The best stay we’ve had in NZ was in the Blue Mountain Cottages.
Overall feature of the place: Lovely, cozy, clean and well maintained.
The Host: Her name is Fiona and she was the nicest person we’ve met on this trip. We’ve met Jayden as well, their sweet little boy, who introduced us to their sheep, hen and dogs.
Freebies: Welcome spiced cake and butter, and newly laid eggs. Fiona also gave us free salads and tomatoes from her garden. We’ve not met Phil though.
Location: Perfect to end your busy day driving from the Milford, or a day’s trek to the beautiful tracks in the area. Its 5 minutes away from Te Anau centre by car and as soon as you step into the gates of Blue Mountain cottages, you feel a certain tranquillity that ends your day perfectly.
Our overall recommendation: An accommodation you don’t want to miss out and certainly an accommodation to come back to.
- 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