Blanket Bay

Glenorchy, New Zealand
Neighborhood: Queenstown

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2017-2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 12 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Landmarks Seclusion

Blanket Bay

Neighborhood: Queenstown
Address:
Glenorchy Road
PO Box 35
Glenorchy, 9350
New Zealand
Nearest Airport:
Queenstown (ZQN)
20 mi / 32 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Car Rental Desk
  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls

Recreation

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Snow Sports
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

In Your Room

  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Blanket Bayis situated just outside of Glenorchy, a small town at the northern head of Lake Wakatipu. Bordered on two sides by National Parks, the tiny village sits against a backdrop of rugged high country, beautiful mountains, glacier fed rivers and ancient beech forests. It is here that Peter Jackson chose to film the epic movie trilogy, Lord of the Rings.Glenorchy is the jumping off point for three of the most famous walking tracks in New Zealand, (the Routeburn, the Greenstone/Caples, and the Rees/Dart). The Dart River is famous for its jet boat trips into the Mount Aspiring National Park.
Accommodation at Blanket Bay is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suitesin the main lodge, and four superb Chalet Suitesall filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge';s natural interaction with the environment. All rooms within the lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas.

The elegantLake View Evening Dining Roomwith beamed ceiling and stone fireplace is where dinner is served on individual tables. For the more intimate occasion, the Wine Cave is a perfect venue for private dining and can be reserved for up to six people. Under a clear southern sky The Terrace is a magnificent setting with the fire behind and the mountain and lake vistas unfolding around you.Blanket Bay is pleased to have Brendan Downer as their Executive Chef.
Swimming pool, steam rooms, fully equipped gym, game room, wine cave, speed boat, private jetty and beach complement the extraordinary fishing, hiking, riding and water sports activities.Try fishing the nearby Greenstone and Caples rivers, heli excursions to Milford Sound, Jet boating and canoeing the Dart river along with extensive heli-skiing in the winter months. These are just a few of the possibilities.Blanket Bay Lodge sets a new standard in New Zealand nature experience. CHILDRENS POLICY We regret we are unable to accommodate children under the age of ten years.

Best of the Best

Heed the call of the wild at Blanket Bay, one of New Zealand's premier lodges. Whether your outdoor dream is fly-casting for wild trout in glistening mountain streams or taking long hikes through remote beech forests and alpine flora, this lakefront property is one of Mother Nature's crown jewels. Take a horseback ride along the shores of Lake Wakatipu or visit local wineries. Later, cozy up in your sumptuous room, with its private terrace overlooking the natural splendor. Dinner, served in the Lake View Evening Dining Room or on the Outdoor Terrace, is complemented by your choice of the region's finest Pinot Noirs, Rieslings and Chardonnays.

Advisor Tip

In the time it takes to drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound, you can lift off by helicopter directly from Blanket Bay and fly over the Southern Alps. Dramatic and efficient! –Rachel Haile Chicago, Illinois

Location

Address
Glenorchy Road
PO Box 35
Glenorchy, 9350
New Zealand
Neighborhood
Queenstown
Nearest Airport
Queenstown (ZQN), 20 Miles / 32 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Lodge Room

The lakeside Lodge Rooms each feature their own balcony or terrace, super-kingsize bed, sitting area and armoire. The ensuite bathrooms are lavishly appointed with granite topped double vanities, separate shower and bathtub. These 400sq feet Lodge Rooms are air-conditioned and with a choice of three music channels with high fidelity sound, they are all equipped with international direct dial telephones and complimentary high speed internet connection.

The rate for the Lodge Room is for two people with carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities as well as breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and dinner


Upgrade: Lodge Suites

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Lodge Suite

The three gracious 700 sq. ft Lodge Suites feature an additional 400 sq. ft private balcony, stone fireplaces, walk-in closets and capacious bathrooms with separate steam showers and bathtubs. The Lodge Suites are air conditioned and have super kingsize beds. Each suite is equipped with international direct dial telephones and high speed internet connection.


The rate for the Lodge Suite is for two people with carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities as well as breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and dinner

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Chalet Suite

Our Chalet Suites reflect New Zealand colonial architecture and complement the main lodge with the use of schist stone and old steamer wharf timber beams. The Chalet Suites are air conditioned and have super kingsize beds. Each suite is equipped with international direct dial telephones and complimentary high speed internet connection

The rate for the Chalet Suite is for two people with carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities as well as breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and dinner


Upgrade: Chalet Stateroom

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Chalet Stateroom

Each Chalet Suite can be combined with an additional spacious living room to create the 1400sq ft. Stateroom. The Staterooms contain a Chalet Suite connecting with a living room each with their own stone fireplace, lake deck, and private courtyards

The rate for the Chalet Stateroom is for two people with carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities as well as breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and dinner

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Landmarks, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 12
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Guests are welcome to arrive at the lodge at any time.


We guarantee the room will be available at 3pm


Guests are welcome to stay with us late on the day of departure but we will ask for the to be vacated at 11am.


Early arrivals and late check outs will be offered on the day subject to availability

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A current credit card number with expiry date is required to confirm a reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Blanket Bay is a small exclusive resort and cancellations affect us greatly.


If the reservation is cancelled fewer than thirty days before your arrival date a charge of one night's tariff will be made.


Due to our remote location a last minute cancellation gives us little chance of filling the space. Should we receive less than seven days notice of a cancellation we will charge for every room night booked.


A sixty day cancellation policy applies over Christmas and New Year.

Accepted Forms of Payment

All major credit cards

Terms & Conditions

We are a non Smoking Property. We regret we are unable to accommodate children under the age of ten years.

Seasonal Closure Dates:

We close for four weeks each year for the month of June



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2017-2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: RobR


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

A long , very pretty drive from Queenstown , very special when you arrive , little to do when one is there , however for a rest and tranquil stay , very good . Amazing Nth American architect feel .