We stayed with Geoff and Rene for two nights while we explored the walks around Arthur's Pass. It is more of a home-stay than a bed-and-breakfast, so you if you are looking for seclusion or privacy, this probably isn't the place for you...but if you are looking for a cozy home, a comfortable bed and friendly and knowledgable hosts then you will love it.
It was so lovely to return from a day of tramping and be welcomed with home-made bread and feta dips and a hot cup of tea. The cozy lounge room is a perfect place to relax with a book while sitting around the fireplace. Geoff is very knowledgable about the hiking tracks as well as local wildlife, geology and really everything related to the area. Both Rene and Geoff are happy to have a chat, but are also good at reading your cues and giving you some quiet space to enjoy a book if that's what you need.
As there are limited eating options in Arthur's pass we arranged for a home-cooked dinner one night which was absolutely delicious! Speaking of food, the breakfasts were amazing. Fresh eggs from their 14 chooks, home-made bread or delicious porridge with lots of nuts and fruit mixed in...you can't go wrong.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have now reopened! Great food and friendly hosts in the heart of the Southern Alps. Geoff and Renée welcome you to share their home in the village of Arthur's Pass surrounded by the forest and peaks of Arthurs Pass National Park. Vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters catered for.Full cooked breakfast including free range bacon and eggs, pancakes and freshly baked bread. Excellent espresso coffee. ... more less