OMAKA LODGE Blog

   – The Cultivators & Country Gentlemen

Although descended from farming families, both Chris & Scott were raised in suburbia, and there they remained until they purchased what was then ‘Omaka’ in 2017.  Moving to the Forgotten World countryside and setting up and running Omaka Lodge has brought (and is bringing) numerous new challenges and interesting experiences.  Many of the experiences are humorous, so it seemed only natural that Scott should share some of these in The Cultivators & Country Gentlemen, the Omaka Lodge Blog, as their story unfolds and evolves at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

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Omaka Lodge added 25 new photos.4 days ago
Omaka + Garden + Winter = Wonder. #omakalodge #tranquiloasis #forgottenworld
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Omaka Lodge is feeling sad at Omaka Lodge.3 weeks ago
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Greetings to our Omaka Lodge family & friends. Those of who’ve visited us over the past 3.5 years will have met our super-friendly, smoochy mobile-trip-hazard, Soprano. A 10kg rescue cat, he loved meeting new people and welcoming them to Omaka Lodge. Sadly Mr Soprano de Montague-Fortescue-Fotherington-Smythe-Jones Junior, the Third (because who doesn’t give awesome names to their awesome pets?!), passed away today in cat hospital from cancer. He brought such joy into our lives, and he’ll be so desperately sadly missed. Here’s to the love of pets, and to the tranquility and peace he found here with us and you.
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Omaka Lodge is feeling cold at Omaka Lodge.3 weeks ago
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You know it’s cold when the fountain freezes whilst operating! It’s a brisk -4.4° outside, but with the fire firing and the heat pumps pumping, it’s lovely and cozy inside Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s F̶r̶o̶z̶e̶n̶ Forgotten World.
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Omaka Lodge is feeling honoured.3 months ago
To all our Omaka Lodge family and friends, we are currently attending the B&B Association of New Zealand’s annual summit and awards extravaganza. We are delighted and honoured to announce that we have received a Highly Commended award in the Exceptional B&B of the Year. We feel very humbled, and it’s all down to you, our guests, our friends, family. To all of you, thank you for being part of our story, our korero.

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