Blanket Bay

Name of hotel

Blanket Bay


Year opened



Last refurbishment

A new villa was completed in 2017.



Rural, lakeside location with stunning views of snowcapped mountains.


Size and style:

Nestled among snow capped peaks this stunning back country retreat sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, 40 minutes from Queenstown. Lofty beamed ceilings, rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge housing the Great Room, Den, Game Room, Gym and Spa. 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites offer every conceivable amenity. Dining is prepared by the lodge’s award-winning chefs and served in several indoor or outdoor areas. Guests can participate in a number of activities including scenic heli-flights, bush walks, fly-fishing, jet boating and horse riding.


Guest profile:

Generally well-travelled and discerning guests – predominantly North American and European.


Family friendly:

Yes – children are welcome and accommodated in Blanket Bay’s new villa. This four bedroom option is the ideal choice for families. The main lodge and chalets remain for adults and children over 10 years of age.


Airport transfers:

Airport transfers can be arranged on request; rates begin at NZ$250 each way for two people.


On site drinking and dining facilities:

Breakfast, dinner and pre-dinner cocktails are included in the tariff. There are several locations within the lodge and outside for dining.

On-site facilities:


Yes, complimentary




Yes – open in summer only.




Eco and community initiatives:

The lodge has been awarded the Qualmark Enviro Gold award for recognition of their eco-friendly luxury initiative.


Concierge recommends:

The impressive array of activities on offer from high octane to relaxed. Jet boating on the Dart River, helicopter flights to Milford Sound, horse riding and hiking the famous Routeburn Track are among the most popular.

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