Ophir relaxation away from the Hustle & Bustle

Cottage | Alexandra | #2771

9.8/10 (80 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Historic Gold Mining Area
  • Close to Central Otago Rail Trail
  • Family rate for 2 adults + 2 children $100 per night - one night only stay $120

Historic Cottage right in the heart of Central Otago (15 min drive to Alexandra , 90 min drive to Queenstown and Wanaka) this delightful late 1800's Stone & Mud Brick Cottage presents with old world charm. Peaceful and magical, Ophir is an historic former goldfields village at present enjoying a resurgence with the popularity of the rail trail (2 Kms). In the village Pitches Store, Cafe & Restaurant, situated in a lovely restored stone building offer excellent coffee and dining, and Blacks Hotel serve superb pub meals. Also, 2 interesting Vintage and Collectable Shops, open during weekends in the summer for a great fossick. Ophir's outdoor swimming pool is available to visitors during the summer for a $2 donation and Tennis Courts, Golf Course , Muddy Creek cafe and takeaways and a 4 Square Supermarket are available in Omakau 2kms from Ophir. The Manuherikia River has excellent trout fishing, and along with gold mining, historic villages, fishing in the local dams, pleasant walks in the thyme covered hills, biking or walking on the rail trail and abundant cafe's and vineyards this area has much to offer visitors.

Special conditions: 1 NIGHT ONLY STAYS family rate per night (2 Adults 2 Children) = $120 2 Adults $120 + each extra adult $30 per night Breakfast Tray available on request $15 per person For your comfort the cottage is fully serviced between visits


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Sleepout

    2 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Family Rate
24-Sep-17 to 24-Dec-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (135)

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  • Very comfortable, quaint home in a wonderful location

    Very comfortable, quaint home in a wonderful location. We loved staying there and would certainly recommend it.

    janelu13 new member Sep 2017

  • Lovely cottage

    Lovely cottage. Cosy and warm and very historic. We had a lovely time there. Loved the warm wood fire too.

    MAJELLAC 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Both Ryan's Cottage and the town of Ophir were perfect for a...

    Both Ryan's Cottage and the town of Ophir were perfect for a relaxing holiday.

    LynneSt8 100%|1x May 2017

  • Beautiful tranquil cottage

    Beautiful tranquil cottage. A must stay.

    HeatherMc38 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Stepping back in time for a few days as we explored the...

    Stepping back in time for a few days as we explored the historic Otago area, our choice of Ryan's cottage was in keeping with the theme. A lovely quiet place to stay surrounded by many mementoes of a past era. Enjoyed our stay.

    roseen345 100%|5x Apr 2017

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