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Arrowtown River Hut
Arrowtown River Hut
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Modern self-contained architectural studio in the heart of historic Arrowtown... located on our property beside the Arrow river with walks & bike tracks right on your doorstep. 5 minute stroll to lovely cafes & idyllic village.

The space

Brand new architecturally designed studio; self-contained open plan living & kitchen, separate bathroom & toilet, and storage alcove. Fixed ladder access to elevated sleeping area with queen size bed. Living & outdoor areas overlook the beautiful forever changing tree clad hills of Arrowtown. Air-conditioning provides cooling in summer & warmth in winter. Gold pan available for you to try your luck at prospecting in the nearby Arrow River.

Guest access

The River Hut has its own off street parking area for two cars & sun drenched outdoor sitting space. The studio is located in a quieter part of Arrowtown opposite the Arrow River reserve & bike trails. The village, cafes, movie theatre & all historic Arrowtown has to offer is just down the road.

Interaction with guests

I am available to meet & greet you on arrival, please let me know if you'd like me to do so. Otherwise make yourself at home & we will leave you in peace.

Other things to note

We do live on the property in the separate main house behind the River Hut.
Note: access to the sleeping area is via a fixed ladder, it is not well suited to people with mobility issues.
No oven in the kitchen (just a cooktop).
No washing machine or dryer - but there is a laundromat in Frankton available.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking inside. No pets allowed. No candles thank you!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
July 2017
We cannot say enough good things about the Arrowtown River Hut!! Imagine walking to town along a beautiful stream each morning for delicious coffee and pastries. Imagine lying in bed each night and watching the starts from your loft bed skylight. Imagine a town that is as charming as it is surprising in all the fine dining it provides. Skip Queenstown and spend your time in Arrowtown. We will always think fondly of the town and of the adorable River Hut.

Mindy User Profile
February 2017
We loved Anna and Maarten's little micro-dwelling in Arrowtown... the river trail is right out the front door as well as accessibility to some beautiful local waking trails that we took advantage of during our stay. Their place is beautiful and so well-equipped... you have all you need in such a small, cozy space... and the location can't be beat. We loved walking into town along the river trail for meals, and especially enjoyed a special dinner at La Rumbla and breakfasts at Provisions Cafe. Walks around Lake Hayes were gorgeous and it's just a short, 3-4 minute drive to the lake from their place. Communication with our hosts was timely and they went above and beyond... leaving us a bottle of wine, fruit, chocolate and fresh bread upon our arrival. We felt well taken care of and look forward to staying here again someday!

Mindy User Profile
February 2017
This is a lovely little micro-dwelling right along the river with absolutely everything we needed for our short stay in Arrowtown. It was the perfect little home base for us to come home to after days out exploring. You can walk out the front door and just across the street is a trail along the river that leads into town. If you take it the other direction, you can easily get on a trail that takes you on a nice 30-45 minute walk up a hill that gives you some lovely views of town and Lake Hayes. The bed was super comfy and cozy with a beautiful skylight up above, and we slept quite well there. Anna was a wonderful host and easy to communicate with before/during our stay. It was also such a treat to find a bottle of wine, some fresh fruit and a fresh loaf of bread upon our arrival.... we enjoyed them over the few days we were there. All in all, a lovely stay and we would high recommend The River Hut to anyone needing a little place to stay while in Arrowtown.

Thomas User Profile
January 2017
Loved Anna's River Hut. Compact but well designed, congrats to the architect. Being 70, and not wanting to climb the ladder at night, I opted for the mattress added to the pull out couch on main level. There was still a lot of livable floor space for my wife and me. The space is very modern and even has a pull out drawer electric dishwasher. How cool. Arrowtown is the new in thing in Queenstown area. Should have bought a house 3 years ago. The cutest town center and the main street (Buckingham St.) is only two blocks from the River Hut. Or as Anna said, walk the Arrow River trail (1/2 block across the street) to mid town. One last tip, Queenstowners love driving here for dinner (20 min.) Two of the hottest restaurants in Arrowtown are Saffron and La Rumbla, book your dinner reserves online a few days before your arrival or you won't get in. Summing it all up, we loved our stay and hope to return.

Jihye User Profile
November 2016
This place is such a fun place to stay -- loved the concept from reading the listing and seeing the photos and fun to experience in person. The aesthetics of the studio was fantastic as well -- minimalist, clean lines reminiscent of Scandinavian sensibilities with visual and textural interest throughout while maximizing the space and the functionality. Anna also generously left a loaf of bread, wine, chocolate in addition to the basic kitchen cooking ingredients (one of he best stocked Airbnb we stayed in). Also -- within walking distance to town center for groceries, shopping and bars and restaurants. Would highly recommend -- especially if you're interested in interior design

Shelby User Profile
October 2016
A unique a cozy place! We had a great time here on our honeymoon. Everything was comfortable, clean, and convenient. Anna was a fantastic host. I would definitely recommend staying here.

John User Profile
May 2016
We had a great stay at the River Hut and would happily return. The space is very comfortable, and is a great lesson in efficiency of architectural space. Anna and Maarten were wonderful hosts; arriving to find wine, bread, olive oil, and balsamic made for a really nice welcome. Arrowtown is a nice plan to be, especially in the evenings after the tour buses head onward, and we very much enjoyed the trails along the river and up the hill from the hut...and we became big fans of the Fork&Tap.

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