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Lodge | Ohakune | #6300

10/10 (3 ratings)
  • 25 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private functions are our specialty. All your friends & family under one roof!
  • Hire the Lodge & you won't have to share with anyone else. Self-catering facilities available
  • Ski, snowboard, hike, canoe or bike. Relax in our spa pool, toast marshmallows in the fireplace

In 1941 a beautiful native timber Nurses Home opened in Raetihi to accommodate staff of the Waimarino Hospital.

The hospital has since gone but The Old Nurses Home (otherwise known as Snowy Waters Lodge) & The Doctors Residence (see listing 6299) is now a boutique accommodation & events venue.

Set within 5 acres of park-like grounds, our sunny, north-facing, open-plan, rustic kitchen & lounge open out to an extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ's, a wood-fired pizza oven & a huge outdoor fireplace. This is a wonderful, tranquil space great for alfresco dining. The views of Mt Ruapehu & Mt Ngauruhoe are breathtaking.

There are ten guest bedrooms with either mountain or garden views. Separate male/female bathrooms each have three toilets & three showers plus there’s a drying room for ski gear & mountain bike storage.

European style central heating will keep you cosy warm and a log burning fireplace is perfect for toasting marshmallows.

Outside, a spa pool is set amongst rocks and palm trees with mountain views. We also have our own onsite playground, bouncy castle (weather permitting), The Snowy Train, a miniature horse and a pet goat.

Towering gum trees, enormous oaks and colourful gardens surround your accommodation, making it private and peaceful, yet within a 10-minute walk of Raetihi’s main street cafes. We are 10 minutes from Ohakune, 30 minutes to Turoa Ski Area, 45 to Whakapapa.

MEETINGS: Our lounge can be set up for meetings and will seat 50 people theatre style, 20 u-shape and 40 for dinner.

EVENTS: Murder Mystery parties are our specialty. The package (must be pre-booked) includes Doctors, Nurses & crazy patient costumes, scripts & a facilitator.

ACTIVITIES: Your hosts are passionate outdoor enthusiasts & will be happy to assist with booking Bridge to Nowhere tours, the Whanganui River canoe journey, Tongariro Crossing transport or the Mountains to Sea cycle trail.

We have plenty of off-street carparking.

Special conditions: Minimum two night stay on weekends during peak season (winter).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double Room

    1 x Double bed

  • Family Room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed

  • Quad Room

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Triple Room

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Twin Room

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
2017 - 2018 Rates
19-Oct-17 to 19-Jan-19
$1150/night $1150/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 (3)

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  • Brilliant! we stayed with 7 families, 13 adults 13 small children and...

    Brilliant! we stayed with 7 families, 13 adults 13 small children and there were still spare rooms/beds (we booked the whole place) was a great property big enough for everyone and so much fun for the kids, love the separate lounge and the kids train was super fun!! thank you!!!

    MeganMo2 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • The location is very nice and there are lots of things to...

    The location is very nice and there are lots of things to do for adults and kids.

    redeta231 100%|5x Aug 2015

  • The place is spacious

    The place is spacious. Likely to book the place again.

    JeanetteAs1 100%|2x Aug 2014

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Jeanette, we enjoyed looking after your group. Snowy has had a great season and some of it must be due to your prayers.

    SnowyWaters 100%|18x

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