The Barn @ Wood Pigeon Lodge

Lodge | Raurimu | #2851

9.9/10 (14 ratings)
  • 11 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Unique, hand-crafted, woody, warm and welcoming. A short 25 minute drive to skiing and tramping.
  • Peaceful, secluded and quiet. Starry skies, native birdlife, and local bushwalks and cycle tracks.
  • Mountain and forest views. Small rural farm. Cows and sheep. Occasional snow in winter

The Barn at Wood Pigeon Lodge is a very secluded converted barn with mountain & world heritage park views from the property.

What was once a typical farm hay shed, we saw the potential to make into something unique which would be warm and comfortable, and so set about creating the woody interior which some guests have described as Scandanavian, some as Swiss and others as Kiwi, take your pick! Whichever you agree with, it is a fun place to stay and one where you will keep discovering its appeal over the course of your stay. It is situated in a rural farm environment just 3 kms from SH 4. It is only 3 - 8 mins drive to the restaurants and bars of Raurimu and National Park villages and 20 mins drive to Whakapapa ski field, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and nearby trout fishing streams or rivers.

We live onsite nearby, so can offer you advice, arrange shuttles or if your visit is during the cold months of winter, keep you supplied with firewood. We have some mountain bikes you can use for free.

We also have available two other accommodation lodges on the same property: The Hut which sleeps 4 (see separate listing #5624 under "Wood Pigeon Lodge 'The Hut' ") and The Tree House which sleeps 6 (see also separate listing #21076, "Wood Pigeon Lodge 'The Tree House' "). These can be rented in conjunction with The Barn for larger groups of up to 21 people.

Special conditions: There is a two night minimum stay required unless there is a one night gap between existing bookings. And a 3 night mimimum stay on long weekends. The tariff is based on 8 guests. Extras up to a maximum of 11 are charged $20.00 each per night. The Barn is not serviced daily.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Ground level

    2 x Double bed

  • lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • top level

    4 x Bunk bed

  • upstairs

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
First High Season
28-May-17 to 31-Dec-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (47)

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  • The Barn has two bathrooms, which is brilliant, even when it was...

    The Barn has two bathrooms, which is brilliant, even when it was only four of us that were staying. The proximity to the mountain was ideal and having the firewood and all amenities there ... it was just like being at home.

    Broughton Memorial Party 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The Barn is rustic and warm, plenty big enough for our group...

    The Barn is rustic and warm, plenty big enough for our group of ten and a welcome second bathroom makes weekending with teenagers much more bearable! The kitchen is great, has everything you might need and big enough to cook for large groups. The log fire is amazing. Will definitely stay here again for another trip to the snow or Tongariro Crossing weekend.

    paulaco8 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • We had a great time at wood pigeon lodge

    We had a great time at wood pigeon lodge. Lovely facilities and Atmosphere the perfect place for a family reunion. Looking forward to next year!

    VanessaSh6 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • The Barn is a very unique property, ideally located close to the...

    The Barn is a very unique property, ideally located close to the ski fields. Tim is a grand host, nearby if needed but you still have loads of privacy. Large group ideally accommodated, two bathrooms, plenty of outside room. We had a very fun time here. Cheers!

    AmandaReilly 100%|11x Sep 2016

  • We love this place and we keep coming back to this

    We love this place and we keep coming back to this. It's wonderful and has the added bonus that it's part of the farm, which our children absolutely love. The lodge is warm and comfortable and has everything that we need. We will certainly be back.

    Ruschle 100%|3x Sep 2016

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