The Big Chill, George Street, Raetihi (Bachcare)

The Big Chill, George Street, Raetihi (Bachcare)

When a snowy escape is calling, or a summer hiking and kayaking trip is on the cards, you’ll be hard pressed to find a Raetihi holiday home more ideal for the whole family. Welcome to The Big Chill!

Spacious, comfortable, and packed with all the features you love having at home, The Big Chill is ideal for a getaway no matter the season. Use the complimentary WIFI to plan your adventures, prepare delicious meals and other holiday treats in the fully equipped kitchen, and even turn up your favourite tunes on the surround sound system!

When you get home off the mountain, store your gear in the garage, light a fire in the lounge, and get cosy! The heat transfer system makes sure the bedrooms also get nice and toasty while everyone gets together in the living room to watch a movie on the Smart TV.

If you’re here on a summer getaway, open up the doors and windows and create seamless indoor-outdoor flow from the living room and dine-in kitchen out onto the expansive outdoor entertaining deck. Fire up the BBQ for a feast at the outdoor dining table, you can even pop the shade umbrellas up if the mercury is really rising!

Enjoy a cold drink or two as you watch the kids play on the huge back lawn, complete with a playhouse, sandpit, and tyre swing! Why not take lunch up to the picnic table and enjoy a sammy or two as you admire the views of Mt Ruapehu.

Whatever the season, nothing will beat a good soak in the spa pool at the end of your day of adventure!

Four bedrooms comfortably sleep up to eight guests at The Big Chill, and a range of bedding configurations offer versatility for most groups. A main bathroom is complemented with an additional guest toilet for added convenience.

You’ll love the handy location of The Big Chill, just 35 minutes from Turoa, 45 minutes from Whakapapa, and 40 minutes from the Mangatepopo end of the Tongariro Crossing. There are also kayak tours on the river available, as well as an array of bushwalks, mountain bike trails, and other sightseeing options.

Plus, you’re just a short walk to shops and cafes if you need supplies, a coffee before heading up the mountain, or you fancy a meal out.

For a relaxing family-friendly getaway any time of year, The Big Chill awaits!

Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom - No Door (Level 1): 1 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside. 
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking. 

Special Conditions

As there is a section of the deck without a barrier with a small drop on to grass, and also a fixed bench seat on a section of the deck, all guests should take care when using this area due to the risk of falls.

The spa pool area is not fenced but there is a lockable cover. When the spa pool cover is off, adults should closely supervise young children.

While the property welcomes pets and is mostly fenced, pet owners should keep an eye on their pets at all times.


  • Bath
  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (fan)
  • Hot Tub / Spa pool
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI

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