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Dusky Ridges

13 Kakapo Road Rd 2, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9672 New Zealand
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#1 of 25 B&Bs in Te Anau
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Farmstay B&B accommodation only minutes from Te Anau offers guests the opportunity to experience a working 200 hectare farm with breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Te Anau, the Kepler, Murchison and Takitimu Mountain ranges.
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tcaywo wrote a review Feb 2024
Rockford, Michigan15 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I planned a 21-day trip to New Zealand that included 15 days of driving around the South Island. With 3 days left before we flew back to the North Island our travel planner booked us at Dusky Ridges, B&B. The location is out of a movie. With the Kepler and Murchison Mountains as a backdrop Win and Henrik offer an experience unlike most lodging experiences. Surrounded by pastures of this working farm is a welcoming cozy chalet. Contrary to a common B&B experience our kitchenette was stocked with numerous provisions. Some surprises include fresh eggs from the farm's hens and artisan baked bread. We opted to stay in our first night and enjoy toast, cheeses, chocolates and a bottle of Pinot Noir. A tour by Henrik really helped us see the farm and the surrounding beauty in a deeper way. The location offers a special benefit reserved for cloudless nights. The dark skies of the Te Anau area leave you feeling you could touch the universe. This place will not be forgotten, bravo Win and Henrik.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tom B wrote a review Mar 2023
Minneapolis, MN64 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I and another couple were on a three week trip of the South Island and were fortunate to stay at Dusky Ridges during our trip. Dusky Ridges is a working farm on a beautiful setting. Win is very accommodating - providing breakfast food for us to prepare and always a treat such as carrot cake or cookies every day. Our visit was broken into two stays - one night then we went on the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise then a three night stay. During the second stay did the Kepler Track day hike and drove to Milford Sound. There is so much to do in the area - we would love to come back and would definitely stay at Dusky Ridges again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Win Priergaard-Petersen, Owner at Dusky Ridges
Responded 14 Mar 2023
Thanks very much for your review. It was a real pleasure to have you stay & glad to hear you enjoyed the baking! Great that you enjoyed the many experiences Fiordland has to offer.Love to see you back.
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Roving278938 wrote a review Feb 2023
Olney, Maryland7 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely one of the highlights of my husband and mine’s month in New Zealand. What a beautiful setting !! Win and Henrich provided wine, fresh bread, eggs, sausage wrapped and adorned with fresh flowers desserts and other fresh goodies for us. There was a washer, stove and a beautiful outdoor space where we could walk out to interact with the goats, sheep and deer.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Feb 2023
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. So pleased that you enjoyed your time at Dusky Ridges
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laracs wrote a review Feb 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia45 contributions51 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Dusky Ridges and wished it had been longer. The 2 bedroom apartment was perfect for us and we loved the views and stargazing through the skylights. We cooked dinner in the kitchen (using the plentiful breakfast provisions that were more than we needed, plus a few things we bought) and it was very well equipped. Our hostess took my daughter to visit and feed all the animals, which was lots of fun. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay,our pleasure to have you
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Evam W wrote a review Jan 2023
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Perfection! My wife and I spend half the month in different countries for work. We also love to travel on our free time. We have have stayed in lavish resorts, beautiful Airbnb’s, 5 star hotels, but Dusky Ridges B&B is better than all of those. It’s from the combination of: a warm and wonderful host (Win), a beautiful property, a perfectly appointed Chalet, ridiculously stunning views, happy and loving animals, and an incredible amount of delicious home made food. This is the best place we have ever stayed and definitely will be the only place we would stay if on the South Island again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Feb 2023
Thank you so much Evam. The pleasure was ours to host you both recently. So glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope we may welcome you back to Dusky Ridges. Very best wishes and thanks especially for taking the time to review us.
