Now there is a special place set amidst the beautiful surrounds of the River Birches environment.
Cottage at River Birches is a cedar clad, architecturally designed
three bedroom property which blends harmoniously with the unique
riverside environment of the Tongariro River
The Cottage was
conceived with families and smaller groups in mind, those who value the
privacy and spaciousness of a home with the facilities to fully cater
for their own needs for the duration of their stay, should they so
Inside The Cottage, stylish interior decor and
contemporary features enhance a sense of warmth, comfort and
understated sophistication. Immediately upon arrival, you will feel a
sense of relaxation as the atmosphere soothes away the stresses of
The tranquility and peacefulness of the Cottage
surroundings are interrupted only by the sounds of the native Tui and
Bellbird performing their beautiful bird song or you might get a
glimpse of our native Wood Pigeon the Keruru, whose wings make a very
distinctive "whooshing" sound as they fly. In the evening, if you are
lucky, you may hear the sound of the Morepork - New Zealand's native
owl - its haunting call echoing evocatively through the night air.
The Cottage at River Birches truly is your perfect escape alongside the magical waters of the Tongariro.
The cottage is self contained, self-catering accommodation, but with service options available, if desired.
include a modern, well-appointed kitchen, allowing you to cook all your
own meals, or you may choose to have your meals provided by the
resident chef at River Birches. There are also several local
restaurants within walking distance of The Cottage, of alternatively
there is a good selection of cafes and restaurants around the Turangi
and Taupo townships.
River Birches provide The Cottage with
gourmet breakfast provisions homemade granola, local Tongariro bush
honey, in season fruits, artisanal preserves and premium
coffee. For your convenience, other quality foods such as fine New
Zealand cheeses, regional wines, lamb, venison and Wagyu beef can be
ordered in advance by the River Birches staff. Other provisions can be
obtained locally in the Turangi Township.
The Cottage rooms
The three bedrooms in The Cottage provide a restful and peaceful
escape. Sumptuous down-filled duvets and pillows, monogrammed
pillowcases and bathrobes and luxury and elegance.
Daily Tariff (NZD)
The Ruapehu Room
The Ruapehu Room Walk into a spacious, charming and conveniently sited downstairs bedroom. This room features king-sized rimu slat bed, en suite with large walk-in shower, walk-in closet and under floor heating. Relax and enjoy.
The Tongariro Room
Upstairs on the east side of the house, this beautiful bedroom receives early morning sun and a lovely garden view. It's features a walk-in closet. It's the largest of the Cottage bedrooms and has two king-single beds or formed into a king-sized bed if preferred.
The Ngauruhoe Room
This bedroom faces west and enjoys the afternoon sunshine. It also features two king size single beds or can be configured into a king size bed. This room provides a glimpse of Mount Pihanga, to the east of Tongariro National Park. Both The Tongariro Room and The Ngauruhoe Room share a large beautifully appointed bathroom featuring an over-sized bath, large walk-in shower and underfloor heating.
The Birches Study
Ideal for writing or work tasks, this pleasant space has a comfortable sofa bed to accommodate a seventh person. From the window you'll get a view of the mountains north of nearby Tongariro National Park.
Cottage at River Birches is architecturally designed and set within its
own superb garden complete with historic pond - first developed in by
the original owners in the 1930s. And, literally meters away is the
Tongariro River where you can enjoy the many scenic walks which meander
alongside the river.
The Cottage has been designed to make your
stay truly memorable. Modern and thoughtful features have been
incorporated to maximise your comfort and enjoyment for the duration of
your stay. They include
- Large wooden deck for al fresco dining, relaxing and/or outdoor entertainment
- Fully equipped well-appointed modern kitchen with amenities for up to 12 people
- River Birches personalised 'fair trade' soaps, shampoos and body lotion
- Heat pump heating and air-conditioning providing comfort in all weathers
- High speed broadband Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV and DVD player
Minimum stay of two nights
Tariff from 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011
All prices quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax
(GST) of 15% from 1st October 2010.