Elevated high above the village, Takapō Retreat offers a unique experience to those looking for something special. Luxurious and private, the lodge has stunning panoramic views of Lake Tekapo, the surrounding mountain ranges and the area’s renowned night sky.
With a choice of 3 outdoor living spaces, spa pool and swimming pool (heated, avail Nov-April), you can enjoy Tekapo’s alpine environment year around. The warm, welcoming internal living invites you to create and share a meal together, relax on a sunny window seat, or end your day in front of the gas fire enjoying a movie.
The master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, while the other bedrooms share a second bathroom (including shower, toilet and bathtub) and additional toilet. A separate kitchenette and living area adjoins the rear bedrooms for larger groups requiring extra space.
The lodge is one of the few Tekapo properties offering full mobility access, including a wheelchair entry lift, several ramps, a fully accessible bathroom and widened door frames throughout – photos and more detail available.
By prior agreement well-behaved dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly property, so your whole family can enjoy the break (fenced courtyards). 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.
Discounts may be also available for extended or repeat stays. Enquire now >>
For larger groups, the neighboring Lake Lodge may also be booked depending on availability.
Absolutely fantastic home with breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains! The house was extremely spacious and comfortable enough for our group of 8 adults. It had everything we needed and so much more. One of the best Airbnbs we have ever had the pleasure of booking. Highly recommend!
Taylor – Oct 2023
The house is amazing and the view is spectacular. Such a great place to stay with kids, we made good use of the pool and spa. The house is really spacious and well set out. We had an amazing family holiday and looking forward to returning again – maybe for a winter holiday next time!
Larissa – Jan 2023
Absolutely fantastic, the highlight being the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The house itself is immaculate, a modern and comfortable space for a large family (including the dog). The two spas and pool are the cherry on top. Discover Tekapo Accommodation staff were all lovely and very helpful.
Hayley – Dec 2022
Extraordinary space—we never went to the ‘pools’ because the hot tub view form the deck so lovely. It’s even better than the pictures- it was cozy, clean, just lovely —can’t recommend enough!
Rebecca – Dec 2022
What a fantastic spot. Massive, clean, well equipped. Basically heaven. Book now.
Mav – June 2022
Amazing place to stay one of my favourites in NZ! Love the house and we didn’t have to leave… the pool and spas were great. Everything was perfect.
Rachelle – Mar 2022