A Home away from homeā€¦. 

Once you get to your accommodation at the end of the first day of the tour, relax! This will be your home for the duration of your bicycle holiday on the rail trail.

No need to pack up each day and carry gear with you. No need to wonder whether you will be able to cycle as far as your next lodgings. Just unpack, make yourself at home, settle in and enjoy.

Your hosts will discuss your options for the next day and arrange transport to and from your dinner destination in one of the local historic villages, such as Wedderburn, Naseby and St. Bathans.

A healthy continental breakfast is supplied each day.


Accommodation Available  - Private Hire -

When not in use by our guests on the Rail Trail, both Railway Cottage and the Plains Retreat are available for private hire.

The cottage is ideal for families and has facilities such as a high chair and a cot available. Larger groups of up to 8 can be accommodated at the Plains Retreat.

Discounts for larger parties or stays of two days or longer can be negotiated. 

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Accommodation Options

The Plains Retreat

No, you don't have to have broken anything!

The spacious top floor of this redbrick building used to be the nurses' accommodation and has been renovated to incorporate three double bedrooms, and one twin. There are two bathrooms.

This suite of rooms includes large living room and a 20 metre sundeck with stunning views of the Ida and  Kakanui  Mountains- ideal for relaxing with a cool beer or a  Central Otago  wine before dinner.

During your stay our accommodation hostess will be in residence to ensure that you are well looked after. 



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Railway Cottage

The cottage was built in 1906 and lovingly restored without losing its character.

The cottage sleeps six. There are one twin and two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite), kitchen/dining room, and a separate lounge. There is a large sunny garden with a BBQ and seating.

The cottage is an easy walk to Ranfurly's art deco landmarks, shops and restaurants.

There is plenty of off-street parking available if required.

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