Situated in front of the Southern Alps, Snow Denn Lodge is Methven's premier lodge, boasting superior facilities with a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements. With the Great Outdoors and amazing scenic views right on your doorstep, it makes for a popular holiday destination all year round.


Two separate wings

One wing with small dorms, in a fun and sociable environment. Another wing with private rooms, for maximum comfort and relaxation.


In the center of Methven

Within a stone's throw away to local cafes, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, best adventure, golf and recreational facilities.


Free unlimited WiFi

Enjoy unlimited WiFi, for those that want to stay in contact with their folks at home, and those that can't miss their favourite TV series.



Situated in the heart of Methven town, you are within a stone's throw away to local cafes, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, best adventure, golf and recreational facilities. Mt. Hutt is a 30 min. drive away to suit your skiing, snowboarding, and hiking needs.

Famous Lord of the Rings location, Edoras (Mt. Sunday) is an one hour drive away.

Enjoy the most naturally, beautiful lakes, crystal blue rivers, scenic walks and breathe the fresh, clean mountain air.

Arriving by bus   There is a shuttle service that operates from Christchurch to Methven, and can also provide transport to Mt. Hutt. You can book it online at snowmanshuttles.co.nz

Arriving by car   From Christchurch Airport, go West on Durey Road and take 3rd exit on the roundabout onto Memorial Ave. Follow SH1 to Rakaia (about 40min.). Take a right after the big salmon statue onto Elizabeth Ave. Straight over both roundabouts and continue on Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road for 33.6km. Take a right on Back Track and follow the slight left onto Barkers Road for 2.7km. Turn right onto Hall St. Turn left on the main road (Highway SH77) at the Mobil petrol station. Follow until you see 'The Dubliner' pub on the left and turn right opposite it onto Bank Street. The Lodge is located at the end of the road on the left. A car park is available at the back.



Snow Denn features a large variety of rooms for all needs, from sociable backpacker dorms, to spacious private ensuite rooms.

Room type Bathroom Price
5 Bed Dorm Shared $30pp
4 Bed Dorm Shared $30pp

Private Twin Bunk Shared $30pp
King Double Shared $80
King Double With Private Bathroom Ensuite $85td>
Single Shared $45/td>

5 Bed Dorm Shared $30pp
4 Bed Dorm Shared $30pp
Triple Bunk Shared $30pp

King Double (or Twin) Shared $80
King Double Premier Ensuite $85
Single shared $45


  Spacious kitchen dining area

  Free unlimited WiFi

  Ski storage room

  Board games

Kitchen dining area

Sports Lounge

  Sports lounge

  TV lounge with large movie selection

  Laundry facilities

  Free car park

...and, most importantly, the friendliest staff!

Night view