Queens have stayed here (Beatrix of the Netherlands and Elizabeth II of the UK) as have business tycoons (Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch) and famous actors (Barbara Streisand, the late Robin Williams, Bette Midler, John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox). If you'd like to join this starry company, be ready to open your wallet...wide. In return you'll be treated to one of the most luxurious, iconic lodges on the planet, a place of just 25 rooms set on 17 acres of lavishly landscaped lakefront land. As you might expect, the beds are swathed in gazillion-thread count, monogrammed sheets; the rooms are light-filled, elegant and amenity laden; and the service is flawless. Among the many activities the hotel can arrange for guests are hunting, fishing, golf, horseback riding and cultural visits with members of the local Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe.