Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast
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Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast

Rapid 3275 State Highway 85 Lauder, Omakau 9377 New Zealand
My happy place. Many thanks Kevin and Ross. Xx
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Self-contained in this 1930’s mudbrick farmhouse. Cheerfully modernized, characterful and quirky, paintings by local artists, coal range, open fire-places, equipped kitchen, delightful garden room. Share bathroom. Expect hospitality, comfort, peace, space, quiet, 360° scenery, hot showers, a homely relaxing ambiance. Expect also a quality dining experience. The food is mostly grown and prepared on site by us with passion. Set dinner menus include lamb, duck, chicken, beef, venison, peacock, vegetables, cheese, salamis, pickles and fruit.
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Rapid 3275 State Highway 85 Lauder, Omakau 9377 New Zealand
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jpmryan wrote a review Jan 2020
County Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little spot of heaven fell from out the sky one day and landed at Muddy Creek Cutting. What a marvellous B and B. Very rustic mud brick farmhouse surrounded by glorious flowers. These are the inspiration for artist/host Ross' silk-screened linens, including tea towels for purchase. Owner/host Kevin is a master chef. He produces gourmet meals of slow-cooked lamb, smoked fish, roasted peacock, braised duck, and a vegetarian banquet with his own home made ewes milk cheese. Desserts are out of this world. But remember, you must order ahead if you plan to eat here. Everything is prepared to order from their own garden abd animals . Breakfasts include fresh eggs and home made preserves and honey. This 10 acre property backs onto the famous Central Otago Cycling trail, but there are many lovely walks in the area. Do not miss it. You will be glad you came here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rob H wrote a review Jan 2023
Yarraville, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group of four couples stayed overnight and cooked our own roast dinner in the house kitchen with host Kevin’s consent. He also augmented our ingredients with some excellent fresh herbs from his garden. The house is well appointed with interesting decor and pre dinner drinks were held in a lovely garden setting. There was a good variety of wine and beer available for reasonable prices, of which we availed ourselves. A great evening of singing and dancing followed the meal. A wonderful breakfast was included in the tariff.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christine R wrote a review May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a gorgeous place! The house is full of old world charm and beautiful hand-made fabrics but it doesn't lack for mod cons, including a sauna and a heated bathroom floor (essential in very cold central Otago). The dinner was divine - the hosts raise all their own food. We had duck, and then for dessert, the most delicious fruit pie.
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jean_T_12945 wrote a review May 2012
Maywood Park, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just did the Rail Trail last month and had a wonderful afternoon and evening at Muddy Creek. The guys were welcoming without being intrusive and we had the place to ourselves by happenstance. Kevin is a great chef, which added to the enjoyment. Very comfortable place to kick back and enjoy Central Otago.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JCamNZ wrote a review Oct 2011
New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great weekend away in Lauder with a winning combination of: charming accommodation; amazing food; excellent service; friendly & helpful owners; and lovely scenery. The delicious food cooked by Kevin was well earned after a couple of hours cycling the rail trail. After dinner we had a relaxing sauna, then kicked back with a glass of wine in front of the fire. The bedrooms were all good sized doubles, enough to sleep 5 couples. Very comfortable.

There is a deck out the back of the house, and a lovely conservatory to enjoy the sunshine, and read a book.

We based ourselves in Lauder at Muddy Creek Cutting, and cycled to Clyde one day. With a pick up at Clyde - (thanks Steve from shebikeshebikes), and dropped back to Lauder.

The next day we cycled to Oturehua. Great ride with tunnels and viaducts. Once again Steve came to our rescue and picked us up at the end, and back to Lauder.

Awesome weekend. We really enjoyed the food and accommodation at Muddy Creek Cutting.

