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Grasmere Lodge

State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
New Zealand

T: +64 3 318 8407
F: +64 3 818 8263


Resort Overview


Grasmere is a working 5,261 hectare sheep, deer and cattle station (farm /ranch) wholly New Zealand owned and operated.

At home amid high country history

The Southern Alps are New Zealand at its best. Nestled here in the mountains of the South Island, historic Grasmere Lodge is a country retreat of unrivalled charm and distinction. This traditional New Zealand high country station (ranch), set amid 2500-metre peaks, is a haven for those in need of relaxation and a wonderland retreat for those seeking adventure.

The original wing of Grasmere Lodge was built of limestone in 1858. A previous owner, David MacLeod wrote several books here that made the property and region famous. Present owner, Oliver Newbegin, has extended the Lodge to create a memorable retreat with 12 rooms, housing just 24 guests amid comforts that include a jacuzzi in each en-suite bathroom. A stay at Grasmere is a sojourn to savour, from its memorable cuisine — especially the local meat and game — and wines, to the high country excursions.

Horse riding, skiing and heli-skiing, hunting with guides, hiking and farm tours are readily available. The lodge has its own tennis court and croquet lawn, as well as kayaks and mountain bikes. Try fly fishing at one of the five lakes and rivers in the vicinity. For the discerning guest, Grasmere Lodge offers the highest level of hospitality amid a wild and inspiring landscape.


120 km west of Christchurch