Hosts At 10 Cottages
Franz Josef Glacier

The Skinner family invites you to the 10 Cottages, Franz Josef Glacier. Having previously owned a sheep and cattle farm they purchased The Terrace Motel in Franz Josef a number of years ago. Seeing a need for more Franz Josef accommodation for couples and friends wanting to stay a few days in Franz Josef they designed and built the 10 Cottages. They created an accommodation where guests could park their car next to their room, enjoy a good view from a quiet setting and walk to restaurants so they could stretch their legs after a long drive. The 10 Cottages are based on a more luxurious version of the original cottages that provided accommodation to early travellers to the Franz Josef Glacier region. The Skinners are happy to share their many years of experience of the region with guests and have arranged special restaurant and flight discounts for guests. The Skinner family is also assisted by Tim and Cesia who can speak a number of languages and have experience with the attractions of Franz Josef. They are more than happy to advise guests on the best use of their valuable holiday time.

Logan Skinner manages the Cottages on a day to day basis, having spent 10 years working outside NZ which involved working in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America makes him understand what it is like traveling in a country a long way from home where you may need to speak a language that is not your first language. The check in and out process is designed to be both informative and quick. In Franz Josef many guests have travelled a long way to this special part of the world and want to make the most of their limited time in Franz Josef and so need local advice and knowledge to help plan their activities both at check in and in advance. When booking please request an information pack on local activities which will be happily sent to you, listing Franz Josef activities including current prices. We can often arrange activities, including helicopter flights at discounted prices.