Your Hosts at Richmond Farm Lodge, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Meet Karen and Murray

We are proud to call Richmond Farm Lodge accommodation our home

The spectacular scenery of the rugged and wild Taranaki coastline makes it a true pleasure to be working at our much loved New Plymouth accommodation establishment.

Karen was born and raised on the Taranaki Coast where she lived on a working dairy farm, carrying out daily jobs like feeding the calves, milking the cows and moving stock. She later travelled parts of USA and Europe for two years, before spending 10 years in Colorado and San Francisco where she worked as a registered nurse. Shortly after, she returned to her home on the Taranaki Coast.

Murray has led a career path that has given him the pleasure of travelling and experiencing many parts of New Zealand. Together, they thoroughly enjoy the great Kiwi lifestyle and have experienced various outdoor adventures, such as kayaking many of the country’s amazing coastlines and rivers.

We are proud to call Richmond Farm Lodge our home and we love sharing our New Plymouth luxury accommodation with visitors from all parts of the world. Contact us now to stay with us at Richmond Farm Lodge.

Visit our local residents

Home to Kunekune pigs, a breed of pig native to New Zealand

Richmond Farm Lodge accommodation in New Plymouth wouldn’t be what it is today without a number of friendly farm animals.

These include a couple of Kunekune/Caption Cooker pigs named Louise and Mr Pinkie, both of which are native to New Zealand. Our pigs’ favourite pastimes at our New Plymouth accommodation include basking in the sun, taking a dip in the mud wallow or just getting a good scratch behind the ears from our accommodation guests.

We also have a number of chickens, producing fresh eggs daily for your eating pleasure. They all enjoy grazing on the lush green grass of our New Plymouth luxury accommodation and eating food scrapes or old bread and vegetables either from the house or from dinner leftovers dropped over the fence by visiting friends and extended family.

Our house cat Bebe also enjoys the country lifestyle of our boutique accommodation in Taranaki, wandering over the paddocks and checking out what everyone is up to. During your visit to our bed and breakfast, please feel free to spend time with our farm animals as they enjoy the company and attention.

 Guest Feedback

“We really enjoyed our stay. Our room was larger than expected, the bed comfortable and the bathroom perfect, and we had a fantastic view of Mount Taranaki from our room. Murray and Karen are wonderful hosts. We felt welcomed and appreciated. We also really enjoyed our breakfast.”