The Plains Retreat is no longer available.
The Plains Retreat is no more. Our second accommodation venue
saw its last guests on the 29th of April. OTR has enjoyed having
guests up there for over 10 years. Despite some limitations this
has been a welcoming, warm and friendly place to stay. We will miss
In some ways this was a sad moment but there is a happy side
also. The hospital rebuild has already begun and the Maniototo will
soon have a great new facility. The community has raised millions
of dollars to help make this a reality - a fantastic effort.
We are working hard to ensure that we have a brand new lodge
built for the start of the next season. We realised that we had a
plot of land behind Railway Cottage that was the perfect location
to build modern, specialist accommodation, with each room having an
At present we are preparing the site. We have removed several
trees and cleared a lot of overgrown garden. This has been pretty
hard work and the frosts have already started. The local council
has granted resource consent and we can't wait to get our local
builder on site and under way.
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