Jailhouse Ridge - Private Spa Pool & 7 Acres


Entire guest suite hosted by Diane & Hamish

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Jailhouse Ridge is a fully self-contained unit with its own private access, ideal for couples. It is surrounded with 7 acres of gardens, totara trees, ponds & paddocks to explore. Your own private spa awaits you on the deck & is serviced daily. With a Queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, en-suite & log fire, it has everything you need for a fantastic stay. The mezzanine floor, accessed by a steepish staircase, has a sofa, 42" TV , Freeview, DVD, WIFI, & 32" TV with Chrome-cast downstairs.

The space
"Escape to the Plateau!" We feel very fortunate to have this space to enjoy - and we are so happy to be hosting again after the Covid lock downs. We are currently at level 2 and it is business as usual with extra cleaning in place . Ours is a great place to relax -sit in the spa and enjoy the views towards the mountain and try and spot all the types of bird life we have in the valley. Please note that from June through to October, we enter the winter season and to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing you will need to engage guides through local companies to equip yourselves properly for ice and snow . October/ November is the shoulder season so check for weather events. Between 31 July -5 September, weekend mountain parking needs to be booked online at Ruapehu Alpine Lifts website. Shuttles leave from National Park and will take you to the start of the walk and pick you up at the end. Bookings are essential. There are several smaller walks in the area between 20 mins to 2 hours which may be an alternative option. Please ask if unsure. .

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Owhango, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Owhango is a small village, perfectly placed for those wishing to explore the Tongariro National Park & Central Plateau areas. It has an excellent cafe for breakfasts and lunches, open seven days a week. World class trout fishing spots are within 10 mins drive, as are a couple of lovely short walks. We are 15 mins from the town of Taumaranui for all your groceries and restaurants, & 20 mins to the village of National Park for restaurants & bars. Here you will find the shuttles that can take you up to Whakapapa Ski field or to The Tongariro Crossing if required. The new Sky Waka Gondola is now up and running at Whakapapa. Fully enclosed, it can take you up to the top restaurant on the mountain for stunning views and to touch the snow in the shoulder seasons. A 30 min drive will take you to the famous Chateau Hotel & Whakapapa Village, where many short walks can be taken. Jailhouse Ridge is near the end of the 42 Traverse mountain biking track, & handy to The Timber Trail & Old Coach Road trails. Rail cart tours through tunnels and stunning scenery on an old railway track with Forgotten World Adventures are 20 mins drive away in Taumaranui. If you are staying for a while we recommend paddling down the Whanganui river for a wilderness escape. Local companies can assist you with this. We are approx 1.5 hours to Taupo where you will find geothermal activities and a buzzing lakeside town.

Hosted by Diane & Hamish

  1. Joined in July 2018
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We reside on the property in adjacent accommodation. After checking in, we can leave you to your own privacy, but are always handy for any advice or helpful tips that you may need.

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House rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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