Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka
Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka

10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka [2023]

© Altamont Lodge

Where to Find Boutique Lodges & B&Bs in Wanaka

After a day on the slopes, hiking in the mountains, paddle boarding on the lake or whatever adventures you choose in Wanaka, there’s no better feeling than getting back to a cosy lodge. In Wanaka, the lodges complete that ideal “alpine getaway”, whether you’re a couple on a romantic escape, a family on holiday or a solo traveller on a budget. There is an array of amazing boutique accommodations around the famous lake, so we’ll give you our top picks in this list of the best boutique accommodations and B&Bs in Wanaka.

While you’re here, check out alternative accommodation in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Wanaka.

1. Te Wanaka Lodge

This boutique European-style lodge is wrapped in character from its tasteful antique furniture to its cedar garden hot tub. Stay in one of Te Wanaka‘s lodge rooms with fresh decor, an ensuite and a small balcony or stay in a separate cottage with basic kitchenette facilities and a private entrance. Mornings are spent enjoying the continental breakfast served on the oversized vintage table, while the homebaked afternoon tea each day is a delight! What’s more, Te Wanaka boasts a convenient location in Wanaka town.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka  [2023]© Te Wanaka Lodge

2. Lime Tree Lodge

If you’re looking for a more “exclusive” feel, check out the Lime Tree Lodge hosting only 12 guests at one time. The lodge has luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, as well as two private suites, all of which have French doors opening onto an expansive verandah with lush garden and mountain views. The premium room, “The Black Peak Suite”, features black-oak decor along with leather furnishings across the bedroom and a private lounge with a log fire. Alternatively, stay in one of the more affordable guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms featuring underfloor heating. Guests also have access to the lodge’s outdoor pool, as well as a cosy lounge. See more recommendations like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Best Lodges in Wanaka© Lime Tree Lodge

3. Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

Just a four-minute drive from Wanaka yet feels a world away among the acres and acres of gardens, golf course and mountain views, Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge is an easy choice for accommodation in Wanaka. Enjoy your “One or Two-Bedroom Chalet” with a heated marble bathroom with bathrobe and slippers provided, as well as home-away-from-home facilities like a kitchen and laundry machines. Alternatively, there are “King Rooms” available in the lodge with or without a spa bath ensuite and breakfast included. For more options with cooking facilities, also check out the10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Wanaka.

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Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka© Golfcourse Road Chalets and Lodge

4. Waiorau Homestead

The Waiorau Homestead boasts a premium location in the midst of the Cardrona Valley. The views of the Cardrona ski field, farming stations and majestic alpine landscape can be admired from your private verandah, the lodge’s dining room or lounge. The lodge has three sophisticatedly-styled guest rooms, one of which has an ensuite with a spa bath. A gourmet breakfast is included in your stay, as well as the option to dine on locally-sourced cuisine.

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Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka© Waiorau Homestead

5. Altamont Lodge

Travellers looking for affordable accommodation with exceptional self-catering facilities, set your sights on Altamont Lodge. The attractive wood-lined lodge with 12 rooms boasts a super spacious kitchen with a large dining area and tables in the garden to enjoy your home-cooked creations. The lodge offers inexpensive private double rooms, single rooms and family rooms, with shared male and female bathrooms and a lounge with a cosy fireplace. Consider this lodge in Wanaka as an alternative to the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Wanaka.

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Altamont Lodge© Altamont Lodge

6. Kauri House Apartment

So boutique that you’re the only ones staying here, Kauri House Apartment is a B&B holiday home away from the hustle and bustle. Nestled in the residential hilltops of Mt Iron, this one-bedroom lodge offers and unique and romantic stay for couples with castle-like architecture. Not only do you have everything you could expect from an apartment stay, but your stay also includes a continental or cooked breakfast. For alternative “apartments”, check out the15 BEST Holiday Apartments in Wanaka.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka  [2023]© Kauri House Apartment

7. Peak Sport Chalet

Why not consider the self-contained accommodation of the Peak Sport Chalet, which is a five minutes walk from Bremner Bay at the lake? The accommodation is tranquil and homely, with chalets featuring a full kitchen (and dishwasher!), a private verandah and a cosy log fire. Chalets either have one or two bedrooms. Alternatively, studios are available with basic kitchenette facilities. For a hint of the B&B experience, a buffet breakfast is also available. See more like this in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Wanaka.

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10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Wanaka  [2023]© Peak Sport Chalet

8. Alpine View Lodge

With its vast gardens and location outside of town, Alpine View Lodge is somewhat of a lifestyle accommodation offering one, two and three-bedroom cottages, as well as a studio. There’s everything you need in this countryside accommodation for a home-away-from-home experience with a kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities. All of the cottages surround a gorgeous garden with outdoor furniture – used also as a wedding venue. It’s best to have your own transport, but nothing is too far away, as the town is a couple of minutes’ drive, while the ski fields are within a 20-minute drive.

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Alpine View Lodge© Alpine View Lodge

9.Maple Lodge

This out-of-town lodge in Wanaka provides a tranquil retreat with uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Maple Lodge is a luxury bed & breakfast ideal for a couple’s or friend’s getaway with their “Premium” and “Deluxe Rooms”. Each room has a king bed with the option of twin singles, a smart TV, tea/coffee facilities, soft bathrobes and free WiFi. There are some stunning places around the property to relax, from the cosy guest lounge to the expansive gardens. What’s more, the entire lodge can be booked out for winter. See more couple-centric stays like this in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Wanaka.

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Maple Lodge© Maple Lodge

10.Aspiring Lodge Motel

Stay in the heart of Wanaka in the self-catering Aspiring Lodge Motel. The lodge boasts attractive and reasonably spacious wood-lined rooms in the form of studios and family units. Most rooms have cooking facilities including a microwave, fridge, toaster and shrub shower, while you’re only a short stroll away from Wanaka’s array of eateries. Each room enjoys some sun time to bask in from either your private balcony or courtyard. See more options like this in the 15 Best Motels in Wanaka.

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Aspiring Lodge Motel© Aspiring Lodge Motel

[CLOSED] Wanaka Alpine Lodge

Stay at the foot of Mt Iron just on the outskirts of town in the modern Wanaka Alpine Lodge. The bed & breakfast lodge has five contemporary-styled rooms with either a king or twin ensuite set-up. Bathrooms are kitted out with environmentally-friendly biodegradable products, while the lounge is comfortable and has Sky Sports and Netflix. Stays include a generous continental breakfast, use of a hot tub, free mountain bikes, free WiFi and home baking.

More About Boutique Accommodations and B&Bs in Wanaka

Now that you know the best boutique accommodations and B&Bs in Wanaka, here’s more advice on planning the ultimate trip to Lake Wanaka:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Wanaka.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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