Top 10 Chalets In Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2021

chalets in queenstown
Richard Dean
Richard Dean

Queenstown, New Zealand, is known for its adventure sports, from skiing and hiking to climbing and bungee jumping. With its natural beauty, it’s not surprising why a lot of tourists have been lured to visit this town. Queenstown looks so much like a paradise that you may want to stay forever. Your first day will probably begin with exploring the beauty of Lake Wakatipu by riding the TSS Earnslaw. For nature lovers, visiting the Marine Parade should never be missed. When the sun gets low, the town becomes a world-class ski mecca. You can choose among the Coronet Peak Ski Area, Remarkables Ski Field, and Cardrona Alpine Resort. Whether you’re looking for adventure, sun, snow, or accommodations, Queenstown never fails to amaze its visitors. Check out this article and explore our list of the best chalets in Queenstown, New Zealand.

1. Shotover Country Cottages (from USD 156)

Located 12 km (7.5 mi) from the Skyline Gondola and Luge, these charming chalets, called the Shotover Country Cottages, offers a relaxing and memorable stay for everyone. The chalet is spacious, clean, and equipped with friendly necessities, from a flat-screen TV and a kettle to a seating area. If you want to prepare your own food, a well-equipped kitchenette is at your disposal.

Meanwhile, the balcony is a good spot to relax and enjoy watching the planes landing. Should you wish for a little adrenaline rush, AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge is just 14 km (8.7 mi) away.

Shotover Country Cottages

Address: 2-3 Keble Lane

Air conditioning Private parking Internet services Sun terrace On-site parking Free WiFi Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests

2. Golden Terrace Queenstown (from USD 69)

The Golden Terrace Queenstown puts you in an excellent location, within a five-minute drive to Queenstown’s center. This former apartment is now a beautiful ski chalet, nestled in the mountains with breathtaking views of the trails and water. It features two adorable bedrooms, enough for up to five guests. This place is well equipped, from cable TV and WiFi to an indoor fireplace and a dryer. You can be the “Iron Chef” for the day in the well-equipped kitchen. Good news for coffee lovers – a coffee maker is also available.

Golden Terrace Queenstown
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the balcony and rooms is fantastic
the photos posted do not do the view justice the view is absolutely stunning from the apartment
the living room with the views and the fireplace are amazing
fantastic views lovely warm home with fire going wonderful to have all kitchen supplies needed and coffee machine
cozy and warm great amenities
place was very clean and facilities were complete
great amenities and a very clean and fresh place
geoff’s house is great clean convenient & perfect view
the chalet is very clean and has excellent amenities and decor
great fire that warms the place which is lovely & clean
he is also a very responsive host
jo was also helpful for our entering
it was spotlessly clean and the owner responded quickly to any questions we had
very friendly landlord very good location
the house and location were great
great location (5min drive to town center)
five minutes drive to the center but easy to park
geoff's house is in a fantastic location a short bus/taxi trip from the hub of queenstown
this location was perfect for exploring the beautiful city of queenstown
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3. Luxurious chalet with panoramic views (from USD 483)

Situated just a three-minute drive to Queenstown wharf, this luxurious accommodation has a lot of wow factor. Nice walk-in showers with hot water, heated floors, a wonderful kitchen, modern amenities, and designer furnishings in every corner – in short, this rental is nothing short of splendid. It’s nestled in Queenstown’s superb setting, which offers outstanding views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. It comes with three gorgeous bedrooms, good for up to six guests. This place is also a good starting point for skiing.

