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Great place to stay for large groups or families

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Fireplace
4 bedrooms
Fireplace
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Great place to stay for large groups or families

Great place to stay for large groups or families

4.1/5 Very good

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 20

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Horopito, Manawatu - Wanganui

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOhakune i-SITE Visitor Information Centre11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMountain Bike Station13 min drive
  • Popular LocationOhakune Old Coach Road14 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 20
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 single bed
Bedroom 4
    1 child bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Great place to stay for large groups or families

Cottage in Horopito with kitchen and fireplace
This property is perfect for large groups or multiple families.

The David Fisken Lodge is situated between, but slightly closer, to Ohakune (10 mins) and National Park (20 mins).

It is also close to the Horopito end of the Old Coach Road cycle route.

Set on a large property so there's plenty of space for the kids to run around outside; set on roughly 1.5 acres.

Drying room - which could be used for bike storage during summer.

Beautiful views of Mt Ruapehu from driveway (see the photo).

Perfect place to use as a base to explore the area.

* Mobile coverage is variable inside, fairly consistent outside!

Keywords:
Lodge Skiing Ruapehu Turoa Group Tramping Cycling Spacious
Special conditions:
This Lodge does not have a housekeeper to clean up after you, please do
a thorough job and leave it in a clean and tidy state. The money
generated goes back into the upkeep and management of the Lodge and
surrounding property by volunteers and any surplus goes towards a youth
group. Your help and support is appreciated.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Ski

  • Close to skiing

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 20

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area

Horopito

Located in Horopito, this cottage is in a rural area and in the mountains. Mountain Bike Station and Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro National Park and Raetihi Show Ground. Explore all the area has to offer with horse riding, mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Ratana Church - 11 min drive
  • Ohakune i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 11 min drive
  • Mountain Bike Station - 13 min drive
  • Ohakune Old Coach Road - 14 min drive
  • Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • Shelter Cafe and Bar - 11 min drive
  • Mizzoni Pizza - 11 min drive
  • Mountain Kebabs - 11 min drive
  • The Blind Finch - 11 min drive
  • Utopia Cafe - 11 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 Okay

Be prepared
The place was really good value for a big group, with all the necessary amenities. Only issue was that our group found the house to be quite cold. The fire heats the lounge area somewhat, but not the bedrooms. It’s a great place but if going in winter, I’d suggest bringing your own heaters and extra blankets.

5/5 Excellent

Good and economical
Overall good if you have large group of people

5/5 Excellent

Whanau Snow Trip
Access and instructions were on point. Thanks Phillip. We read other review comments so we prepared ourselves to have to clean the place when we arrived. It wasn't too bad but we gave it a good clean anyway. Plenty of fire wood, dishes, basic but everything you need. We took down some sheets to cover the couches which made a big difference. Our group had 7 adults, 7 kids. We all loved it. Will be back

5/5 Excellent

Nice place for
A lot of room to fit all your family and friends for affordable cost. Close enough to both Ohakune and Whakapapa.

3/5 Okay

Good for groups
We enjoyed our stay for the size group we had, the place was well equipped to our needs, very basic but all essentials are there although I would suggest possibly some nicer furniture and curtains, was nice to have an outdoor fire toasting marshmallows though and not many places allow that so that was a bonus. Thankyou