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    Kia Ora Magazine

    As a small lodge with no advertising or PR budget, we do not often see ourselves appear in the major travel publications. So it's especially thrilling for us that the "Where to Stay" feature in this month's Kia Ora magazine, Air New Zealand's inflight magazine,…
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    See History in Motion at Clark’s Mill

    Just a few minutes' drive from Pen-y-bryn is one of the most unusual parts of New Zealand's history. Clark's Mill was built in 1866 as one of the area's many flour mills, and continued to operate as a commercial mill until as recently as 1976.…
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    Gingerbread House 2018

    We are pleased to announce that the gingerbread house for 2018 has been revealed! Our model this year was the stunning Château de Chenonceau, one of the most magnificent of the many chateaux that we visited during our time in France this past July. For…
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    A New Member of the Pen-y-bryn Family

    [caption id="attachment_1462" align="alignleft" width="214"] Leo[/caption] It is with a sad heart that we report the passing of our beloved Labradoodle, Leo, in August of this year. Many of our guests had the pleasure of meeting Leo during their stay with us, charming them with his…
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    We’ve become New Zealand Citizens–and we’re sharing our good fortune with you!

    On 3 September we were sworn in as new New Zealand citizens, a process that took just over eight years from the date of our arrival in the country to complete. To celebrate, we are offering our guests a special gift--20% off our standard room…
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    Stargazing Special 3-Night Package

    We are very excited to offer a special package in conjunction with our friends at SkyScape Sky Beds in the nearby Mackenzie Country. Combine a stay at Pen-y-bryn with a one-night stay under the stars in your own private luxury accommodation at SkyScape for a…
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    Winter Closing 2017

    Please note that Pen-y-bryn Lodge will be closed for the winter from 15 June to 7 August 2017. For booking enquiries for the 2017-18 season, please contact us by email or leave a message by ringing our main number, +64 3 434 7939.
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    Pen-y-bryn’s Book Now Available!

    Just about a year ago, James and I began to contemplate putting together a book to fill a gap that we perceived existed in the Oamaru marketplace. Despite the fact that Oamaru is easily one of the most beautiful towns in New Zealand, and that…
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    Pen-y-bryn Honey

    For the past seven years, when explaining to guests what we have on offer at breakfast I always say "we make everything here", and make an exception for the honey, which we would purchase from local beekeepers. Well, that's a thing of the past now,…
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    Kaikoura Earthquake

    Our hearts go out to all those who were affected by the 14 November earthquake in the area of Kaikoura. The earthquake, which hit in the early hours of the morning, resulted in two fatalities and significant changes to the landscape of that corner of…
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