Reviews

Peaceful scenic location , beautiful gardens , bright & comfortable bedrooms with French doors opening onto the garden , tasteful decor , wonderful hosts. Bernie & Marie went above and beyond to make our 30th Wedding Anniversary a time to remember.

Beverley, New Zealand

The host and hostess are amazing people. This is one of the best lodges in NZ. I strongly recommend it. Marie and Bernie are very kind, and taking good care of the guests. The breakfast is delicious. We definitely will come back. Beautiful golf course a walking distance.

Alfredo, Wellington, New Zealand

The breakfast is super nice! Various choices and all of them tastes so good. The hosts are very friendly and kind, makes us feel like a home. We arrived late and they are so caring, helped us with food and heater etc. The animals are so adorable, and the garden is pretty - suitable for a morning walk. Really appreciate Bernie & Marie's hosting! We had a nice stay and hope we can go back and meet you guys soon. :)

Celia, Taiwan

Marie and Bernie are very nice people who have great local knowledge plenty of guidance around skiing hiking and mtb ebiking or cycling, trip planning is a breeze with their advice would highly recommend R.C.L. Hospitality was second to nothing they offered to make our stay better in so many ways. Well situated ideal for people traveling in a car. While we recovered from our hike in the hot tub Bernie offered to get us a beer from our fridge and our jackets and boots were sorted into the drying room. Perfect place for escape with the Wife/g.f or lads/girls. I forgot to mention we were vegan but they had no problem changing up the breakfast was yummy. Perfect access to activities don't hesitate to book. See you guys again thanks, it felt like we made some new friends so much in common. Didn't have enough time to experience the golf course just a walk out the back gate...now that's cool!

Doherty, New Zealand

Beautiful setting. Loved the driveway, it curved between beautifully trimmed hedges. Loved the hens, free range on the lawn. Really appreciated the delicious homemade cookies, and the breakfast.

Philippa, New Zealand

Marie and Bernie were wonderful hosts. They were hospitable and gave us great tips on local attractions in the area. The breakfast was also exceptional, with many options in addition to the cooked breakfast. The room was exceptionally tidy and had beautiful views of the grounds. I will definitely be returning for my next trip - thank you Marie and Bernie!

Alessandra, Wellington, New Zealand

Heather and Peter are great hosts. They made us a very early breakfast at 6.45 in order for us to be on time for the Tongariro alpine crossing. That evening they served a very good bbq, so that we could stay at their place after hiking the 19,5 km.

Ingrid G, France

Heather and her husband just went out of their way to be helpful. The bed and breakfast is charming with lots of animals and the grounds just so beautiful. Breakfast was also a treat. after one long day of hiking, we also were able to appreciate a hot tube in the garden. This was just great. and not to forget about it : the day we were due to leave, Heather suggested us to do an air safari, since we were unable to do the crossing because of the bad weather the previous day. we were very lucky since it was bright and clear and it was just super. Without her suggestion,we would never had think about it. So thank you again for this amazing stay.

Snoette, Luxembourg

Our time with Heather and Peter was wonderful. They were full of suggestions as what to do while staying in the area. The Hosts just made us feel like family and very comfortable in their home. Breakfast was perfect and enjoyable while sharing a table with fellow travelers. Definitely take a look at the night skies because the stars are spectacular.

Dawneen, Wisconsin

Ruapehu Country Lodge is a lovely place to stay. The couple running this homestay are most welcoming and kind. Rooms are fantastic and breakfast wonderful. You are quite close to the Tongariro National Park.

hjerul, Sweden

Fabulous place to stay , very restful , warm , relaxing , highly recommend.. it was close to the Ohakune town but far away from the town .. definitely a good place to stay, very hearty home cooked breakfast

philly2irvine, New Zealand

A huge thank you to Heather and Peter for a most enjoyable stay. The lodge is situated in beautiful grounds only a short drive from Ohakune. Our room was very comfortable with everything we needed. We also had a terrace with a sun lounger and chairs. Peter dropped us into town for dinner and then picked us up later for a small charge and Heather did some laundry for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the superb breakfast sharing the large table with the other guests. Heather and Peter were very helpful with their advice on the various sights and walks in the area. We would highly recommend the lodge.

DebsMel, United Kingdom

It was our first visit to Ohakune and what a fantastic welcome we received from our hosts, Heather and Pete ! ( and adorable Ricky Martin too !) Ruapehu Country Lodge is beautiful, a real home from home, with lovely grounds backing onto a golf course. All the rooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. We stayed for 3 nights over the christmas holidays. Heather and pete looked after us perfectly, with superb breakfasts each morning, cooking us the best christmas dinner and being such incredible hosts !! Heather also arranged a pick up so we could get to walk the Tongariro Crossing. Pete made sure that the hot tub was kept warm so we could have a welcome dip with a cold beer !! It will definitely be a christmas none of us will forget !! Thanks once again Heather and Pete for a wonderful stay !!

gillottley, United Kingdom

Heather and Peter are great hosts, very helpful in every respect! They gave us a warm welcome and prepared a very early and a very good breakfast for our Tongariro Crossing tour. The special offer was their hot tub after the tour to relax :-) They recommended us a few restaurants in town as well as some suggestions what to do and where to eat for our further trip. In the evenings Peter dropped into the guest lounge and we had some evry interesting conversations with him and the other guests. The room was very comfortable, the B&B is situated in a quiet rural surrounding, with many animals around, a nice garden, only a few minutes into town. Thank you for this wonderful stay in your charming B&B!

Jutta H, Germany