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