Testimonials

We were completely smitten with your gorgeous home. It is by far the most user friendly and welcoming holiday home we have ever encountered. Thank you for sharing The Doug; it is quite magical and full of great energy.

CGNelson

Absolute luxury in the mountains, thanks so much!

South Brighton School GroupChristchurch

We absolutely loved our stay here and would have extended it if we could have cancelled our other reservation!

JHLSingapore

An inspirational mountain retreat you’ve created in The Doug, so warm and cosy.

R&JChristchurch

Great time, sadly not much snow but was still amazing. We very much enjoyed The Doug and hope to be back soon!

S & P FamiliesAuckland

A great find and a perfect family retreat. Us pack of Aussies loved The Doug and Castle Hill.

We are already planning the next trip back; it will be longer so that we can explore more of the area and enjoy this wonderful place.

TWAustralia

Heaven on Castle Hill!! … We found a beautiful log cabin on a hill, filled with love and memories from previous residents and its owners. We have had such a lovely, relaxing weekend… We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

MWHokitika

This is the second time we have visited The Doug Log House. My husband and I just love it here. The snow has been great. I love the views from this house. Look forward to coming back.

I & J KNSW

Awesome house, awesome everything! Loved staying at The Doug Log House.

SS (aged 8)Christchurch

We’ve really appreciated how cosy the house is, and also how easy it is to manage gear, kids, meals etc in the house. It’s wonderful to come up and be reminded of these beautiful places so close to home.

A&DChristchurch

Thank you so much – your house is fantastic – we had a wonderful 4 nights – and were so warm! Lots of room and the kids loved the foosball table.

RMChristchurch

A great place to have an extended family event. We all had an amazing time. The weather really turned it on too. And the mountain-biking? Fantastic! We’ll be back.

S FamilyMelbourne/Westport/Chch

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality – we had such a comfortable night and luxury shower. Your house is wonderful.

J&GPScotland

Thanks for a wonderful stay. What an amazing house – worthy of a feature on Grand Designs!

JDAustralia

Another pack of Aussies returned to The Doug for a longer stay to enjoy the skiing and Castle Hill. We enjoyed settling into The Doug and making the most of this awesome log home. I fear I will yet again have to drag [my partner] away at the end of our stay. The kids love the playground at Castle Hill, especially the tree which is slowly growing into a tree house. We hope to return again next year, or [maybe even] fit in a fishing trip later in the year. Can’t say enough about The Doug, we love it! Thanks for letting us stay.

The WsVictoria

We had an amazing time; no snow but loved the house, trampoline, day trips. This place is magical! Can’t wait to come back.

S MMelbourne

Have watched the growth of The Doug over the last years, but nothing prepares you for the awesome reality. Really a fantastic place.

C&HBIreland

Our first trip to NZ! Castle Hill was the second place on our tour of the South Island, and we couldn’t have picked a more beautiful house and place to stay. We’ve had a wonderful time and will not forget this place in a hurry.

L, D & NUK

We’ve been happy to return to The Doug each day to the comfort and relaxing vibe. Looking forward to returning during a bumper snow year. Thank you for the great hospitality.

R&HAustralia

I relax as soon as I walk in the door!  Another terrific holiday at The Doug.  Such a homely place to make some special memories.  Thank you!

HSBlenheim

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