A cozy single room with a quiet and simple feel making it an economical stay for a single or couple.
The Peter Hanson Room is a cozy twin room with a quiet and simple feel making it an economical stay for a single or couple.
There was much commerce in the blossoming Southland economy during the 1860s which had both livestock and people traversing between Bluff and Wakitipu. The discovery of gold in the Wakatipu district intensified this travel and highlighted the current poor road conditions. The Southland Provincial Council determined railway was the only option and, after much struggle, was finally completed in 1878. It is said that the coming of the railway was the making of Lumsden which until then had been marked only by a shepherd’s hut. Peter Hanson was commissioned to build the Royal Mail in 1862 to service these travelers with hotel and stables opening in 1867 where she stands today.