Welcome to Queenstown Country Lodge
Amanda and I welcome you to our website.
Thanks for making that click and we hope you like what you find here.
We offer you friendly personalized luxury lodge accommodation on a lifestyle country farm close to Queenstown.
Queenstown Country Lodge is our dream. After working for Real Journeys, Managing Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass and skippering/hosting a boat for an American couple in the Mediterranean, Bahamas and USA, we decided to create our own country lodge near Queenstown, New Zealand, offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a beautiful rural setting surrounded by spectacular mountains.
Located in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region, our luxury lodge is close to the award winning vineyards, activities and attractions of the Southern Lakes, Fiordland and Central Otago areas and just far enough from Queenstown to ensure you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the New Zealand country side.
Queenstown Country Lodge is set on 5 hectares (11 acres) of large secluded gardens and farmland and surrounded by mountains. We have combined the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of a country Inn with the comfort and class of luxury boutique accommodation.
Whether you are relaxing in the guest lounge by the log fire after a day skiing, rejuvenating in the garden spa pool after a walk in the mountains, sharing a glass of Central Otago wine before a wonderful meal or later on in the eveing being guided across the spectacular and fascinating southern sky by John, Queenstown Country lodge will meet your every needs.
Make the Lodge home while you explore Queenstown, one of the truly wonderful holiday destinations in the world. The mountains and lakes around Queenstown are paradise to skiers, trekkers, walkers, mountain bikers, photographers and fishermen from all over the world.
"We would love the opportunity to host you at Queenstown Country Lodge."
As most of our guests stay for at least 3 nights we would like to make this option more attractive.
Queenstown Country Lodge recently gained the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. This reinforces the Lodge’s No 1 ranking (out of 44) for B&Bs/Inns in the Queenstown region.
However, the BIG news for us is that we have gained the top 5 Star Grading for Boutique and Lodge after a Qualmark/Tourism New Zealand evaluation visit. We also achieved a Silver Enviro Award We are both really thrilled with the outcome of this independent validation.
In the Depths of Winter.
One big big attraction of the Queenstown area is the 4 distinctive seasons we have. Gone is the lush green of spring, the browns of a dry summer and the beautiful golds, reds and copper of fall. Snow covers the mountains, harsh frosts welcome us each morning, followed by lovely clear blue crisp days. Life is good. We now have the Lodge fire on each night and a rich red wine at room temperature is the order of the day rather than a cool Sauvignon Blanc. We are working for Tourism New Zealand at present so have closed the Lodge for a couple of months. If you are interested in staying do check out Availability on this website.
It is still a busy time here with great bookings for the 2014-15 season and of course the daily feeding out to the 40 sheep. (Check out recent photos on our Facebook page) They are wintering well on a combination of hay and grass and we are all looking forward to mid-September when the first of our lambs should be born. We get given little orphan lambs to bottle feed and raise from local farmers, so guests staying at Queenstown Country Lodge have the opportuity to help feed them. These demanding little fellas need fed 4 times a day!!!!
Queenstown is in full winter mode with snow on the mountains and the town is packed with skiers, mainly from Australia. I have had a couple of days skiing with my son and just love it up there. The cares of the world seem so far away when cruising down the slopes with spectacular 360 degree panaromic views around.
Well thats it from us. Do contact us if we can help you in any way.