Our family of four stayed at 'The Barn' for only two nights, but it felt like much longer. Compared to staying at virtually any other type of accommodation, this provided more fun and uniqueness than we could have imagined. Rustic and simple, yet exceptionally well stocked with what you need. Washer, 'crank it up' style drying rack in the open area by the upper loft, wood burning stove, room for at least 10 people to sleep, and an intriguing story to learn of how the place came to be. Tim was a tremendous host (the main house on the property is a few hundred meters away from the barn). The kids could not get enough of wandering the fields with the cows and the sheep. We also had a quick look at the Hut (similar feel, but much smaller), and the Tree House - the only structure of the three that was built from scratch to be accommodation (it is virtually self sufficient with wind and solar power, and all three structures get their water from rain). Pick one of the three, and go for it if you are planning any activities in the National Park - you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hut at Wood Pigeon Lodge allows you the chance to stay at a romantic rural retreat where no other offers the same. You have views of the Tongariro World Heritage area and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from your windows at a location away from the noise of a busy tourist village. A cosy fire treats you on a cool night and the views offers NZ at its best. My promise is that you wont be disappointed. ... more less