Brian and Judy Gilbert are fifth-generation Kiwis and have spent many years working in the hospitality industry (along with many other colourful occupations!).
Having travelled extensively in New Zealand and internationally, we've always loved the interactions with people.
With no intention of sitting still, we have created Ferntown Lodge to offer a real Kiwi experience for New Zealand and international visitors wanting peace quiet and privacy.
Brian is the only remaining official New Zealand Sheriff (a warrant from the gold mining era). He also has a love of driftwood and greenstone and this December 2015 opens his gallery named Drift 'n' Jade in Tukurua Rd, 10 minutes away from our homestead.