The luxurious lodges at this unique establishment were designed by award-winning environmentalist who used local timbers, schist stone, and other non-toxic materials. Each room has comfortable furniture, a private verandah, and unique, local art. The staff literally does anything for guests, including providing 3-course meals that can be enjoyed either in the main lodge or inside the guests' spacious cabins. The natural beauty of Wanaka is unparalleled, and getting to all the areas and viewing the wide-range of wildlife indigenous to this area can easily be arranged by the staff here. It is difficult to imagine a lodge being luxurious for many people, but the Minaret Lodge Hotel manages to meet and exceed most people's notion of exactly what luxury can mean.