Base Camp -Beautiful Holiday Chalet

47 Cleland Place, Arthurs Pass
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A beautiful, Chalet constructed with solid beams and chunky timber which gives the impression that it has just evolved from the trees that surround it! The owners have lovingly renovated their dream Chalet "Base Camp". The large living area and kitchen/dining room with its interesting and original beams and architecture give the chalet its quirky character. The living room features a substantial rock-faced fireplace and overstuffed sofas so you can relax after your day on the slopes/sightseeing. Also we now have a fantastic heat pump which seems to warm the place up literally within minutes!! We also have free WIFI, a computer and a home phone for local calls. Base Camp is only a short walk to the center of the village, but is situated in a beautifully quiet and tranquil location. If you listen very carefully you can even hear the odd kiwi at night. There's a wonderfully private and sheltered section for the kids to run around or to have a BBQ (take your own charcoal), and a superb deck upstairs from where you can take in the breathtaking views all around you while you put your feet up at the end of a relaxing day! This is a great place to star gaze the clear night sky surrounded by snow-clad mountains (in the winter) are breathtaking. Also available 42 inch Plasma TV with Sky TV, and a Blue tooth Home Theater System, so you can connect to it and play your own music. Its spectacular view isn't all that makes Base Camp special - its the tastefully renovated rooms, the rock fire place and also the artwork -allot of the paintings have been painted individually by the well known (New Zealand) artist and proprietor of the house Patricia Bohny and are available for sale. Contact us now for more info or to book your stay Please leave the house clean and tidy as you found it

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 2 Mattress(es)

Special Amenities

Private and quiet but just a few minutes walk to the village and it's facilities. Great views of the mountains from the Deck and windows. BBQ area set in native bush/garden, take your own charcoal.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The living spaces are large and beautifully renovated with a modern kitchen and polished floorboards. Stunning furniture and simply painted walls blend in beautifully to create a sophisticated, tasteful country interior. This is a Chalet with true rustic charm. Our holiday home is located within the central village and is walking distance to the facilities of the village; cafes, restaurants etc. Whether you are after a romantic getaway, or a holiday for the whole family our Mountain Chalet (called Base Camp) is the perfect place for you. We're only a short walk to the centre of the village, but situated in a beautifully quiet and tranquil location surrounded by native beech trees. Arthurs Pass is renowned for it's many walks and tramps. From the spectacular Punchbowl Falls which only takes 1 hour return to Otira Valley which is about half a day to Avalanche Peak which is a full day tramp/walk and everything in between -all with breathtaking scenery. Arthurs Pass is central to some of the country's greatest skiing & snowboarding locations, Four separate basins (Temple Basin, Craigieburn, Broken River and Mt Cheeseman) provide gentle slopes for beginners & adrenalin-pumping challenges for experts. All have on field lodge accommodation, ski/snowboard hire. Hunting and Fishing are also popular pastimes in the Arthur's Pass area. Hunters can obtain a hunting permit from the Visitor Centre. Lake Brunner is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations on the West Coast and is only about an hours drive away from Arthurs Pass. offers an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the natural world.


Average Rating: 5
10 total reviews

Lizzie MacDonald
This house is quirky and wonderful in many ways. It is pretty terrific to lie on the couch in front of a roaring fire. Tgere are lots of walks in the area and the house also has a wonderful outside deck to sit in during good weather. The only downside is the house can be quite cold if you arrive in the evening. There are heaters in every single bedroom but it can take a wee while to warm the place up if it hasn't been used for a while. We arrived after Lockdown and so the house was a little hard to heat the first night. But once we you got it warm, it was lovely and cosy and as I said the open fire is a real draw card for total relaxation.
Meg Roulston
We loved our stay in Arthurs Pass. House was very warm and cosy with heaters in all rooms and wonderful open fire in lounge. It rained non stop during our two day stay, but we still got out and enjoyed short walks, then hunkered down for board games in front of the fire. Our kids enjoyed wifi access and big TV. Kitchen was very well equipped. We will be back, hopefully in better weather so we can do longer walks next time. Thanks for great house.
Nigel Riley
This is a GREAT place to stay. Lots of heating options for the winter time and so cozy by the fire on the couches. It's a perfect place to come back to after exploring the amazing trails or skiing.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
24 Dec - 28 Dec $217 / Night for 2 guests$151 Night
Rest of year$189 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$195 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
24 Dec - 28 Dec
$217 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$189 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
A minimum of 2 nights stay in the school holidays applies.
$50 cleaning fee applies




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