Ribbonwood Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier
West Coast of the South Island
We are closed now but will be back when our borders open, ready to welcome you to our place. In the meantime please write to us with any questions as you dream about your Wild West Wanderings.
Experience peaceful surroundings and bask in the warmth of true New Zealand Bed & Breakfast hospitality. Immerse yourself in uninterrupted views of farmland, forests, glaciers, sheer mountain peaks and listen to the native bird life, all from the comfort of your room.
At Ribbonwood Retreat we are a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a place where you can relax in the natural wilderness in the surroundings of Franz Josef Glacier.
Julie and Jonathan offer you personalised advice on how to best experience the glacier region.
We are near Okarito forest, home to New Zealand's rare kiwi, Rowi. Jo can explain all about that, he was formerly the programme manager of kiwi in Franz Josef for the Department of Conservation.
Just a few minutes drive from the village and ten minutes drive from the glacier, our Bed & Breakfast accommodation has excellent restaurants nearby offering complimentary transport.
Hosts Jonathan, wildlife ranger and Julie international school teacher, are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region.
We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit.
Ribbonwood house and cottage feature complimentary Wifi, private bathrooms, hygienic cork tiled floors (we do supply you with complimentary slippers, no shoes inside please.)