Heritage & Character Boutique Accommodation

Luxury Boutique Lodges, Hotels And B&Bs Accommodation New Zealand


The Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio is a collection of hosted luxury lodge accommodation, located throughout New Zealand in Historic Homes, Intimate Inns, Quaint Cottages, Boutique Lodges and Small Character Hotels.

  • High quality New Zealand accommodation.

  • Generous hospitality given graciously in luxurious surroundings.

  • Fine food to make your stay an experience that you will treasure.

  • Each Inn is inspected and accredited to ensure guests receive the highest standards of excellence for a truly memorable stay.

  • Special emphasis is placed on the personal interaction between the guest and the host.

  • Heritage & Character New Zealand Portfolio Inns are in the Qualmark ‘Boutique and Lodge’ 5 Star or ‘Bed and Breakfast’ 4+ Star / 5 Star categories. Qualmark® is New Zealand Tourism’s Official Quality Mark.

  • Our boutique and Lodge accommodation includes bed & breakfasts, farm and home stays, guest houses, boutique lodges, inns, country hotels or similar New Zealand lodge accommodation, providing a “home-like” or “character” aspect.

  • You will receive an impressive welcome from all of our boutique New Zealand lodge accommodation providers.

With Heritage & Character members the tariff advertised is the tariff you will pay and normally includes breakfast and GST (tax).

There are no add ons or levies such as resort taxes, booking fees, government taxes etc.

Properties may offer optional extras such as dinners, laundry, tours etc. and some may retain the option of a credit card surcharge These will be clearly stated on each property website as per their Terms & Conditions.

"We have had the most wonderful stay at Breckenridge Lodge. The food was superb - the best we have ever experienced. Matched with exceptional wines, we we're truly spoilt. Thank you Malcolm"
H&M Northwest – England
Sails Ashore "Brilliant!!!!!"
Everyone knows that I don't like B&B's; however, Iris and Peter run the best damn accommodation we've stayed in - in a long time. Nothing was a problem, from booking a table at the pub so we had somewhere to dine, to dropping us off and picking us up after. Their knowledge of the islands ( Stewart and Ulva ) and also knowing the people ( and in the case of Ulva the owners - who were so welcoming ) was second to none. The room was well appointed and clean - bed was comfy, heated floors in bathroom. Breakfast was great as was afternoon tea on arrival.
Oopsadaysey – Townsville, Australia
"Whoever said Invercargill was dull - this is a gem"
We recently stayed at Safari Lodge for 3 nights while my husband raced his car at Teratonga. ….. This is a lovely old home - restored from the ground up over many years by Trish and Ray. Each guest room is extremely comfortable and well equipped - everything you could possibly need and more. The garden is a picture and the locality is quiet yet central. The very best part though has to be the helpfulness, knowledge and generosity of the owners . I had a major issue with a damaged tyre - on a Sunday (!!) - but with Ray's help and his contacts (he knows everyone in this town) we were sorted and on our way north with the minimum of delay. They are a truly amazing couple who make Safari Lodge the star of the South. Many,many thanks for a brilliant stay and returning my makeup mirror which I left behind.
Heritage1 – Auckland Central, New Zealand
"Wonderful Stay"
Our stay at the Fletcher Lodge was wonderful. Ewa met us at the door and was so gracious - inspite of our traveling clothes and hiking shoes. The lodge was spacious and comfortable and the grounds were amazing. The view from our room (Edinburgh) was of Dunedin's DBD and harbor. Ewa made dinner reservations for us and even called a taxi so we wouldn't have to walk (and get lost!); we were able to walk back to the lodge once we got our bearings. Ewa and Keith were friendly hosts and we truly enjoyed our stay with them. The furnishings were exquisite and we felt like a lord and lady in an English manor.
Bernie D – Evergreen, Colorado
"Perfectly Placed B&B"
My husband and I just stayed at Dock Bay Lodge for three nights in November. Dawn and Mark are the most gracious hosts! Our fabulous room (the Honeymoon Suite) overlooked the gardens, the golf course, and the lake. The accommodations are luxurious, with a beautiful and spacious room, sitting area and lovely bath. There is absolute quiet and privacy! The delicious breakfast was cooked to order with fresh fruit, croissants and most anything we desired. Our hosts were so helpful in planning the best use of our time in exploring the fjordlands. The Lodge is only a 5-minute drive into charming Te Anau for dinner or shopping. I highly recommend Dock Bay Lodge and would hope to return again someday!
Bandras5111 – Carmichael, California
"Beautiful B&B"
Holly Homestead is a beautiful old home full of character and history. The smell of baking bread greeted me at the door, along with Bernie, who was a wonderful host who really went the extra mile to ensure that my stay was a pleasant one. She was very informative and made sure I didn't miss the "must sees" in the region. She also noticed that I had been overcharged and contacted the booking company immediately to get it rectified. The room was lovely with a beautiful bathroom complete with a deep claw-footed bathtub to soak in. Highly recommended!
Carol B – Darwin, Australia
Helen and Peter were the perfect hosts. The lodge is so comfortable. We arrived mid afternoon and left early the next morning but we all wished that we could have stayed longer. Our rooms were immaculate with very comfortable beds and great facilities. We had a glass or two of wine with our hosts who then recommended Stumpers in town for dinner - a great recommendation! We woke to clear blue skies and a great breakfast - eggs Benedict and fruit picked fresh from the garden. We would definitely highly recommend Rimu Lodge.
Greenfingers1966 – Worcestershire, UK
My wife and myself have just spent 4 nights at Dyers House celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Picture a boutique 6 star hotel with a personal butler and dedicated chef with all trappings of the use of a high spec club room only with a much more homely feel. Just love the house and views and the most wonderful hospitality money can buy. This place is a bargain for an unforgettable luxury holiday. Do yourself a favour and just book it, Thanks Bazz and Angela we'll be back
RichardBrisbane – Brisbane, Australia
"Highly recommended"
We stayed 2 nights at Clearview Lodge prior to our return flight to Japan. The lodge located less than 10 minutes drive from Christchurch airport, so it was convenient for international tourists like us. It was a wonderful B&B. Sue and Robin were quite warm and open. They helped us arranging local tour, diner, taxi and so on. The Lodge was beautiful and quiet, surrounded by vineyard, orchard and flower garden. Sue kindly guided us around her garden telling a lot about her plants. We wish we could stay again with Sue and Robin!
aeh02151 – Tokyo, Japan
"Simply Wonderful"
We stayed our 1st 2 nights in Stoneleigh Lodge. The room was huge and the jacuzzi tub was very nice, the kids enjoyed it! Breakfast was excellent and the opportunity to get close to the alpacas was always there.
Timothy L – Singapore

