Monday, January 19, 2009
And this is the place Steve and Jeanette call home – beautiful Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel – a cluster of buildings built in 1999 that merges seamlessly with the existing historic buildings that this pretty town is known for. Plaster walls and cedar windows evoke the mood of the mining era yet inside, the Broughs have renovated and extended to provide their guests with every modern comfort. Arrowtown itself is a leafy enclave of old gold miners’ cottages surrounded by mountains and three major golf courses, just fifteen minutes from ‘the buzz’ of Queenstown. Blessed with art galleries, movie theatre, museum, boutique shops and numerous cafes and restaurants – among them internationally recognised, Saffron and New Zealand Country Restaurant of the Year, Amisfield – the village is the perfect spot for a classy visitor stay. And Arrowtown House is small and intimate – just five bedrooms a few steps away from the main dining room, lounge and bar.
And when breakfast is as enticing as this, who wouldn’t want to stay there? www.arrowtownhouse.com