Beautiful Volcanic Plateau-Bear Mountain Lodge

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #8736

9/10 (35 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Close to Whakapapa and Turoa Skifields
  • Close to 42 Traverse
  • Close to Tongariro Crossing

This is an old Mill House converted to a ski lodge on a quarter acre section with spectacular views of Mount Ruapehu.The ideal set up is great for 2 families for an Adventure on the Volcanic Plateau or a group wanting comfortable practical accommodation as a base 15 minutes from Whakapapa Ski Field, the start of 42 Traverse and Tongariro Crossing. This cosy bach has a Kent fire which quickly warms up the house and keeps you warm. The gas hot water means there is always a quick supply of hot water. Plenty of dry firewood is stored in the attached workshed which is set up for ski/board tuning . A mud room and drying room complete the ideal set up for outdoor activities. Board games, darts and Sky TV with My Sky mean when the weather lets you down you can make your own entertainment or be entertained. The house in McKenzie St is a short stroll from the Railway Station, Cafes and Ski/Snowboard Rental Shops.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Provide own sleeping bag and blankets for 8 person bunkroom Pillows provided(bring your own pillow slip) Duvets and pillows provided for other 2 rooms. Bring your own linen. Bedroom 2 is two single beds which can be pushed together to make a King.


  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 8 Person Bunkroom

    8 x Bunk bed

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Split King


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
26-Feb-18 to 28-Jun-18
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
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29-Jun-18 to 22-Oct-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
23-Oct-18 to 26-Feb-19
$150/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 (54)

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  • A well appointed older style Kiwi Bach

    A well appointed older style Kiwi Bach. Very well set up for Skiing/Tramping. Excellent Drying Room and Washing Facilities. Very handy to other facilities within National Park. A delight to stay at.

    NickHi18 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • We had a great time

    We had a great time. Close to cafe. Cosy place for a weekend away.

    Davidtga 100%|3x Sep 2017

  • This was my second time at the house and loved it as...

    This was my second time at the house and loved it as much as the first time! Highly recommended during the winter season.

    Ra-eesJ2 100%|3x Aug 2017

  • Great size and location with plenty of fire wood to keep the...

    Great size and location with plenty of fire wood to keep the place warm. Lots of character.

    StephanieL12 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • The house is warm during winter! It's a bit old but that...

    The house is warm during winter! It's a bit old but that was perfectly fine with me. Location is great. It's near to Ski Area and Tongariro Alpine Crossing. I don't have any problem during our stay! It was a great experience there! I would recommend.

    Erlina 100%|1x Jul 2017

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