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Makarora River Ranch

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Makarora River Ranch includes self-contained lodge-style accommodation equipped for a relaxing self-catering holiday with cooking facilities, a BBQ, ample car parking and landscaped for privacy. Breakfast foods are provided for you to prepare and cook in your own kitchen and a short drive away, Makarora has two cafes which between them provide breakfast, lunch and evening meals. They also have bar and fuel facilities available. Our accommodation can be booked separately or book all three to enjoy exclusive use of Makarora River Ranch. Please contact us for group rates and availability.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms


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5766 State Highway 6, Makarora 9383 New Zealand
Getting there
Frankton Airport106 km
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Wonderful location. Beautiful and complete lodge. Everything was present. When we arrived, a delicious cake was ready in the kitchen, fresh fruits on the table and the fridge was filled with enough nice things. The next day it was refilled again, also a delicious cake.
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Response from EileenF503, Manager at Makarora River Ranch
Responded 20 Dec 2018
Thank you very much for this review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time here and perhaps we will be able to host you again sometime in the future!
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This is the best of places . Well appointed, clean and many, many extras. You are staying on a working farm. There are three accomodation options - a V large studio apartment , a three bed room house that sleeps 7 people and a lodge - it boasts all the extras of a
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Response from Eileen F, Manager at Makarora River Ranch
Responded 15 Feb 2018
Thanks for your review!
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The property, like the hosts, is exceptional. It is rustic but finished to a high specification, spacious and super comfortable. The scenery is second to none and the huge covered deck, is a great place to enjoy it. There are lots of walks straight from the house, as well as
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Response from Eileen F, Manager at Makarora River Ranch
Responded 6 Feb 2018
Thank you very much for your review. It was our pleasure to host you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time here. Hope we see you back someday.
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Along the road we saw signs with 'farmstay' but we couldn't find it at first. The distance was not right but later on we heard that the management did not put the signs there. We drove on the property asking for accommodation, it was a bit low season allready. We hired the
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Responded 22 May 2017
Thank you for this feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay here. We are in the process of getting the eftpos sorted and hope to have it all up and running come the busy season.
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We stayed in the homestead for three unforgettable nights. The farm provides extremely comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location, with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and river. Eileen is an extremely kind host. Her breakfast is very tasty and generous. And
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very well appointed house
View seen on farm tour. Wow!!
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Third bathroom of Homestead
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Homestead end bedroom
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Homestead master en-suite bathroom
"wifi is limited as its a satellite feed. But all rooms are good."
"Take the romantic cottage as a couple"
"Ideal stopover for couple or honeymooners"
"All of the lodges are awesome, you won't be disappointed whichever one you are in!"
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionMakarora
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