Three steps to a heavenly Hawke’s Bay escape
Step One: Choose your friends.
4,6 or 8 of you is ideal.
The sooner you sort it, the cheaper your flights will be. Alternatively, all main road routes into Hawke's Bay are open.
Step Two: Pick your Black Barn retreat.
Depending on your numbers, we have the perfect retreat to match standing by.
Many have winter specials, including paying for three nights and staying for four or paying for five and staying for 7.
All have open fires, stunning views and fully equipped kitchens.
Check them out and book here or leave it to us to recommend a retreat for your group.
Step Three: Pick your package.
For just $450 per person we’ve got two full days of Hawke’s Bay fun totally sorted:+ Start your escape when you check in at Black Barn Cellar door with a complimentary wine tasting.
+ Wind your way to your retreat, where you'll find a complimentary platter from Hawke's Bay's finest artisans and a bottle of Black Barn's award-winning sparkling Rosé on ice. (depending on your numbers, there'll be bigger platters and more bubbles!) Light the fire and settle in for the night.
+ Wake up to locally produced breakfast provisions with enough supplies to generously last you for a breakfast or two – or three.
+ Choose whether you'd like to join us for lunch or dinner at the newly opened Black Barn Bistro. It is getting rave reviews, is often fully booked, but your reservation is guaranteed. Your package includes the stunning shared menu and matching wines. See the menu here. Dietary options catered for.
+ Luxury transport to and from your retreat to the Bistro is included.
+ After a second night's deep sleep in your retreat, select your activity for the following day. Choose from:
~ A bike tour on Hawke's Bay's long flat cycle trails
~ An in-retreat massage
~ A driving tour of local food producers
~ Or a complete 'In-Retreat' Wine Experience
+ The $450 inc GST is for all of the above but does not include accommodation.
+ Your preferred Bistro date and time, plus your activity, need to be selected at the time of booking.
+ Bistro reservations and activities are for the whole party and cannot be split.
+ Your escape consists of two nights and two memorable days. You can obviously stay longer in your retreat to explore Hawke's Bay at your own speed.
+ Even booking for just a third night will often mean a fourth night is free - See Retreats for specific details or contact us for more information.