We were very lucky to have recently stayed four nights at Misty Peaks in Fox Glacier. It was the perfect place to call home for a few days. Everything about Misty Peaks was lovely - the location was great - off the main street of town, but close enough to everything. And we only had to walk about 50 feet to catch our helicopter ride to Mt. Cook (which we also recommend, but if you do it, be sure to book through Misty Peaks!). The rooms were very nice, with a lot of personal touches that made it feel like home, only better. The kitchen was a perfect gathering place with picture windows out to the mountains and an island to gather and share stories over wine and cheese (and get in Dave's way while he was cooking up something wonderful). And it was great to have Dave cook you dinner - definitely the best restaurant in town. I had the fish (perfectly cooked), my husband had the fillet and loved it and other's at the table had the lamb - and, to be honest, I didn't see lamb look that good anywhere else in New Zealand, and we saw (and ate) a lot of lamb!
Dave was helpful and honest with his advice. You can't go wrong - he understands his guests and gives great tips. He's easy going and fun, and if you spend enough time chatting, in no time at all he feels like an old friend. We were just sorry that his wife was visiting their grandkids in Christchurch while we were there and we didn't get to meet her!
My favorite memories from our trip were sitting around on the couch with wine (and more wine) and sharing stories - and Dave being patient with my questions about New Zealand that I'm sure he's heard a million times before!
If you come through Fox (and you should) spend a few days at the Misty Peaks - and don't just sleep there - have dinner, chat and get to know the place. It will only make you love New Zealand that much more. Thanks Dave! Our only regret was that the bridge north got fixed from the wash out and we didn't get stuck there for an extra day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Misty Peaks is a small Bed and Breakfast/Hotel with only 5 guestrooms.We have beautiful views of Mt Cook and Tasman that cant be seen from the village. A complimentary glass of wine and a New Zealand cheese board is offered at 6.30 PM. Continental and cooked breakfast served in the Dining Room. We look forward to having you stay in our home, Lea Bentley ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Misty Peaks Fox Glacier
- Misty Peaks Hotel Fox Glacier