Tuck yourself away for a few quiet days on Stewart Island at the marvelous Church Hill Boutique Lodge.
Church Hill Boutique Lodge’s personal touch will make you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Three stand alone spacious, simple suites look out to Halfmoon Bay located on Stewart Island, just south of New Zealand’s South Island. Each suite is outfitted with a super king size bed, which is easy to get out of in the morning when your wake-up call is the sunrise. Big windows allow plenty of natural light to flood your room. Maybe a bird or two will even come perch on the deck, with its sweet song coaxing you out to explore.
Relish the long summer evenings with a glass of wine on your private deck. Soak in the starlit wood fired hot tub. It takes about an hour and a half to warm up the rainwater-filled tub, but the wait is well worth it. A soak is sublime, especially to soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking. Without city light pollution, the stars glitter brightly overhead.
Eco-friendly gardens offer an added air of seclusion. Grab a towel and skip off to the beach. Swimming will surely build up your appetite.
Homemade meals are enjoyed while you admire views of the outer islands and the small boats bobbing in the bay. Given its location next to the water, oysters, mussels, lobsters, and freshly-caught fish are always on the menu at Church Hill Boutique Lodge. Produce plucked right from the nearby land is delightfully fresh. Imagine a hot plate of abalone and zucchini spirals. If you ask the Church Hill Boutique Lodge’s staff about the food, they will easily rattle off everything they know about it and which diver, fisherman, or farmer they acquired it from. Don’t forget about the wine. Most of the selection comes from New Zealand’s best wine producing regions.Request Information