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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delightful place to stay, we were greeted by Heather, Peter and Ricky Martin, the gorgeous playful puppy. The Lodge is set in beautiful gardens with a few friendly sheep and alpacas in the field along the driveway. We had a lovely bedroom of a good size with patio doors leading outside to a terrace and into the stunning...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in large and attractive grounds this was a very comfortable place to stay. Sadly the weather was poor so we could not really appreciate the joys of this place to the full. Heather and Peter were wonderful hosts - we had dinner there for both nights of our stay and the food was delicious - it was good to...

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Hillerod, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice room without a view, but everything functioned very well. The bed and the shower was very good, and the breakfast was lovely. It is a bit too far from restaurants, so you have to either eat a sandwich(your own) or choose the rather expensive possibility to buy dinner at the lodge ($55 including a glass...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter and Heather were wonderful ! Friendly, funny, lovely people ! The rooms were so nice, the biscuits and the barbecue were perfect ! It was a pleasure to be there with us ! You're welcome in France !

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

Thanks guys - we thoroughly enjoyed your stay - glad you did too. Perhaps we will see you in France one day..... Heather and Peter

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very stylish rooms & guest lounge with fire place on a huge, lovely country lodge. You can reach the starting point of the Tongariro Crossing in less then one hour (better take your car then the bus transfer - you are more flexible) and Okanune is only a 5 min drive with its restaurants and a supermarket. Heather & Peter...

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heather and peter are wonderful hosts and their lodge is brilliantly located for this walk The star attraction is their cockapoo Ricky Martin a fluffy 6 month old puppy who we adored Lovely rooms and great attention to every detail Great stay thank you Ps thanks heather for the gym class - unique !

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

Hey - hope your bodies weren't sore!! I enjoyed it too!! How was the wedding? Hope it was a fab day and the rest of your holiday has been awesome!! Cheers Heather and Peter

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 15 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 4 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

California
Reviewed 30 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).

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $269 - $282 (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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