Welcome to the Old West



Mellonsfolly Ranch, there is nothing quite like it!  Nestled away in 1000 acres of native bush in the beautiful Ruatiti Valley lives an amazing replica of a Wyoming Frontier Town.

Our Old West town is made up of 14 buildings, including of course the Lucky Strike Saloon, and was built just over ten years ago.  No detail has been overlooked, from our luxury rooms themed to celebrate our western cowboys, to the hearty western meals served in the Saloon.  Western activities such as horse shoe pitching, pistol shooting or even saddling up your horse can be enjoyed and it is truly a place to escape too.

Unlike the vast plains of Wyoming, we are surrounded by beautiful native bush.  This is all home to a variety of wildlife including deer, native kiwi and even the endangered blue-duck.  In the quiet of the evening it is not uncommon to hear the Kiwi's calling, or the owls hooting.  

We are also neighbours to the Muangaparoa Cylce Track, part of the Mountain to Sea Cycle Trail. The Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail begin on the slopes of our majestic volcano, Mt Ruapehu, and carries on to reveal varied natural and human history on its winding, often remote path to the sea.  Check out the video and see if you can spot us!