CARDRONA RETREAT-Perfect location for ski and sun

Beautiful home in fabulous mountain location

#7693 - Cardrona - Bach or holiday home - Listed Jan 2009 - Shortlisted by 325 members


  • 8people (max)
  • 4bedrooms
  • 2bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • On the doorstep of 3 ski fields, we have a ski drying room and & wonderful open fire
  • Super comfortable beds offer a restful, deep sleep. Fully equipped; stylishly furnished throughout
  • Peaceful rural setting yet central for all year round activities in Cardrona,

In the beautiful Cardrona Valley, Cardrona Retreat is a perfect place for all year round relaxation or activity holidays. Tastefully furnished and fully equipped; peaceful and quiet yet very central, we are just 35 minutes from Queenstown, 20 minutes from Wanaka.

We have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All linen and bedding is supplied with the beds chosen for comfort and a great nights sleep. All beds have electric blankets.

The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove, full sized oven, dishwasher,crockery, cutlery and pots. There is a fold down table to use during meals which can be put away afterwards to maximise the living area.

Other facilities include Sky, an LCD screen TV, DVD, courtyard. There is a garage next to the house with parking for one car & ample additional off road parking. The garage has a washing machine and clothes dryer.

Cardrona Retreat is walking distance from Horse trekking & the Iconic Cardrona Pub, which is great for a few beers in the summer, mulled wine in the winter. It is also a very popular restaurant and apres ski location. Cardrona is a great walking & biking area and is a 2 minute drive to the Cardrona Adventure Park with quad bikes, buggies and monster trucks. There is a small shop which sells basic supplies and some wine/beer; about a two minute walk away.

All the activities of Wanaka and Queenstown a short drive away and these include golf, vineyards, fabulous restaurants/cafes and a huge range of adrenaline activities.

Cardrona Retreat is THE ideal location for winter sports as we are only 3km to Cardrona, Snow Farm & Snow Farm ski fields! The ski drying room is a great bonus, and there's a fantastic large open fire to relax and unwind after your activities.

Prices are based on up to six guests, extra guests have an additional charge of $25 per person per night. Prices range from $275-295 per night at off Peak times, the rate for the Ski Season/Public holidays is $350-400


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Broadband Internet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Alt House 4 Bedroom Config (1st single bed alone; 2nd one with bunks)

  • Downstairs Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstair Twin Single Room

    2 x King single bed

  • Upstairs Bunk Room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Upstairs Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.


Linen (Included) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • 10% off for stays over the next 3 nights!

  • Stay for 10 nights and pay for 9 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Special conditions

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Smoking Outside Only.

Please leave the home as you have found it. In the unlikely event of it happening, guests are to report and pay for any damage. Thanks :-)

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$275-$375+ NZD per night

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  •  My family and I couldn't have been happier staying here, it was warm, modern, clean, and inviting. A place we genuinely looked forward to coming home to relax after a hard day of outdoor activity, and what's more, only a stones throw from the Cadrona Pub! 

  •  Great location, in between Wanaka and Queenstown... it was a perfect spot for our family group. Several in the group enjoyed a stop at the pub down the way, and another bunch had a blast fishing in the river nearby... the rest were perfectly content to enjoy each others company at the very clean, comfortable and well-decoarated house... LOVELY TIME!!! I would absolutely stay here again if I was in the area! 

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  •  Cardrona Retreat was beautiful, well appointed & very clean but with nine in our group we had a real issue with space. Luckily, the setting is magnificent & the proximity to Wanaka & Queenstown meant there was a lot to do nearby. The drive down the Crown Range is spectacular & there is tonnes to do in Queenstown (eat at 'The Cow' in Cow Lane or you've missed a treat). We loved Wanaka too, Puzzle World is great fun! This bach would be a great home for a smaller group, or a base for a larger on 

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Things to do

  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Hot Pools
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Wineries