A unique boutique lodge with a home-away-from-home feel and spectacular mountain and lake views

Experience the very best in Kiwi hospitality and a special blend of luxury, comfort and style at this charming lodge which is adorned with contemporary local art and heritage pieces. The friendly hosts go out of their way to make you feel at home and they are happy to share their knowledge of the local area, whether you want a recommendation for a great local restaurant or you need some advice on choosing excursions. It’s the thoughtful little touches that really set this award-winning lodge apart, from the freshly-cut flowers from the garden and the super-comfortable beds to the delicious cooked-to-order breakfast, and complimentary drinks in the lodge lounge.

Set above the village of Tekapo, the lodge is in an ideal location for a peaceful escape yet it’s within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Tekapo’s incredible scenery can be enjoyed during a range of activities including hiking, fishing, sailing, horse riding and star-gazing. The views over the lake and the Southern Alps are breathtaking and they can be enjoyed from almost every corner of the lodge. The beautiful dining room has a roaring log fire, exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and a huge picture window overlooking the lake. Prepare yourself for a day of exploration with a hearty home-cooked breakfast – we recommend the delicious omelettes. Dinners may be available on request and focus on locally inspired meals accompanied by premium New Zealand wines. The cosy lounge is a great place to socialise with other guests, peruse the library of New Zealand literature and reference books, and help yourself to hot drinks, wine and soft drinks to enjoy by the fire.

With just three beautifully designed rooms, a stay at this delightful lodge is as close to feeling like a house guest rather than a hotel customer that you can get. Large sliding doors open out to a shared deck where you can sit and relax with a glass of Central Otago pinot noir while gazing out across the aquamarine waters, surrounding mountains and starry night sky.

4.5 stars
Dec - Mar
25½ hours (not including stopover time)
On the shores of stunning Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie District. Just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, a 20-minute walk from the Church of the Good Shepherd and a 1-hour drive from Mount Cook National Park
Approx. 2¾ hours from Christchurch airport


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What's included

• Breakfast • Self-service evening drinks in the lounge

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