River Birches rated Qualmark 5 stars Luxury Lodge is a member of the exclusive Luxury Lodges of New Zealand Association. The Cottage at River Birches is a luxury, single party accommodation that sleeps up to 7 guests. It is self-contained, self-catering and self-servicing. Breakfast supplies are included in the rate. Meals can be catered in the Cottage’s well-equipped kitchen or can be taken at River Birches Lodge, which is adjacent.