Photo of property: Enjoy a glass of wine in the stunning outdoor bath with beautiful views over the river to the farm land beyond.
Enjoy a glass of wine in the stunning outdoor bath with beautiful views over the river to the farm land beyond.
Photo of property: The large covered deck overlooks the private river swimming pool and features an outdoor heater and cosy throws so that you can experience some of the clearest night skies in New Zealand.
The large covered deck overlooks the private river swimming pool and features an outdoor heater and cosy throws so that you can experience some of the clearest night skies in New Zealand.
Photo of property: This cabin has been custom designed for your perfect holiday and features a unique and cosy interior with a handmade 4 poster bed and a single and double bunk in the attached room. Sleeping 5 with the option of a 6th person sleeping on the generous window seat.
This cabin has been custom designed for your perfect holiday and features a unique and cosy interior with a handmade 4 poster bed and a single and double bunk in the attached room. Sleeping 5 with the option of a 6th person sleeping on the generous window seat.
Photo of property: Fully equipped designer kitchen with everything you need to make your own delicious meals, just bring all your food. We supply the basics of Salt, Pepper, 300ml milk, honey, vinegar, oil, a range of teas, coffee, espresso coffee and a few other seasonal goodies
Fully equipped designer kitchen with everything you need to make your own delicious meals, just bring all your food. We supply the basics of Salt, Pepper, 300ml milk, honey, vinegar, oil, a range of teas, coffee, espresso coffee and a few other seasonal goodies
Photo of property: Stunning riverside cabin with a private river swimming pool in Waitomo, Waikato under 3hrs from Auckland Airport
Stunning riverside cabin with a private river swimming pool in Waitomo, Waikato under 3hrs from Auckland Airport
Photo of property: Kids over 5 will spend hours in our fresh water river pool which can reach a balmy 24 degrees C in the height of Summer
Kids over 5 will spend hours in our fresh water river pool which can reach a balmy 24 degrees C in the height of Summer
Photo of property: The historic Waikawau tunnel is one of many fun and free scenic daytrips from Ripples Retreat and we have a full list of these in the cabin. Be sure to book enough days because there is so much to do from here.
The historic Waikawau tunnel is one of many fun and free scenic daytrips from Ripples Retreat and we have a full list of these in the cabin. Be sure to book enough days because there is so much to do from here.
Photo of property: There's a complimentary double Kayak and a Seabiscuit for you to use free of charge and a wide range of indoor and outdoor games at the cabin to keep everybody entertained.
There's a complimentary double Kayak and a Seabiscuit for you to use free of charge and a wide range of indoor and outdoor games at the cabin to keep everybody entertained.
Photo of property: Walk up our farm track to capture amazing views over the central plateau to Mt Ruapehu
Walk up our farm track to capture amazing views over the central plateau to Mt Ruapehu
Photo of property: Custom Built for you.
Custom Built for you.
Photo of property: The cabin has been carefully curated with upcycled and handmade items including this upcycled vanity.
The cabin has been carefully curated with upcycled and handmade items including this upcycled vanity.
Photo of property: The outdoor bath is simply the best place to view the Milky Way from under some of the clearest skies in New Zealand
The outdoor bath is simply the best place to view the Milky Way from under some of the clearest skies in New Zealand
Photo of property: Drink in the winter afternoon sun at the indoor dining table. Or dine Al Fresco at outdoor picnic table down under the Paulownia tree at the river.
Drink in the winter afternoon sun at the indoor dining table. Or dine Al Fresco at outdoor picnic table down under the Paulownia tree at the river.
Photo of property: The Romantic double shower fills one side of the elegant bathroom
The Romantic double shower fills one side of the elegant bathroom
Photo of property: Clever bunk room
Clever bunk room
Photo of property: Cozy interior with an electric fireplace, cozy throws and sheep wool covers.
Cozy interior with an electric fireplace, cozy throws and sheep wool covers.
Photo of property: Swimming at doorstep in our stunning fresh water river pool
Swimming at doorstep in our stunning fresh water river pool
Photo of property: Winter morning
Winter morning
Photo of property: Reconnect
Reconnect
Photo of property: Cycle our quiet country road
Cycle our quiet country road
Photo of property: Best Berries in NZ
Best Berries in NZ
Photo of property: Waitanguru Falls
Waitanguru Falls
Photo of property: The site and the stunning views in our cabin are so enticing that many of our guests just don't want to leave. Be sure to book enough days
The site and the stunning views in our cabin are so enticing that many of our guests just don't want to leave. Be sure to book enough days
Photo of property: The rainbow and brown trout are plentiful in our river and you can catch them from the front lawn. Just bring your own rod and have a valid NZ fishing license.
The rainbow and brown trout are plentiful in our river and you can catch them from the front lawn. Just bring your own rod and have a valid NZ fishing license.
Photo of property: Sunrise at River Run Farm
Sunrise at River Run Farm

