About

 

Paul & Berny Raymont
Coromandel Peak with Lake Wanaka behind

At Maple Lodge, we believe we have created an elegant accommodation lodge. We’ve blended the best sustainable practices of insulation, warmth, double gazing, heating etc from our European background with Kiwi features such as the stunning local schist stonework. The result is a beautiful, modern building that transforms into a comfortable, welcoming home sitting seamlessly within the natural landscape.

We feel our efforts have been well rewarded with our independently assessed Qualmark 5 Star rating and are especially pleased our commitment to sustainable practice has been recognized with the coveted Qualmark Green Gold rating.

Paul has a long relationship with New Zealand, having arrived here over 20 years ago and deciding to call it home ever since. In 2005 we (Paul & Berny and Mini the dog) took a road trip through New Zealand before finding our perfect retreat and building our stunning Wanaka home – Maple Lodge.

We were drawn to the stunning location by its spectacular views of the Southern Alps, the beautiful maple trees and all only minutes from Lake Wanaka. The maple trees instantly gave our home its name of Maple Lodge long before we started building and they continue to delight us throughout the seasons with changes of colours giving way to the stark branches and ever present amazing view beyond them.

Paul has an engineering background and recently gained a chef’s qualification while Berny worked for 20 years at a high level within the IT software industry and is a qualified interior designer. All of our skills were put to good use during our own ‘grand designs’ project in building Maple Lodge.

We have both spent many years travelling the world for business and leisure and in doing so gathered concepts and designs for the perfect home away from home that has materialized in Maple Lodge. Along the way we have met many people from all walks of life who have remained firm friends. We love to entertain in our home and share our passions for food and this beautiful place we have chosen to call home.

Paul’s love for the garden and Berny’s attention to the interior styling  have created a wonderful relaxing place to stay in what is undoubtedly the most perfect area in New Zealand if not, the world.

We are sure the stunning surroundings, the comfortable accommodation and our welcoming hospitality will make you feel like you have found the perfect place to stay too.

Maple Lodge Wanaka