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The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast

206 Mangawhero River Road, Ohakune 4691 New Zealand
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#4 of 27 Speciality lodging in Ohakune
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The River Lodge B&B is located at the Foothills of Mt.Ruapehu on the banks of the Mangawhero River. The property is unique and superbly appointed. It features high quality accommodation and facilites, beautiful gardens to wander through, trout fishing (NZ regulations apply), BBQ facilities and under cover hot tub where you can enjoy your superb NZ wine or beer taking in the views of Mt Ruapehu. Put you feet up down by the river and enjoy a good read from our large range of books. A rich Continental Breakfast is inclusive in all rates and lunches can be made for an additional price to take with you on your activities. We can assist you with advice and transport arrangements (starting infront of The River Lodge to the Tongariro Crossing) for most activities in the region. Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park are very unique environments with a range of short and long walks, guided or un-guided trout fishing adventures, and golfing at Waimarino Gold course is just two minutes away. The ultimate experience with flying over the three volcanoes is a must do (bookings at The River Lodge). One day river adventures by Whanganui River Adventures on the Whanganui River is also available combining a mix of jet boat up to the walk into the Bridge to Nowhere and canoe back on the Whanganui River to home base. Turoa ski field has the largest skiiable area in New Zealand during the winter with Whakapappa a close second. Both have great ski facilities and located on the side of Mt. Ruapehu offering the ultimate in ski and snow boarding experiences. There really do try to offer something for everyone! We at The River Lodge firmly believe that the little things really do matter and therefore pride ourselves on assisting you to make the most of your holiday. Come and join us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Car hire
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool with view
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Ski rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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andrewaitken59550 wrote a review Feb 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the opportunity to stay at the lodge last week and use it as a base for cycling trips. The Ohakune old coach road , and in particular the Mangapurua track were highlights , but the experience was very much enriched by my stay at the River Lodge. Dani was a great host. The breakfasts were beautiful and the accommodation itself was serene and relaxing ( 5 minutes in the swing chair by the river and work was a distant memory !) but what made it special was the extra attention paid by Dani to enhance my stay. We shared a delightful evening meal , he provided me with great advice about lesser known trails in the region and generally went above and beyond to make my stay memorable.Would very much recommend for those with a desire for a base for a cycling holiday in this region
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Date of stay: February 2021
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PurpleSpud wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked the whole lodge and grounds for our wedding over the long weekend. Our guests that stayed at the lodge had only positive things to say and found the atmosphere very relaxing. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the lawns and gardens are well maintained. Over the past year Dani has put some very thoughtful and personal touches to the property that only adds to its magic. As a host Dani is very easy to deal with, very helpful and provides overall excellent hospitality. This place truly is one of Ohakune's hidden gems!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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KC1818118 wrote a review Oct 2020
New Zealand50 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed at chalet for two nights. The place was clean and tidy. The view was amazing. The spa was great for a cold night! Generous amount of food available for breakfast. Danny was an amazing host! He offer really great tips for around the area and also very accommodating. His service was personalized and his humor was on point. The fire place makes the place very cozy. Please try the red wine available there! They were really good. I would highly recommend staying here. Thanks again Danny.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Lou B wrote a review Apr 2020
Düsseldorf, Germany9 contributions
We stayed at The River Lodge for two nights but could/should have stayed for longer. Our room was ultra-comfy with a fantastic view of the ruapehu volcano from the balcony and the big windows. Dani is a super nice host and takes great personal care about his guests. Yummy breakfast and a great selection of local wines (Hans Herzog!) and craft beers available straight from the fridge. The River Lodge is a perfect base station for hikes and walks such as Tongariro Alpine Crossing and others (off the beaten track, Dani will give very good recommendations). Alternatively you may grab a canoe and explore the local river running behind the lodge ;-)
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Hi Birgit, thank you very much for your very appreciated review. Makes me very happy, that you have enjoyed the place and my services. Due to the Corona Virus Situation I have now plenty of time, to make The River Lodge looking even better. I repaint and renovate and make the place ready for the next season (when ever that will be... ;-) I hope you folks had a safe travel home and stay now home safe like many million others. Stay healthy. All the best I wish you. Cheers from The River Lodge, Daniel and his cats
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harald s wrote a review Mar 2020
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany31 contributions8 helpful votes
We spent two nights at this lodge. Daniel is a really nice host and he has got excellent wine . Cosy lodge and great breakfast. The lodge is situated in a great landscape, close to a river with view to the Mountains.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from DanielS22652, Owner at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you Harry for staying with us. Was great to have you here. And yes, I think too, that we are a good choice as a base for The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The guests get a rich continental breakfast and get picked up right at The River Lodge from the Tongariro Shuttle Bus. The Guests can also book ALL their acitivities right at The River Lodge when they arrive here. And after the great walk, enjoy the view here and maybe a beer or a wine. All the best Harry and enjoy the rest of your trip in New Zealand, cheers Dani
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US$135 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionOhakune
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ohakune Old Coach Road (3.7 km), Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park (3.7 km), and Dinosaur House (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria and Bakehouse, Eat Takeaway Diner, and Osteria Ohakune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial (4.4 km).