The Brewer's Night Inn

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The Brewer's Night Inn

Reefton, West Coast

It's not often that we come across something so special, that we bend our rules to accommodate it. The Brewer's Night Inn isn't strictly remote or immersed in nature, but it is a true 'escape' - and one of the most unique and beautiful creations we've come across.

The Brewer's Night Inn is set on a quiet street in Reefton, a small town on the West Coast filled with yesteryear atmosphere. Reefton is 3 hours from Christchurch and 2.5 hours from Nelson.

The inspiration for The Brewer's Night Inn stemmed from an early settler and original owner of the inn, Stewart Monteith (aka The Brewer). Built in the 1870s, the original cottage has been meticulously renovated and furnished to maintain its historic edge. The stunning, moody interior is a masterful cross between a rustic high-country cabin and a luxurious hotel.

The inn is an open-plan space with a lounge, kitchen, and bedroom. Beautiful french doors, lead onto a brick patio and a thriving English garden, filled with wildflowers in summer. A gorgeous Victorian-inspired bathroom features a concrete soak tub and dramatic linen drapes. 

A stay at The Brewer's Night Inn is an experience you won't forget. It's a chance to escape from reality, and take a step back in time - with a touch of modern luxury. 

FROM $330 p/n

  • Sleeps 2
            Dogs welcome
      Dogs welcome

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


2 Smith Street, Reefton 7830


The Brewer's Night Inn is located in Reefton, a small historic town in the West Coast region of the South Island. Only 3 hours from Christchurch and 2.5 hours from Nelson.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    The Brewer's Night Inn is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using a single gas-ring cooker and BBQ provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    Only a minute's walk down the road, Dawson Hotel Restaurant & Bar has some excellent meal options. Whether you're chilling in front of the fire or soaking the rays on the comfy outdoor seating - it's perfect for all seasons.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is SuperValue, just a 2-minute drive down the road.

  • things to do

    The Brewer's Night Inn has lots to keep you busy. Admire the unique victorian-inspired decor, soothe away your stresses in the large concrete soak tub, or nestle into the comfortable sofa to start on that book you've been meaning to read. Check out the music room with its stand-up piano, high-end stereo, and turntable. A seasonally curated vinyl collection is provided for your listening pleasure. There are also some 'olden-day games' and cards.

    If you want to explore, Reefton is a little town with much to offer. There are bush walks amongst the hills, mountain bike trails, kayaking, and rafting tours - or enjoying the novelty of a gold panning experience. If you want to learn more about the town's history, check out the Blacks Point Museum and heritage buildings such as the Reefton Distillery, home of 'Little Biddy Gin'.


  • "

    Absolutely loved our stay! The cottage is ultra comfortable and filled with so much charm and character. Perfect from the bed linen to the lighting to the fantastic bathroom. Thoughtful touches made it a real experience, not just accommodation.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    A very neat room with a warm and cosy fire.


    - 24 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

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    Lovely relaxing stay at The Brewer's Night Inn. It's an absolute dream!


    - 26 Mar 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Fantastic! A truly special and amazing place. Steeped in history, special touches, cozy, and one of a kind. Wonderful to be able to bring our fur babies. We loved this romantic, beautiful place.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Absolutely gorgeous. Everything you could possibly want for a romantic few days or a solo relaxation trip. It was just great.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Staying here was like stepping back in time to a bygone era. A true homage to the gold miners of the 1800s in New Zealand, with the exception of modern-day comforts tastefully introduced to the space in creative and subtle ways that keep to the theme of the property. Well done! Wonderful stay.


    - 17 Mar 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    We really loved this accommodation. It poured with rain while we were there, which was actually perfect as we could happily stay inside the whole time! The bed and bedding were fab, and we loved the piano—my husband played it the whole time. The kitchen was a little more form over function, a bit of a faff to cook, but it was a very beautiful space, so we can see why it was designed that way. The bathtub was huge and a great treat.


    - 16 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    What a great place to disconnect for a few days. Thanks, Tim, for making us and our four-legged friend so welcome. The perfect mix of rustic, luxurious, and unique. Highly recommended.


    - 27 Feb 2024

    8 / 12

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    Perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle.


    - 26 Nov 2023

    9 / 12

  • "

    Staying at The Brewers Night Inn was like stepping back in time but with modern comforts. Loved it.


    - 14 Nov 2023

    10 / 12

  • "

    What a beautiful place to stay! We had such a relaxing weekend at The Brewer’s Night Inn. A highlight for me was cozying up by the fire with a nice cup of tea, reading a book surrounded by beautiful rustic ambiance. I would 10/10 go again!


    - 26 Oct 2023

    11 / 12

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    When you first walk into The Brewer's Night Inn, you know you are walking into a beautifully kept slice of history. It is obvious that this space has been created for your viewing pleasure. From the mood lighting to the locally sourced teas and a bath deep enough to completely immerse yourself in, this stay is an absolute treat!


    - 11 Oct 2023

    12 / 12

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