Wassail Brauhaus B&B
4 Olsen Street, RD 6, Egmont Village
www.brauhaus.co.nz Phone: 06 752 2029
Bed, breakfast and beer, you get all three at Wassail Brauhaus. Your bed is upstairs in the self contained chalet, continental breakfast supplies are in the kitchen or a cooked breakfast can be provided on request. A brewery opens into the lounge and in the evening an antipasto platter accompanies the ales. From $120 single, $165 couples.
Egmont Road, Mt Taranaki
www.mttaranaki.co.nz Phone: 06 278 6523
Crisp mountain air is part of the package at the historic camphouse situated over 900 metres from the base of Mt Taranaki. You can self cater or get breakfast and lunch from nearby Mountain Cafe. The Camphouse was restored and upgraded in 1999 and there are modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. From $38 per night, hire bedding or take your own.
Stoney Oaks Wildlife Park & Farmstay
356 Kaimata Road, RD 8, Inglewood
www.rarebreeds.co.nz/stoneyoaks4.html Phone: 06 756 7624
Up to 5 people can stay over night in The Barn. The Barn is built from macrocarpa and corrugated iron, there's a deer antler chandelier, and antlers and horns have been used for door handles, towel rails and light fittings. Meet farm animals like kunekune pigs, highland cattle and deer. Stoney Oaks is located 8km from Inglewood.
EcoInn Eco Accommodation
671 Kent Road, RD 1
www.ecoinnovation.co.nz Phone: 06 752 2765
EcoInn is a solar, hydro and wind powered property. You can soak in the wood/solar heated hot tub before camping out with the night life in the Tree House (weather permitting). Those not keen on sharing with the possums can sleep indoors in either the hostel or the bach.
26a Mill Road
The matchbox gives guests the chance to check out tiny house living in a great location, from $85 per night. It is a quirky, self-contained space on a view-filled plot only 15 minutes walk from central New Plymouth. At 18sq m, it has a comfy queen bed, full bathroom, and porch with kitchenette.