Late in August I stayed at River Birches Cottage (That was to my pleasure and also my first mistake.) I should have gone with my lovely wife instead of my fishing mate.
Telling her where we stayed was the second mistake ...because she checked it out.
My wife loves it when we stay at luxury accomodation in the Taupo region. When we go together that is. I fish and she relaxes in her own way. Reading, walking, cooking....
She enjoys the comfort and pleasure of well apointed lodgings and in particular the facility of a great kitchen. Superb comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms are also high on her list.
All the above are here but the kitchen in this beautiful 3 bedroom cottage is fully set up for the most competent of cooks like my wife. Wayne and I did our best in the wonderful kitchen but ....
My mate and I also made the most of the comfort and the local fishing...but sorry Wayne...you are not coming next time.
The cottage is very warm and comfortable in a great location by the river for fisherman, skiers, tourists, honeymooners etc, Be great for a get together of 3 friends or couples because all of the three bedrooms are of equal spaciousness and comfort and the living spaces are large. In fact the whole cottage is of generous proportion.
Worth noting....Its not exactly a place to gut and fillet a fish but it does have the amazing amenity of a gear drying room and full laundry..both of which we availed ourselves of.
We will be back one day. ( Not with you though Wayne)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River Birches is the closest boutique five-star Luxury Lodge to the Tongariro Crossing. The Lodge is set within a peaceful garden-scape beside the renown Tongariro River. Guests can select from a range of exciting activities, from fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking the riverside trails, white water rafting, golfing to winter skiing on Mount Ruapehu. River Birches offers single party, privately guided Tongariro Crossing. Positioned alongside the Lodge, sits The Cottage at River Birches. This beautiful self-contained property provides a superb option for families and larger groups of travellers who appreciate the privacy, spaciousness, and independence of a high quality architecturally designed, luxury residence. River Birches Lodge and The Cottage at River Birches proudly support Destination Charging for Electronic Vehicles and has two TESLA EV chargers. ... more less
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