After a stay in the chalets during the summer and wishing we had stayed in the house, we returned for an anniversary night away from home. It was home away from home really as we sat in front of the roaring fire, rain hammering on the roof, drinking G & T, waiting for Jennifer to make our dinner. What a wonderful host she is. We were as comfy as ever and wished we had brought our slippers. After our dinner and a chat with Jennifer we watched a DVD before getting to bed. We slept like babies as the logs crackled in the room next door.
The Tophouse is as near to history as you can get in NZ and there is plenty of reading material available on the subject.
Because you have to share the bathrooms, you'll find big fluffy dressing gowns on the back of the door.
We really enjoyed our time in the Tophouse. Last time we met a lovely couple who were staying in the Blue Room and this time we had the house to ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TopHouse Historic Guesthouse offers accommodation, meals and drinks ( in NZ's smallest bar) to travellers and has done so since 1887. TopHouse is located on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park and offers fabulous mountain views from the guesthouse or from your veranda of your chalet. The Guesthouse has a home away from home atmosphere. It is steeped in history so come and experience the atmosphere and feel the warmth. The mountainview chalets are each self- contained and sleep a max. of 4 adults or a family of five. The Nelson Lakes National park is an outdoor persons delight with, boating, fishing, walks & hiking on your doorstep. In the area there is mountain biking, wineries, 4x4 tracks and more. The property is set amongst farmland and is a safe haven for young children. We have the best views to the mountain ranges. Retreat to your deck of your chalet or the garden terrace and watch the bunnies, cows, goats, sheep meander in the fields or read a good book in utter peace. ... more less
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