Extensive gardens in Spring at Cheltenham HouseFront garden at Cheltenham house


Cheltenham House has been providing quality accommodation and generous hospitality in Hanmer Springs since 1995.

When you stay at Cheltenham House, you enjoy a piece of local history. Cheltenham House was built in the 1930s by Mary Morse, the daughter of New Zealand pioneer Duncan Rutherford and the unofficial mayoress of Hanmer Springs. It has been refurbished lovingly and is situated just 200m from the centre of town.

Cheltenham House also provides a luxury Hanmer holiday home within an easy stroll to the Hanmer Springs hot pools, restaurants and shopping precinct. 2 on Rutherford caters for up to eight  guests, making it perfect for families and group bookings. 


Len and Maree are proud fourth-generation New Zealanders who will gladly share their local knowledge with you. For more than 20 years, they have enjoyed travelling vicariously through the stories of their guests, told over a glass of wine in the billiard room at Cheltenham House. 

Len trained as a mechanic in the 1970s before becoming a bungy jump master on the Hanmer Springs Ferry Bridge. 

Maree has a connection to many of the families in the area, having taught at the district school for more than 40 years. She has a mind full of wonderful memories about the children in her classroom, but also the weddings, engagements, birthdays and other celebrations at Cheltenham House.