A unique escape from the city, Wildcatter Ranch is located…
Starting at $250 per room per night
Blanket Bay, Southland, New Zealand
Starting at $1,700 per room per night
The Lodge at Blanket Bay sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is built in the grand style of the finest alpine Lodges and finished with impressive native and exotic timbers and locally quarried stone. Evening meals are served at individual tables by the Main Dining Room’s open fire, or you may prefer to sit outside watching the sun descend beyond sweeping views across the Lake. Further intimate dining options are located on the ground floor, where the Wine Cave may be reserved for up to six guests and the tasting room for up to eight.
Unique Features: Vast in scale and space, this spectacular room at the heart of the lodge, is truly great. Thirty-foot high, bridge beam trussed ceilings, soar above the enormous windows framing the spectacular scenery beyond. Comfortable, inviting lounge suites draw guests in to immerse themselves in a good book or the ever changing view.
Accommodations: Options for staying at Blanket Bay include the stone-and-timber main lodge with its intimate rooms and generous suites. Standalone chalets catering for those who would like their own space and privacy and The Villa providing an unparalleled level of luxury for small or large groups looking for the ultimate Blanket Bay experience. For families or groups looking for the ‘home away from home’ luxury retreat, the Owners Residence is available on request.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Owner’s Residence. Offering seclusion and privacy in a magic setting. The stone and timber buildings nestled amongst established gardens are an ideal setting for multi generational families or groups looking to stay together but maintain independence.
Dining: The cuisine showcases New Zealand’s finest, fresh produce sourced from bespoke local purveyors. Dinner includes a daily changing five-course degustation menu cooked with passion, precision and flare. Chefs focus on respecting both producer and ingredients in delivering cuisine to excite the palate. Cocktails and canapes introduce the dining experience each evening. Summer and Autumns long warm evenings lend themselves to dining out on the Grand Terrace, framed by spectacular Mountain and Lake views.
Activities: With world heritage areas Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park just minutes away by helicopter, Blanket Bay offers the perfect location for exploring everything this spectacular region has to offer. Jet-boat, horseback, fly-fishing, zip-line, Fun-Yak and hiking tours from the lodge are a small selection of what is offered. Further afield, enjoy a generous selection of world class wineries, art galleries, golf courses and shops.
Spa & Fitness: On the Lodge’s lower ground level the Blanket Bay Spa features Therapy Suites, Steam Rooms, Gym and a Hot Tub with magnificent lake and mountain views. Whether you are looking for relaxation, re-invigoration or just some pampering, the long serving and talented therapist Yumi will provide a therapy that is perfect for you. The gym facility offers an inviting private space equipped with Life Fitness Cardio Equipment, Multi Station and Free-weights.
Location: Situated on the shores of Blanket Bay at the base of the Richardson Mountains, the estate is part of Wyuna Station, a working sheep and cattle farm just 45 minutes drive from Queenstown and at the heart of the Southern Lakes region. Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most remote and pristine wilderness, Blanket Bay is where relaxation and adventure meets luxury accommodation, unparalleled service and five star facilities.
Closest Airport: Queenstown is 40 kilometres away.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No. They don’t normally host weddings but they do offer incredible Honeymoon packages. The Ultimate Alpine Honeymoon Package is the best way to begin married life and recover from the wedding is to experience Blanket Bay as newly weds. Featuring five nights accommodation in a Lodge or Chalet Suite, flowers, sparkling wine and romantic dinners the Honeymoon Package will delight. Enjoy four full days combining adventure, relaxation, pampering and of course a little indulgence on your special holiday.
Meetings: No. They don’t normally host large business meetings.
Extra Info: For those not looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush this region also offers relaxation at its best. Join the Queenstown Wine Trail and discover award-winning wines from the world’s most southern vineyards, a lunch at Amisfield Winery or Gibbston Valley Winery is not to be missed. Browse streets of boutiques, dine out or catch the old-world steamer TSS Earnslaw across the Lake. An hour by car from Blanket Bay lies the historic quaint gold mining town of Arrowtown.