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Ruapehu Country Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night before our Tongariro crossing and we absolutely loved it. Heather and Peter are the most welcoming hosts and we had a nice chat over a coffee and a delicious cake when we arrived. You feel very welcome and expected seeing your name when you arrive on a chalk board :) The room is very...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Maj - you had the best day for the Crossing!!Hope you enjoyed it :-) Kind regards Heather and Peter

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived early to check out the BBQ and Heather welcomed us in. Lovely setting with Alpaco and sheep in a paddock close to the house. Spacious room with patio doors to own terrace with chairs. Homemade biscuits left on the pillow for when we feel peckish! Tray of tea and coffee sachets with milk in the guest fridge. Good...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. Having fun people to stay is what it's all about! Hope the rest of your trip is eventful - in a good way :-) Best wishes Heather and Peter

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were only there for one night and it was welcome quiet and lovely room. Breakfast with homemade breads and jams were wonderful. Lovely hosts Heather and Peter were welcoming. There is a golf course in walking distance.

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Joyce - thanks for reviewing us. I"m sorry we missed seeing you when you left. I"m glad you enjoyed your stay albeit a brief one. Hope your dinner with Gill was wonderful. Safe travels Heather and Peter

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Spent a great three nights with Heather and Peter. The house is set on a large plot of land on the southern fringe of Tongariro - gardens, a creek, a hot tub. It's an easy 15 minute drive to good tracks right in the area - about 40 minutes to the national park itself. The small town of Ohakune is...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing us Stephen. It was a pleasure having you and Kristine stay with us and to get to know you. We hope we contributed ot a memorable holiday. Come back and see us (and Ricky Martin).

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the lodge. It's a very nice house on a big piece a land. The garden( Peters work) is fantastic and gives you a very relaxt feeling. Heather is the boss inside the house. The breakfast and the 2 course diner at night are just spot on. Top quality and very tasteful. The room is just...

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Heather E, Manager at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Erik for reviewing us. We hope your stay was as memorable for you as it was for us!! It was great meeting you and Sandra. Safe travels.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed great hospitality in a tranquil setting. We spent our first day enjoying their garden and relaxing. Heather and Peter recommended places to eat and we ate at one place both evenings. Many people who come this way do so for hiking, we were there to do the Tongariro crossing. We had an...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had the most enjoyable time at the Ruapehu Country Lodge for many reasons, the main one being the hospitality, friendliness and wonderful nature of the hosts Heather and Peter. They were so approachable it was hard not to feel at ease and comfortable within the surroundings. Appreciated the helpful tips they gave us on things to do around the region...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Clive - we thoroughly enjoyed your and Linda's stay as well. Love the photos as well. Hope the rest of your trip is as memorable!! Heather

Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was here for only one night. The lodge is delightful, nice sisters with an on suite. Heather and Peter are very helpful with ideas of what to do or see as well as eat. They were great at helping me confirm trips I had booked as well as pick up and drop off, not to mention take is to...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Meri. It was a pleasure meeting you as well. Hope your trip to Uluru was wonderful. Would love to hear about it!! Safe travels Heather

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed here for three nights. The hosts were very helpful in giving me tips of what there was to do in the area and what would fit with what I liked to do. The room was very nice, so did the bathroom that came with it. Breakfast was served whenever I needed, I had to leave at 7 in...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Marianne. We're glad you reached your destination safely and that your day on the Crossing was so good! Hope your legs have recovered. Kind regards Heather and Peter

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have stayed at the Ruapehu Country Lodge twice and I loved the friendly couple who welcomed us into their beautiful accomodation. This accomodation is immaculately clean and the gardens are immaculate. The floors are so warm everywhere in the lodge I can't say enough. We will be back there for many more stays and i couldn't recommend this accomodation...

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Heather E, Owner at Ruapehu Country Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alexia - Peter and I hope to you see you and Glenn for many more visits too!! Thanks very much for the kind words. See you soon :-) Heather

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ruapehu Country Lodge has four guest rooms and is set on expansive gardens of around five acres. It backs on to the third tee of the Waimarino Golf Course. Make this your base for all your alpine adventures whether skiing, snowboarding, tramping, bush walking, mountain biking fishing or hunting. Ski or snowboard New Zealand's largest ski fields. This is a superb base for canoeing the Wanganui River, walking the famous Tongariro Crossing, or mountain biking and hiking the local trails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruapehu Country Lodge

Address: 630 Raetihi-Ohakune Road, Ohakune, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: RM726 - RM907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ruapehu Country Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Choose between courtyard or field views”
Y3645MUmarym, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Tongariro room has it's own terras.”
vanesmarianne, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“toasty warm clean accomodation for those winter ski trips”
calisto2014, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Nothing was too much trouble, Would love to stay again if in the area.”
EileenNZ, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room if you're lucky enough to secure a booking”
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