About The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge is situated in the centre of Storms river Village, close to all amenities and activities. A health breakfast is included in all rates (except self-catering), and a large covered barbeque area and outdoor kitchen is available for guest use in the evening. There are also several good restaurants just across the road. The lodge grounds are extremely spacious, with delightful gardens and a secure parking area. An ideal base for forest walks and hikes, visiting the National park at Storms River mouth, local adventure activities and for groups hiking the nearby Otter Trail.
Appealing to couples, families and small groups, the lodge has comfortable, well appointed double and family rooms, up-market hikers accommodation units and a private self catering unit all of which have en-suite bathrooms.
Double Room & Family Room:
These rooms are fitted with either comfortable queen size beds or twin beds, plus additional single beds as required. Comfortable carpeting, cupboards and the en-suite bathroom complete the picture for those seeking a little extra in their accommodation. Each room has coffee & tea facilities, select satellite TV and its own external entrance to the garden.
Self Catering Unit:
With a kitchenette equipped for private self catering, this spacious unit has singe beds and a double bunk unit. Situated on the first floor with its own entrance there is an en-suite bathroom (shower), plus air conditioning and select satellite TV.
The main Lodge building is designed farmhouse-style. The comfortable lounge has full satellite TV, a large fireplace for those cold evenings and easy-living settees and arm chairs. Dining tables and chairs are provided inside as well as outside on the verandah for those balmier days.
On the north side of the lodge is the barbeque and outside living area. This is a large covered ‘lapa’ (80 square metres), equipped with a huge barbeque fireplace on one side and a 4 station gas cooking area on the other. The latter was installed to provide al fresco cooking and dining facilities for the warm summer months; roll down screens protect this area from unexpected rain and wind. There is even an outside scullery adjoining the lapa creating an additional dish washing area to avoid overcrowding the lodge kitchen. And that’s not all - there are more comfortable arm chairs and couches, tables and benches and a pool table, creating an exceptional entertainment area for all.
The whole of the lodge and its grounds was re-vamped in the early part of 2010 with particular attention to electricity compliance, borehole and water distribution, health and safety and strong moves towards Eco-friendly systems. To this end the following have been installed:
• Phase 1 of a solar water heating system, involving four solar geysers and panels
• A detergent free laundry and water recycling system
• All light bulbs have been converted to the ‘low energy’ type
• The lodge borehole water was subjected to a microbiological test and given 100% clearance; comment “good enough to bottle and sell”
Finally, there is a fire protection system in the form of smoke detectors in all rooms coupled to a siren and fire response system. Needless to say smoking is not permitted inside the buildings. The premises and grounds are fully secured.