Set in a World Heritage Area, Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller style, comfort and privacy, and is the perfect base from where to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the surrounding Fiordland National Park. The Lodge itself was constructed in 2002 and sits on a superb rural site with rolling grass lands and has commanding views out across Lake Te Anau. Inside the open architecture of the Lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park and echoes of the forest are found in the striking natural timber construction. In the lounge, a lattice work of huge log trusses soar to over thirty-six feet above and surround a large open fire, clad with local river stone. At Fiordland Lodge, a maximum of 29 guests are accommodated in 10 luxurious rooms in the Lodge and two separate self-contained loft-style Log Cabins. Accommodation features king-size beds, well-appointed private bathrooms and superb views, and the decor reflects the beautiful Fiordland landscape, focusing on muted natural colours and textures. Comprising 9 Lodge Rooms, one Executive Suite and two exclusive Fiordland Lodge log cabins. The log cabins provide secluded accommodation for a maximum of five guests separate to the main lodge. All ten accommodation options have commanding views over Lake Te Anau, and external access out onto either the balcony upstairs, or the lawn downstairs.
Spacious and welcoming the Executive Suite looks far out over the lake to the mountains and sky and features chunky feature beams, and relaxing spot lighting. Inside the separate lounge offers a riverstone gas fireplace and a comfortable sitting area. The master bedroom uses earth colors and the Suite decor is muted natural tonings reflecting the landscape. Bathrooms are particularly handsome, with basins on New Zealand swamp Kauri, more natural tones, a jet spa bath and big wicker baskets.
The nine double/twin Lodge rooms are all quiet and very comfortable. All have the same unimpeded views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains. The decor reflects the landscape, with muted natural tonings and huge picture windows frame the lake. Top quality bedding, towels and toiletries add a sense of pampering. The ensuite bathrooms merge porcelain and swamp kauri with the latest bathroom conveniences.
Complementing the Lodge's ten double guest rooms are two traditionally built Log Cabins, ideal for both families and couples. Both Log Cabins are separate and private from the main lodge. The cabins are on an elevated site with lovely views to the northwest across Lake Te Anau and to the mountains of Fiordland National Park. To the north and east, views are out across rural farm land. Both Cabins have been built with hand peeled sun dried New Zealand Oregon logs. Interior finishing is with recycled native New Zealand timber floors, ceilings, joinery and bench tops. Each cabin is fitted with a quality queen-size bed downstairs, and on a mezzanine floor above one cabin has a twin room, and one has three single beds. These cabins have private bathrooms. The Cabins sleep four and five, and guests staying in the Log Cabins enjoy full use of all Lodge facilities.
The restaurant at Fiordland Lodge offers a spectacular sweeping panorama of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding Kepler and Murchison mountains providing a dramatic backdrop for savoring a melting pot of New Zealand cuisine. The enjoyment of food and wine is integral to the experience on offer at Fiordland Lodge. The use of quality ingredients that are seasonal, regional and largely organic are fundamental to hotels cuisine philosophy. Food is a focal point at you'll be hard pressed to find something on the menu that isn't homemade or locally grown. Every item on the menu hails from the surrounding land, and as an example within five minutes of the lodge there are at least 10 rivers that have fresh watercress sprouting and wild black berries that grow on the side of the road. Items such as the breakfast jams will have been plucked from the onsite garden, and items such as venison and rabbit sourced from the local hunters themselves.