Glen Tarvis Alpine Retreat

State Highway 8, Burkes Pass
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

20% DISCOUNT ON BOOKINGS IN NOVEMBER - SEND US AN EMAIL TO ENQUIRE. This is our Holiday House - we're not a BnB or resort, but a solid as Kiwi Bach (but with more style than the bach I stayed in when I was a kid!!). You are dealing with the owners - we live in Christchurch, not Burkes Pass, but we have a manager who comes and checks on the property before and after your stay. You are expected to leave it clean and tidy, remove all rubbish and the house is smoke free. If this doesn't suit you - please don't apply to stay. We really want to share this place with others rather than keep it to ourselves, but it is a transaction of trust - we don't have to rent it, we just want others to enjoy it as much as we do - we just ask that guests respect the property. Linen can be provided at extra cost - let us know if you need linen provided and we'll let you know the cost. If you think this in Tekapo - you had best check the google map again... this is in Burkes Pass - Gateway to the Mackenzie District and a super cool little village. So come and relax in our sunny and tranquil retreat in the splendor of the high country. The interior has been recently renovated and finished in rimu and is simply stunning. It is tastefully furnished to a high standard and fully equipped with a log burner, TV, DVD, video, full kitchen and laundry facilities including a microwave. This is an ideal four seasons retreat being ideally situated 15 minutes from Lake Tekapo and 5 minutes from Mt Dobson Ski Field road. If you're into skiing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking or simply appreciate the great New Zealand outdoors with its fresh mountain air and peace and quiet, then this is the 'getaway' for you.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 4
25 total reviews

This beautiful crib is obviously very well loved and well looked after. Such a serene and private location with stunning views to restore your faith in humanity. The crib is clean, cosy and comfortable. I'm already trying to work out when I can stay here again...
This is a great little cottage. Owners were very helpful and lovely to deal with. The house was comfortable and clean with everything you need and the potbelly made it super cosy and warm. Location is pleasant, the road is quite busy if you are not used to traffic, but the outlook to the stream, damn and paddocks etc made up for the traffic noise (which is probably not noticeable to most). We had a lovely time and would love to go back in Summer. The proximity to either Fairlie or Tekapo excellent!
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at this delightful cottage. We were warm and comfortable and appreciated the tranquility. It had everything we needed for a wonderful couple of days. Thank you Warren and Maree for sharing Glen Tarvis with us. We hope to be able to return in the near future.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jun - 30 Sep $170 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep $1050 / Week for 4 guests$151 Week
1 Oct - 31 May $150 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Oct - 31 May $980 / Week for 4 guests$151 Week
Rest of year$150 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep
$170 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep
$1050 / Week for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 1 Week
1 Oct - 31 May
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 31 May
$980 / Week for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
(SUMMER** $300 for first 2 nights for 1-2 adults)
(WINTER** $340 for first 2 nights for 1-2 adults)

Additional adults $15 each per night.
Children/Youth 16 years and under $5 per night.


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