Night view from Hidden Lodge luxury Queenstown accommodation

Hidden Lodge General Manager

As our guest, you’ll be welcomed by Lodge General Manager, Claudia Bartsch. Claudia is passionate about making your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. From restaurant recommendations to scenic sightseeing suggestions, Claudia has all the details at her fingertips to help you enjoy your stay at Hidden Lodge, in Queenstown and the surrounding area.

Claudia has extensive management experiences at five and six-star accommodation properties in Queenstown, Fiji and Germany. Claudia is originally from Germany where she gained a Certificate of Expert in Hotel Business from the Ritterplan School of Hotel Management in Goettingen. Claudia is eloquent in both English and German.

As well as providing professional yet relaxed service at Hidden Lodge, Claudia also manages to find a little time to look after the beautiful horse Lad and her dogs Primo & Pryde. Our very own rescue hens are flourishing under Claudia’s care, providing fresh eggs for breakfasts.

Hidden Lodge Owners

Hidden Lodge is owned by New Zealanders Jessica Brunell and Murray Boyes. Although based in Christchurch, Jessica and Murray were captivated by Queenstown’s beauty and purchased Hidden Lodge in April 2016.

Jessica and Murray fell in love with Queenstown the first time they visited the city years ago. They spent a long time looking for the perfect business venture to embark on together.

Hidden Lodge provided the perfect opportunity, with the breath-taking views and the sense of complete relaxation – something they felt when they first walked in. Murray and Jessica both knew instantly this was the one for them and that the property was too special to not share with others.