About Snowy Waters Lodge 

Team Building and Events

On the doorstep of Tongariro & Whanganui National Parks, Snowy Waters is a renovated Nurses Home with tonnes of character set within 5 acres of parklike grounds. We have several accommodation options available for work events, family reunions and weddings.

Rich History

The Old Nurses Home, also known as Snowy Waters Lodge and the Doctors Residence (known as The Villa) opened in 1941 to accommodate staff of the Waimarino Hospital. Back then Raetihi was a thriving timber town and the hospital which opened in 1922 had three full-time Doctors, Nurses, Radiographers, even their own full-time gardener.

Sadly the hospital was torn down in 2009, however The Old Nurses’ Home found a new lease of life as a boutique accommodation and events venue set within 5 acres of park-like grounds with breathtaking views of Mt Ruapehu. View  details below.

Click to view our Brochure under ‘Snowy Waters Lodge’ for further information.

Snowy Waters Brochure 2016

The Old Nurses’ Home at Snowy Waters Lodge

The Old Nurses Home in Raetihi is a perfect team events venue or for a Murder Mystery Weekend:

  • 10 rooms, sleeps 30 guests
  • 4 x queen rooms, 1 x twin rooms, 1 x family & 4 x quad rooms
  • Seperate male/female bathrooms each have 3 showers & 3 toilets
  • A sunny, north-facing lounge opens onto an extensive outdoor entertainment area
  • Open-plan, rustic-themed kitchen with everything you need to self-cater
  • Full catering including morning/afternoon tea and/packed lunches can be arranged
  • Meeting set-up available for 50 theatre-style, 40 banquet dinner, 16 classroom
  • Additional seating outside – marquees available if required
  • BBQ’s, a wood-fired pizza oven and outside fireplace available for your use
  • An outdoor heated spa pool set amongst rocks and palm trees
  • Magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu
  • Reception and activity booking desk open from 8am – 8pm
  • All linen including white fluffy towels are supplied

$1250 per night (a minimum two night stay applies to weekends during winter)

old nurses home kitchen
Old nurses home snowy waters lodge
old nurses home kitchen
Old nurses home snowy waters lodge

The Doctors Residence otherwise known as The Villa at Snowy Waters

The Old Nurses Home is also renowned as the Doctors Residence and consists of:

  • 4 guest rooms, sleeps up to 10 guests
  • 2 x queen rooms with ensuite bathrooms, 1 x quad room, 1 x double room
  • Open-plan kitchen with everything you need to self-cater
  • Large, sunny north-facing lounge with fireplace, 50″ plasma TV and stereo
  • BBQ and outdoor seating with views of Mt Ruapehu
  • Plenty of off-street carparking
  • Kids playground, pet goat and The Snowy Train
  • Dining table doubles as a boardroom for 10 people
  • Beautiful native wood polished floors – great for allergy sufferers

$500 per night (a minimum two night stay applies to weekends in winter)

Contact us at The Old Nurses Home in Raetihi for your next team events venue