Wow!! So great to catch up after such a long time – thanks so much for sharing this fabulous home with us + making us feel so welcome. Can’t wait to come back again. Cheesie was fab! Astro photography was amazing! Thanks!
Fabulous time had by all at The Doug. It snowed on Saturday! We will be back.
Lovely house, we have had a fantastic time staying here. Thank you. 🙂
We have had a wonderful time here in The Doug and have ridden many trails. Fantastic – thank you.
Have watched the growth of The Doug over the last years, but nothing prepares you for the awesome reality. Really a fantastic place.
Super log cabin – slept like a …! Incredibly well set-up house. Thanks for letting us stay. 🙂
Beautiful home in a beautiful place! We loved having The Doug as our home away from home for a couple days. A lovely way to end our three week holiday in stunning New Zealand! Thanks!! 🙂
Came here to send some boulders in Castle Hill Basin. Thanks for having us and providing a place to rest our weary bodies. #castlehillbouldering #castlehillbasin
We had an amazing time; no snow but loved the house, trampoline, day trips. This place is magical! Can’t wait to come back.
Have driven past Castle Hill for years and decided to call in for a stay – amazing house, absolutely loved it and fantastic village, will be back again to stay!
Awesome weekend away. Great house + magical place. More happy memories, thanks. 🙂
We’ve really appreciated how cosy the house is, and also how easy it is to manage gear, kids, meals etc in the house. It’s wonderful to come up and be reminded of these beautiful places so close to home.
Another fantastic stay at The Doug. Few days of sunshine, exploring and skiing. Can’t wait to be back!
Awesome house, awesome everything! Loved staying at The Doug Log House.
Our annual holiday to The Doug and skiing Porters and also for the first time at Cheeseman. It’s been a great few days, always love Castle Hill, leaves us dreaming about owning our own patch of NZ soil one day! Can’t wait to be back, kids love it and are not wanting to go home. 🙁
Lovely house, comfy beds. Thank you so much for letting us stay. We loved the mountain bike tracks 🙂 xo
At last I get to stay at The Doug. S has stayed on many occasions. Our stay was fantastic. Thanks.
Magical weekend stay at The Doug! Loved the warmth of the central fireplace + amazed by the construction. We will be back!
Lovely weekend away cheering on friends doing the Valley Ultra Event! Great location, top company and fun for kids and adults alike. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home in a magic corner of NZ!!
What a house, just another quality NZ built log home, so warm and inviting! Top notch foosball table too!
You have the most beautiful and unique house. This place really added to our perfect wedding weekend; we will be back whenever possible.
Heaven on Castle Hill!! … We found a beautiful log cabin on a hill, filled with love and memories from previous residents and its owners. We have had such a lovely, relaxing weekend… We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your amazing cabin. Awesome trails just across the street. Nice comfortable house with everything we needed. We’ll be back!
We had an absolutely magical wedding and stay at The Doug 🙂Everything was just perfect!Thanks so much!!!
Thanks again for a great stay; it’s a mint place you have!
[Castle Hill] is truly an amazing place and such a special house to stay! Thanks so much.
A great stay with fantastic mountain-biking. We will be back to explore more. We love the log cabin!
Lovely honeymoon escape for a few days. Thank you! Beautiful place! Would also recommend for big groups looking for an escape.
Many new builds since our last visit and The Doug in very good order. The new stonework behind the fire completes the build!
We’ve been happy to return to The Doug each day to the comfort and relaxing vibe. Looking forward to returning during a bumper snow year. Thank you for the great hospitality.
Stunning home!! Enjoyed our stay.
Amazing stay, magnificent views and biking activities, overview of the idyllic NZ central plateau. Catered very well for a large family. Thanks and Happy New Year!
Great facilities (kitchen well stocked with utensils, etc), a great spot. Had a great family reunion.
Awesome place, shame it was only for 2 nights! Will be back. Absolutely perfect for kids – plenty of amusement while parents went biking. 🙂
I relax as soon as I walk in the door! Another terrific holiday at The Doug. Such a homely place to make some special memories. Thank you!
We had a wonderful stay. We wish we stayed longer, the house, the scenery, the beautiful mountains, lovely spiritual place.
Great log cabin and surroundings. Tried mountain-biking but decided I’m a woose, put my energy into painting instead. Loved the week. Thanks.
Thank you so much – your house is fantastic – we had a wonderful 4 nights – and were so warm! Lots of room and the kids loved the foosball table.
We were completely smitten with your gorgeous home. It is by far the most user friendly and welcoming holiday home we have ever encountered. Thank you for sharing The Doug; it is quite magical and full of great energy.
Thank you Conor & Ildica, we have had a fantastic stay at The Doug. This is a very special place & to top it off the weather has been great for Christmas!
A great find and a perfect family retreat. Us pack of Aussies loved The Doug and Castle Hill.
We are already planning the next trip back; it will be longer so that we can explore more of the area and enjoy this wonderful place.
Absolute luxury in the mountains, thanks so much!
Couldn’t have picked a better place to escape to in the midst of a pandemic!
A great place to have an extended family event. We all had an amazing time. The weather really turned it on too. And the mountain-biking? Fantastic! We’ll be back.
This is the second time we have visited The Doug Log House. My husband and I just love it here. The snow has been great. I love the views from this house. Look forward to coming back.
Magic place! Thank you for sharing The Doug. We’ll be back…
We have had a fabulous Queen’s Birthday Weekend, walking, Catan, Foosball Championships and lots of food! We appreciated the great weather and the fire was perfect. Hope to come back again. 🙂
Great time, sadly not much snow but was still amazing. We very much enjoyed The Doug and hope to be back soon!
Our first trip to NZ! Castle Hill was the second place on our tour of the South Island, and we couldn’t have picked a more beautiful house and place to stay. We’ve had a wonderful time and will not forget this place in a hurry.
Thank you for the use of your lovely log home. We enjoyed the fire & relaxing together. The foosball table was a hit with the kids too. Great weather & enjoyed wandering Castle Hill Village.
Thank you for letting us use your lovely home in such a spectacular spot.