Swimming Pool, Sauna, Spa, Yoga, Meditation & Massage

Huntington Stables Retreat provides a wonderful setting for a romantic or special occasion such as a honeymoon, wedding night, anniversary, birthday celebration, couple's getaway, mother & daughter break, or purely to relax & re-energise.  With a beautiful on-site yoga room & meditation area, & with ready access to excellent massage, facial & wellness practitioners, it presents a wonderful option for a girl's weekend, bridal party event, or special 'group retreat'. The quiet setting also makes it an ideal environment for writers & artists.  While we have four rooms to fit different budgets, we are fortunate to live right next door to fabulous Maungakawa Villa!  This beautiful property has two luxury rooms available (one with a private spa pool) should you need them.   

  • 2 x 5 metre, fresh water swimming pool                                                                                                                                  
  • Five seater hot spa/jacuzzi 
  • Six person steam room/sauna 
  • Lounging areas around pool & spa
  • Shaded cabana beside the pool, with bean bags 
  • Gift Shop & Goodie Bags (NZ made gifts, art, pottery, souvenirs, mementos, & keepsakes)  
  • In-Room Shopping (NZ made gifts & souvenirs, art, wine, beverages)  
  • On-site Yoga room (an instructor can be booked)
  • Meditation Garden 
  • Ready access to Massage, Facial, & Wellness Practitioners
  • Can be used for small retreats
  • Private Weber barbecue for each of the North & South Stables
  • Use of common barbecue for Loft
  • Bike storage for cyclists
  • Luggage Storage
  • Petanque (Boules) court & balls
  • Outdoor seating areas 
  • Private off-road parking
  • Extra accommodation right next door!                                                                                                                                                               


  • SIGN AT THE GATE
    This is lit at night for those guests arriving later in the evening, or wedding guests arriving after midnight.
  • FRONT DOOR/RECEPTION
    We live in the house so are here to help you with anything you might need. We will greet you upon your arrival & show you to your room. There is a doorbell if you need assistance & of course you can text us from your room.
  • JUBJUB GIFT SHOP & RECEPTION
    A tiny gift shop in the reception area of the main house. We can also book places of interest for you including Hobbiton Tours & Feasts, Horse Riding, Horse Stud Tours, Restaurants, & Glow-worm kayaking - no extra costs or commission!
  • LOUNGERS BY THE POOL
    Relax by the pool on loungers, chairs or bean bags. Pergolas, umbrellas & a cabana offer shade from the sun.
  • SWIMMING POOL & CABANA
    The swimming pool is not heated but is available for use all year round.
  • SPA POOL
    The spa pool is kept hot all year round, & is available for all booked guests.
  • BUBBLING SPA POOL
    Soak away your aches & pains! This is so lovely at night while watching the stars, or first thing in the morning watching the sun rise.
  • RELAXING BY THE POOL
    This is a lovely spot near the pool, perfect for reading or napping while protected by the sun. The wooden screens provide privacy or can be wheeled away.
  • SAUNA
    Inside the sauna room.
  • STEAM SAUNA
    Drizzle water over the hot embers to create a steamy sauna.
  • NEW SEATING AREA
    A versatile area that can be used for taking in the view, waiting for the bridal party, having some quiet time, or catching some afternoon sun. The movable boxes double as extra seats, foot stools or side tables!
  • GUESTS' BARBECUE
    This gas barbecue is available for guests in the Loft to use, or if you are staying in one of the Stables & need a larger barbecue for a group cook-up! We provide all utensils & there is a table to prepare your food on. Note: the North Stable & South Stable each have a baby Webber barbecue for their exclusive use. Sorry but the barbecue is not available for guests staying in the Stall.
  • BARBECUE FOR SOUTH STABLE
    Each of the luxury lodges has a baby Webber barbecue for their exclusive use, conveniently located on the deck.
  • DRIVEWAY LAYOUT
    This shows the driveway going past the main house, then the seating platform, past the North & South Stables, down to the bottom carpark. The area in front of the seating platform is the parking area for guests booked into the North & South Stables. Visitors would park down the bottom of the driveway.
  • BOTTOM GARDENS & PETANQUE COURT
    The flat grass lawn down the bottom of the stairs is big enough to land a helicopter, & has been used for this very purpose! The petanque court is beside it.
  • INSIDE ACTIVITIES
    Have fun in your room! Relax & unwind with these activities: cards, Scrabble, colour/sketch in the gorgeous colouring book (pencils provided). Books & magazines to read, play noughts & crosses, watch movies, or sit back & listen to music.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION
    A beautiful space for guests to use for private Yoga or Meditation sessions. A trained instructor can be booked. Mats are supplied.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION
    Situated just a few metres from any of the guest-rooms this beautiful space is perfect for Yoga. We can provide a trained instructor.
  • YOGA & MEDITATION
    A covered deck adjoins the Yoga space. It is the perfect spot for winding down with a pot of herbal tea or smoothie, while taking in the views of the hills beyond.

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