Restaurant:At River Valley Lodge we major in traditional country style cooking. This means mostly roast meals, but occasionally casseroles at night, with a mix of fresh seasonal vegetables. Entrees are normally soups, fresh salads, or selections of local cheeses and spreads. Dinner is set menu, and served at a fixed time. Our meals are based around fresh salads from the Lodge gardens and locally sourced meat. Our meat partners are Bostock's Organic Chicken Farm and Mangarara Free-Range Beef Station both located near Hastings over the Ruahine Ranges.
Our cooks certainly know how to prepare extremely delicious desserts. Make sure to check out the dessert menu board, and prepare to indulge.
The Fulcrum Pit Bar:Some great stories get told here. After a hard days adventuring, or an even harder one relaxing, this is the place to settle down for a couple of "quiet" ones. An extensive range of beers, wines and spirits are carried. Check the "Shooter Board" for daily specials.
River Valley Spa:Our spa pool overlooks the river, set amongst native beech trees. This could be the perfect place to start. Spa pools unlike many of the other River Valley Spa services are all about leisure and relaxation.
Alternatively you could let tension melt away in our JUMBO Scandanavian sauna. This wood fired sauna is the traditional deal. With room for up to 6 people and a wood fired stove, this is just the place to sweat out a few toxins while socialising with friends or family. Very much a social event.
For more information on traditional saunas, click here.For the ultimate detox you could choose the Far infra-red Sauna, medically approved approach to more efficient sauna. For more information on infra-red Saunas, click here.
Facilities are available for smaller groups up to 14 for conference or retreat purposes. Conference or retreat facilities are available from early May to mid October. Our meeting room is situated in a beautiful setting overlooking the river at the water’s edge.
If your group has specialist requirements, please contact us so we can put a package together that meets your specific needs. To break up your sessions consider one of the activities that we have on offer. These can range from a simple game of golf, to a Grade 5 rafting trip, to an interpretive bush walk. These activities can be structured to get a Team Building benefit from them.
Internet facilities are available if required.Room Amenities
- High Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Conference Rooms
- Fax Machine
- Hot Tub
- Internet Access
- Shuttle Service - Available