My husband and I together with another couple stayed with Russell and Margery and have to say it was a very cosy and warm. It was raining when we arrived and we were immediately offered coffee etc. Russell made the best coffee with his machine and I had a warming hot chocolate. The weather cleared and we made for the lake and did a great walk through the bush. It started to rain again and we went back to the B & B and the 4 of us agreed that if we had to be anywhere in the rain this was the most perfect place - warming fire,comfort lounges, great conversation with Russell and of course their lovely dog. Margery cooked us a delicious dinner. I also found Margery's quilt making very interesting and their Garden was beautiful. Would have no hesitation in recommending it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Arnaud House is a boutique sub-alpine Hosted bed and breakfast lodge nestled amongst native beech forest and its abundant bird life. We are within easy strolling distance to Lake Rotoiti the gateway to the Nelson Lakes National park We have three queen bedrooms available, all with en-suite bathrooms. Wireless broadband internet, evening meals are available by prior arrangement. St Arnaud House is heated by log fires and heat pump, making for cosy warm evenings in the winter. Whether you desire a romantic break or adventure holiday, or just yearning for fresh mountain air, St. Arnaud House is the perfect location.Come warm your toes in front of the log-burner after a great day's hiking, fishing or skiing. relax with a great espresso coffee, Please contact us for one of Margery's superb home cooked evening dinners, which includes a complimentary glass of wine are available by prior arrangement.)Russell & Margery, our Burmese cats, Pug & Chilli and Poodle, Ruby, look forward to welcoming you into our home and sharing our wonderful location with you. ... more less