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Blue Mountain Cottages/Lodge
Stratford, Wisconsin
1 review
“Great Stay! No Worries!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Fiona and Phil are great hosts and have a couple beautiful little cabins with full kitchens and bbq on the porch. We were able to prepare our own meals every night outdoors and loved the hospitality. Each cabin had it's own laundry as well. We originally booked just two nights, added another while we were there and wished for more time for at least another night. Te Anau was a beautiful place and you should plan to spend several days between it and Fiordland. Phil did a sheep shearing demonstration for us which was very interesting. Fiona had fresh banana bread waiting for us and they also provided us with some NZ Mutton/Venison burgers that were wonderful. Would highly recommend staying here and will stay again on our next trip to New Zealand.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

It was just wonderful staying with Fiona and Philip while we were in Fiordland! They're terrific hosts and surprised us with some much-needed chocolate on our honeymoon. The farm fresh eggs are amazing! If you have a chance, say hi to Nushka, Shasta, Honey, and the rest of the pack.

The cottage was a nice change from the other places we stayed in New Zealand. There's ample room to stretch out and take it easy. It's nice and quiet, but close to Te Anau and the National Park so it's easy to head into town. If you're in Fiordland and need a relaxing stay, Blue Mountain Cottages are the perfect place.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed with Fiona and Phil before she had a trip advisor spot. So pleased she now has it as we so wanted to say how much we enjoyed our Christmas stay with her and her lovely family. Fiona helped us beforehand with booking Doubtful Sound overnight trip and she welcomed us unreservedly when we arrived for 5 days in their lovely bachs. "Help yourself to the vegetables" was the first thing she said.... We had 4 months in NZ, touring around, and this is a friendship that we remember well...and indeed keep in touch with. Thank you Fiona from Debbie and Ian in Scotland

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Kent, UK
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We had a great time in Te Anau, helped by this lovely accommodation. Fiona had left delicious shortbread to welcome us and we loved cooking her yummy sausages on the barbecue. Jayden was a great host and playmate for our kids and they all happily played together in the garden. Would definitely recommend as family-friendly accommodation. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We are a family of 4 ( kids in their 20's). These cottages were perfect for us. Fiona spoiled us with baked goods and did a great job of helping us with our itinerary while we stayed in the area. Her suggestions for things to do were spot on! Our second evening we got back late from Milford sound and it was great to have dinner with our kids in our cottage. It was a wonderful end to an amazing day. Waking up to the view in the morning is fantastic! I loved having my morning coffee while gazing at the mountains. And so much hiking near by! Location is perfect!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Coming from farming stock it was nice to be on this small holding. The bungalow had all we needed to be comfortable. Cooking facilities, sitting area and cosy bedrooms. Weather not at its best, so a difficulty if you needed to wash, as washing machine but no drier. A distance from town so if you want the immediacy of shops and eating out it may not suit. If weather good then 'a okay' and barbecue facilities available. A very friendly family happy to help in any way. Home cooked goodies on arrival.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were 2 couples from the UK and stayed for 4 nights. The accommodation was excellent as we had a cottage each! All modern and spotless. Plenty of local walks and Te Anau is just a short drive away. The owners could not have been nicer.
Highly recommended by all of us.

Room Tip: Rooms were spacious and a separate sitting room is provided in each cottage.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Blue Mountain Cottages/Lodge
Address: 745 Manapouri Te Anau Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I own and operate two self contained cottages on 20 acres of intensively farmed land, 7km south of Te Anau on the Southern Scenic Route. We are conveniently located between the two entrances onto the Kepler Track and are just minutes from the Waiau River, famed for rainbow and brown trout. Each cottage has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, with a seperate bathroom, laundry and barbecue. This is a great place for families and couples alike. I offer Country living at its best and a real taste of the New Zealand way of life. ... more   less 

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