Perched on a steep hillside, this welcoming 10-room property is backdropped by Lake Te Anau. The main living area in the North American-style lodge features a 36-foot ceiling and a sitting area with a huge fireplace of river stones facing a dramatic wall of glass. Rooms are well-appointed and smartly styled but tend to be small. The single Executive Suite, with a largely neutral color palette and a living room with a riverstone gas fireplace, is recommended. Two loft-style log cabins situated 220 yards behind the main building are ideal for families. The distinguished restaurant offers a daily changing farm-to-table menu and seating in a glass-walled dining room or on an outdoor terrace. Guided trout-fishing excursions, hikes in Fiordland National Park, encounters with Fiordland crested penguins, nature photography lessons with a private instructor and helicopter tours can be arranged. The astonishing scenery of Milford Sound is a 90-minute drive away.
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Lowest Rate: Log Cabin, $530; Editor’s Choice: Executive Suite, $860 (breakfast and dinner included).
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.