Cliff and Merle welcome you to their home, the House of Wood Bed and Breakfast in Te Anau, Fiordland. It is built using beautiful Native timbers inside and out which gives it a homely warm feeling.
The House of Wood is conveniently located only a two minute walk through a walkway from the centre of our township in a quiet residential area, and its only a 5 minute leisurely stroll to the Lake front.
Each room has a comfortable bed, electric heater, refrigerator, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and an outdoor table and chairs, so guests can sit outside on the balconies and admire the beautiful views and gardens.
Cooking and baking has been part of our business life in the past and we would like to share this with you, through our delicious home cooked breakfasts. We offer continental which includes juice, fruits, cereals and yoghurt also available and included in the price is a choice of 4 types cooked eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausages, tomatoes and baked beans followed by coffee or tea (a variety of flavours available). We will also provide dinners by prior arrangement. You are invited to use our guests lounge.
Among our interests golf, reading, gardening, fishing and boating and rowing is Cliffs priority being a past International Rowing Umpire and he now officiates at NZ rowing regattas.
We can offer advice on local tours available and can book them for you as we are an agent for local companies. Tourist trips will pick you up front our gate.
We have two mountain bikes available for those who feel the need for some exercise. There are two Laundromats nearby.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our beautiful slice of paradise with you. Off season rates available.
This page gives you an idea of some of the activities available in and around Te Anau and the southland area. Activities such as seeing the glow worms, skydiving, golf, scenic flights or visiting Milford Sound can all be accessed while staying with us. We are impart to you our local knowledge regarding the history of the areaRead more: Local Activities
The tui and the bellbird are frequent visitors to the house lending a melodious tune to lucky visitors. These birds are nectar eaters and find a smorgasbord of delights among the native flora in our gardens. The tui uses a chamber on its neck to produce some truly delightful songs that you can enjoy during your morning tea.Read more: Local wildlife