Nestled in rolling pastures, backed by towering ranges, and punctuated by stands of beech and evergreen, you will find the historic Grasmere Lodge. Built in 1853, the original homestead still stands at the heart of this impressive lodge, a hub of activity and effortless relaxation in New Zealand's quiet countryside.

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Six rooms and two suites are found in the main lodge at Grasmere Lodge, each offering views over the lawn, farm, and beyond to the lake. A short walk from the homestead, the Mountain View Chalet comprises four suites that may be combined to accommodate families or groups traveling together. An even more private option, the Riverview Cottage’s two suites can be booked for exclusive use. Guests enjoy the views of the Cass River and the Puketeraki Range through the cottage’s enormous picture windows. All rooms and suites feature inspiring decor, with artwork and colors inspired by the landscape and beautiful surrounds. Bathrooms are en suite and feature Jacuzzi bathtubs, separate showers, underfloor heating, and plush bath robes.

Activities at the lodge and beyond are plentiful. Take a tour of the farm and pastures by foot or horseback, or venture into Arthur’s Pass National Park for kayaking, hiking, and sightseeing. Outdoorsmen will enjoy day trips to nearby sites for fly fishing and deer hunts. Embark by air on a flight over the countryside – a truly impressive and unforgettable journey.

Indulge in a full continental breakfast on the main veranda each morning before you begin exploring the region. Each evening, mingle with other Grasmere Lodge guests and sample New Zealand wines and pre-dinner cocktails. Grasmere’s chefs use seasonal, locally-grown produce to prepare tasty five-course dinners that leave guests satisfied both in quantity and variety of the cuisine. Dinners are served family style in the homestead’s elegant dining room, but private dining is possible in the gardens and in other areas of the home. Relaxation at the lodge comes via quiet time in the library, a moment’s rest poolside or a visit to the Mountain Spa for a therapeutic massage.

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