The Lord of the Rings, May 2000.

Great place, very comfortable and friendly. Thanks!! – Peter Jackson, WGTN, NZ
Thank you for an incredibly comfortable, relaxing, lovely stay. I hope to come back! – Elijah Wood, LA. USA
Great place to stay – thanks for being so friendly. – Philippa Boyens, WGTN, NZ.
Thank you for making my stay so comfortable. I’ll bring my family back! – Mark Stetson, LA, USA.
What an amazing and wonderful staff. – John Rhys Davies, Hollywood, USA.
Many thanks for your lovely welcome. – Ian McKellen, London, UK.
Dale, your kindness and generosity are unequalled the world over. Thanks a million. – Sean Astin.
Dale, Thank you. I’ve had an amazing stay. Hope to see you again soon. – Orlando Bloom.
Warm people, hot pool ravishing receptionists. Cold Mac’s Gold. “Ta”. – Dominic Monaghan.
Thanks for everything. Fantastic Food, People Atmosphere. See you again soon!!! – Billy Boyd.

Without a Paddle, November 2003

Thank you for all the kindness. You’re the best! – Burt Reynolds
Much obliged – thanks for the beauty and kindness! Cheers! – Seth Green

The River Queen, July 2004

Great food, great drink. Thanks. – Kiefer Sutherland

The Simpsons, May 2006

Lovely country! Beautiful – Thanks Mann! The Powderhorn Rocks! – Nancy Cartwright

The Hobbit, November 2011

Well… here we are precious Powderhorn – 10 years on – – just as fabulous. X – Andy Serkis.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 2015

Most awesomely fantastic place to crash. Loved it!! – Oscar Kightley
Awesome rooms and hospitality thanks for everything – Carthew Neal
Great stay – Sir James Wallace
This is basically my home. I will be back to get my washing – Taika Waititi
Best staff in any hotel I have stayed at, thanks for the love. -Cameron Logan
Good to be back!! Loved the carrot carnival. – Rhys Darby
What a wine list! Love the two paddocks. – Sam Neill
Atahua, Thank you xx – Rachel House


Flight of the Concords, February 2009

Loved It. – Jermaine Clement, WGTN, NZ.
Awesomeness. – Rhys Darby, AKL, NZ.

Dave Dobbyn, March 2010

You guys are just lovely. We’ll be back Thanx xxx – Dave Dobbyn and family.

Tiki Taane, July 2012

Love Love xxx. – Tiki Taane

Jermaine Clement, January 2015

This is beautiful. It’s a skiing area with amazing mountains and rivers and trees. It’s as New Zealand-y as you get get: if  you take photos around there, it just looks like something out of The Hobbit. All the rooms are made from wood and are really comfortable, which is good because all I did when I was sleep – Jermain Clement, WGTN, NZ