A wee piece of paradise. We enjoyed our wine on the deck overlooking the pond with the different layers and colours in the garden with the mountains as a backdrop. Highly recommended.


Schist Rock Lodge is just off the rail trail. Mandy was a great host, meeting us on arrival. The units are only a couple of years old and well set up ... loved the nice deep bath after a days riding. The separate bike shed with power for charging e-bikes was a great touch. Oh and if the power goes off they have their own serious generator! A fantastic overall setup, don't think you could beat it.


Stayed here as part of the Otago Rail Trail. Fantastic accommodation, wonderful bath to relax after a day's biking, then sitting on the private deck enjoying the lovely garden and views beyond. Breakfast was very tasty, and amazing hosts. Best accommodation I stayed in on the trail and would highly recommend.


Wow! Wow! Wow! Stayed one night as part of the Otago Rail Trail. Classy, sophisticated décor and a super comfortable bed. Lovely breakfast. (Thank-you Mandy.) Two luggage racks! (Why don't other accommodations have two luggage racks?) Wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the views from the deck. We are happy to recommend Schist Rock.

Karen Vaneyk

This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay should you be riding the Otago rail trail. The room was spectacular and well thought out. Every little detail has been thought about. Mandy and Colin know how to host. Highly recommended

Patrick & Wayne, Sydney

This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay should you be riding the rail trail. Our host was extremely accommodating, arrangements were in place to charge the e-bikes, the room was so neat, tidy and well thought out. Highly recommended…

Ross Ardern

This was our favorite stay whilst on the Otago Rail Trail. It felt very luxurious, so clean and new, great quality linen, huge bed, great space with a lovely outlook. I wished we could have had longer there. DIY continental breakfast in the room- fabulous!


On the Otago rail trail all the accommodation was first rate, but Schist Rock Lodge was standout excellence. Cleanliness, comfort and attention to detail. Perfectly designed modern accommodation with quality furniture and décor. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Roy Orange

Lovely place to stay! New studios with a private deck and stunning views. Fabulous hosts. Super clean and a great continental breakfast. Very spacious with large bathrooms and kitchen. These studies were perfect after a long day biking to put our feet up and switch off. Thank you!

Renée & Jordan

I rarely give anything 5 out of 5... however Schist Rock thoroughly deserves it. Everything has been carefully considered and the result is certainly a 5 in all respects.

Glenn Oliver

We think we'll stay here as it's so sumptuous, not proceed with the Otago Rail Trail, then arrive back in Clyde in 4 days looking worn out :)

Bob & Robyn

What a excellent place to stay. Very nice unit and Mandy was an excellent host. A+++ for cleanliness. Would highly recommend you stay here.

Daniel Doherty

Absolutely fabulous accommodation. Warm and luxurious after a day of cycling, we loved everything. Mandy is a friendly, helpful host and had left a delicious breakfast in the fridge. Beautiful bathroom with bath, comfy bed and nice sitting area in a delightful setting. Just perfect!


Thanks very much Mandy we really enjoyed our stay & felt very pampered, we will certainly highly recommend Schist Rock to our friends, thanks again.

Tony & Bronwyn