CARDRONA RETREAT-Perfect location for ski and sun

Beautiful home in fabulous mountain location

#7693 - Cardrona - Bach or holiday home - Listed Jan 2009 - 16 Guest Comments


  • 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
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • 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 :-)

Guest Comments (16)

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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 

 Trish was very professional throughout and very easy to contact. There was a slight mix up with bedding at the start, but Trish went out of her way to sort things out very promptly. Very happy with the house, location, and the whole service. Would def book with Trish next time. 

 We really loved the Cardrona Retreat, After a long drive/day at ski the house is most welcoming. Its cozy and warm, the log fire always burning and the heated floors + towel rack is a major plus. Only problem is that it was a bit hard to find the place at first in the dark, but apart from that everything else was Splendid ! 

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$275-$375+ NZD per night

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Things to do

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