We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
31/12/2017 01/01/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Ribbonwood Retreat

    26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    31/12/2017 01/01/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveller (63)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Hotel & Grounds (47)
    Overview
    • Excellent90%
    • Very good7%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “the main house” (26 reviews)
    “b b” (78 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair access
    Pool
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    31 Dec1 Jan
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Franz Josef hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "04666c897bc74e71ae2dcd83d1686b46", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":960859,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":31,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":1,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"04666c897bc74e71ae2dcd83d1686b46","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Ribbonwood Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjA0NjY2Yzg5N2JjNzRlNzFhZTJkY2Q4M2QxNjg2YjQ2IiwiQUlLIjoiYWNhNGVlNGQ3Nzc5NGY0MWI0ZDZkYTJlZTJiOWY5NGQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "31/12/2017", "checkOut": "01/01/2018", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (269)
    There are newer reviews for Ribbonwood Retreat
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    91 - 95 of 257 reviews

    Reviewed 20 March 2015

    We stayed one night in the cabin at Ribbonwood Retreat. The cabin was spacious, clean and light-filled. We really liked the deck. The hosts were friendly and even delivered us breakfast the night before since we had a really early departure the following morning.

    Thank TinyinVirginia
    Reviewed 11 March 2015

    My wife and I stayed two nights at this property a few weeks ago. We stayed in the cabin and would highly recommend this accommodation. Large, clean, wood paneled, it fits in perfectly with the environment. Deck in the rear looks out to the glaciers....More

    1  Thank Harold G
    Reviewed 8 March 2015

    Wow what a wonderful place to stay and the most wonderful people to make the experience even better!! We only stayed one night in Ribbonwood because of time restrictions travelling on the coast but really wished that we had had made the time to stop...More

    2  Thank Kinso77
    Reviewed 4 March 2015

    We greatly enjoyed our stay with Jonathan and Julie near Franz Josef. We had plenty of room and wonderful views from our magnificent rustic cottage. The breakfasts were superb and the hosts friendly and helpful. The location outside of town was very peaceful and convenient....More

    Thank John M
    Reviewed 1 March 2015

    We changed our plans and booked a couple of nights at Ribbonwood much to our good fortune. Hosts Jonathan and Julie were most friendly and accommodating and provided valuable local knowledge including things to do and see, restaurants, and favored stops on our drive to...More

    1  Thank Philip C
    Aspen Court Franz Josef
    1,255 reviews
    #1 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    2.4 mi
     
    Te Waonui Forest Retreat
    696 reviews
    #3 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    2.5 mi
     
    Rainforest Retreat
    1,428 reviews
    #7 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    2.5 mi
     
    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
    683 reviews
    #9 of 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    2.6 mi
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$173 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Ribbonwood Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Franz Josef
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (63)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Hotel & Grounds (47)
    Bathroom (2)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Franz Josef
    Te Waonui Forest Retreat
    696 reviews
    2.51 miles away
     
    Rainforest Retreat
    1,428 reviews
    2.50 miles away
     
    Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
    683 reviews
    2.56 miles away
     
    Aspen Court Franz Josef
    1,255 reviews
    2.36 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Alice May
    1,285 reviews
    2.60 miles away
    Snake Bite Brewery
    823 reviews
    2.66 miles away
    Blue Ice Cafe
    672 reviews
    2.77 miles away
    King Tiger Eastern Eating House & Bar
    767 reviews
    2.38 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Glacier Helicopters
    378 reviews
    2.64 miles away
    West Coast Wildlife Centre
    621 reviews
    2.62 miles away
    Alpine Adventure Centre Tours
    35 reviews
    2.70 miles away
    Tatare Tunnels Walk
    56 reviews
    2.60 miles away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Ribbonwood Retreat staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "The separate cabin out back is fabulous."
    Read review
    "the cottage is quiet and has it's own decks on the front and back"
    Read review
    "Best view is upstairs on a good day but downstairs or the cottage may be better if you have mobility issues."
    Read review
    "The cottage is lovely."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing