This adorable cottage, set up as a lovely home stay/B&B, was the coziest place we stayed in the entire South Island. Renee & Geoff had the wood stove going strong, which made the rainy day so much easier to bear. We went out for a walk, and came home to warm up before going out again. Perfect. Both hosts are extremely knowledgable about the area and were spot on with their suggestions once our plans were shifted due to weather. They are also super fun company, and understood well that sometimes you want to chat, and sometimes you don't. Tea and coffee were always on offer, breakfast was magic (with home-made breads & jams!). We stayed in the Mountain View room and it was super cozy. We had not only a lush duvet, but an electric blanket and a space heater, we only needed the duvet but it was great to know we had options. Geoff offered great suggestions for our travel out of Arthur's Pass, even drawing us maps. He saved us an hour of driving time, and added at least 4 scenic stops. Wow. If you have the option, dinner is magic too. Yum, yum, yum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great food and friendly hosts in the heart of the Southern Alps. Geoff and Renée welcome you to share their home in the village of Arthur’s Pass surrounded by the forest and peaks of Arthurs Pass National Park. Vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters catered for.Full cooked breakfast including rosti, free range bacon and eggs. ... more less