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Weekends in winter are popular... book now!

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge



About the property

Lodge, 10 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 25)

In 1941 a beautiful native timber Nurses Home opened in Raetihi to accommodate staff of the Waimarino Hospital.

The hospital has since gone but The Old Nurses Home (otherwise known as Snowy Waters Lodge) and The Doctors Residence (see listing 6299) is now a boutique accommodation and events venue.

Set within 5 acres of park-like grounds, our sunny, north-facing, open-plan, rustic kitchen and lounge open out to an extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ's, a wood-fired pizza oven and a huge outdoor fireplace. This is a wonderful, tranquil space great for alfresco dining. The views of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe are breathtaking.

There are ten guest bedrooms with either mountain or garden views. Separate male/female bathrooms each have three toilets and three showers plus there?s a drying room for ski gear and mountain bike storage.

European style central heating will keep you cosy warm and a log burning fireplace is perfect for toasting marshmallows.

Outside, a spa pool is set amongst rocks and palm trees with mountain views. We also have our own onsite playground, bouncy castle (weather permitting), The Snowy Train, a miniature horse and a pet goat.

Towering gum trees, enormous oaks and colourful gardens surround your accommodation, making it private and peaceful, yet within a 10-minute walk of Raetihi?s main street cafes. We are 10 minutes from Ohakune, 30 minutes to Turoa Ski Area, 45 to Whakapapa.

MEETINGS: Our lounge can be set up for meetings and will seat 50 people theatre style, 20 u-shape and 40 for dinner.

EVENTS: Murder Mystery parties are our specialty. The package (must be pre-booked) includes Doctors, Nurses and crazy patient costumes, scripts and a facilitator.

ACTIVITIES: Your hosts are passionate outdoor enthusiasts and will be happy to assist with booking Bridge to Nowhere tours, the Whanganui River canoe journey, Tongariro Crossing transport or the Mountains to Sea cycle trail.

We have plenty of off-street carparking.

Special conditions:

Minimum two night stay on weekends during peak season (winter).

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

What makes this lodge unique

Ski, snowboard, hike, canoe or bike. Relax in our spa pool, toast marshmallows in the fireplace


Ruapehu District Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Double Room - 1 double
    Family Room - 1 double
    Triple Room - 1 child bed
    Twin Room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Weekends in winter are popular... book now!
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

The location is very nice and there are lots of things to do for adults and kids.

  • 4 of 5

The location is very nice and there are lots of things to do for adults and kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Ruapehu District Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016/2017
Feb 24 2017 - Jun 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 Rates
Jun 23 2017 - Oct 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017/2018
Oct 31 2017 - May 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
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Available stay (no arrival)

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