I stayed a couple of weeks there and it was perfect. Calm and stress free. Perfect distance to Mount Ruhapeu and the ski field. Shoutout to Carol, best hostess on the North Island! The garden was always in a really good shape, and they got a pet goat! So cute!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated within 5 acres of park-like grounds, Snowy Waters was once a Nurses Home for staff of the former Waimarino Hospital. We are owned and operated by kiwi's who are passionate about the outdoors. Our property is private and peaceful yet within easy walking distance of shops and cafes. Retiring is a historic timber town situated between two National Parks; Tongariro and Whanganui. We are constantly upgrading and improving our 75 year old character building but our landscaped grounds and unmatched views are complimented by friendly, helpful staff and clean facilities. Our main guest lounge is a wonderful, tranquil space which opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ's, an outdoor fireplace and a wood-fired pizza oven. Self-catering facilities are available in our open-plan, rustic themed kitchen. In winter cosy fireplaces are lit prior to your arrival while European style central heating warms your room. Both guest lounges feature a 50" TV (with Sports channels). Outside we have a playground, an outdoor spa pool surrounded by rocks and Palm trees with views of Mt Ruapehu, a pet goat and the Snowy Train. In summer transport departs daily for the Tongariro Crossing. Other nearby activities include: Skiing and snowboarding Mt Ruapehu, Walking the Tongariro Northern Circuit, Jet boating or canoeing to the Bridge to Nowhere, Mountain biking on the Mountains to Sea cycle trail, golf, bird watching and trout fishing. ... more less
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