Log Chalets

Mt Lyford Holiday Homes offers a range of self-contained holiday houses in the alpine village of Mt Lyford, North Canterbury.


Unique Log Chalet accommodation all situated amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, nestled in private, stunning bush with outstanding views on Mt Lyford, the Seaward Kaikoura’s or the North Canterbury coastal foothills. Mt Lyford gives the kiwi bach a new meaning.

The chalets provide a great destination for families or couples who want to have some quality time away. The bigger chalets are ideal for a few families or a group of friends. Mt Lyford offers you perfect ski accommodation in winter as close to the skifield as you can get. As it is midway between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura a day out to these busy tourist destinations is easily achieved.

Some Chalets also make an ideal small conference venue for those private corporate meetings. Use the nearby Mt Lyford Lodge for meals or book Claudine’s Catering for food on location. All accommodation is furnished to a high standard, and we are sure to have something to suit your requirements. Everything you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable is provided.


Please contact us by phone 03-3156523 or send an enquiry if the chalet of your choice is not available. We do have alternative options.

Cabbage Tree Cabin

The little gingerbread house of Mt Lyford
Perfect little hideaway cabin for a couple or small family. Beautiful views, peace and quiet, outdoor paradise. This cute and cozy log cabin is small but has all the functionality you need.

The Beeches

Adorable warm log cabin on a private section

The Beeches is a cool little hide-out. Quirky elements give this house character. A warm log fire easily heats the house. Perfect place for a couple or a small family.

Manuka Lodge

Authentic log chalet serene and secluded

Manuka Lodge is the best hidden treasure ever! Tucked away in a dead end road surrounded by native bush this characteristic log chalet offers superb privacy. It has an outdoor spa and 2 large sunny decks with rustic furniture.

Harakeke Huts

Glamping in an alpine environment

Glamping in a very comfortable hut for 2p in a unique alpine landscape with amazing views. Love the outdoors with walks, mountain biking or fishing closeby, or just relax on this 5ha private property.

Lancewood Lodge

The most favourite log chalet for groups and multiple families

Lancewood Lodge is cosy for four, and has room for 12 people or more. The lodge is fully equipped and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

Sandy Heights

Affordable chalet with magnificent views

Affordable chalet with magnificent views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Peaceful setting with wonderful private balcony. The chalet is cosy for two, and has room for up to eight if people sleep on the mezzanine floor.

Pokaka Lodge

Enclosed by nature

Pokaka is a 2 bedroom loghouse that cosy for two, and has room for up to six or more if people sleep on the mezzanine floor. The lodge is fully equipped and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

Treetops Lodge

Cozy log cabin looking out over the treetops

Treetops Lodge, enjoy the splendor of the Kaikoura Ranges panorama. There are decks all around the house to give you a different feel every time, from majestic mountainscape to cozy bush surrounds.

The Retreat

A Romantic Hideaway

This log chalet is simply a gem hidden in the quiet valley. The Retreat is perfect romantic hideaway tucked away in a bush setting down a dead end road. The log chalet enjoys all day sun and offers beautiful mountain and hilltop views.

Top Shelf

Log cabin close to skifield

The Top Shelf is located at the top end of Mt Lyford with fantastic views of both the mountain and the valley towards Waiau. Special feature is the climbing wall inside the chalet.

Corsican Lodge

Spacious log chalet with free WIFI

A spacious log chalet with a large living room (2 lounge settees). The log burner fills the chalet with a glowing warmth and it’s lovely to retire here after a day of outdoor fun.