waitomo riverside cabin

Piopio, Waikato
GUEST HOUSE | RIVERSIDE | ROMANCE

 
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Sleeps up to 5
From $355 tonight
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Sleeps up to 5
From $355 tonight

This property is an extension of a 3rd generation sheep and beef farm situated in the heart of the Mangaotaki Valley, 45 minutes south of Waitomo, off State Highway 3. The chalet opened in June 2020 and sits on the side of the Mangaotaki stream where Gandalf's caravan was sited for the filming of th...

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Essential Stay Info

Cabin
Cottage
Farmstay
Glamping
Guest House
Luxury
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Digital Detox
Family Friendly
Farmstay experience
Rural Views
Single Safe
Solitude
Sustainable Stays
Unique Accommodation
Whole House


Check in time: 2pm
Check out time: 10am


Eating and Drinking
There is a full indoor kitchen with all the cooking utensils, coffee machine, large fridge/freezer, microwave and an outdoor BBQ with a fresh salad garden you can help yourselves to. We will supply milk, tea, coffee, oil and handy towels and you will need to bring all other food with you.



Bedding Configuration
Handmade four poster King bed
Handmade double bunk bed with single above tucked away in a clever alcove.


More info about the property
The cabin has been purpose built for your comfort. Its rustic luxury interior has many handmade items with original paintings and collectables from various films and ads we have had on the property. ...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you


Sits on the side of the Mangaotaki Stream where Gandalf's caravan was sited for the filming on the Hobbit in 2011.
Beautiful scenic waterfall and native bush walks within a 5 minute drive. 45minutes away from the adventure wonderland of Waitomo Caves
Fishing and swimming at you door, with a complimentary double kayak and inner tubes available for use. Please bring your own fishing rods.



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What we love about this property

The property is nestled in a secluded spot immersed in nature with luxury/serenity and style. It enfolds you in the natural beauty of rolling hills, the song of stream water lapping over stones, and g...

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Activities on or nearby this property


Birdlife
Caves
Cycle Tracks
Glow worms to visit
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Relaxation
Sheep Shearing (seasonal)
Star Gazing
Swimming



Amenities


2WD caravan accessible
Bath tub
BBQ
Caravan accessible
Drinking Water
Fan
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Iron
Jug/Kettle
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
Microwave
North Island
Picnic Table
Power Available
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
Shower
Toaster
Toilet
Towels Provided
Wifi Available



Drive Times

Auckland: under 3 hours
Hamilton: 1.5 hours
Tauranga: 2 hours
Taupo: 2 hours
Wellington: 6 hours



Reviews


Absolutely amazing stay. Picturesque scenery, cozy and immaculately tidy cabin.......just complete and utter bliss. Trudy and Brendan have gone above and beyond expectations to create the most relaxing, and peaceful experience. My husband and I will definitely be back to this piece of paradise.
Katie - Nov 2023


Had a very peaceful stay, which was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated! The river is gentle, the cabin warm, and the outdoor bath a treasure ๐Ÿ™‚
Dee - Apr 2023



About your host, Trudy

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We are third generation sheep and beef farmers in the Waitomo District near Piopio. I am a designer and love creating beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. We have 3 children, Katie, Corban and Harley and we're all involved in helping people to escape to the country.



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