Experience the Real New Zealand with Boutique Accommodation in Cromwell, Central Otago

Welcome to the home page of Burn Cottage Retreat, a beautiful property with a series of private self-contained cottages set amongst the rolling hills of Cromwell. Situated close to the best of Central Otago, yet quiet and peaceful enough for a real retreat, it’s the ideal base from which to explore the area.

If you’re looking for an authentic cottage stay experience, treat yourself to some of the best accommodation in Cromwell, NZ.  At Burn Cottage Retreat you’ll enjoy a beautifully appointed and individually decorated private cottage.

Modern comforts include free WiFi so you can stay in touch with the outside world whilst ensconced in the peaceful ambience.  Open plan layouts in each cottage allow the beautiful crisp air to flow throughout the rooms, and the landscaping ensures privacy from other guests.  Imagine enjoying a bottle of local wine by the fire during your winter getaway, or coming home to a cool and private sanctuary after a sunny day out on the golf course.

We also provide convenient accommodation for Central Otago wedding guests and bridal parties during the summer wedding season.

Explore all the features and amenities of our self-contained cottages, where breakfast hampers are available on request.

For more information or to book your stay, call us on +64 3 445 3050 or 027 208 8565, or get in touch online.

Burn Cottage Retreat is a delightful place to stay -  the service, the location, the setting, the gorgeous gardens and the cottages themselves are all pretty perfect.  Our family were spread across two cottages - Celebration and Moonlight - both of which were extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and well appointed.  Cecilia and Daryl are lovely people and generous and welcoming hosts, I don’t hesitate in recommending this as a place to stay.  I am however, extremely envious of their Peonies!!   

                                                                      Winnie and Gordon

                                                                      December 2019


We thought we had died and woken up in heaven!
Alastair and Suzanne, Wellington
Situated right in the heart of Central Otago,  surrounded by award winning vineyards and delicious stone fruit orchards, we are just minutes drive from the Otago Central Rail Trail and the region's many lakes, rivers and mountains.  The Cromwell Golf Course and Highlands Motorsport Park are a five minute drive away.

What a wonderful property. Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with great and accommodating hosts. We highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

Adrian and Alyson, Wellington

We recommend at least a two night stay (longer if you can manage it - everyone wishes they could stay longer here) to fully appreciate our retreat atmosphere, accommodation choices, our tranquil location and the tastes, sensations, activities and scenic beauty the Central Otago and Southern Lakes region has to offer.


Thank you for this wonderful green oasis in your dry mountains! And for your kindness and helpfulness; for the vases of flowers in our room, the walnuts and the immaculate gardens and for the cleanliness and tidiness of everything which made our stay so restful and peaceful.

The best place we've stayed in New Zealand.

Robin and Trish, Devon, UK


Love this place, what a gem! Awesome hospitality, what a place to relax.  Will tell friends and family. A real tonic for tired souls.                                                                                Tony and Ann, Dunedin

From our doorstep we offer a stunningly picturesque and diverse region of activites and attractions including heritage gold trails, jet boating, cycling, hiking trails, skiing, sightseeing, arts and crafts, produce markets, vineyards, cafes, restaurants, golf, fishing and lake activities.

Our long summer evenings and night skies are truly magnificent and so clear, you feel as if you could almost reach out and touch the stars!

Thank you for creating the most charming, peaceful cottages and gardens which reflect the love and care you have poured into them.

We couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect place to stay while in your beautiful country. You should both be proud of this little piece of paradise you've built!

Kevin and Sarah, Nashville, USA

Our central location just off the Wanaka-Queenstown highway provides easy access for day trips to Arrowtown or Wanaka. Within an hour's drive you can be at Queenstown international airport, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu or blazing a trail on the slopes of the region's many skifields - Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet, the Snow Park and Snow Farm and the Remarkables.

Photo Below shows Wooing Tree vineyard with Burn Cottage Road meandering up the valley behind the poplar trees in the centre/left of the photo.



Please note that we have specifically designed Burn Cottage Retreat for adults but children over 12 years of age are welcome.  We suggest enquiring direct if you are travelling with a child.

Hosta Gardens in spring







True retreat in the cottage, out in the gardens. Sincere and gracious hosts.  We appreciated everything. 

                                                                                 Toni and Peter, Christchurch

Burn Cottage Swirl