Grasmere Lodge — where luxury and natural splendour come together in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, to form what one international guest described as “a whole other world of peacefulness & serenity.” Grasmere Lodge is tucked away in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, an approximately 90 minutes drive from Christchurch city in the glorious South Island of New Zealand.
Built in 1858, the original limestone homestead, now the core of the lodge, introduces you to the style of personal pampering that earned the Harper’s Hideaway Report Grand Award in 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.
Every exclusive New Zealand lodge is unique; each offers something entirely different in both setting and accommodation style. It is futile to say that one is better than the other – that would be comparing apples with pears – but it is fair to say that Grasmere Lodge does have an indefinable quality that isn’t replicated anywhere else in New Zealand.
By virtue of its dramatic location near Arthurs Pass, its ever-changing climate and its unashamed emphasis on quality and quiet comfort, Grasmere will always be an unparalleled experience.
It is a proud member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the Lodge Association of New Zealand, and Select Hotels and Resorts.