The chalet is about 100 metres from our home, nestled below a patch of beech forest and with great views up the Baton valley and across to the Kahurangi mountains. It is sometimes quite difficult to sleep through the dawn chorus performed by the Bellbirds and Tuis that live in the bush.

The chalet is fully self contained, with 2  bedrooms comfortably sleeping 2 couples or a family group. There are two queen beds, a single bed and two foldaway singles available if needed.

The spacious living, dining and kitchen area is open plan. There is a large deck in front of the chalet for dining, just lazing in the sun, reading, or taking in the stunning views. For winter stays the pot belly stove keeps the chalet warm and cozy.


Cooking facilities include an electric oven, a gas hob, a microwave, a toaster and an electric jug, as well as a gas fired barbeque on the deck. There is a fridge which has a small freezer compartment. As the nearest store is 16 km away at Tapawera, it is necessary to bring food if you want to do your own cooking. An evening meal can be provided in our home if required but please request when making your booking.

There is a flatscreen television that receives New Zealand Freeview channels. Linen is provided. A self cook breakfast of cereals, bacon and eggs, and toast and jam, is provided for the first morning of each stay.


Coffee, tea (and even home grown walnuts!) are provided. We also invite our guests to share our fresh seasonal organic vegetables and fruit from our gardens.