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Te Anau Accommodation: Blue Ridge Studios Review

Te Anau has plentiful accommodation options and sometimes it can be challenging to pick out the best place for you. In this article we do the heavy lifting and introduce you to Blue Ridge Studios, a classic Bed and Breakfast style accommodation option nestled in the heart of Te Anau but with luxury comforts and impeccable service.

It is important to note that Luxe Tours has no affiliation to Blue Ridge Studios from an ownership perspective, nor are we getting a 'kickback' or incentive for this article. When it comes to business, Blue Ridge Studios, like any Te Anau accommodation provider, is able to book our Milford Sound Tour for their guests but that is standard in the industry.

The intention of our article is to provide helpful, unbiased information of an accommodation provider that is locally & family owned, just like us, who can give you a relaxing, friendly experience that is of a very high standard.

Blue Ridge Studios, Te Anau

Who are your Blue Ridge Studio hosts?

Blue Ridge Studios is owned and operated by local couple Laura and Derek who first moved to Te Anau in early 2023 after searching for a change in pace when their three older daughters had left home.

Blue Ridge Studios Owners, Te Anau

Along with Devon and their most recent arrival Kassidy, Laura & Derek ventured into a big challenge when purchasing the property, with it needing some tender loving care to bring it up to a more appropriate standard.

With Derek being a local police officer in Te Anau, Laura is generally the host you will meet upon arrival and takes care of the day to day running of the three units on site. You might find Derek looking after the beautiful gardens that surround the B&B and is always keen for a chat if desired.

Where are Blue Ridge Studios?

Located at 15 Melland Place, the studios are a 5-min walk from the heart of Te Anau township where you will find the main street and various Te Anau food options.

Blue Ridge Studios themselves are located down a driveway in a rear property which is quiet and private. There is free & safe car parking next to the studios. On arrival, you are likely to be met by your hosts Laura or Derek to show you to your studio and answer any questions.

What key details should you know about Blue Ridge?

Where do I stay on the property?

While Blue Ridge Studios is a Bed and Breakfast, the three accommodation studios are located seperate to the hosts main home and at no point do you need to be in their home - i.e. if you select to have breakfast, it is delivered to your studio. Each studio is seperate, one entrance and private.

Special features

  • Spa Pool on site for guest use.

  • King sized beds in each studio.

  • Luxury appointed interiors.

  • Several breakfast options available.

  • One studio has wheelchair access.


Available beside the studios at no cost.


This is available from 2pm - 7pm however the hosts will accommodate a late check-in if required.

Rooms & Prices

Winter (1st May - 30th Sep)

Summer (1st Oct - 31st Apr)

Kaka Studio + Breakfast



Bellbird Studio Only



Bellbird Studio + Breakfast



Tui Studio Only



Tui Studio + Breakfast



Planning a winter escape to Te Anau, Milford Sound and Fiordland? Use Promo Code LUXE50 when booking with Blue Ridge Studios and save $50 per night!

Kaka Studio

  • 25m2

  • Wheelchair friendly.

  • Equipped kitchenette.

Bellbird Studio

  • 25m2

  • Equipped kitchenette.

Tui Studio

  • 25m2

  • Equipped kitchenette.

What do others think of Blue Ridge Studios?

We scanned the internet for reviews of Blue Ridge Studios and found the following:


Blue Ridge Studios Google Reviews


Blue Ridge Studios TripAdvisor Reviews


Blue Ridge Studios Booking.Com Reviews

Who is Blue Ridge Studios BEST suited to?

If you are travelling as a couple and looking for something a bit unique, away from other surround hotels, motels or the hustle bustle of the main streets of Te Anau where most accommodations are, then this is the perfect choice for you. We suggest this is a stay for people with the budget of $250 - $350 per night and you will be rewarded with great friendly service from Derek & Laura who go the extra mile to ensure your are comfortable.

We also suggest this is a good place for those looking to stay more than one night with everything you need to help with your time there such as the kitchenettes. Derek & Laura can also help with planning or booking local attractions.

Who is Blue Ridge Studios NOT suited to?

Those travelling on more of a budget and looking for a cheap stay. That's not to say that Blue Ridge is expensive, they actually sit middle of the pack for prices of accommodation options in Te Anau and are quite fair for a boutique & modern Bed & Breakfast. We also wouldn't suggest Blue Ridge for families as the King Bed in each studio is the only bed so this is a place best suited to couples.

Our Summary

We have found Blue Ridge Studios to be very friendly with the local touch coming from Derek & Laura both on arrival, but also in the studios themselves with lovely artwork/photos and surrounded by native trees & well kept gardens.

Te Anau accommodation, Blue Ridge Studios

The studios are modern with a luxury theme that is not over dominating and at a very fair price for Te Anau. You will struggle to find equal or better quality for the same or better price.

We like the separation from the main home, giving both the guest and host family privacy that is enjoyed more these days with Bed & Breakfasts. The breakfast itself is said to be very, very good with some of our Luxe Tour guests commenting on just how good it was when we picked them up from Blue Ridge one day.

We highly recommend considering Blue Ridge Studios for your visit and stay in the beautiful Te Anau. We have high confidence you won't be disappointed at all.

Special Offer for Luxe Tours readers & guests

We have a very special promo code for anybody wishing to stay at Blue Ridge Studios throughout the winter months until the end of August.

Simply use LUXE50 when booking Blue Ridge Studios and you will receive $50 off per night!

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