Standing proudly in the heart of Geraldine you will find the beautifully restored Vicarage boutique accommodation. This historic homestead offers luxury accommodation in pretty Geraldine, the gateway to Lake Tekapo and the Dark Sky Reserve. Six beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with a comfortable super-king bed and ensuite. The Barker's Foodstore & Eatery is next door offering product tastings and delicious food and beverages featuring Barker's extensive range of drinks, condiments, jams, dressings, sauces and more.

After a two-year renovation the Vicarage opened in October 2019. The eye-catching wallpaper’s, stained glass windows, vicar’s sitting room and attention to every detail, are the talk of the town.

01 November 2022 - 31 October 2023
Superking Double/King Single Twin       




Room- Upstairs or Downstairs



Two Room Suite



Exclusive Use of all six rooms



01 November 2023 - 31 October 2024
Superking Double/King Single Twin

Room - Upstairs or Downstairs$358$286.40
Two Room Suite$458$366.40
Exclusive Use of all six rooms$1,718$1,517


Room only, breakfast is not included. Includes a voucher for a jar of Barker's Preserves. The communal sitting rooms offer a nightcap of port.

Breakfast & Light Supper options which can be pre-ordered for room delivery: 

Continental breakfast platter for two: $35. (see photo below). Price increases to $45 on 1st Nov.23

Light supper platter for two: $35 for the vegetarian and $40 for the meat option. (see photos below). Prices for both increase to $42 on 1st Nov.23

Dinner platter for two: $72 (or $38 for one) Salmon kebab, roast vegetable salad, garden salad, bread roll and sweet treats. Price increases to $75 on 1st Nov.23 

The shared sitting rooms have full cooking facilities. 

The Barker's Foodstore & Eatery next door offers a delicious breakfast and brunch menu from 8.30am and lunch and afternoon teas until 3.30pm. They can do room deliveries. They are licensed to serve beers and wines.

Breakfast Platter
Vegetarian Platter
Meat Platter
Accommodation Information:

Six deluxe bedrooms, each with ensuite & small kitchenette. Max occupancy is two persons.

The three upstairs bedrooms are spacious and share “The Bob Lowe sitting room”  including well appointed kitchenette and TV.

The three downstairs bedrooms share “The Vicar’s sitting room” including well appointed kitchenette, gas fire, TV and deck.

Bedroom two downstairs is an accessible bedroom which you can request.

There is no lift. A beautiful old staircase accesses the upstairs rooms.

All rooms have super-king beds that can also be configured into two single beds.

Minimum age is 14 years.

All guests can access a shared laundry with washing machine, drier, iron & ironing board.

Checkout is 10am. Later by prior arrangement

Check-in any-time after 3pm. Earlier by prior arrangement.

We will advise the unique lock box code when we confirm each booking, so you can include it in your guest’s itinerary.

We are not a full service hotel, but we do provide fresh towels every second day and clean sheets every third day.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival there will be no charge. If you cancel less than 7 days prior you forfeit 100% of the total booking.

Duty Hostess: Mobile 027 6939027 email: [email protected]

Michael Barker: Mobile 0274 325095

Geraldine Information:

One hour and 40 minutes from Christchurch International Airport.

Just a one-hour drive to Lake Tekapo and the Dark Sky Reserve.

Geraldine is beautiful and charming, a genuine New Zealand country village.

Home to a vibrant hospitality precinct, art galleries, boutique shopping, day spa’s, museums and walkways.

The Vicarage is situated next door to the new Barker’s Foodstore and Eatery which tempts visitors with free tastings of a wide range of Barker’s delicious products. The region’s leading visitor attraction, the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, coffee and more!

Well serviced with bespoke tour operators ie. Four-wheel drive tours via Peel Forest to Mesopotamia Station at the headwaters of the mighty Rangitata River, farm visits, walking tours and more!

Just 30 minutes to Timaru city on the coast. Walk the Caroline Bay Boardwalk and visit the Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre.

For suggested activities & tour operators please refer to the Tours & Packages page and Geraldine / Activities pages of this website