyed our staying here a lot! You have such a cozy home & we will definitely recommend it!  Stay on the bike! - Steffi & Oll - Apr 2014

Stayed here while on a skydiving course in the area.  Loved it!  Clean & tidy & very easy going.  Felt right at home.  Highly recommended. - W Mu - Feb 2014

Emma thanks so much!  What a friendly welcoming place.  You've been fantastic :) - D George - Nov 2013

So friendly.  Everyone talked & got to know each other.  Brilliant!  Thanks for a great stay. - K Peters - Oct 2013

Homely & welcoming & WARM. Spa is great - helped with the speeding ticket I picked up on my way here. Thanks for everything - T Priying - Sep 2013

Very charming very small hostel.  My husband I & had a double room equal to a fine B&B.  The kitchen is the owners kitchen also so it is huge & spotless.  Bathrooms are clean & well equipped although co-ed.  Set on a quiet residential street with a solarium & nice yard.  Well worth the stay. - Susan - Feb 2013