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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 9 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

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We spent a couple of wonderful days staying at Ruapehu Country Lodge. The hosts Heather & Peter were very helpful recommending things to do in the area. The waterfall walk we did was excellent. The accommodation was very warm & welcoming and the food was delicious. The added bonus was a lovely new puppy who was adorable and very friendly...

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

Thanks Angie A pleasure having you and Leigh to stay. Hope to see you again in the near future!!

Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Heather and Peter are fantastic hosts. We felt so welcomed and comfortable. Would highly recommend a weekend away here. The room is very clean and a good size, the grounds are spacious and well maintained.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We just loved everything about our stay. The hosts are so friendly (could have chatted all day :). The breakfast huge and excellent quality, and so nice just being served by the Heather and Peter. The accommodation comfy, clean and tidy, location handy to Ohakune, Nothing was too much trouble, Would love to stay again if in the area.

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

Thanks so much Eileen. It was great getting to know you and Kevin. WE hope we see you again sometime in the future.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Heather and Peter were excellent hosts - professional, kind and very concerned with our enjoyment. They were very helpful in organising bookings and answer other queries. The Lodge is small and friendly and a perfect distance from the busyness of Ohakune

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were there on July 2016 on our honeymoon, we spent two nights and everything was amazing. Good location, near Tongariro National Park, and the managers were very nice. When we arrived, they welcomed us with a welcome message on a blackboard, with all the information for our trip, including hiking advices, dinner reservation, etc. 100% advisable

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stayed for 2 nights at Ruapehu Country Lodge. Heather and Peter were wonderful hosts and accommodated all needs. The breakfast that they served was sumptuous and healthy and the conversations always entertaining. Used the hot tub after a tiring day of hiking the Tongariro Crossing which was relaxing. All in all a super place with great hosts and hope to...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: $255 - $277 (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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“The Tongariro room has it's own terras.”
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“Nothing was too much trouble, Would love to stay again if in the area.”
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