You’re very welcome to run your hands over the historic building’s cob walls and take yourself back to the days of the drovers but if you’d rather relax in more modern surroundings, feel free to stretch out in the privacy of one of our motel-style cottages.

You can be sure of a comfortable stay, and those million-dollar views come for free!

Historic lodge



Perfect for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other intimate occasions.

Our rooms are tastefully appointed, with fresh, crisp decor and traditional accents.

Please note that the special nature of this heritage-listed building means the rooms do not contain en-suite bathrooms.

  • Four guest rooms: two Queens, one double, one twin
  • Electric blankets
  • Heaters in all rooms
  • Bathroom amenities include two showers, two toilets and a shub bath

$150 per couple for the Gold and Blue Rooms which have Queen beds in each per night  ,

$150 for the Lavender Room which has 2 Twin beds,

$140 for the Green Room which has a Double bed ,

$120 for a single person per night in the Twin or Double room

.Prices include a Continental breakfast.

We require credit card details when booking please and a  contactable phone number 


Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival. then 30% of the total price will be charged.

A “No show” on the night will be charged 100%

Cooked evening meals by arrangement, $40 per head, $20 for children aged 12 and under. Please advise any special dietary requirements in advance.

I am sorry the  Tophouse Historical Inn  is closed for bathroom renovations at present hopefully open again by mid June 2018( Tophouse Mountainview Cottages continue to be openfor bookings)

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Tophouse Mountain View Cottages



Comfortable and warm, each stand-alone cottage contains one Queen and two single beds and a self-contained kitchen, with an exception Cottage 1 has a Queen bed in 1 room and a Bunk and single bed in the other room designed to sleep families with 3 children

Every cottage features amazing views of Mount Robert and Nelson Lakes National Park.

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heating in bedrooms and living area
  • Stove, fridge, all crockery, cutlery and cookware
  • TV with Freeview
  • Torches to help guide access between cottages and lodge building
  • All bed linen and towels
  • Portacot available (no charge)

$135 for 2 people ; $25 per additional person

We require credit card details when booking please and contactable phone number.

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel free of charge until 14 days of arrival then we charge 30% of the total amount..

A “No show ” on the night will be charged 100%

If you want to spend more than 1 night to explore The Nelson Lakes give us a call and we are happy to talk to you about the rate.

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 Looking forward to Winter 2016 at Tophouse!

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Beautiful clear autumn skies at Tophouse