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St Arnaud has accommodation to suit the budget conscious right through to a little luxury in this stunning Alpine Village environment.

Nelson Lakes Motels

Quality Accommodation - 15 self-contained motel units, studio, one bedroom and two bedroom also two bedroom family cottages, all with own kitchens and bathrooms. Log and contemporary design. Laundry facilities, Sky TV, IAC Wi-Fi and Drying room.

Ski Accommodation Packages available.  
For reservations call 03 521 1887 or book through the website.

The Travers-Sabine Lodge

Quality backpackers’ accommodation for individuals, families and groups, Log fire, Laundry facilities, Sky TV, IAC WI-FI and Drying room.

Can be booked exclusively.

The Alpine Lodge

Quality accommodation for couples, families and groups. An architecturally styled lodge in a natural setting at the very edge of Nelson Lakes National Park.

Alpine Chalet

Perfect for the budget traveller, right next door to the Alpine Lodge, with twin family rooms and bunk rooms. There is a cheerful cafe for dining in or take-away, guests may also enjoy the restaurant, lounge and bar at the Alpine Lodge.

Wairau Pass B&B/Homestay

Closest accommodation to Rainbow Valley, 9km from St Arnaud Village. Your every need is catered for with personal service in a comfortable, friendly, eco-designed adobe brick home with a great open fire. Excellent free WIFI.  Rainbow season special: Bed & Breakfast - $150 for couple for first night with following nights discounted (e.g. 3 nights for ONLY $400); 2 course evening meal $20pp, other meals on application - special diets catered for. Complementary hot mulled wine after a great day's skiing/snowboarding. Sleeps 2 couples - 2 queen rooms for couples (one ensuite). Child/ren possible - please ask.

Wairau Pass B&B/Homestay, 8432 Wairau Valley Highway/State Highway 63, (Cnr Tophouse Road), Wairau Pass, St Arnaud, RD2, NELSON 7072

email: OR

Phone: 03 521 1148

Avarest B&B

St Arnaud 
P 03 5211864 

"St Arnaud House" Bed & Breakfast

Peace and tranquillity are the distinctive hallmarks of Nelson Lakes National Park. St. Arnaud House provides the perfect location for the many activities and adventures to be found in the park.  

St Arnaud House is set in the mature native beech forest surrounding the village of St Arnaud, 600 meters to the idyllic Lake Rotoiti and the surrounding Nelson Lakes National Park.  

Whether you desire a romantic break or adventure holiday, or just yearn for fresh mountain air, St. Arnaud House is the perfect location. 

Come warm your toes in front of the log-burner after a great day's skiing, fishing or hiking. relax with a great espresso coffee, sit down to one of Margery's superb home cooked evening dinners.  

Dinner includes a complimentary  glass of wine. (evening dinners, and lunches are available by prior arrangement.)  

Share Twin $150.00-$195.00 Per night Including a hearty cooked breakfast

St Arnaud House, 4 Holland Street, PO Box 88 St Arnaud 7053

+64 3 546 7229 7 & +64 027 2023501

Fishtail Lodge B&B

Private Bed and Breakfast accommodation, only a 55 minutes drive to Rainbow Ski field. 
Fishtail Lodge provides peaceful and relaxing accommodation in a tranquil garden setting in Marlborough’s stunning Wairau Valley. Beautiful views of the Richmond ranges and Mount Fishtail. 
The separate private accommodation has a comfortable living room setting with a double bedroom and a spacious ensuite bathroom. For your comfort we have 2 heat pumps in the lodge to keep you warm and cosy. 

Breakfast included and for our quest we have internet access and laundry facilities. Diner can be provided on request. 

We offer free pick up from Blenheim Airport, transport to Rainbow Ski field at an additional charge. 

Stay 7 days, pay only 5 nights or stay 4 nights and pay 3 nights. 
Contact us for more Rainbow Ski specials. 

Fishtail Lodge B&B, 2706 State Highway 63, Wairau Valley Marlborough 
Your hosts Mike and Mariette de Ruiter 
Phone: +64 (3) 572 2684 

Tophouse Historical Inn & Mountain VIew Cottages

Only 10 minutes from The Rainbow Skifield turnoff.  Tophouse Historical B & B built in 1887 of cob and oozes history. Warm yourself beside  the huge fireplace in the dining room after a great  days skiing. There are 4 guest bedrooms , 2 Queens, 1 double, 1 twin $150 per room per night includes a continental breakfast. 

Have a drink at our Licensed Historical Bar the smallest in NZ. Dinners on request, a main & dessert for $40.

Shared bathroom facilities & laundry. 4 x Tophouse Mountain view Cottages. Each cottage is self contained with 2 bedrooms sleep 4-5 people. All have  kitchen, dining table and bathroom etc. Laundry facilities & breakfast on request.

Cost: $135 for 2 people $20 extra person

Owner Operators: Miles & Helen Anderson
Ph: (03) 5211269 or
Helen’s mob : 0211089266

Holiday Homes

Also available for the longer term and larger groups. 


Bookabach has 30 holiday homes available for rent in St Arnaud.

Rotoiti Retreat B&B

Private room with King Size bed and own TV. Bathroom is shared however bedroom is located next to the bathroom.

> See listing for more details and 5 star reviews.

> Rate of $100.00 per night when booking direct. Min. 2 night stay. Breakfast is included and dinners can be catered for.

> Contact me direct via or book via AirBnB.