Crested Butte, CO October 2023 – Eleven®, a leading collection of global adventure lodges, expands its presence in New Zealand with the addition of Owen River Lodge, an award-winning angling lodge in the Tasman region known for its brown trout sight fishing. Owen River Lodge becomes the 13th property in the portfolio and second in New Zealand, joining Eleven’s Cedar Lodge, tucked beneath the Southern Alps and famed for its access to wild trout.
“While New Zealand is the pinnacle of trout fishing, Owen River Lodge is arguably the best place in the world for sighted brown trout fishing” shared Cameron Davenport, Angling Operations Manager at Eleven. “This is because of the sheer number of river systems as well as the number of true trophy fish within those systems—more than 30 fisheries—all uniquely accessible from the lodge by both car and helicopter.” Guests can pair this angling dream destination together with Cedar Lodge via a 2.5-hour helicopter ride or an eight-hour scenic drive along New Zealand’s west coast, experiencing the full breadth of the South Island’s pristine rivers, streams, and lakes for the ultimate angling adventure.
A favorite among travelers, Owen River Lodge has been recognized by the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards for 4 consecutive years. The lodge was founded in 2003 by fly fishing legend Felix Borenstein, who built an unforgettable legacy in Owen Valley, which Eleven is honored and committed to continue. It features six rooms and can accommodate up to twelve guests within three standalone duplex-style cottages boasting views of the water, the valley, and the Kahurangi National Park. Four acres of beautiful organic gardens surround the property with an abundance of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, all utilized in the lodge’s culinary offerings.
Guests and their adventurous cohorts can also experience the very best of New Zealand from hiking, whitewater rafting, wine tasting, and farm-to-table dining at the riverside oasis. Set on the banks of the Owen River, the lodge is a 90-minute drive from the town of Nelson, located between three major national parks, and is near the exquisite, and world-renowned Marlborough wine region famous for its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc.
Rates at Owen River Lodge start at $3,221.60 NZD per person based on double occupancy, including guided walk-out angling, drinks (beer and wine), daily breakfast, lunch, après, and a four-course family-style dinner. For reservations, please contact Eleven’s team at [email protected] or call +1-970-671-7402.
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