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Featured H & C Boutique Accommodation

Quality Accommodation


Below are some of our Featured Quality Inns throughout New Zealand.
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  • Waipoua Lodge, Northland

    Waipoua Lodge, Northland

    Nestled on a ridge overlooking the vast Waipoua Forest, where iconic kauri trees have been living for over 3,000 years, Waipoua Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an original kauri homestead surrounded by native forest and pasture stretching as far as the eye can see

  • High Leys Lodge, Te Anau, Fiordland

    High Leys Lodge, Te Anau, Fiordland

    High Leys Lodge is located 4 kilometres out of Te Anau along the Milford Road in Patience Bay. Set in 4 acres of established garden with panoramic views of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park

  • Church Hill Lodge

    Church Hill Lodge

    Church Hill Lodge has three spacious, intimate, stand alone suites with full glass frontages and private decks maximizing views of spectacular Halfmoon Bay where you can relax, unwind and soak up the panoramic views, native bush setting and bird life.

  • Lakestone Lodge

    Lakestone Lodge

    Lakestone Lodge has a wide range of facilities designed to enhance your stay. Set on two acres, the grounds surrounding the Lodge have been planted with native New Zealand trees and shrubs, with pathways throughout for guests to enjoy a quiet stroll either around the grounds or down to the lakefront.

  • Miller House

    Miller House

    Located in a small rural village, Miller House is a listed historic building, just 45 minutes from Auckland Airport, and close to the mouth of the Waikato River. With over 5 ha. (12 acres) of grounds guests can enjoy walking in the gardens, or wandering through the 1.5 ha of mature native bush with its spring fed stream, native pigeons, pukekos, tuis and range of beautiful ancient trees.

