A place to stay

KATIE NEW­TON finds a cosy base for spec­tac­u­lar South­ern Alps adventures

NZ House & Garden - - NOTED -

High Coun­try Cabin

When Kenny and Heidi Smith sat down to do some “life-plan­ning”, they de­cided to take a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to prop­erty in­vest­ment. Want­ing to main­tain a sense of ad­ven­ture and a con­nec­tion to the out­doors, they built and fur­nished a small yet cosy cabin in the South­ern Alps, 15 min­utes from Twizel, now book­able on Airbnb. Fur­nished sim­ply but com­fort­ably and lined with dark v-grooved ply, it has a gor­geous moun­tain view. Kenny brims with en­thu­si­asm for the nearby walks, ski­ing and good old fash­ioned hos­pi­tal­ity of Twizel. “We tell any­one vis­it­ing for the first time to do the Hooker Val­ley walk,” he says. “It re­ally is spec­tac­u­lar.” Af­ter­noon drinks and din­ner at Lake Ohau Lodge is an­other must. $160 per night for two, high­coun­trycabin.co.nz. >

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