My husband and I were fortunate to visit New Zealand during December 2010 and January 2011. One of our stops was of course the Frans Josef Glacier. We used B & B`s during our trip and our choice in Frans Josef was Ribbonwood Retreat. It was certainly not easy finding accomodation there at that time of year - we also tried to keep roughly to a budget of 100 Euros each time but Frans Josef is an expensive place and you just have to accept that!! We stayed in a log cabin in the grounds of Ribbonwood Retreat - they have quite a large garden which is very sympathetically planted and maintained with nature in mind. The cabin is beautifully presented with all mod cons and it has views to die for from every aspect. We were very comfortable there - we were able to look after ourselves as far as meals went, although we were treated to fantastic breakfasts in the mornings which kept us going most of the day. Jo and Julie are both very enthusiastic when it comes to looking after their guests and we were very sorry not to be able to spend more time there. It certainly rates as one of our top adresses during our stay in New Zealand and there were 20 of them!!!! Pam and Jonathan Wallen, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
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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 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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