Small but perfectly formed, The Red Nest offers cosy mountain accommodation at its best. Enjoy spectacular mountain and Lake Tekapo views at this well-appointed holiday home, 3 minutes’ drive from Tekapo’s restaurants, shops, hot springs and observatory.
Ideal for couples or a solo retreat, this self-contained cottage features one double and one single bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and TV. To help you stay warm during the Tekapo winter there are electric blankets on the beds and a heat pump.
The Aoraki Mackenzie district is renowned for its night sky (the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world), beautiful scenery and unbeatable climate. Whatever the season, you’ll never be short of things to do in Tekapo, including skiing, walking, horse trekking, hot pools, star-gazing, scenic flights, boating and ice skating. Close to everything Tekapo has to offer, Cowan’s Hill Reserve with its popular walking and biking tracks is right outside The Red Nest’s back door. For those looking to make the most of the Lake Tekapo ski scene, Mt Dobson and Roundhill Ski Areas are both 50 minutes away.
Tekapo is the perfect base for exploring New Zealand tourist attractions further afield, like Twizel (40 minutes from Tekapo), Ohau Ski Field (1 hour 30 minutes) and Aoraki Mount Cook (1 hour 10 minutes). It’s on the main highway between the cities of Christchurch and Queenstown, both equipped with international airports, and one hour from Timaru, Tekapo’s nearest airport.
By prior agreement well-behaved family dogs are welcome to stay with you at this pet-friendly property (not fenced). See our FAQ’s for more details.
Standard nightly rates:
2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY – this may increase during peak periods. One night stay requests may be accepted depending on availability, and would incur a surcharge.
The Red Nest is situated beside Castle Hall, an 8-bed property, making it the ideal place to stay in Tekapo when traveling with a larger group, but seeking some independence.
Our second time at the Red Nest and was amazing as the first time. It’s a perfect place for two of us and the dog. Beautiful surroundings. We will go back.
Monica – Nov 2023
We loved our little stay. It was a perfect spot and we enjoyed being tucked away from the Tekapo centre. Our pooch loved it too and it was so nice to be able to take him with us. The team was friendly, communicated clearly and we will be back! Thank you!
Tash – Nov 2023
From check-in to check-out, this was a simple, friendly process. I got a recommendation for a beautiful walk just near the rental, and the space was clean, warm, and even better than the photos led me to believe. I would absolutely stay again when next in the area.
Alexandria – Nov 2023
What a great find. Exactly as described only better. Cowans just up behind accommodation over fence. Walk into Tekapo in 20 minutes. Highly recommended.
Rex – May 2023
Beautiful spot. Perfect little hideaway to explore Takapō. Private, had everything we needed.
Sarah – Jan 2023
The pictures do not do justice to this very cosy space. Great location and super practical to anyone in search of some r&r.
Alisha & Ryan – Jan 2023