In this spectacular corner of New Zealand discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual well-being. There is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jet boating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. And let’s not forget the numerous international standard golf courses around Queenstown.
We invite you to stay and find out why Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by prestigious media and organizations worldwide. Read the reviews by Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Virtuoso, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, The Robb Report, to name a few
The long driveway meanders across green pastures dotted with grazing sheep. To the north, magnificent views of Mount Earnslaw. Further along, stunning views of Lake Wakatipu open up on your left, and looming ahead across the lake is the grandeur of the Humboldt mountain range. It’s here where the world famous Greenstone and Routeburn tracks begin.
In the Great Room vast couches and antique furniture invite guests to sit and wind-down from the day’s activities. In this spectacular room at the heart of the Lodge, thirty-foot high bridge beam ceilings soar above the framed view through massive windows. Come and relax, read a book in front of the crackling fire, or just sit back and enjoy the view.
Pre-dinner cocktails are a time to mingle with your fellow guests and are served from 6.30pm in the Great Room and The Den.
Our Games Room is complete with its own pool table, shuffle board and television lounge with 60″ screen Smart TV and satellite channel access. If you prefer, backgammon, chess, cards and an extensive DVD library are all available. The self serve bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks, is open any time at no extra charge.
The Lodge Health Facilities feature separate male and female steam rooms and locker rooms which adjoin the Lodge spa pool looking out across Lake Wakatipu to the Humboldt Mountains. A perfect location for a relaxing soak after a workout in the gym or an active day in the outdoors. Workout using the latest and best equipment with unsurpassed views of the Humboldt Mountains. Our gym is fully equipped with a Vectra Multi Station and Life Fitness Cardio Equipment.
The sprawling Outdoor Terrace is a perfect spot to relax and watch the redish golden sun set behind magnificent snow capped mountain peaks. Seated in front of the massive outdoor fireplace, savouring the warmth and enjoying the sweeping views down the lake – this is a stunning setting for dinner under the stars.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the comfortable and spacious Breakfast Dining Room which offers lakeviews and stone fireplace. In the evening dinner is served at individual tables in front of the fire in the Evening Dining Room or, for a more intimate occasion, in the secluded Wine Cave. Wherever you choose to dine you will savour the intense, sun-ripened flavours of Pacific Rim cuisine.
Just across the hall the Wine Cellar, enclosed by distressed timber prison-style doors and lined in schist stone, provides an ideal location to store the Lodge’s vintage wines