Ribbonwood Retreat B & B is located in a quiet rural landscape surrounded by Westland National Park. The bed and breakfast features a sun terrace, free WiFi and free private parking.

All rooms have a private deck with views to the mountains and forests, as well as the landscaped gardens. The modern home and cottage features private tiled bathrooms with NZ handcrafted toiletries.

There is a shared lounge at the property.

Hosts can advise on all activities in the area, including scenic hikes and bird watching.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Ribbonwood Retreat B & B has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 25, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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  • The staff speaks English

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Hosted by Julie Wolbers and Jonathan Crofton

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Julie Wolbers and Jonathan Crofton
We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. Enjoy panoramic views of the forests, glaciers and mountains of Westland National Park from your room.The grounds at Ribbonwood are specially landscaped to provide habitat for New Zealand's native birds.
Keen outdoors people, we often visit the glaciers to see what changes have occurred in this dynamic place. Jonathan studied botany at university and came to Westland in the 80's to work for the Forest Service and never left. Julie is a primary school teacher whose main passion is travel. After leaving school she traveled the world for ten years before settling down here with Jonathan. Fifteen years ago following a transfer to work in the national park at Franz Josef and a teaching position at the local school, we built the house and Ribbonwood Retreat came into being. We love sharing our unique environment with fellow travelers from all over the world.
Ribbonwood is uniquely situated in a quiet rural landscape, a few minutes drive from the village and ten minutes drive from the glacier.
Language spoken: English
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Blue Ice free taxi
    3.1 miles
  • Restaurant Alice May free taxi
    3.1 miles
  • Restaurant The Landing free taxi
    3.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Snake Bite
    3.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar King Tiger
    3.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar West Coast Wildlife Centre
    3.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Lake Mapourika
    1.2 miles
  • River Waiho
    3.1 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Tasman Sea
    9.3 miles
  • Mountain Aoraki Mt Cook
    18.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Hokitika Airport
    59.1 miles
How to get to Ribbonwood Retreat B & B from Hokitika Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Ribbonwood Retreat B & B
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Ribbonwood Retreat B & B takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 7 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and up are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Ribbonwood Retreat B & B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Ribbonwood Retreat B & B in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that guests cannot wear shoes inside the property. Slippers are provided.

This property cannot accommodate children under the age of 7. Children over the age of 7 may be accommodated in some rooms in existing beds.

Please advise the property of the number of guests staying in each room and the age of the children. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Ribbonwood Retreat B & B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Ribbonwood Retreat B & B

  • Ribbonwood Retreat B & B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at Ribbonwood Retreat B & B is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Ribbonwood Retreat B & B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American

  • The prices at Ribbonwood Retreat B & B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Ribbonwood Retreat B & B is 2.8 miles from the center of Franz Josef.

  • Room options at Ribbonwood Retreat B & B include:

    • Double
    • Bungalow
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ribbonwood Retreat B & B by:

    • Car 1h 30min