Mt. Isthmus, Wanaka
With a roofline that mimics the peaks behind it and clear mountain lakes to its east and west, this new luxury lodge a 90-minute drive from Queenstown, is so sympathetic to the landscape, it could have grown here. The sole-use villa comprises four suites, each with an ensuite and dreamy views, and includes the services of a chef. After a day on the slopes or the water, a horse or kayak – even tasting top pinot noir – sink into a chair by the in-floor gas-fire pyramid and relax.
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