|Welcome to Pitches Store. Staying or dining at Pitches Store is the beginning of a unique experience. Hidden from the world in the small historic town of Ophir in Central Otago, Pitches Store provides all the charm and special comforts you desire – perfect as Otago rail trail accommodation, for corporate travellers and romantic getaways alike.
Every detail of this Central Otago accommodation reflects contemporary luxury, tastefully combined with hints of its unique 130 year history. With 6 rooms (all different) and a restaurant onsite, it’s easy to enjoy passing the time with some great food, wine and good company or simply unwind in the thoughtfully designed rooms. For those escaping a more hectic pace of life, plenty of wide open space, big skies and rolling hills characteristic of Central Otago countryside will allow for some much needed peace and quiet.
Not far from the Otago Central Rail Trail, and in what can only be called an outdoor playground, guests at Pitches Store have plenty of attractions close at hand, including 4WD Tours, fishing, walks, a nine hole golf course, skifields and even an all-season curling rink.
This Central Otago restaurant and café is open year round, featuring an inventive menu with plenty of regionally inspired cuisine, home-made baking, Allpress coffee and Stir-Tea teas. The contrast of old and new meet again in this spacious dining area, with the original doors up-cycled as counter detailing, rustic wooden tables, sideboards and chairs perfectly complimented by contemporary furnishings and décor. An open fire place provides the perfect spot to enjoy an extended meal with friends, or choose one of the more intimate tables for a more romantic ambiance. When the weather agrees, an outdoor courtyard is ideal for open-air dining.
We are open everyday during Summer from 9am to late and are open 5 days during Winter with shorter opening hours. We close for a well earned holiday from early June until early August, so please check with us. Check our website for menus.