Accommodation Options

At River Valley Lodge, Taihape, Rangitikei

River Valley Lodge – Accommodation Options 2020-06-22T02:26:45+00:00

Due to Covid-19 we have made some changes to our opening times.  Please see below for further information:

  • Throughout June, July & August we will only taking accommodation & meal bookings from groups of 10 people or more – please get in touch directly to book.
  • As of the 1st September 2020 we will be open on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights for accommodation and meals only – please get in touch directly to book.
  • From 1st October 2020 we will be open 7 days a week and all our activities will be operating.  You can book everything through our website for dates from 1st October onwards. 

From traditional tramping style bunk-houses through to Deluxe Riverside suites,
we have a range of accommodation for you to rest your head after your day’s adventure.

Are you one of those people who value getting away from the tourist hubs?

Then maybe River Valley Lodge is for you.

We are an Adventure Lodge. We highly value getting out on both the river and land, exploring, experiencing, normally by raft or horseback .

On the other hand, if being outside cell phone reception for more than a few minutes is a major issue, or where shopping is a an essential part of your day – then DO NOT COME TO RIVER VALLEY!

Accommodation & Meal Packages

Double Trouble – Time Out Weekend Getaway

Includes:  3 course dinner, use of the spa, bed & breakfast.
Treat yourself today

Available all year round

Bed n’ Breakfast

Arriving too late for dinner, but want to make sure that you get breakfast?
This is the one for you.

Available all year round

Accommodation & Activity Packages

New!!  Stay & Play

A Stay & Play package is the perfect way to experience some of the best things River Valley has to offer.  If you are wanting to stay at River Valley and try one of our adventure activities then this is the package for you.  Choose from deluxe or bunk accommodation, then choose from one of 5 adventure activities.  All meals included.

Season: All year round.  Some activities have seasonal restrictions.

River Wild Mountain High

Two Days and Two Nights of adrenaline packed adventure.  Grade 5 rafting or scenic rafting, horse back riding, great food, lodge guest room accommodation.

Season: 16th September to 31st May

Saddle & Paddle

Two Days and Two Nights of Family adventure. Scenic rafting, horse back riding, great food, lodge guest room accommodation.

Season: 1st October to 30th April

Home On The Range

Build your own holiday honing your natural horsemanship skills and exploring the spectacular scenery on horseback. 2,3,4 day options.

Season: 16th September to 31st May

Accommodation Options

Deluxe and Riverside Guest Rooms

Enjoy a high standard of accommodation after a days adventuring. Comfortable Garden and Riverside ensuited rooms.

Available all year round

Bunk Room Accommodation

Just at River Valley for the action? Try our affordable bunk room accommodation.

Available all year round

Camping at River Valley Lodge

Waking to the sound of the River, and the early morning bird chorus.

Available all year round

Accommodation FAQs

Are pets allowed at the lodge?

We do not allow guests to bring pets (with the exception of service animals).

Is the lodge near to town?

We are located approximately 32KM from the nearest town of Taihape.  Please see our ‘getting to us‘ page for full directions and a map.  We recommend stocking up on any food and petrol you may need, before you drive out to the lodge.

Is linen provided in the rooms?

Linen is provided in all our rooms.  Towels are provided in our deluxe ensuite rooms, but not in our shared bunk rooms (but are available to hire from reception).

Are there cooking facilities at the lodge for guests?

Our restaurant serves delicious, home made, food made with fresh ingredients from our on-site gardens.  Pre-booking is essential for dinner.  We also have accommodation packages including meals.  If you would prefer to cook for yourself then we have a communal guest kitchen for all guests to use.


Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666