We arrived early evening at the Chalet after having driven from Arthur's Pass and making lots of stops along the way to go hiking and see the sights. The sun was just beginning to set across the lake as we arrived. What an amazing view!!!
Zita welcomed us to the Chalet and showed us our room. It was lovely. We were on the ground level with a view of the lake and a place to sit inside or outside with a view. The kitchen was nicely furnished and so well set up.
We went for a walk along the lake before cooking dinner and enjoyed the view of the mountains across the lake. We were sad that we were only going to be there for one night. There were lots of birds out on the lake and we lingered until after sunset watching the colors in the sky and the birds.
We prepared our dinner and enjoyed eating at the Chalet. It would have been very easy to stay there for a week and enjoy the sights.
In the morning we met Walter and learned more about the Chalet and how they had arrived there. We went for a walk up Mt. John and also saw the historical church just down the street.
The location of the Chalet is hard to beat. It is right on the water with incredible views. The historical church and Mt. John are a very short walk. If you are not cooking for yourself, the town center isn't more than a 10 minute walk.
We enjoyed our short stay and would love to return.