Blanket Bay listed in Grand Award winners...

Jan 31, 2005

Blanket Bay SketchThis stunning backcountry retreat sits along the serene northern shores of Lake Wakatipu amid a majestic backdrop of towering alpine peaks, 45 minutes outside Queenstown.

Lofty beamed ceilings, massive rock fireplaces and vast picture windows frame the heroic stone and timber lodge with its Great Room, paneled bar-lounge, game room/pub, fitness center/spa and several indoor/outdoor dining venues.

Twelve guest quarters offer every conceivable amenity. Among the sporting diversions: an outdoor lap pool, bush walks, guided fly-fishing, jet boating and horse-back riding.

Lodge Double, US$910, breakfast, cocktail hour, dinner included; Single, US$765. Suite, US$1,400. No indoor smoking. Tel. (64) 3-442-9442 or Fax (64) 3-442-9441. Email: