Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Lake Pukaki
|86 Mt Cook Road, Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND.
Description: Mt Cook Lakeside RetreatSet in a forest wilderness overlooking the turquoise-blue waters of Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is located in the heart of the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area. Situated in an ecologically friendly, purpose built lodge, this charming property offers luxury boutique-style accommodation, great food and friendly, welcoming service in a stunning natural habitat.
Guest rooms at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offer uninterrupted views up Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Private and secluded, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is perfect for enjoying outdoor and adventure experiences in the region. These range from wine tasting and stargazing, helicopter tours in Aoraki Mt Cook World Heritage Park, cycling on the Alps to Ocean cycleway, or exploring the locations of the Middle Earth of Lord of the Rings, among many other options. On-site, guests can enjoy tennis or croquet, curling in winter, or simply rejuvenate at the Fantail Spa, with a sauna, a hot tub, a workout room and a massage room.
Breakfast provisions and a three-course evening meal are included with every stay. Cuisine at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is authentic, pure and fresh, with the emphasis on garden fresh, organic ingredients, and locally sourced, seasonal produce. Each evening meal includes simple platter, home-style dishes, delicious fresh desserts and refreshments. Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is also available for exclusive weddings, with an indoor reception area with space for twenty guests, or a more informal outdoor area for up to forty.
Type of rooms: Mt Cook Lakeside RetreatAshley Mackenzie Villa Bedrooms:
Two large double bedrooms have been designed in the style of a European farmhouse, with thick 600mm walls, high wood ceilings, Italian sandstone flooring, lead light windows and double glazing. Named The Mackenzie Room and The Ashley Room, they are located at opposite ends of the villa. Decorated in soft Tuscan white, they come with neutral velvet and linens and good quality bedding. Restful and light-filled, the bedrooms are romantically elegant. Lead light double glazed French doors and windows frame the magnificent views from these rooms. The French doors open out onto the patio and lawn and one of New Zealand's most iconic and panoramic views over Lake Pukaki to Mt Cook (Aoraki). The super king beds can be reconfigured into two king single beds for twin share.
Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom designed in Edwardian style with tiled walls and a tessellated French Winkelmann tile floor. To add to the sense of elegance, the bathrooms are fitted out with exclusive Perrin and Rowe tap-ware produced by English craftsmen with a passion for authentic design, quality and durability. Guests can bathe at leisure in the bath with hand shower with views to a private garden, or revive under the rain and hand showers.
Groups of six to eight people will also be accommodated at Pukaki Homestead. Enjoy exclusive use of the Homestead's guest wing which has two superbly decorated bedrooms, a library, a large bathroom and two courtyards. The Homestead is just 350 metres from Ashley Mackenzie Villa. Only available to parties staying at Ashley Mackenzie Villa, the Homestead offers a perfect blend of privacy and proximity for up to four guests.
Pukaki Homestead Bedrooms:
The bedrooms are large double rooms designed in the style of a European farmhouse. They have thick 600 mm walls, high Oregon ceilings, Italian sandstone flooring, tessellated tiles in the bathroom and double glazing. French doors open to a private courtyard with views over Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau range. Ambient light floods each room with stunning warm light at sunset. Both bedrooms have comfortable super king beds that can be reconfigured into two king single beds for twin share. Enjoy a high quality restful stay with only the best in linen and drapery.
The bathroom is luxurious and is designed in Edwardian style with tiled walls and a tessellated French Winkelmann tile floor. To add to the sense of elegance, the bathroom is fitted out with exclusive Perrin and Rowe tapware produced by English craftsmen with a passion for authentic design, quality and durability. Guests can bathe at leisure in the princess bath with hand shower, or revive under the rainshower.
Additional information: Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat
Children aged 15 and over are welcome at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat.
Shuttle services are available on prior request. Charges apply.
Richard Pearse Airport is served by regional flights from Wellington.
Number of rooms: 4
Official category: Lodge.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2013.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
GPS Coordinates: 44° 10' 34.49'' S 170° 7' 48.27'' E
Nearest airport: Richard Pearse Airport - 146km.