Situated just 22 metres from the shore of Lake Hayes...

This is one of the most idyllic locations in Queenstown. This often-admired 2-bedroom cottage is now available for you to enjoy. With only the walking track separating you from access to the lake you couldn’t be closer to the waters edge.

This 1860 Stone Barn has been fully refurbished so that it retains its charm and character but with the comfort that you would expect from a property today.

A perfect getaway for a couple or family, this is a wonderful retreat - private grounds add to the stunning setting.

Summer or winter this cottage is ideal – enjoy swimming and bbq’s in the sun or get the skis ready for the mountains close by. The cottage is fully equipped for all seasons with water equipment ready to enjoy in the hotter months and a drying room for the ski gear in winter.

Cosy, yet light and airy this is one of the most desired and unique locations in Queenstown. With only a 5-minute drive to Arrowtown and 15 minutes to the heart of Queenstown you have the best of both worlds. The acclaimed Amisfield Winery and Bistro is only a 5-minute walk away too.

Coronet Peak base building is a comfortable 25 minutes drive whilst the Remarkables base building is slightly further at 40 minutes traveling.

If you enjoy walking, running or mountain biking then having the 8km track circling the lake right on your doorstep is an added bonus.

Accommodation/ Facilities

  • Master Bedroom – King Bed (accessed through Second bedroom)
  • Second Bedroom – two singles, beds have electric blankets
  • Loft available with double mattress (only suitable for older children)
  • One bathroom – shower over bath
  • Kitchen with Dishwasher, microwave and high quality appliances and utensils
  • Separate Laundry/Drying Room with washing machine and dryer and additional Fridge/Freezer
  • Free View television/DVD
  • Bose Docking Station (compatible with I-Pods and I-Phones)
  • Indoor Fire, Heat Pump and night store
  • BBQ & Outdoor table
  • Quality linen including all new Fairydown “All Seasons Goose Down” duvets on all beds
  • Portacot available on request
  • Kayaks and Aluminum dingy with life jackets (put in storage from Easter to end of October)
  • Mobile Coverage on all networks
  • Wifi

Rates & Availability


$430 per night for up to 2 guests
$35 per night per person per additional guests
Minimum 3 Night Stay applies as per council regulations. 4 night minimum applies over ski season and 7 night minimum applies over Christmas and New Years

Please email the owners directly to confirm availability


Please contact us for rates and availability

The Barn and its amenities are suited for 4 guests (with a maximum of 5 in some circumstances) and is situated in a residential area, as such it is not suited for weddings, events, (both private and commercial) parties, photo shoots, etc

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Please note there is a minimum stay required. Check in is after 2pm on the day of arrival and check out is by 10am on the morning of departure unless arranged otherwise.

Price includes all linen and cleaning service at the end of your stay.

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Location & Getting Here

Address: 63 Arrowtown -Lake Hayes Rd
RD1, Queenstown 9371

Barn entrance is off the Bendemeer Bay picnic area access way

Enquiries / Contact Us

The Barn is listed on several websites but we run our own booking calendar.

Please email info at lakehayesbarn dot co dot nz and we will respond directly to your enquiry regarding availability over the dates you have requested within 24 hours.

OR phone +64 (0)21 387 717.