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Mountain Range Boutique Lodge
Ranked #13 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wanaka is a beautiful area, dominated by a large glacial lake with very good fishing. Swimming is also popular, if rather bracing, the water is cold! Local restaurants are either a short walk or a couple of minutes by car. This is a beatifully fitted out B&B with exceptional views, great service and great breakfasts, definitely five star service to match. Sited in quiet countryside above the main town, but close enough for easy access, Mountain Range Lodge is all a great B&B should be, you are made to feel very welcome. Our hosts were helpful, very polite and nothing was too much trouble. Sitting sipping cold pinot gris in the hot tub, looking out over lovely hills and beautiful sunsets are our main memories of this exeptionally good B&B. Book without fear, we would love to go back for longer!

Room Tip: We found our room overlooking the mountains really lovely.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We had a stay in may and were spoilt rotten. Sandra looked after us, she was very attentive. I was impressed by the attention to detail and care. A lovely stay you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

It was simply above all expectations, perfect!
A special mention to Mel's cooking, try the pancake they are delicious!

Mel, Stuart and their children are truly lovely.

Hope to be back one of this day.

Claire, Camille, Sarah & Alban

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We spent 4 days at Mountain Range Lodge over the April event of wings over wanaka. What a fantastic few days with hosts that you could never fault. Mel and Stuart's friendliness, knowledge of the area coupled with the home comforts of baking, fires and just general relaxation made our stay so enjoyable. I would certainly recommend anyone contemplating accommodation in Wanaka to pull up outside Mountain Range and check in. Thanks Mel and Stuart for a great stay.

Room Tip: Every room is a good room - there are only 5 so peace and tranquility awaits
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

We arrived in a wet and windy Wanaka which forced us to change our plans about what to do that afternoon. But we immediately felt better when Stuart lit the fire, made us a pot of proper tea and Mel baked some of her delicious brownies. During the rain, the lodge was a gloriously comforting haven. And during the subsequent three days when the weather improved and we explored the beautiful scenery around Wanaka the lodge became a home from home. It was fab returning to the lodge, eating some more of Mel's delicious treats, making some tea or having a glass of wine. And Mel, Stuart and Sandra couldn't be more helpful; I could give lots of examples but just one was when one night when we were too tired to go into town, Sandra drove us in so we could pick up an Indian takeaway to eat at the lodge. Perfect.

I know you'll probably be headed to Queenstown - but it is an over-commercialised dump. Change your plans so you spend time in beautiful Wanaka instead. In fact change your plans just so you stay at Mountain Range. Your only regret will be that you will, eventually, have to leave.

Room Tip: The deluxe McKerrow room is well worth it but all rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

In February we spent a week in Melbourne and Sydney and then two glorious weeks in New Zealand where we picked up a car in Auckland driving as far south as Dunedin and ending our stay with three nights at the fantastic Mountain Range Lodge. We spent a lot of time on line planning our trip and this was the icing on the cake.....A big enticement was having the dinner coupon at the Lone Star for booking a third night where we had a delicious meal (and it is in walking distance). The accommodations at Mountain Range exceeded our expectations and we are still talking about "I wonder what Melanie is baking for our dessert tonight."
Stuart, Mel and Sandra were there for whatever our needs were and we so appreciate their kindness and hospitality. On our first trip in 2008 we stayed in Queenstown which was nice but too many tourists.....Wanaka is beautiful, only an hour from Queenstown and all activites are at your disposal. Stuart helped us plan a hike up to the Rob Roy Glacier and we had a great time. The lodge is immaculate and the decor is tastefully done with attention to detail....hopefully we can visit again in the future....Thanks for having a frist-class operation.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Mountain Range was one of our favorite places we stayed at while on our New Zealand adventure. The lodge is in a beautiful location, tucked away from everything and all you hear are the sounds of sheep in the distance, but you are just minutes from "downtown" Wanaka. My husband and I spent two nights at Mountain Range and almost spent a third night. We enjoyed the tranquility of the lodge, relaxed outside in the hammocks and jacuzzi. We also enjoyed the company of Mel and Stuart, who ran the lodge and were wonderful hosts. The lodge is adorable and Mel did a wonderful job decorating...I walked around with Mel asking questions of where to buy most of the things she has displayed in the lodge to also include how she prepared breakfast. The lodge breakfast was one of the best meals we had in NZ.
My husband and I want to return to NZ and when we do, we will plan to stay at Mountain Range for a week. Thanks Mel and Stuart for a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon. Danielle and Dan

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mountain Range Boutique Lodge

Address: Heritage Park 71 Cardrona Valley Road RD 2, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
Price Range: $140 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Range Boutique Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Range is stunning lodge accommodation in Wanaka. An 8 bedroom, 7 bathroom holiday home perfect for a holiday with friends or family, ideal for bridal parties, weddings, groups, corporate getaways, ski clubs and more. Sleeping up to 17 guests, each bedroom is warmly decorated with NZ artwork, top quality linen, and hotel style amenities- flat screen TV/ DVD, ipod docks, heated tile floors, hairdryers, etc. Lodge facilities include a large modern kitchen, dining room, large lounge area with open fire, DVD/ board game and book library, drying room, office with computer and printer, free Wi-FI throughout, laundry and outdoor cedar hot tub. Mountain Range is the ultimate self contained holiday experience! ... more   less 
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