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. There are a range of services and amenities to make your stay a truly memorable experience.

The Great Room & DEN

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. During the cooler evenings the roaring fire lends itself perfectly to pre-dinner cocktails or post dinner conversation. Guests are welcomed to the Den for an aperitif or to sample our range of seasonal cocktails and canapés before dinner each evening.

Dining Rooms & Terrace

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 four guests and the tasting room for up to six.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the comfortable and spacious Breakfast Dining Room which offers lake-views and stone fireplace, or should you choose, outside on the Terrace.


Complete with pool table, shuffle board, darts board and big screen TV, the Games Room is the perfect spot if you have a few spare moments during the day. The Self Serve Bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks, is always open. If you prefer, backgammon, chess, cards and an extensive movie library are all available. A tablet style computer is available here for guests.


Between the Games Room and Health Facilities lies Blanket Bay’s Wine Cellar. Enclosed by distressed timber doors and lined in schist stone the Lodge’s vintage wines are carefully aged in this climate controlled room. Backing on to the cave sits our small Boutique, where a selection of New Zealand made garments can be found for purchase.


Featuring separate male and female steam and locker rooms we have the perfect location for a relaxing soak after a workout in the gym or an active day in the outdoors. Workout with unsurpassed views of the lake and mountains. Our gym was fitted out in 2018 with Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment, TRX suspension trainers and a large number of free weights and medicine balls.


Choose from a range of on-site lodge activities including pétanque (bocce ball), garden chess and molkky. Shaded by a pergola the accompanying outdoor dining setting is a perfect spot to settle in and enjoy these games. Six Specialized bicycles are available for guests to use. Two short walks on-site meander along the lakefront and can be accessed by the jetty. Hidden away beside the Lodge, the 18m x 6m outdoor heated pool captures the alpine environment with glorious lake views to the south. Weather depending, the pool is usually open November through April.


Exceptional by all standards

My husband and I were enthralled by the location, accommodations and extraordinary staff. We arrived in a sunny November day where we greeted by friendly warm staff who showed us to a sumptuous suite. Dining....amazing. If you can stay here, you must!

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