Recently I was planning a trip to Riverton and as soon as I saw Gay & Arch had a B&B there, I knew there was no where else to stay. I had stayed at a place they had in the Catlins years ago and loved it. When I rang Gay, she booked a table for us for lunch at Mrs Clarkes cafe and for dinner at the Pavilion. Both were great.
We were welcomed with a cup of tea, chat and cake, had a glorious sleep. The other guests they had staying were American and have stayed with them many times over the years, that says something about their hospitality.
After dinner we all came back for a drink and hogminay cake which was a first for me and delicious.
The B&B is halfway between the Rocks and the wee township and at breakfast I watched sheep in the paddock next door. I don't think I have ever seen a bathroom with so much supplied in it. We will be back as Riverton is such a special place and two days was not enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Base yourself in Riverton, and explore the wonderful untouched area, walk, bike, jog, swim in the sea, visit Stewart Island, go fishing, visit Te Anau for the day, climb the Hump Track, it's all here, and it's not too crowded. - Relaxing River Reflections at Riverton. There are no strangers at our place, only friends we haven't met. At our home you have the choice of accommodation. We recently bought this property and spent many weeks redesigning the house, to give guests their own space, and separate wing. There are two en-suite rooms to choose from and everything is new, with lots of thought put into ensuring your comfort. Each room offers peace and quiet and superb views to either the river or the sea with magical sunrises and sunsets. Your hosts Gay and Arch Maley have been operating B&Bs and looking after the comfort of guests for OVER 22 years. The breakfast is to "Live For," giving many choices of home made offerings which can be eaten alfresco, or in the comfort of the dining room, still with wonderful views. Receive a FREE BOTTLE OF N.Z WINE when you come to stay with us. We also provide FREE WI-FI to all our guests. ... more less