Where are we?

Corner of Barkers Rd and Hall St (Immediately behind the Mobil)

Just a short walk to the centre of the township or the famous Blue Pub.

Methven has three snowsports shops, a medical centre and physio. Two mini supermarkets and heaps of places to eat out. There’s lots more, visit

www.amazingspace.co.nz to see what else Methven has to offer.


Barkers Lodge is the friendly, relaxed place to stay in Methven. Guests, whether they be individuals, families or one of the many school groups or snowsports teams quickly feel at home.

All rooms are ensuite with a variety of bedding configurations to suit all requirements.

Rooms have a fridge, tea / coffee making equipment and TV.

All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast in our spacious dining room. The nightly buffet meal prepared by chef Julie can be a part of your accommodation package or purchased on a casual basis.

The large guest lounge features an open fireplace, pool table, Nintendo Wii, Sky TV and Methven’s best selection of New Zealand craft beers at our licensed bar.

Guests have free use of the internet either on our eMac computers in the foyer or relax in a comfy chair and use your laptop on our wireless network. We also have Skype cameras on two computers. Outside there is a spa pool (hot tub) in our internal courtyard.

For the serious skiers there are two workshops available for waxing and tuning skis.

Groups can make use of our “big room” for meetings or more physical activities such as yoga.


Barkers Lodge is open during the winter months or at other times of the year by arrangement.

2011 Rates

Winter - $125 per night (twin or double), extras $25, all B&B.

Rest of year - $100 per night (twin or double) extras $25, all B&B.

Groups - Dinner, bed and breakfast packages available at very competitive rates.

Enquiries or bookings

Please email us at barkerslodge@xtra.co.nz  for availability, bookings or simply more information.

Phone numbers - (0064) 3 302 8721, mobile (0064) 021 0505933, fax (0064) 3 302 8891.


Tony’s Craft Beer Bar

We only stock the finest New Zealand craft beers from microbreweries all over the country.

Many are limited release, single batch brews or seasonal beers, all at affordable prices.

We do not sell tasteless NZ commercial beer or any foreign beers. Check out our Beer Passports.