After living in Twizel for some time now, I’ve come across some of the most STUNNING cabins that are available to be booked. These cabins are surrounded by Twizel’s jaw dropping scenery. Full of open space with mountains filling the horizon. I’m biased but Twizel is SO underrated when it comes to eloping!
Im going to tell you why booking a cabin in Twizel will be the best decision you’ve ever made when it comes to your elopement day!
Twizel, based in the Mackenzie District, is known for its breathtaking landscapes, from snow-capped mountains to pristine blue lakes. When you book a cabin in Twizel, you can really immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty that the country has to offer, creating a picturesque backdrop for your elopement.
I imagine you’re eloping because you really cherish the intimate moments with your love. A secluded cabin offers JUST THAT. Complete privacy, away from the hustle + bustle of the Twizel townees. Escape the crowds and be in a space where you can fully focus on your special day. You’ll be able to create a personal and meaningful experience shared only between you and your love.
Whether you prefer to have a stunner view of the turquoise lakes or be nestled into the mountains, there’s a perfect cabin for you. Each cabin is immersed with their own charm and character, allowing you to curate your vision to match your DREAM elopement!
Booking a cabin for your elopement allows you to design your elopement to exactly what you want. You get the flexibility to choose your ceremony, reception, bride and groom locations, customise the decor, eat when and where you want. Everything is up to you and you don’t have to be on anyone else’s schedule! You are not bound by the restrictions often found in traditional wedding venues, giving you FULL control to create something truly unique to you.
Find yourself an aesthetically pleasing cabin that you feel good in. No matter what room you’re in, the colours, decor, amenities are something from your dreams. We’ve all stayed at an airbnb where everything was so vibey, right? Well you can get it for your elopement day! Some cabins may even have a spa for you to relax in. Watch the sunrise, sunset, gaze at the stars. Pour yourself some vino, make a hot tea and truly RELAX in your vibey space.
Booked your cabin in summer? Head to one of Twizel’s beautiful lakes – Lake Ruataniwha, Lake Ohau or Lake Benmore. Have a BBQ, go for a swim, on a hike, rent bikes, go golfing, frisbee golf, or miniature golf! The adventure options are ENDLESS.
Booked your cabin in the winter? Spend a day on the ski hill at Lake Ohau, take a day trip to Lake Tekapo and hit up the spring pools. Book a heli flight at Mount Cook and walk amongst the snowy mountain tops. The sight is truly jaw dropping.
Whichever season you book your cabin, you will never be short of activities to do and whichever you choose, you’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.
Here are my top six FAVOURITE cabins that you should book for your elopement in Twizel.
A quaint moody cabin, full of rustic vibes. Inspired by the backcountry huts around the area. Perfect during those colder months as you have a beautiful fire to help keep you warm and cozy. This cabin is tucked away in a field amongst the mountains.
Known as “the remote modern oasis. A rugged rural escape and tranquil hideaway cabin all in one”. You’ll be blessed with a stunningly unique view of the Ben Ohau range as you sit back and relax. You have the option to stargaze in your own private bath right outside the cabin.
“Come for the stars. Stay for the experience.” This one’s for our die hard stargazers. A private sanctuary with every view possible of the night sky. A private outdoor spa bath provided for you to relax in. Wake up to a complimentary brekky to start the day with a full belly. A TV is provided for you to netflix and chill, if that’s your vibe. Nestled within tussocks and hillside of Omahau Hill Station.
Architecturally inspired cabin, located on the foothills of the Ben Ohau range. Relax in the outdoor stainless steel bath after a long day. Have breakfast in the gardens and dinner by the log fire. This cabin provides two e-bikes for you to explore the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.
The Lake Ohau Escape can sleep up to seven people, allowing you to bring along a few of your favourite people to your elopement. This luxury escape has stunning uninterrupted lake and mountain views. Enjoy a dip in the spa, relax by the fire, or hangout on the sunny deck.
Peak View Cabin, full of tranquility, nestled in 10 acres of golden tussock with expansive views of the Ben Ohau range and BEYOND. This cabin has it all – modern convenience, a luxury but rustic vibe. It’s an environment you will never want to leave. Enjoy the peace of nature, watch the sun rise and set and soak in all the beauty this cabin has to offer. Light the fire, pour yourself a drink and enjoy the company of your favourite person.
If you’re eloping in Twizel or thinking about it, I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Reach out to me if you have any questions, need help planning, or anything at all!!
Need help deciding between having an elopement and intimate wedding? Not sure what the difference is? Check out my blog on INTIMATE WEDDING VS. ELOPEMENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?