Dorset Lodge, Ohakune

Bach or holiday home | Ohakune | #36359

8.7/10 (23 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 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.

Special conditions: Duvets, pillows and tea towels provided. Please bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels.


  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)

*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 (23)

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  • Its a pretty basic property, but clean, warm and comfortable

    Its a pretty basic property, but clean, warm and comfortable.

    SimonVa1 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • The property was simple but great

    The property was simple but great. It had everything you could want - even a coffee machine! Shower always had hot water and the house was easy to heat.

    TamaraBe3 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • Cosy with good amenities and space

    Cosy with good amenities and space

    MattH125 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • Nice and central, easy walk to town

    Nice and central, easy walk to town. Good value for money. Clean and warm, well equipped kitchen. Suited our family well (2A, 3C) - would imagine it might be a bit cramped with 8 staying. Would happily stay here again.

    jenntt390 100%|3x Sep 2017

  • Pretty basic cottage, but comfortably, warm and plenty of hot water...

    Pretty basic cottage, but comfortably, warm and plenty of hot water.

    SimonVa1 100%|3x Aug 2017

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