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Jailhouse Ridge - Private Spa Pool & 7 Acres

SuperhostOwhango, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Entire guest suite hosted by Diane & Hamish
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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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 1 and it is business as usual . 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. 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. .

Guest access
Included in your booking is a continental breakfast of toast, milk, orange juice, cereal, yoghurt & fruit, access to a covered sunny outdoor seating area with bbq, & covered parking. Interaction with the animals is welcome. A washing machine and dryer is also available.

Other things to note
Its history dates back more than a 100 years to when it was used as a jail in Tokaanu by Lake Taupo. It has been fully refurbished, using hand-crafted native timber for cladding & furniture. Many of the original features have been retained, including the original lock-house door & some of the windows.
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… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Dryer
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
TV
Smoke alarm
Hair dryer

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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.
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…

Hosted by Diane & Hamish

Joined in July 2018
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Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
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