I have stayed here every year for 20 years now with a group of family and friends and we love everything about it. The bedrooms are small but each one has an ensuite, and the communal lounge and kitchen is perfect for preparing food or just relaxing. The owners are extremely welcoming and have a very good local knowledge. They take a lot of care to keep the standard high and the whole place is perfectly clean.
The lodge is set in its own grounds which backs onto the river.
The location is fantastic for Ruapehu and Taupo (in the middle of these) and there is a lot to do in the area from hot pools to white water rafting, fishing to trekking.
Our children are now bringing their children for our annual weekend here and age doesn't matter - we all love it.
Thank you Betty and Doug for always looking after us so well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sportsmans Lodge is the hidden accommodation gem of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupo District. It has a unique, tranquil character of its own. Its relaxed, homely surrounds has special appeal for fly fishermen, walkers in the Central Plateau, weary travellers looking for a quiet night's sleep, and in the winter, skiers and snowboarders.The Lodge has nine quality, comfortable double/twin single rooms with own ensuites. Guests share a large self catering kitchen/dining room. The large shared lounge with open fire, TV and pool table is great for relaxing and sharing the day's stories with other guests. The lounge opens out to a sundeck that overlooks an amazing garden. For those looking for a private hideaway, our self contained cottage, separate to the Lodge, is perfect. The deck opens out on to a delightful, quiet part of the garden. Pure Bliss! FREE Wireless internet is available throughout the Lodge and its surroundings ... more less
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