Dorset Lodge, Ohakune

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #36359

8.8/10 (15 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Wake up to views of the mountain and take a walk to town for a great choice of cafe breakfasts
  • A roaring fireplace for winter and a bike shed for summer, infinity hot water year round
  • Affordable and well appointed (including Wi-Fi)

Dorset lodge has been our family escape for 20 years. Our comfortable three-bedroom bach sleeps 8, has a large deck with mountain views, a cranking fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and off street parking. It’s been recently rennovated with a bike shed, infinity (endless) hot water and has also been freshly carpeted.

Open the doors onto the large north facing deck in the summer or light the fire and enjoy cards, videos or games with family and friends in Winter.

The name "Dorset Lodge" comes from an old sign that we found thrown away at the tip many years ago that has since hung from the pergola in the garden entrance for twenty years. The house itself was an old Italian workers cottage built in Tokaanu when the hydroelectric scheme was being constructed. It was relocated to Ohakune, along with two smaller cottages at the rear of the lot, and over the years our family have upgraded it to make it warm, friendly and well appointed. At its heart it is still the old workers cottage complete with a toilet that you access via two internal doors that would have once been an outside alcove.

All beds have mattress protectors, pillows, duvets and duvet covers. You need to supply your own top and bottom sheets and pillow cases.


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    2 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Sunrise Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sunset room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Off Peak 2016-17
28-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$100/night $130/night
Peak Season 2017
07-Jul-17 to 31-Oct-17
$130/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2017-18
01-Nov-17 to 05-Jul-18
$100/night $130/night
Peak Season 2018
06-Jul-18 to 28-Sep-18
$130/night $150/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 (15)

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  • A great location between the Junction and the shops

    A great location between the Junction and the shops. Lovely native planting in the front, a large deck, fab wifi and comfortable beds. The only downsides were a smoke alarm with an anti-toast agenda and the neighbours are a wee bit close. We appreciated the secure bike storage and supply of firewood - thanks!!

    Giro629 100%|4x May 2017

  • Comfortable, tidy and clean inside, close to shops and short drive to...

    Comfortable, tidy and clean inside, close to shops and short drive to beginning of Northern Circuit track.

    trishtaylor 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Dorset Lodge was very pleasant, clean and airy with lots of sun...

    Dorset Lodge was very pleasant, clean and airy with lots of sun streaming in. One wintry evening (in January!) we were amazed at how quickly the fire warmed us. Definitely a great place to stay for a summer or winter break.

    LesleyHa11 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Excellent accommodation all round; clean, tidy and well-appointed

    Excellent accommodation all round; clean, tidy and well-appointed. Priced very competitively too. Highly recommend.

    scotey624 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • We really enjoyed the lodge

    We really enjoyed the lodge. Plenty of beds, had everything we needed. Good service too.

    mpiccinini 100%|2x Jan 2017

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