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JorinGoh wrote a review Nov 2022
Singapore, Singapore423 contributions86 helpful votes
Stayed for a night and totally enjoyed the company of all the friendly animals and most importantly, thankful for the lady owner for introducing us to her lovely home farm. She was so warm and genuine. Not to mention the cottage we stayed in is the most self-contained with so much to offer! We were able to had breakfast and packed lunch for our doubtful sound cruise the next day. Thank you and highly recommended! :)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Win Priergaard-Petersen, Owner at Dusky Ridges
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us.So glad you enjoyed your stay at Dusky Ridges & hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Win
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Hal E wrote a review May 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia39 contributions
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We’ve done our fair share of travelling over the years and have leant toward agri-tourism type accomodation whenever possible. We have no hesitation in saying that Dusky Ridges is a step up from any other farm-stay or B&B that we have experienced anywhere. For a start it is a privilege to be able to stay on a substantial and beautifully maintained working farm in such a picture-postcard setting. The elevated views to Lake Te Anau and the mountains beyond across park-like paddocks and hedges are truly memorable. Add to that the lovely little chalet with its practical layout, stylish decor and ultra-generous stock of provisions and you have something that is truly special. No doubt the alternative apartment attached to the house is of a similar standard. Last but certainly not least is a warm, generous, down-to-earth and clearly genuine hospitality from both Win and Henrik that leaves a lasting impression. Such was the pleasure we derived from our brief stay that we’ve already made bookings for a revisit to NZ with Dusky Ridges as the focal point.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 May 2022
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Dusky Ridges. So pleased that you both enjoyed your stay ,and thank you for your appreciative comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring.
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LaingTravelator wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand44 contributions33 helpful votes
What a delight. We stayed in the Garden Chalet. It was spacious, warm and clean. It was also well appointed and beautifully decorated. The accommodation is about 5km out of Te Anau itself, but on this occasion you do not need to stay in the township. Dusky Ridges has everything you need and want. Our host Win was so amazing. When we checked in the fridge was full of breakfast ingredients, there was a welcome basket of goodies and of course the famous homemade bread YUMMY. The farm animals are adorable and fun to watch. Be prepared to fall in love with the Alpacas, goats, deer, sheep and the cute chickens. Would highly recommend putting Te Anau on the destination list just so you can stay at Dusky Ridges.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 13 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Dusky Ridges. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and hope you may return. So pleased you enjoyed the Chalet and good to hear the friendly farm animals kept you entertained!!
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Kris B wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions11 helpful votes
Truly one of the most unique accomodation experiences we have ever had. Absolutely magnificent views, lovely hosts, generously provided farm-sourced baked goods and breakfast provisions and a beautiful room. But more importantly than all of that, you can walk about 5 meters from your room to the most charming little farm paddock in the world and feed, pat and interact with their motley crew of Alpacas, Sheep, Goats, Deer and Chickens who all seem to think they are dogs! Amazing, an absolute highlight of our trip - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Win Priergaard-Petersen, Owner at Dusky Ridges
Responded 31 Mar 2021
Thank you for your very complimentary review. It was such a pleasure to host you both & delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Our paddock of "friendly farm animals " enjoy the company as much as our guests!
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Abby E wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions11 helpful votes
We were so looking forward to our stay at Dusky Ridges as a treat after 3 days on the Kepler Track & we were not disappointed at all & exceeded our expectations, it was soooo nice ! Win & Henrik are so amazingly hospitable, kind & lovely, we were so welcomed ! Home baked goodies, bread, fruit lovely eggs & bacon welcomed us, as well as beautiful beds & linen, all so nice ! We met with the animals, with beautiful views to lake & mountains and a beautiful native garden. We would thoroughly recommend Dusky Ridges & would definitely stay again and hope to do so again soon !
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Win Priergaard-Petersen, Owner at Dusky Ridges
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and for your very kind comments. Truly appreciated. We did enjoy having you & your friends stay and really hope to welcome another time.Best wishes Win & Henrik.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dusky Ridges
Which popular attractions are close to Dusky Ridges?
Nearby attractions include Kepler Track (6.8 km), Fiordland Cinema (4.5 km), and Lake Te Anau (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dusky Ridges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dusky Ridges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dusky Ridges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dusky Ridges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dusky Ridges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ditto, Sandfly Cafe, and Redcliff Restaurant & Bar.