The Cairns Alpine Resort offers accommodation unlike anything else you’ll find in Lake Tekapo. Your hosts, the Simpson family, have been in Lake Tekapo for three generations and love to share this place with their guests. At The Cairns, you’ll stay the local way, whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or a larger group. From the restored historic Mt John Station Homestead, to the modern, elegant Alpine Lodges, there’s something perfect for everyone. During your stay, take time to enjoy the resort’s golf course and farm animal petting zoo.
The Alpine Lodges are elegant and comfortable, with everything you need for the perfect Lake Tekapo getaway. The design was inspired by the classic Mackenzie Region musterers hut, but with all the amenities of modern living. Each Alpine Lodge has two bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of four guests. Cosy and warm with fireplace, heat pump and underfloor heating. Book one lodge for a secluded escape, or multiple lodges for a group or corporate getaway.
The original Mt John Homestead is a beautifully restored early-1900s historic villa, with everything you need for the perfect Lake Tekapo getaway. Features five bedrooms with an assortment of queen and bunk beds, sleeping up to 14 guests. Large family kitchen and dining space for preparing and enjoying meals together. Two large living areas with cosy open fireplaces. Decorated with the Simpson family’s collection of art, unique pieces from the station’s history and vintage photos of Tekapo’s past.
Lexi’s Lodge is a cosy and comfortable cottage. Featuring two bedrooms with queen beds, and an additional loft sleeping space containing two single beds, sleeping up to six guests in total. Lexi’s Lodge also includes a large, open-plan kitchen and living area, complete with a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm and cosy. Lexi’s Lodge is surrounded by gardens and outdoor living space, great for hanging out and watching the kids play.
The Red Hut is charming and comfortable and features a super king bed and sleeps up to two guests. Includes a compact kitchen with all amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Cosy and warm, with a wood-burning fireplace and heat pump and an ensuite bathroom. The Red Hut’s deck is perfectly positioned to capture the very last rays of each day’s sun, and the private outdoor bath is ideal for soaking and stargazing.