Ruapehu Log Lodge

5 Ranfurly Terrace, Raetihi
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A unique opportunity to stay in a stunning and authentic Canadian log home sited high in seven acres of woodlands with panoramic views of Mts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Soak up the atmosphere from the outdoor five seater spa pool (must shower first and 30 min max at a time) or snuggle up inside with the wood burner and pot belly stove. Two fantastic living areas – an open plan lounge complete with dining table and eight chairs, woodburner, 42" television with freeview and pool table opening onto large verandah with mountain views leading to five seater spa. The kitchen is well equipped with large walk in pantry, fridge/freezer, microwave , nespresso coffee machine, wall oven and sink with plenty of bench and cupboard space. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast with home made waffles and maple syrup. An additional mezzanine ‘kids lounge’ is perfect for their own space complete with bins of k'nex, duplo, lego, books and puzzles for those rainy days. With the mezzanine sleeping loft of 1 Queen, 1 Double bed and 3 king singles. two separate bedrooms with one queen, one with ensuite, (both with flatscreen smart televisions for streaming neflix etc), there is plenty of room for your group. Dog sitting and walking services are available by arrangement. This is an amazing gated hillside property, beautifully landscaped with ornamental ponds and plenty of space and privacy; and across the road from a lovely river walk. Plenty of room for dogs to roam. Dogs are restricted to hard floor areas downstairs. Check in 2 pm, check out 10 am. Log Lodge is only 10 minutes to Ohakune township, then 20 minutes up a forest road to Turoa ski field or 30 minutes around to Whakapapa ski field. A shuttle service, Ruapehu Connections, operates from Raetihi to Ohakune (06 385 3122). Even for just a 'get-away' this spectacular area offers an enviable range of activities & adventures completed with wonderful shops & cafes which will satisfy the most discerning. With many other non-ski activities & adventures such as walking & hiking in the Tongariro World Heritage National Park. The mountain biking options are fantastic – fast down hills to the Ruatiti Domain or the peace and calm of the wonderous historic Old Coach Road. Kayaking the beautiful Whanganui River, mountain off-trail biking, troutfishing - with local rivers boasting some of the best fishing in NZ & only 40 minutes drive from the Tongariro River & Lake Taupo. Golfing is also a must at the beautiful Waimarino 18 hole Golf Course suitable for all ages, easy walking and of course - spectacular views. Log Lodge is at the gateway to all this and more – come and experience it for yourselves.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Pool Table
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

3 King single(s), 1 Double(s), 3 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Raetihi offers two cafes (Angel Louise opening Thurs and Fri nights respectively for curry/pizza), dairy with fish and chip shop and DVD hire, medical centre, art gallery, hardware store, petrol station, information centre, four square supermarket and op shop. Shuttle buses run regularly into Ohakune.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Mt Ruapheu and surrounding bushwalks including the "Old Coach Road" near Ohakune. Whanganui River adventure activities and "Bridge to Nowhere".


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Lidewij Billings
Awesome, unique place. We'll appointed. Activities available to entertain all ages.
We loved our 5 night stay here and would definitely return. Steve and Deb are friendly, down to earth and very helpful hosts. The Lodge was far bigger than we expected - with an array of bedroom/sleeping choices. It offers everything one could need with many thoughtful touches. The interior is vastly better in appearance than the photographs of it online - expect to be very pleasantly surprised. The fine weather allowed us beautiful changing views of Mount Ruapehu. Special features for me were the piano, pool table and spa bath. Bliss. I could have easily stayed six weeks.
Response from Owner
Absolute pleasure to have you staying at the Lodge. Glad you enjoyed your time here. Looking forward to having you return next year, or maybe sooner...........
Michael Scott
Really nice house with loads of space & very well equipped. Host Deb is very helpful and friendly. Lovely internal fires to cozy up in front of and relax. We will definitely be back. Thanks.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$190 / Night for 2 guests$701 Night
All year (Weekends)$200 / Night for 2 guests$701 Night
All year
$190 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 1 Night
All year (Weekends)
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $70Min. stay: 1 Night
Child (aged 13yrs and under) $40 per child per night. Five years and under, no charge. Dogs $20 each per stay (two dog maximum). Dog sitting and walking services are available by arrangement.




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