Scale of 90-100
A scenic 45-minute drive from Queenstown, this splendid sanctuary stands along the shores of Lake Wakatipu with a majestic backdrop of snowcapped peaks. Handsome lakeside rooms and 700-square-foot Lodge/Chalet junior suites comprise the 12 distinctive accommodations, the suites having stone fireplaces and huge private terraces with lake and mountain vistas. The stone-and-timber main lodge, comprising a wood-paneled bar-lounge, is dominated by an atmospheric Great Room with beamed ceilings, massive rock fireplaces and towering picture windows. Other venues available for excellent meals range from a formal dining room and wine cellar to a sunset-facing terrace. The property also encompasses a gym, an outdoor lap pool, a Jacuzzi and a spa suite. The opportunities for fishing here are virtually limitless. Mountain biking, parachuting, kayaking and heli-skiing can also be arranged. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted.
Read the full review from our editors.
The sensational location; delicious cuisine; the range of activities; the virtually limitless opportunities for fishing.
The spa and gym are both quite small.
Good to Know
The most spectacular (though scarcely the cheapest) way to arrive is by helicopter from Queenstown. The resort’s private Squirrel B3 chopper offers seating for six.
Blanket Bay Features:
- Airport transfers
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Lodge Room for two, $1,300; Editor’s Choice: Chalet Suite for two, $1,980 (breakfast, dinner and most activities included).
Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant; Nightly dinner and pre-dinner cocktails; Use of sports equipment and facilities; Wi-Fi
Learn more about Blanket Bay:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.