We stayed at the cottage in 2013 and witnessed the first blanket of snow for the season. Comfy rooms and the open log fire is a hit. Sit next to the roaring fire and watch the snow falling outside or see the local attractions without leaving the warmth of the cottage. Directly across the road is the famous lake, ( the color is out of this world), the church, the mckenzie dog statue and the snow covered mountains. Visit the observatory, a 5 minute drive or take a 30 minute drive and do a scenic helicopter flight over the mountains - well worth it. A very romantic a nd quaint home for a couple or go with friends and enjoy some of the best views in the world all year round. On site parking and helpful and friendly hosts. Do not forget to sample the local salmon- a must. Great for skiers as close to ski fields.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parkbrae Estate is so much more than a stay... it is an experience! Preferred by so many due to its unique style cottages and units (apartments), peaceful surroundings and privileged location! No doubt the spot in Tekapo! Only a stone's throw away from the stunning turquoise lake and a few steps from the Church of Good Shepherd and Collie Dog Statue, Tekapo's best known icons!! When at Parkbrae Estate, wake up to breathtaking scenery or warm up by the fire on a cold winter night... stroll through the gardens with camera in hand soaking up the morning light... sit on the balcony with a book or a glass of the finest NZ wine...wait until the stars come out in the mesmerizing night sky and make a wish... or two... Perfect for romantic getaways, family holidays, weddings, gatherings or just an excuse to treat yourself!! ... more less