Your Hosts

Andy & Karen Raven

After spending the last 10-15 years travelling the world we are now confident that New Zealand really is the best place to be on earth. Andy is originally from England. Karen is a New Zealander.

Interested in encouraging tourists to go off-the-beaten-track, we searched for a place that we could believe in and develop into something special for both international and domestic travellers.

After staying in hundreds of places around the world, from 5-star to 0-star, we have a picture in our minds of what it takes to make your stay enjoyable, whilst still being affordable. If you have any ideas on further improvements we’d be interested to hear them.

Andy gave up his desk job and re-trained as a chef in preparation for running Lupton Lodge. He makes delicious meals for guests and looks after the property and Lodge. If you have special dietary requirements he’s more than happy to accommodate them….

Karen has also worked for AA Tourism in Northland so has lots of knowledge about what to do and where to stay in our beautiful region. If you’re looking for activities in the local area or wanting advice on your trip around Northland, or greater New Zealand, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We speak a little Japanese, Flemish and French between us and are always keen for a bit of practise.

For Bookings or Enquiries phone +64 9 437 2989 or Email Us