Fodor's Expert Review Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

State Hwy. 6, Westland National Park, West Coast, 7856, New Zealand

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

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.

PROS

  • farm tours and animals
  • salmon in the creek
  • transfers to Franz Josef village are available on request

CONS

  • well back from road
  • some of the downstairs rooms are rather small

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-752-0012 | 0800-3726956733

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast, Credit cards accepted