Our Story

Eagle Ridge, previously named Bella Vista Lodge, was built in 2001 by an American entrepreneur with a dream to create magical memories for couples getting married, a space for people to celebrate milestone occasions and a luxury venue for people desiring unique corporate event experiences.

Standing on the immaculate front lawn of the Lodge in 2006, Nigel and Deborah Herbert proclaimed the property would one day be theirs; going as far as planting a coin in the soil knowing they would be back to collect it one day.

In 2016, ten years on from this promise, their dreams became a reality as they purchased the luxury Tauranga retreat. A tour through the beautiful grounds of Eagle Ridge with Nigel and Deborah gives a sense of their warm and welcoming hospitality; guests can be assured they are in a special place that is well loved and cared for.