Although this grand home was only built in 2005, it evokes a feeling of the past that climbs right out of the landscape. The owners are a local family and their heritage is very much a part of this place. The lodge is surrounded by a 200-acre working farm and backed by tall snowcapped peaks often shrouded in mist. It's only a five-minute drive into Franz Josef village. Breakfast is served in the dining room, which serves teas later in the day.
6 kms north of Franz Josef, State Hwy. 6, Lake Mapourika, Westland National Park, 7856, New Zealand