  • McHardys Lodge

    McHardys Lodge

    A warm welcome awaits you at McHardy Lodge, possibly one of the finest historic residences in Napier and now providing elegant accommodation for discerning travellers.

  • Stoneridge Estate

    Stoneridge Estate

    Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Queenstown, overlooking Lake Hayes, Stoneridge Estate is the perfect base from which to explore the world class ski fields, pristine lakes & rivers and the very best walking tracks of Central Otago.

  • Beaufort House

    Beaufort House

    Sharon & Noel of Beaufort House Akaroa offer luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era in a wonderful tranquil setting

  • The Establishment

    The Establishment

    The Est@blishment is a purpose designed Luxury Accommodation oasis nestled in the centrally located suburb of Fendalton Christchurch.

  • Hosking House

    Hosking House

    New Plymouth
    Hosking House is a boutique property offering modern, luxury accommodation. Guests of Hosking House will immediately feel the benefits of being pampered in this unique setting.

  • Lime Tree Lodge

    Lime Tree Lodge

    Lime Tree Lodge is located at the foothills of the spectacular Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and outdoor adventures, delivered in style and comfort.

  • The Resurgence

    The Resurgence

    Abel Tasman
    Wilderness Lodge close to Abel Tasman hikes, kayaking and boat trips plus Nelson's cycling, wine & art trails. Ideal for couples who love nature and good food...

  • Breckenridge Lodge

    Breckenridge Lodge

    Your host, renowned Chef Malcolm Redmond, invites you to truly relax and enjoy private, luxury lodge accommodation, nestled in the picturesque valley of Omarunui in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.

  • Endsleigh Cottages

    Endsleigh Cottages

    The three cottages sit on a hillside property in the country and about a mile from the village. The gardens are extensive. The original garden was laid out when the main house was built in 1914.

  • Holly Homestead

    Holly Homestead

    Franz Josef Glacier
    The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead whisper history. Built in 1926 for the Paganini family Holly Homestead is an excellent example of "Arts & Crafts" architecture mixed with casual country chic.

  • Fletcher Lodge

    Fletcher Lodge

    Just minutes walk from Dunedin city centre and yet set in secluded gardens, this luxury accommodation in a historic New Zealand mansion combines elegance with the finest of modern facilities

  • Sails Ashore

    Sails Ashore

    Stewart Island

    Stewart Island / Rakiura is everything that is excellent about natural New Zealand, and it's on most New Zealanders Bucket List. We can show you why.

  • Dock Bay Lodge

    Dock Bay Lodge

    Te Anau
    Opened in January 2007, Dock Bay Lodge has established a reputation of excellence at the very top end of the accommodation market, impressing guests from all corners of the globe.

  • Fyffe Country Lodge

    Fyffe Country Lodge

    Fyffe Country Lodge is a stunning Kaikoura landmark accommodation, a boutique lodge offering both luxury accommodation and a licensed NZ award-winning restaurant, and is set in the Elms Estate

  • Hillington


    Havelock North
    Built in the early 1920’s as a two storeyed home, iIt stood on 12 acres. In 1946 the owners (the original owners) decided that the house was then too big for them and so they had the upper floor removed.

  • Mccormick House

    Mccormick House

    Kiwi hosts, Jeanne and Carl welcome you to eco friendly, McCormick House, an historic 100 year old, architect designed, fully renovated accommodation. Set in 2000m3 of NZ indigenous forest gardens.

  • Rimu Lodge

    Rimu Lodge

    Rimu Lodge is a purpose built luxury lodge accommodation situated in pristine majestic surrounds and just a ten minute drive from Hokitika with its award winning cafes, and unique tourism attractions

  • Safari Lodge

    Safari Lodge

    Indulge yourself in a Luxury Heritage Bed and Breakfast surrounded with Edwardian charm, in one of Invercargill’s finest stately homes built in 1902 by C.H. Howorth a civil engineer and prominent artist.

  • Clearview Lodge

    Clearview Lodge

    Peaceful, private, convenient location, easy parking; Luxurious facilities - 3 spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, private balconies, guest lounge (internet, Wifi). Heated Pool and Spa.