Quail Rest Cottage
Tranquil Accommodation beside Lake Benmore


This is what some of our most recent guests say:

“ Wow!  How does one measure the vision of a couple who have developed such  a private and soul sustaining retreat?  One that instantly impacts on all who are fortunate to visit.
In our busy lives – to wake to the  ‘warble of a far off magpie’ and to crisp clear air hanging in silence on a landscape of sheer beauty that belies its raw power has been a real privilege.  Thank you Sonja and Jim for making this an achievable possibility.  May your 2021 be one to enjoy"   Tig and Kim – Ohope Beach NZ - February 2021

“There is no better place I could recommend. If you want to experience excellent kiwi hospitality, unsurpassed... nature at its best and peace and tranquility..you will find it at Quail's Rest.....trust me, the quail know where to go!...My suggestion is to stay at least a few days...don't be in a hurry..don't expect to watch tv,..... instead, get the once in a lifetime incredible view of Mt Cook, Lake Benmore...listen to nature, absorb the beauty....and enjoy the elegance of Quails Rest....and the beautiful cottage that will leave you wanting more.....I will be back!”    Golde - February 2018

“Wow wow wow. What a magical place. The location is remote and breathtakingly beautiful. The house is so lovingly decorated and set up. The hosts were fabulous ...delivering fresh eggs for breakfast. We are looking for a reason to come to the other side of the world again so we can stay at Quail Rest again ( for longer)! Cannot recommend highly enough”    Noeleen - November 2017.

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