Amanda and I(John)have always wanted to run our own lodge. We have had many years involved in the tourism industry, managing a luxury mountain lodge, running overnight boats in Milford and Doubtful Sound, training tourism staff and spending 4 years as skipper/chef on a private yacht in the Mediterranian, Bahamas and New England. We returned to New Zealand about 4 years ago and set about renovating and landscaping our dream country property. We also ran a tertiary training course in adventure tourism, wine guided, guided in the mountains and worked for Tourism NZ.
Amanda loves cooking, gardening and walking the many local trails while I love the natural history, sport (still play cricket), skiing, gardening, hiking, astronomy and am currently trying to learn how to hit a golf ball. We both love dining and enjoy the wonderful local wines.
However our greatest joy comes from hosting lovely people at our lodge.
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Reviewed by Real Travelers
At Queenstown Country Lodge we offer personalized luxury accommodation and experiences in a relaxed friendly country atmosphere. As owner/hosts(Amanda and John) we endevour to combine the warmth and welcome of a country Inn with the comfort and class of luxury boutique accommodation. Please take the time to read the…
2 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Apr 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
My husband & I, along with another couple, traveled to Queenstown, NZ in Feb. to visit our daughter, who currently lives in the area. We had been throughout the South Island during our stay, & can say without reservation that the Queenstown Country Lodge was among our very favorite. Our hosts, John & Amanda, went out of their way to make everyone in our group - as well as others staying @ the … See more
T122013, Baltimore, Maryland