Hotels in Arthur's Pass: Grasmere Lodge is where luxury and natural splendour come together in the heart of the Southern Alps, to form what one international guest described as a whole other world of peacefulness and serenity. Built in 1858, the original limestone homestead, now the core of the lodge, introduces you to the style of personal pampering which has encouraged Andrew Harper to recommend Grasmere since 1998. At the same time this traditional New Zealand high country station (ranch), set amid towering 7000 ft peaks, provides a wide range of outdoor activities for those seeking a more adventurous interlude. Grasmere Lodge also offers a richness of traditional New Zealand hospitality. Owner, Tom Butler, and his staff epitomise New Zealand friendliness and generosity of spirit. Together they take great delight in sharing the magic of Grasmere with their guests.
Hotels in Arthur's Pass: Discover wild nature in this spectacular mountain settingÂ and experience life on 2, 400 hectare nature reserveÂ and high country merino sheep station. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, tussock clearings, moss-lined streams and lakes. On arrivalÂ you will be given a copy ofÂ the current activities programme, maps and information on walk network, forest and tussock nature trails. Â Â Forget your car for a couple of days and settle in and explore. The naturalist guides will help you learn about high country life and explore nature in this special place the first Maori visitors called "Te Ko Awa a Aniwaniwa - Valley of the Mother of the Rainbows. ". You can also explore further afield in Arthur's Pass National Park, Craigieburn Forest Park and Torlesse Conservation Park. JoinÂ a canoe tripÂ in safe, stable canoes on lovely Lake Pearson or Lake SarahÂ to look for Crested Grebe, Scaup, Paradise Ducks and other wetland birds.