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“Romantic and peaceful; home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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249 Beacon Point Road, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #27 of 56 Wanaka B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“Romantic and peaceful; home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

It takes special people to be able to welcome strangers into their own home and make them feel like family and Rosie and Steve do this perfectly. Upon arriving, my partner and myself were warmly greeted by Rosie and shown to our beautiful room. The room is very spacious with a stunning bathroom (shower is amazing) and plenty of storage space. Outside, you have your own private balcony with stunning views of the lake as well as a Hot Tub. Throughout our 4 night stay, Rosie and Steve made us feel like we were staying with family, always warm and gracious hosts. On our last night, we were fortunate enough to have a bbq dinner with them as well as another travelling couple out on their deck. While Wanaka itself is just breath-taking, staying at Beacon Lodge made all the difference for us. We will forever have fond memories of our time here and a big part of that is in credit to Rosie and Steve for sharing their home with us. We are planning on coming back to Wanaka in winter and we will stay again at Beacon Lodge. Thank you Rosie and Steve, you have given us a holiday to truly remember. Jonathan and Rebecca.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We were lucky to have chosen Beacon Lodge for a three night stay in Wanaka. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Rosie and shown to our room which had fantastic views across the lake and to the mountains beyond. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Good shower and a separate dressing area. Also the room had crockery/cutlery which we used for a picknick on our terrace. Glass of wine with some cheese, olives, salad - perfect watching the sun go down.
The hosts, Steve and Rosie are easy going and very helpful. Breakfast was served by Rosie at our request. For one of our hikes, Steve contacted the DOC centre to check if the fords were not too deep for our little hire car. After a long day tramping (or hiking), we relaxed in the spa pool with a glass of wine, well what more can you wish for.
Upon departure they even let us hose down the car which was covered in dust! Lovely people, excellent facilities, beautiful views. Everything was just right.

Room Tip: The two rooms are both fine - just make sure you get to book one of them!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

Rosie and Steve felt like old friends the moment we arrived. They have built a little piece of paradise and do a beautiful job of welcoming you to share their lovely spot. We were greeted with an invitation of a glass of wine and conversation on the deck and some great dinner recommendations. Steve said he'd have the hot tub open for us when we returned from dinner and it was fabulous. We had the place to ourselves and could walk from our room and private terrace directly to the hot tub. We retired to our warm, inviting, and very comofrtable bedroom to find homemade cookies waiting for us by the mini fridge and coffee setup.

Rosie offered to make whatever we wanted for breakfast at whatever time suited us. We were convinced that yogart and fruit would be plenty but when she mentioned blueberry pancakes Alex's smile convinced her that would be lovely. Wow, what a delicious breakfast with a fabulous view.

Their beautiful home is just a few mintues from the shops and restuarants of Wanaka and overlooks Lake Wanaka and the mountains. We didn't want to leave. I would recommend at least a couple of days here to really enjoy this fantastic spot. We loved it!

Suzanne & Alex

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

We spent last Christmas and were very lucky having chosen the Beacon Lodge. Rosie and Steve are very friendly and open hosts. We had some very nice conversations with them but still had as much freedom as we wanted. They shared their beautiful home with us. It’s a new and very stylish house. Since there are only two guest rooms you don’t feel like being in a B&B or Hotel. Plus the rooms are decorated very nicely and with a personal note. Both have a nice bathroom as well.
If you book a room in the Beacon Lodge you get the full package. We were invited to use the Jacuzzie, played some tennis on the nice court behind the house (no, balls and rackets do not cost extra) and even used the BBQ with a beautiful view on the lake and the mountains (Rosie and Steve went out for dinner so we were by ourselves). We used the free WIFI all day long, which allowed us to skype home. And - not to forget – the home made breakfast was just jummy!
In a nutshell: We couldn’t have found a better place to fell at home!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Beacon Lodge is perfectly situatued about 2k from the centre of Wanaka over looking the lake and treble cone ski field. We arrived from Queenstown looking for a bit of chill out time and that is what we got. Nice and quiet, a roaring fire place that kept the house warm all day and night, a warm spa ovelooking the ski field. The breakfast was excellent and the hosts made us feel very welcome. We would recommend Beacon Lodge to any one travelling to Wanaka. Michael & Tsharna :)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

We spent the most perfect 5 nights at Beacon Lodge. It is a gloriously beautiful house in a simply spectacular location. Our room was lovely and the bathroom and shower was the best we came across in our whole 3 week holiday. The outdoor spa pool was the perfect place to unwind after long walks in the beautiful Wanaka countryside. Rosie made us the tastiest breakfasts that you could imagine, that filled us up for most of the day. She and Steve made us feel so welcome that we felt like part of the family by the time we left!
When we next visit NZ, Beacon Lodge will be top of our list to revisit!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Stunning quality house and rooms with lovely, interesting hosts.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Beacon Lodge

Address: 249 Beacon Point Road, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine waking up and being able to see the lake and mountains from your beautifully comfortable bed! Both guest rooms at Beacon Lodge offer this plus much more.... Luxurious en-suites, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, use of spa pool and tennis court. In winter enjoy open fires inside and outside and take advantage of Steve's extensive knowledge of local ski fields. Laundry facilities and drying room also available. ... more   less 

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