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Blanket Bay

Blanket Bay



A Small Luxury Hotel of the World, Blanket Bay, close to Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island, is a captivating Lodge resting in a scenic panorama of nature. This quintessentially-Alpine setting enjoys close proximity to the Humboldt Mountain Range, whose snow-capped peaks reflect in the waters of Lake Wakatipu. Blanket Bay is set on a 10,000 acre high country farm residing in beautiful isolation, providing many opportune moments for fun like heli-skiing and fly-fishing, cementing Queenstown's reputation as ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. Laying claim to a rich history of its own, Blanket Bay received its name from events that occurred one century ago; pioneering farmers from Europe sheared their sheep on the shore of the Bay under eight Maori shelters stitched together from woollen blankets. Vestiges of New Zealand's history and tradition are retained throughout the Lodge, particularly in the materials, as naturally-inspired Rooms, Suites, Chalets and communal areas are bedecked with traditional New Zealand stone and timber finishes.

The Great Room inside the Main Lodge is intimately entwined with the landscape through the framed view from the large windows.  Channelling the elegance of a refined manor home, period features such as a thirty-foot high bridge beam ceiling and tasteful antique furniture denote old-world charm. Here, pre-dinner cocktails are hosted daily at 6pm. The outdoor terrace is the ideal vantage point for watching the sun set beneath the immensity of the shimmering frosted mountain peaks.

A bastion of the New Zealand food scene, dining at Blanket Bay offers local delicacies such as buffalo mozzarella with balsamic jelly and Canterbury Quail, cooked with creative flair by award-winning chefs. A daily-changing five-course menu will keep even the most voracious appetite satiated. Unerringly sophisticated, the property unveils a Wine Cave for exclusive private dining and labels from the best of New Zealand’s vineyards, such as Reislings that are grown and bottled locally in Central Otago.


Blanket Bay is located in Glenorchy, a 55 minute drive from Queenstown Airport.


Lodge Room

Resplendent in polished wood and fine fabrics, the impeccable Lodge Rooms offer sweeping views across the lake towards The Greenstone Valley and its surrounding peaks. The lakeside Lodge Rooms each feature their own balcony or terrace, super-kingsize bed, sitting area and armoire. The ensuite

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Lodge Suite

With no expense spared, the three gracious 700 sq. ft. Suites feature an additional 400 sq. ft. private balcony, stone fireplaces, walk-in closets and capacious bathrooms with separate steam showers and bathtubs.

Chalet Suite

For the utmost in privacy, space and comfort, select the Blanket Bay Chalets. The Chalets reflect New Zealand colonial architecture and complement the Main Lodge with the use of schist stone and old steamer wharf timber beams.

Chalet Stateroom

Escape into your own world – two Blanket Bay Chalet Staterooms offer the perfect luxury retreat. Each Chalet Suite can be combined with an additional spacious living room to create the 1400 sq. ft. Stateroom.


DINING - Main Dining Room

Beamed ceiling and stone fireplace is where dinner is served on individual tables.

Dining - the terrace

On a warmer evening guests can dine on the outdoor terrace beneath the stars accompanied by a cosy fireplace and a breathtaking landscape unfolding in front of you.

Sports & Leisure

  • Fly and Heli Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Games Room
  • Heated Pool, Fitness Suite, Sauna & Steam Room
  • Bungy Jumpig
  • Moutain Biking

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