"We were lucky enough to stay in the cottage at Stoneridge Estate following our wedding in August 2017. What can I say - it was just perfect! As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the lovely Giselle and offered a cheese platter with wine (which was delicious!). All of the staff were amazing and provided by far the best service we've ever had. It was the little things which made the experience truly memorable - like going out quickly to grab dinner and coming back to find our bed turned down and chocolates left on our pillows. Not to mention the delicious breakfast cooked for us every morning! The cottage itself was absolutely beautiful, I particularly loved the huge spa bath with an amazing view of Lake Hayes. So luxurious. Our wedding was organised through Heli Weddings NZ and we were able to have some of our photos taken at Stoneridge Estate, which look beautiful and really added to the whole experience. After our wedding we also treated ourselves to Stoneridge's 5 course Trust the Chef dinner - all I can say is WOW! We got to sit in a beautiful private dining room with a view and the food was so yummy. Definitely one of the best meals we've ever had. If anyone is looking for wedding/honeymoon accommodation or even just a luxurious getaway, I highly recommend Stoneridge Estate - worth every dollar. We will definitely be returning!"
- Emily and Pete - September 2017
"Amazing in every way! The most stunning spot you can imagine. Breathtaking views. Beautiful gardens and grounds. Wonderful architecture and the best staff you could have. The Cottage has a private bath but there is also another hot tube for every ones private us I would recommend this place to everyone."
- February 2017
"We had the absolute pleasure to stay at Stoneridge in August 2017. It was such a romantic retreat. The property is stunning and you can tell the years of dedication and effort that has gone into creating such a magical place. Apart from the property Wayne the owner and his team, were the perfect balance of attentive but not intrusive, there if you needed them but equally respectful of our need to escape from our busy lives. We also run a 7 day a week 365 day a year business, so know the effort that goes in behind the scenes to make your stay a once in a life-time event. Thank you Wayne and team for all your carefully thought out touches and your warm hospitality. We hope one day we maybe back to create more memories but in the interim we will sing your praises and share our "secret" you deserve much success :) With huge gratitude and appreciation"
- Angela and Jason - August 2017
"What a magnificent location to spend some time out or anytime! The views are spectacular, the property is spectacular and the staff are amazing. I stayed in the cottage and didn't want to leave. It was warm and cozy with a spa bathe overlooking the lake you can relax in with a scrumptious cheese platter and local wine."
- Terri - July 2017
"Stoneridge Estate exceeded our expectations. We were greeted by Wayne who showed us around. Our room was massive, with views overlooking the vineyard and Lake Hayes - it was out of a dream. We were offered a delicious platter of cheese and wine from the Estate, which was such a nice gesture. The breakfast (included in our rate) was out of this world - the quiche, prepared fresh daily, was out of this world, and so were the coffees, pastries, and everything else (there is so much choice - fruit, cereals, etc). The staff was incredibly nice and welcoming. What I found to be the most rewarding part of the stay was just walking around the estate and taking in the beauty of the grounds. The vines, the roses, the cellar door, and the landscaping - were all stunning. Lake Hayes is also beautiful and less touristy than downtown Queenstown - perfect for a walk, run, or bike ride. FYI - downtown Queenstown is approximately a 10-15 min drive with no traffic. We enjoyed being a little removed from all the action and the drive is really easy, so we did not find it to be an issue. We drove into Queenstown once or twice per day (for activities and dinner). I would highly recommend this beautiful boutique hotel."
- Vanessa - February 2017
"We spent a night at Stoneridge Estate, the service is amazing, and the bedroom and facilities are outstanding! And this is coupled with a jaw droping backdrop of Lake Hayes and the mountain range. It feels like being in a luxurious home with a personal server. Words can't describe it, you have to just try it for yourself!"
- Kurt and Kate - January 2017
"This is sort of two reviews really. My wife and I stayed two nights attending a wedding. If you enjoy lodge-style accommodation then you will love Stoneridge. Picturesque, out of the way yet central to everywhere. Lovely people too! I was particularly impressed with the private dining option we had. We are both vegan and the food prepared by the chef was second-to-none. He went to great lengths to do something special for us; totally exceeded my expectations. The next night he looked after us again even though catering for a reasonably busy wedding. The food prepared for my non-vegan friends I am told was too-notch too.The whole weekend was an absolute treat. Thank you to everyone."
- Stuart and Sara Jenner, NZ, 25 June 2016
"Greeted at the grand front door by the lovely Giselle felt like being welcomed home to our very own alpine paradise. We were instantly whisked away to our Stonecutters Cottage, an indescribably stylish, cosy and romantic setting with the most incredible views overlooking the vineyards, lakes and snow capped mountains. Wine and cheese (delicious!) were promptly delivered to our door upon arrival, solidifying our views that we had in fact arrived in paradise. The all inclusive package included breakfast, lunch and dinner - all of which were to die for and absolutely not to be missed. Dinner especially was al la carte at its finest, made all the more special by being given our very own private dining room (fireplace included!!!). The wine served with our meals was not only delicious, but exclusively available from the cellar door at Stoneridge, making each drop one to be savoured. Photos do not even come close to doing this place justice. We were very sad to leave and are already making plans to return as soon as possible!"
- Megan and Mark, July 2016
"I would like to thank our host Wayne for a wonderful stay. The accomodation exceeded our expectations and the hospitality was second to none. Breakfast was a delight the choices were amazing and delicious and best we have ever had. A short drive into Queenstown and any necessities are just down the road... Arrowtown was amazing that is a must for any newcomer...we are already planning our second trip back!!"
- Sara W., 9 May 2016
"Loved the atmosphere, pampered and spoilt, location great, comfort way up there and food totally superb staff engaging and interested in you"
- Karl and Jane, NZ, Feb 2016