Weddings at Castle Hill

We quite often host wedding groups at The Doug. The talented team at Passion And Glow recorded all that is best about Castle Hill and Selwyn District in celebrating the wedding of recent guests of ours.

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Another comfortable place to stay at Castle Hill Village

If you’re looking for accommodation any time in Castle Hill Village and The Doug Log House isn’t available, we can recommend Ange & Monty’s Tawhai House.

We like to think their approach to implementing a passive solar design was partially influenced by what we’ve done with The Doug and how it works in the alpine Castle Hill environment.

Avalanche Peak

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Arthur’s Pass National Park is easily accessible from The Doug Log House, and one great day trip is Avalanche Peak, although it is fairly steep, with approximately 1100m of ascent & descent. Once above the bush line, there are extensive views with the sights including Devils Punchbowl Falls, Arthur’s Pass itself,…

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Ski The Clubbies

clubbies-logoIf you want to find out more about the five club ski fields (Cheeseman, Broken River, Craigieburn, Temple Basin & Olympus) close to The Doug Log House, there’s a shiny new website just come online that will tell you everything you need to know.

Ski The Clubbies has some great pics and loads of info on current conditions, each of the clubs, events, etc.

2015 License to Chill mag

Shaping up to be a great winter here in the Craigieburns! Porters have their new chairlift up and running. All the other Craigieburn fields are now open with some decent initial snow bases, and looking like up to another 30cm coming later this week.

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