Just 45 minutes from the bustling resort community of Queenstown, Blanket Bay is a quaint destination offering peace and solitude at the banks of Lake Wakatipu. Blanket Bay has been touted by Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic and actor Sir Ian McKellan as one of the best places from which to discover the beauty of New Zealand.

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Just 12 rooms are available at Blanket Bay, ensuring your stay is as relaxed and intimate as desired. Five lakeside Lodge Rooms, three Lodge Suites and four spacious Chalet Suites are each bedecked with sumptuous furnishings and oversized king beds, featuring private terraces and spectacular views of the lake and nearby Humboldt Mountains. Guests will find exquisite granite counter tops and separate bath and showers in the comfortable en suite bathrooms. Suites also enjoy the luxury of large stone fireplaces and sizable walk-in closets.

The main lodge is designed in a traditional alpine style and finished with native wood and stone. Plush antique furnishings invite guests to relax in the great room with timbers adorning the 30-foot ceiling above and a blazing fire creating a comforting atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner cocktails here nightly before entering the dining room to sample the contemporary cuisine and vast selection of New Zealand wines. Guests may also choose to dine under the stars on the lodge’s terrace or arrange an intimate dinner in the wine cave.

Amazing natural wonders are only a helicopter ride away at Blanket Bay. Milford Sound is a sight not to be missed during your visit. Anglers are guided by expert fishing guides to the most remote and peaceful fishing spots in the Greenstone Valley, where ample trout await. Adventurous guests will thrill at the opportunity to hop from a helicopter and ski down Mt. Earnslaw Glacier. From a quiet horseback ride to a speedy mountain biking tour, the experiences in the diverse surrounds are endless.

Through the “Caring Luxury” initiative, Blanket Bay has implemented responsible environmental practices in order to protect and preserve the area. Guests can be assured that the beauty they enjoy at Blanket Bay will remain untarnished for generations to follow.

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