Breathtaking Queenstown Views, 5 Star Superhosts..
65 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ever room has the most amazing views
central heating and heated bathroom floors were great
you will get an amazing view from the room the kitchen the living room ( everywhere really )
touches like heated floors a gorgeous fire and beautiful kitchen all contributed to the perfect family holiday
wonderful kitchen and open space for family to gather
super clean and modern
the house is well appointed very clean modern and very warm
it is very clean which we value the most
more importantly everything in the house is well organize and clean just like home
so clean tidy and comfortable garth is very helpful for staying
garth is a great host with quick responses and a property manager just in case
garth was also an excellent host and replied so quickly to any questions i asked
great host would stay again in a heartbeat
he provided some local tips which was helpful during our visit in queenstown
he couldn't have been more helpful and friendlier during our stay
the location is perfect to be close to queenstown but far enough away to “get away
the location is away from the busy queenstown which we really loved
it is a great place to stay and we hope to stay here again next year
we loved the place to bits
this is a beautiful place to stay
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4. An amazing and historic chalet with everything you need (from USD 194)

This historic chalet is owned by the Hilary family. Just a brief story of the family’s background: Sir Edmund Hilary is the first mountaineer who conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. The home is newly renovated, which means more comforts and convenience are available. If you want to prepare your own food, the new and modern kitchen has all the necessities for cooking.

The real deal here is the spectacular and inspiring views of the mountain and lake. Should you wish to explore, you’ll be minutes to the town center, where you can find great shops and restaurants.

The Hillary Family A-Frame in Central Queenstown
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
78 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were amazingly comfy with lovely warm duvets
the bathroom had been recently done up which was a lovely touch
very clean and comfortable place the views are incredible and it’s a really great walkable location
beautifully presented cosy and sparking clean
cozy comfortable clean with plenty of history and thoughtful touches and that view
it was wondeful to have a superb host like yvone
if we had questions about anything yvonne was very pleasant and responsive
yvone the host was so responsive helpful emphatic and friendly
yvonne is very kind and welcoming host flexible and easy to communicate with
this is a fantastic little gem about 1 minute walk down the hill to the centre of queenstown
an amazing little place literally minutes from the town centre
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5. Stylish and elegant chalet near town (from USD 202)

Welcome to this alpine chalet! Stylish, elegant, and bright - that’s what this charming rental is all about. Location-wise, the town is just a walk away, which gives possibilities for nightlife, dining, and shopping. Everything here is already well taken care of by the friendly host. It features plenty of modern amenities to make your stay a blast, from adorable beds and electric blankets to a well-equipped kitchen. If you want to relax, a lovely balcony is waiting for you.

Alpine Chalet Walk to Town 39A Lomond Cres
21 reviews
chalet 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
This property had a great view and was comfortable to stay in
Had a few hiccups with getting into property with external key lock and wifi but communication with property manager was good
The driveway was very steep
Great place Nice and close to town very tidy
The steep narrow driveway was tricky especially when we returned one night and another vehicle was parked poorly in the space next to where we were parking
There was an issue with the wifi not working
Views to die for great location to town walking distance
Nice place to stay with a good location and lots of heating
It took some maneuvering to park
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6. Mountainview Cottage (from USD 151)

Mountainview Cottage is a combination of comfort and convenience. It encourages guests to venture out, as the Skyline Gondola and Luge and Queenstown Event Centre are a maximum of 12 km (7.5 mi) away, while AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge is 19 km (11.8 mi) away. The whole area is relaxing and serene. If you are aiming for a little reflection, this chalet is a good pick.

What’s more? Plenty of fun activities are just around the corner, from skiing and hiking to cycling. Useful and modern amenities are also available, from a TV to a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge and microwave, plus a washing machine.

Mountainview Retreat

Address: 20 Mountain View Road

7. Gorgeous and relaxing accommodation, good for a family vacation

This gorgeous and relaxing rental, owned by Michael, is truly a gem. It is perfectly positioned on the edge of the lake with unobstructed mountain and water views. There are plenty of things to do from this place, a biking path and a forested lakeside walking area are just outside the home. It features five comfortable beds, enough for up to six guests.

This rental has got you covered, from day one up until your last day. It features a lot of useful and modern amenities, from a kitchen and cable TV to Wi-Fi and an indoor fireplace and even beach essentials, like an umbrella and snorkeling gear.

