Peaceful location in the heart of Nelson Tasman

A peaceful haven with amazing views on an idyllic and slightly elevated farmlet in the heart of Nelson Tasman, The Pear Orchard Lodge is the perfect base for families, groups and retreats.

Supermarkets, bakeries and other conveniences are just 5 minutes away in Richmond.

Your hosts Olivia and Timo live in the farmhouse on the property and are happy to provide recommendations and insider tips, to help you plan the perfect stay.

Sleeps up to 20 guests in great comfort

Comfortable and flexible, the Lodge accommodates up to 16 guests in 7 bedrooms: 6 with super-king (or twin) beds and 1 family room with a double (or twin) bed and two bunks above.

Need even more space? Consider renting our self-contained cottage for up to 4 guests as well!

For babies, a portacot and high chair are available on request.

Check out our virtual tour to see how the spaces are all connected! There is more information on rooms here.

Farmhouse kitchen and dining area

Use the large well-equipped kitchen and farmhouse-style dining area, or crank up the bbq and enjoy the verandah, lodge lawn and outdoor lounge.

Save time and hassle, by having a supermarket delivery on your check-in day. 

Don’t want to cook? We can provide farm-style breakfast and arrange catering:

Have your evening meals pre-prepared for you from local ingredients by a local chef, ready for you to warm up in the lodge kitchen or book a private chef to cook your evening meals for you at the lodge.

More information on Lodge facilities here.

Activities on the farm and nearby

Enjoy The Good Life at The Pear Orchard: climb the hill and enjoy the views, relax in the outdoor lounge or one of our hammocks, explore the orchard, and for the kids, there are farm animals to meet and an old tractor tyre to swing on! Find out more about what you can do on the farm.

Nearby, ride the Great Taste Cycle Trail and visit local artists, vineyards, markets and food producers. Relax at stunning beaches, shred world class MTB trails or go hiking or kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi or Nelson Lakes National Park. Find out more about activities in the region!

If you haven’t got time to tour all the amazing food and beverage producers in our region, why not book a private tasting directly at the lodge?

Thought about staying for two nights? Make it three or four! There is so much to see and to do in the area that most of our guests wish they had planned for a longer stay when they arrive. Have a look at some popular itinerary modulesĀ  to get a feel for the number of nights you should book!

Our facilities

7 Bedrooms + Cottage

Generous Kitchen


Indoor Dining & Outdoor Area

Other Facilities

Homemade Breakfast (On Request)

our delicious breakfast
is always fresh and homemade

Our breakfast always includes freshly baked bread, home-made jams from our own fruits, butter, pear juice, milk, coffee and tea.

Depending on availability we may include some seasonal treats. We can offer groups a breakfast basket or served breakfast.