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Accommodation at Tophouse

Comfort, quiet and million-dollar views

If you love history, stay at the B&B and take yourself back to the droving days. If you prefer a modern space, relax in the privacy of our motel-style cottages. Or if you’ve brought your own mobile accommodation, simply park up and plug in!
Whatever style of accommodation you choose, you’ll have full access to our landscaped grounds, children’s playground, and quirky little bar—NZ’s “oldest smallest”. You’re also welcome to book breakfast or dinner at our restaurant (dinner reservations require 24 hours notice). All B&B rooms and cottages contain heaters and electric blankets to keep you snug on chilly nights.

Historic Bed & Breakfast

For the romantics! Our lovely old inn with its thick cob walls and enormous fireplaces will win your heart.

The rooms are tastefully styled for their vintage. They’re not large—they didn’t build ‘em big in 1887—but they’re cozy. Ensuites weren’t a thing back then either, so two bathrooms and two separate toilets are shared among the four guestrooms.

Due to safety and noise considerations the B&B isn’t suitable for babies or children under 8 years of age.
Breakfast included
Free Wifi

From $140/one person; $160/couple

Four guestrooms: 2 X queen, 1 X double, 1 X twin.
Breakfast: full Continental plus bacon and eggs.

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Row of cottages at Tophouse Accommodation at St Arnaud
Soak up the amazing views of Mount Robert and the St Arnaud Range from the deck of your stand-alone cottage.

Comfortable and warm, each 2-bedroom cottage is fully self-contained and sleeps 4–5 depending on configuration. We can supply an additional stretcher bed on request.

If you don’t feel like cooking, book dinner (we need 24 hours notice) or a hearty breakfast served in our dining room. Treat yourself—yummo!
Free Wifi
TV with Freeview
All linen supplied
Cot and high chair on request

From $150/one person, $180/couple, $25pp extra

Three cottages sleep four, one sleeps five.
Breakfast: $25pp extra, full Continental plus bacon and eggs.

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Motorhomes & Caravans

Campervans parked at Tophouse at St Arnaud
Peace, quiet, and the Nelson Lakes region’s famous dark skies—what more could you need when you park up?

Power, maybe. Possibly a beverage or two, a hot shower and access to a washing machine. Somewhere for the kids to run around. And the strangely soothing sight of alpacas tearing around the paddock.

We’ve got all that! We’ll even serve you dinner if you give us enough notice (24 hours, thanks).

Please note all vehicles MUST be self-contained.
Up to 10 vehicles capacity
Powered and unpowered sites
Groups welcome

From $20/unpowered, $25/powered per vehicle

Shower: $5pp.
Washing machine: $5 per load.
Breakfast: $25pp extra, full Continental plus bacon and eggs.

Park your motorhome

Prickly Vine Restaurant—24 hours advance notice essential

Let Sebastian and Angelina wow you with sensational food and great service!

The Prickly Vine is open every night 6–8pm in the Tophouse dining room. Bookings of four or more people are preferred, up to a maximum of 12–14.

Contact Helen on +64 21 071 2363 or email with any inquiries or to make your reservation.

Please note that the Prickly Vine is not a BYO restaurant.

dining table set for a meal at Tophouse Accommodation at St Arnaud

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