6 km out of Te Anau town. Built in 2002 on a ridge, featuring natural timbers & uninterrupted stunning panoramic views of lake and mountains. All rooms including the Great Room/lounge, restaurant and bedrooms capitalise on the views. Flanked by farmland with sheep, cattle; an organic garden provides vegetables for the restaurant. Deluxe room on the second level had superb views. The small restaurant provides dinner from 7 PM, offering 2 choices for entree and 2 for mains as well as several desserts: exquisite meals match top restaurants in Auckland (for example). Menu features local ingredients: the wild venison was perfect. Overall ambience: relaxed quiet luxury with excellent attentive staff. Breakfast from 7 AM was great. High-quality fittings. Expensive but fully justified (cost includes dinner and breakfast, canapés, pre dinner drinks, mini bar). Minor niggles: low shower pressure and only one accessible power plug in the room. A pure NZ experience.