The main living space with "roadside" bedroom at endThe "internal" bedroom bunk arrangement
The Dew Drop Inn, at Bealey.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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An old telegraph office, dating from the 1865 gold-rush days, the Dew Drop Inn later became a temporary bar, hence it's intriguing name. Rustic, full of character and old-school "homely' - this is an ideal cottage to escape from life for a while. Pull out the puzzles and board games, or wrap yourself up in a wooly blanket with a good book or vino in hand!

The space

Guests are expected to leave the Dew Drop Inn as they find it - in a clean and tidy manner. This is a self-catering cottage. There are linens/towels provided. Bedrooms are at either end of the lounge. There is a double bed/room at one end, and a double/single bunk/room at the other.
The Dew Drop Inn is warm and comfortable. It has a corrugated iron exterior, and tidy but worn interior. There is a log burner (plus an electric heater) with plenty of insulation in the ceiling for the cooler months. There is a fully equipped kitchen complete with pots, frypan, slow-cooker, microwave, electric oven, fridge/freezer, crockery, cutlery, utensils etc. The dining table seats four. The bathroom contains a toilet, shower (low pressure so a weak flow) and vanity unit. There is at present NO washing machine.

Guest access

There is plenty of off-street parking (to the left of the main driveway) and a private garden area surrounding the cottage. NOTE: the cottage is separated from the highway by a fenced hedgerow, but the driveway itself is not gated. Young children must be supervised at all times. There is also an unfenced pond on the property, although it is some distance from the cottage.
Keys will be in a hidey-hole of which details will be provided closer to your stay.

Interaction with guests

Due to my wandering ways I may, or may not be around to greet you on arrival, but with access information you are able to move in immediately and make yourselves at home.

Other things to note

The Dew Drop Inn is situated beside the highway, and road noise is to be expected. Due to the age of the cottage, the nature of the environment and possible time lapse between guests, it may be that an occasional spider or bug moves in. These are all harmless (consider them pets), and can be ushered back outside to where they belong.
PLEASE BE AWARE that Bealey is an isolated place. It is 12kms to the nearest village where there is a store with very limited supplies (no fresh veg). If you are wishing to grocery shop it is advisable to do so on the West Coast (Greymouth or Hokitika) or in Christchurch on the East Coast, before heading up to the mountains.


Extra people $15 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $200 NZD
Weekly Discount: 40%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 10AM

If staying at the Dew Drop Inn, guests are expected to self-clean the cottage, leaving it in a tidy manner. All dishes are to be washed and stored, the floor mopped/vacuumed, and bathroom cleaned. Cleaning products are supplied. Please ensure the beds are stripped, and dirty laundry is placed in the grey basket.
PLEASE do not feed the wildlife, they are more than able to fend for themselves!
Due to Bealey's remoteness, and my comings and goings, it would be very much appreciated if rubbish could be taken with you on departure. (Rubbish skips are in Arthur's Pass to the west - and Springfield to the east).
Thanking you in advance and, with appreciation.....


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
April 2017
Lovely time spent exploring area. Place is as described and clean.

Stephen User Profile
April 2017
We loved the Dew Drop Inn. Cute , cosy, warm and comfortable. Handy to Arthurs Pass to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Only negative was the poor water pressure in the shower. Rochelle was lovely and delivered extra puzzles for the wet days. Steve.

Patrick User Profile
February 2017
Loved staying here! Epic location to explore Arthur's Pass

Job User Profile
February 2017
Nice and cosy place with a rich history, and well equipped. Everything you need, great base to explore Arthur's Pass National Park

Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
January 2017
We had a great time at Dew Drop Inn. Heaps of great tramps nearby with a fire to come home to! Rochelle was really friendly and helpful, accurate description of the cottage and clear communication, great!

Leonie User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our cosy stay in this very rustic, historic Bealey bach. All the necessities were provided. We loved the fireplace, and the comfy beds! The extra linen provided was much appreciated. The bach was in immaculately clean condition, and is kitted out with all the basics (minus a washing machine which is there, but is yet to be plumbed in – this was a bit disappointing for us as we were travelling with our baby and were desperate to wash a few things!). The location is very close to the main road so cars and trucks racing past can be pretty loud, but the road becomes less busy at nighttime. Rochelle was very helpful prior to and at check-in, which we really appreciated. A few things to note: there were two mouse traps set in the kitchen and by the end of our two night stay we'd caught two mice! But this is just the nature of the wild place that Bealey/Authur's Pass is (wildlife should be expected!), and is not really a reflection on the property. Also, we travelled with our baby (who is at crawling age) but the place might not be so practical for toddlers/young kids (no safety gate around fire, house very close to main road). And finally: Bealey is pretty remote, so guests should come fully stocked with all groceries, although the pub across the road does serve meals (which we found to be mediocre and overpriced). Opportunities for peace and quiet and outdoor activities in the area are fantastic. All in all, we enjoyed our stay at this place full of character.
Rochelle User Profile
Response from Rochelle:
Many thanks Leonie I am sorry about the mouse traps, but in Autumn our little field mice try to warm themselves from the cold. Trapping is the most effective way to deal with them. You make note of road noise, limited groceries, and no gate/fence to the main road. This is mentioned on my site, but it is nice for you to reiterate these points to others. I also mention there is no washing machine plumbed in yet. It is my intention to install the machine but I require a plumber as there are no taps or drain to connect to. This is a major undertaking, and coordinating a plumber (from CHC) to be there when I am is proving a tad difficult - but - it will happen! Thanking you again, and wishing you safe onwards travels.....
April 2017

Helena User Profile
March 2017
Rochelle provided very clear instructions for our check-in. Although we didn't get to meet her, it was a nice stay, fully equipped with a fireplace, 2 bedrooms & living & dining area. Thank you Rochelle!

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I am very passionate about travel and the wilderness, whether mountaineering, trekking, hunting, fishing, exploring some distant corner of the globe, or taking photographs - the expectation of heading away somewhere keeps me enthusiastic about life.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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