Bed & Breakfast
Hodder House provides a unique Bed & Breakfast experience in the heritage listed home of Therese and John Dennison.
You really get a sense of the house's history when you climb the rimu staircase to your bedroom. The sloping ceilings, sash windows, panel doors and sympathetic furniture are a reflection of its colonial past.
As we only accept one booking at a time of one or both rooms you will not be sharing a bathroom with anyone unknown to you.
We offer a continental breakfast and can provide a cooked option for a modest surcharge.
Breakfast & Sitting Room
Guest have their own space in which to relax.
You are very welcome to connect to Hodder House's wifi at no extra cost.
We encourage our guests to sit out on the veranda when weather permits to enjoy the garden.
THINGS TO DO
Martinborough (just 20 minutes away) has more than 20 cellar doors, each with their own style. Most are located within easy walking or cycling distance of the village square, making it a popular spot to visit. When it comes to delicious wines, there's so much of the good stuff to discover.
Fell Locomotive Museum
The Fell Locomotive Museum houses H199, the only locomotive of its type in the world, and Fell brake-van F210. H199 is one of six engines designed for use on New Zealand’s famous Rimutaka Incline. The locomotives climbed gradients as steep as 1 in 13 (7.7%) on the 3-mile (4.8km) railway between the settlements of Cross Creek and Summit in the South Wairarapa.
Wairarapa Cycle Trails
Wairarapa has some great biking routes, from mountain bike parks, cycleways, routes and trails to one of New Zealand's Great Rides - The Remutaka Cycle Trail .
Stonehenge Aotearoa is unique in New Zealand and internationally as a place of science and wonder. Built by members of The Phoenix Astronomical Society with the support of the Royal Society of New Zealand the purpose of Stonehenge Aotearoa is to encourage people of all ages to rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors.
The stones are neutral and welcome people of all cultures, beliefs, faiths and religions.
It is not a replica of Stonehenge in England but a modern interpretation, based upon the many stone circles and astronomical stone structures scattered around the globe.
Night Sky Safari
Award winning business, "Under the Stars" show off the night sky, pointing out constellations, stars, solar system and enjoy close up views of deep sky objects through binoculars and telescopes all in an entertaining and educational way.
A Booktown is a small rural town or village in which second–hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Featherston now has six bookshops and the annual Featherston Booktown Festival in May attracts many visitors.