Look forward to heading back again soon!
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house look out over the garden, and are away from the lounge. All rooms...
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swewiy wrote a review Mar 2014
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic - At the end of a long ride from Clyde, this beautiful cottage setting was refreshing and revitalising for my wife and I and 7 other friends. The catering was the best which left us in good stead for the next days ride.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tahlia J wrote a review Nov 2016
New York City, New York
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the stunning property. It's nestled away to the side of the track and when you enter you see the lovely property surrounded by vast land which includes the cottage for guests and a couple of small outhouses with communal space and also a bathroom.
Worth noting my parents and I have been staying in various B&Bs across NZ over a period of 8 weeks so have reasonable grounds for comparison. We were met with Kevin the host who was pleasant and also mentioned that we could use the outdoor sauna which was an unexpected bonus.
We walked into the B&B and saw a delicious menu of lamb, chicken and peacock and more, and up to 5 desserts. We were simply told by our host that our dinner had been made already and we would be having a vegetarian meal. Within our group we have one person who is vegetarian and one who is dairy free. Before booking we were told that dinner was 60nzd per person, at no point did the host contact us to provide the menu, and he did not make the most of any opportunitiy to request our preferences upon arrival.
We were presented with a tray of vegetables, chickpeas wrapped in aubergine and salad, (as well as a dairy free aubergine version for the df member of our group), and a berry souffle dessert. The food was tasty. No drinks were included. As a comparison, the four of us had eaten in one of the more expensive restaurants in the local area, had a couple of drinks with the meat/fish meal and walked out with a bill of 160 NZD. A far cry from the 240 NZD that we paid for the meal at Muddy Creek. Frankly the price charged for the food provided excessive and unacceptable. Add to this the fact that the generous menu was laid bare for all to see, as a tease only evidently, is deplorable.
Given this we reached out to our host to request a refund via our tour provider. The host had no interest in rectifying the issue of even speaking to us as his end customer. Basis the price charged and the offering which does not even slightly justify 60 NZD pp, I would absolutely not recommend this accommodation and would like to inform other travellers of this experience so that whatever their choice they are aware of this pitfall.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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928judy wrote a review Jul 2016
Omakau, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hosts with amazing dining options available. Very comfortable Homestead with lovely areas outside to enjoy the vistas and countryside. Top level hosts with every care taken on our visit and thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal. Totally recommend
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Eamonn B wrote a review Nov 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our whistle-stop tour of New Zealand, we were lucky enough to find Ross and Kevin's little piece of heaven. The rooms are cozy, cute and comfortable. The roaring fire and sauna helped heal cold bones and the food was to die for ( and well worth the price charged). We only wish we could have stayed longer. If you can stay, do. You'll not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gem9294 wrote a review Jul 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in July after our first day cycling along the Rail Trail and have never been so glad to find a warm and welcoming place to stay. In the chilly winter this was the perfect stop, with heated tiles in the bathroom to cosy bedrooms and a warming meal. The meal (slow roasted lamb and vegetable salad then fruit crumble for dessert) was delicious. Fantastic holiday and one of our favorite places in New Zealand.
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam D wrote a tip Mar 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay attention to the tips about the slow shower mixer."
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jodavies47 wrote a tip Nov 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tranquil, unique accommodation"
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Puhoifrank wrote a tip Apr 2014
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're over 6 foot bring your own bed and bring your own food or organise food to be delivered and do not and I say do not order the food from the house"
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ginny251 wrote a tip Apr 2014
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room had HAND-PAINTED wall paper! But if you can't deny yourself the ambience of the fire blazing, the fine comforts that embrace you and the original art work in the sitting room just curl up on the large linen covered couch for the night!!"
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Ross N wrote a tip Feb 2014
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"consider the annex outside (romantic mud walls) but bathroom in the house"
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Which popular attractions are close to Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Otago Central Rail Trail (3.7 miles), Ophir Post Office (4.8 miles), and Lorimer Shop and Post (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stationside Cafe, Pitches Store, and Lauder Hotel.
Are there any historical sites close to Muddy Creek Cutting Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ophir Post Office (4.8 miles).