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Ribbonwood Retreat Bed and Breakfast

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Room & Suite (32)
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Room & Suite (32)
26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
4 Star accommodation
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Welcome to Ribbonwood B & B - a haven for nature lovers. Sleep deeply, breathing fresh clean air! Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of More the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$189 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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My wife and I stayed at Ribbonwood for 2 nights in November and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Julie and Jo made us feel instantly welcome and provided us with great tips for walking, running and dining in Franz Joseph. Breakfasts were delicious and enjoyed with the birds in the ch
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We just got back from New Zealand for two weeks and started our trip for two nights at Ribbonwood. What a great spot to stay in Franz Josef - about 10 mins from town and everything that it has to offer (which is a welcome relief as it gives space from all the helicopters going in
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booking ribbonwood was the best decision I have ever made and it was all on a whim due to the limited availability in Franz Josef at the time. The owners are onsite and treat you with the warmest hospitality you could ever receive. If you’re traveling solo ribbonwood will be the
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Beautiful place, wonderful owners, we truly enjoyed our stay! Julie and Jonathan were wonderful hosts, and we truly enjoyed our short stay at their beautiful cottage! Julie made us a wonderful breakfast including some fresh greens from their garden. We enjoyed our conversation ov
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I stayed at Ribbonwood in the main house in Jan 2018. I told Julie that I would be writing them a review because their place was truly special. Well, it's taken me a while to get around to my reviews but here I am!

I hit it off with Julie immediately. We sat out back and enjoyed
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Response from Jonathan C, Manager at Ribbonwood Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct. 23, 2018
Kia ora Tracy Wasn't it great to find our connections over a glass of wine! I know what you mean on our windy roads it's tiring after driving on a good day but was a hard day on the road for you - to get here after that bad weather event, well a glass of wine was the least we could do! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We sure enjoyed hosting you, our fellow birder! Bye for now, Arohanui Julie
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view of the glacier from the walking trails in the park
Franz Josef late in the afternoon from Ribbonwood Retreat
Hi there Do you have anything included for guests staying on Christmas Day? Christmas lunch / activities etc?
I suggest you contact the B&B directly to get an answer to such a question. We were there as guests in March. My guess is that they would not be entertaining guests over Christmas.
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"The large suite upstairs"
"The Cottage adds something special to the stay"
"We have stayed in the main house and the Cottage: the latter is separate and self contained in the large garden, so very quiet."
"the separate cabin we stayed in was very private and pleasant. Don't know much about the rooms in the main house"
"The separate cabin out back is fabulous."
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