Open on select and limited evenings, The Gin Stables offers guests a unique and boutique Gin Tasting Experience.
Born out of uncertainty while waiting for the motel settlement after lockdown ,
"The Gin Stables" came to fruition. Knowing that The Stables was part of the property and not knowing what the future held post Lockdown, I spent a fair proportion of Lockdown thinking of ways to attract guests to stay with me at the Motels. Boutique gins distilleries are popping up everywhere throughout the country and Central Otago can boast some of the best.
And I am partial to a wee gin and tonic. And I am all about having fun...
And so the Gin Stables idea was born.
It’s hard to explain the atmosphere and aura of the Stables. It is so unexpected when you walk in you just go “Wow”. It is very intimate, unique and boutique and a great space to share with friends to sample some of Central Otago's best gins paired with local produce. It is all about the story so we are working alongside boutique distilleries so you get to really know not only the gin but the people and the story behind it.
Superior Two Bedroom
Standard One Bedroom
The cocktails have been designed by Martyn and Dylan from GinGin (an amazing gin bar in New Regent St, Christchurch who have helped me every step of the way), the names are all relevant to Clyde and the Motel.
The mint is from plants that have been kept and grown from Mt John Station, Lake Tekapo where I was born and bred (many years agos), and the ice made from water from a pure secret local source (when available).
Botanncials for garnishes are foraged locally when in season and syrups for the cocktails are handmade from the foraging.
The platters are all made with food from local producers.
The Gin Stables are only open for limited and select dates.
You can choose from the following:
a PRE-DINNER Gin Experience
( 4.30pm - 6.00pm )
A POST-DINNER cocktail Gin Experience
( 7.00pm - 11.00pm )
Taste the distillery of the night range, treat yourself to a cocktail and enjoy a platter.
(Further drinks at own cost)
Numbers are limited (max 25) so bookings are essential (sorry no walk-ins)
and preference is also given to guests that are staying with us.
Also available for private functions so contact us for further information!
For dates of when The Gin Stables are open, check on our FB page or call us directly
So come and have a gin experience where all the fun beGins………. We will look forward to having you!