The best home is in lake views, Queenstown
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
97 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view and very comfortable place
thanks a lot we can't say enough about the awesome view in the living room
the beds were super comfortable and having two bathrooms (with showers ) was incredibly convenient
the room was very clean with a fantastic view of the lake
all three bedrooms are in separate wings of the house with their own bathroom great for couples or families
the bathroom was clean and modern
the bedroom was clean and has tidy toilet
the bathroom and bedroom was very clean and modern
the bathroom is very clean
the cottage was very clean and lovely
mike is a very nice host
mike is a very nice host and made sure that we were looked after
mike is a great host - kind polite communicative
mike is very friendly host easy to communicate with
very private and kind host
ideal location for the airport and the town of queenstown
a fantastic location and a great place to stay
nice location good layout of house short on flatware and glasses for size of house
michael’s place is a great location about 4 km from queenstown with a million dollar view
the city is easily accessible by car or by the bus
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8. Panorama Place Cottage

Panorama Place Cottage is great for lovers who aim to explore the beauty of Queenstown. This lovely chalet offers one bedroom and one bathroom, enough for up to two guests. The ambiance of the house is like a typical home, which makes you feel homey and easily relaxed. Located within walking distance to town, this rental also offers magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu and the beautiful mountains. The cottage has a laidback garden, where you can relax and read a good book. Some of its amenities include a kitchen, an iron, Wi-Fi, and an indoor fireplace.

Panorama Place Cottage
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
112 reviews
Entire chalet 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we would enjoy wine and breakfast frequently looking out to the view
amazing view from the living room and first floor bedroom
excellent lake view from the house and the room decoration is elegant
the wifi worked great and every detail seemed to be thought out and taken care of
the bed is very comfortable and we woke up with a beautiful view of the mountains each day
so clean and white
spotlessly clean & very comfortable
very well presented clean and homely
it was very clean and you have access to a great kitchen
the cottage was immaculate - sparkling clean and everything in it’s place
the host is such a nice and kind person
anne was a great host
anne was a superb host
anne is a wonderful host who accommodates the needs of her guests
anne was very communicative and a great host and we loved our time at her cabin
wonderful place great location close to downtown
we would highly recommend this spot for a peaceful getaway that is also close to town
it was about a 15-20 minute walk to town and definitely uphill in the return
beautiful home amazing views great location just a five minute walk into town
easy walk into the town center queenstown gardens and queenstown hill
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9. Nice and comfortable chalet, close to everything

This nice and comfortable rental hosted by Annelise offers a comfortable and relaxing stay with views of the beautiful Coronet Peak. The property is near Kelvin Heights and the water taxi. If you want to explore the beauty of Queenstown, within just a 15-minute drive you can reach the town’s center, where shopping and dining are waiting. Some of its amenities include an iron, Wi-Fi, a kitchen, an indoor fireplace, and more.

Classic 70's A-frame with Ludicrous views
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
15 reviews
Entire chalet 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean tidy well furnished great view
wonderful lake view clean and spacious house
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10. Charming chalet that offers a relaxing escape

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, you don’t have to look any further – this charming chalet welcomes you. It offers uninterrupted views of Wakatipu Lake, which is best to admire from the rental’s garden. It has plenty of friendly amenities to make your stay beyond comfortable, like an iron, a washing machine, TV, heating, a coffee maker, and a well-equipped kitchen.

The highlight of this accommodation is the adorable living room, which opens onto a deck – the best spot for alfresco dining. If you want to explore the beauty of Queensland, the town center is just a 15-minute drive away.

Charming Chalet with Astonishing Views
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
21 reviews
Entire chalet 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is the most comfortable house we live in new zealand
you can enjoy the lake and snow mountains on the bed in every bedroom
the house is clean comfortable and family-friendly
everything is new and clean
chalet was super super clean and cosy
the house is great everything was new clean and better than we expected
the place was sparkling clean had all facilities to make our stay pleasant
the hosts were very helpful in their prompt detailed communication and suggestions
very responsive and hospitable
franck and family is a great host and they are so friendly
franck and alexandra were excellent hosts and so welcoming
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Explore the best chalets in Queenstown

New Zealand’s South Island is worth your time, thanks to the beauty of Queenstown. With its natural beauty, friendly locals, adventure sports, and top accommodation rentals – fun and memorable experience are possible. Luckily, we have this list of the best chalets that will make your Queenstown adventure come true.

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