Rough and Tumble's main lodge epitomises 'rustic elegance,' with its exposed beams, cathedral ceilings and handcrafted stone fireplace. Designed to celebrate the site, the huge deck and wall of windows overlooks a bend in the mighty Mokihinui River. On a rainy West Coast day, one can while away hours in front of the fire, watching the river's moods change.
Above the fireplace is a mural of the river's catchment, by local artist Gaylene Swann. We've continued the map theme throughout the building, with historic maps of the area framed in old river-run red beech. We have an extensive library of books and magazines, many with local and natural history themes, for guests' enjoyment.
The kitchen, dining and meeting area has been created to cater to up to 20 people comfortably. Our massive red beech dining tables were milled and made on-site. The drinks bar has a zip for hot drinks, and a bar fridge keeps those other important beverages cold.
Up the ship's ladder, loft spaces provide a bird's eye view of the river and a cozy place to snuggle in, play chess, or check your e-mail.We're on the West Coast and our guests are often out on adventures all day - yes, we do have a coin operated washing machine and dryer! Important for all outdoor types.