Stratford Mountain House

We offer luxurious alpine accommodation together with award-winning restaurant dining. Relax and enjoy this beautiful getaway close to some of Taranaki’s most popular scenic attractions including the world famous Goblin Forest, Dawson Falls and the many tracks and trails to explore throughout Emont National Park.

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Welcome from Ngati Ruanui

Naumai Haere Mai

Welcome to the Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House situated on Maunga Taranaki (Mount Taranaki) which represents the most sacred of ancestors to Ngati Ruanui.

Owning the Stratford Mountain House allows us to extend to all visitors our manaakitanga (hospitality) and provide a unique experience.

As well as the Mountain Café, Award Winning Licensed Mountain Restaurant and Mountain Bar we offer luxurious and elegant alpine accommodation. The Stratford Mountain House is a great place for an intimate wedding, conferences or functions. Within walking distance you will find easy grade walking tracks where you will experience alpine flora and bird life.

Ngati Ruanui, along with managers Rod and Lynne Pulford, assure you of a warm welcome and look forward to your visit.

Our restaurant and bar are open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am.

We stopped at the Mountain House for lunch after a drive up to the plateau. I was served by a fellow Cantabrian who was very polite and helpful. The meal itself was more than I had expected and enjoyed very much. (More like two meals in one.) We plan to return in the winter.


We had a lovely big room with easy access for me with a mobility disability. Staff were very friendly and made us welcome. the restaurant onsite served us amazing meals.