Taylor Pass Hut

Taylor Pass Hut

Marlborough

Taylor Pass Hut is just 15 minutes from Blenheim, on a property called 'Jentree', in a valley called Taylor Pass. Taylor Pass is one of the last valleys of traditional rugged farming country in Marlborough.

The hut is set along an avenue of pretty trees, on the banks of the Taylor River. 

The hut is a stunning example of small space glamping done well... Everything fits neatly into a cosy, functional and beautifully styled space. Each window perfectly frames a view of the surrounding countryside. A door in the main living area leads to a separate bathroom, complete with hot shower and toilet.

Positioned to take in the setting sun at the end of the valley, the outlook from the hut is beautiful. Just below, water gently trickles across a rocky river bed. An abundance of fantails will keep you company during the day, with the occasional Tui and Bellbird popping in to visit too. Clear skies, make for unbelievable star-gazing - perfect for outdoor bathing at night. 

Whether you're travelling around the South Island or visiting Blenheim for the weekend, Taylor Pass Hut is the perfect place to switch off and relax. There's no cell phone service at the hut, and apart from the very occasional car on the road it's completely tranquil.

When you're not completely blissed out in the comfort of your little hut, the proximity to Blenheim means you can explore all the Marlborough region has to offer. Adventurers can bring their mountain bikes or walking boots and tackle the local tracks, foodies can hit the local cafes, restaurants and bars - and wine lovers can enjoy the many world-class wineries on offer. There's something for everyone! 

FROM $200 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
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  • Winter Escape

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1067 Taylor Pass Road, Taylor Pass , Marlborough 7240

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Taylor Pass Hut  is 15 mins from Blenheim.

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Taylor Pass Hut is self-catering for main meals, but does offer a delicious Ploughman's Platter and Breakfast basket. Bring your own food, and cook meals using the facilities provided in the hut. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need. 

    A Countdown supermarket is a 12km (16 minute) drive away and a New World supermarket is a 14km drive away. 

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Blenhiem (a 20 minute drive) and has plenty of fantastic cafes, wineries and restaurants to choose from. You'll find a raft of recommendations from host and foodie, Victoria, in your hut guide!

  • Things To Do

    Taylor Pass Hut is in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough district. If you just want to take time out to chill, you'll love the chance to rest and relax amongst the high country scenery and peaceful surrounds. Soak in the outdoor bath, enjoy a glass of wine over a game of Quoits (where you throw the hoop over the stick!) or settle in to battle it out over a board game. The property itself has some lovely walking and gorgeous views.

    If you want a bit more action, bring your mountain bike!  The Marlborough area is renowned for its mountain biking tracks. For horsey types, High Country Horse Treks is just up the road.

  • Your Hosts

    Justin and Victoria will be your hosts at Taylor Pass Hut. They are the recent owners of 'Jentree', the property in the Taylor Pass where their home and hut is situated.

    Victoria and Justin have two children, Luca and Annabella. 

    Victoria originally trained as a nurse, working in Oncology, General Practice and more recently in management. When the opportunity came for the couple to move back to Blenheim she was glad to swap suits and high heels for gumboots and muddy hands. While super busy with the children, Victoria can always find a moment to look after her menagerie of animals (which is rapidly growing) and work in her garden. 

    Justin’s career as a professional mountain biker has seen them both travelling the world and exploring unique places. He has been racing professionally for 15 years. Despite the travel and stints overseas (with a particular favourite being a period on the Italian Riviera) they always knew that eventually they wanted their home to be New Zealand.

    The connection Victoria and Justin have with Jentree is deep rooted. In the early 2000’s the property was nationally renowned for its Mountain Bike tracks, hosting multiple events here. Justin managed to win his first Junior and Pro Elite National titles at the property. When the opportunity came up recently to purchase Jentree they jumped at the chance. It's early days, but they have big plans for the land. The forestry trees are replanted and they plan to regenerate the native bush around the waterways and gullies.

    Victoria and Justin have a future vision of shaping Jentree into an adventure playground for their children, and for current and future riders and outdoor enthusiasts once again.