My son and I stayed with Julie and Joe on the night of 25 January en route from Christchurch to Queenstown. I wish we had been able to stay longer as it was a real treat staying at this retreat. We felt more like visitors to a family home than paying guests. I really liked the shared table and the drinks on arrival. The décor was sublime and really personal. The view of the glacier from my room was magnificent. We were recommended The Blue Ice for dinner and Joe and Julie offered us transport - which we declined. The Ribbonwood is a few kilometres from town. While I did not have the signature breakfast, mine was really lovely with plenty of hot coffee and great recommendations for the journey ahead. A cosy intimate lodging well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. ... more less
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