Pricing and Conditions

Per night $380.00
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The upstairs Waiho suite is not suitable for small children due to the balcony and stairs. The cottage has a drop-off over the deck. Cooking facilities are not available in the Wahio rooms. The kitchenette in the cottage has limited self-catering. There are a great variety of high-quality restaurants in the Franz Josef village just 5 minutes drive and 5 km away.

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For bookings made directly with us: If cancelled within 7 days of arrival date or no-show 100% forfeit of total booking. If cancelled within 30 days of arrival date 30% forfeit of total booking. Note that we cannot exempt standard booking cancellation policies made with third-party online booking websites and agents. We recommend guests have a comprehensive travel insurance policy.

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Ribbonwood Retreat is located in the heart of Glacier Country on the secluded West Coast of New Zealand, a short 5-minute drive to the hub of Franz Josef Glacier village. The property is set upon two and a half acres of manicured grounds, alive with native bush and lush lawns abundant with birdlife. Nestled on the doorstep of Westland National Park, our boutique stay offers two different accommodation options made up of The Cottage and the Waiho Suite. The Cottage is a cosy, private, fully self-contained 40-square metre Scandinavian-inspired abode crafted from natural wood boasting glacier and mountain views. The two-bedroom Waiho Suite offers exclusive use of the entire top floor with views of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.

Opening times

Business hours:
7 days during months of operation.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec


26 Greens Road, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
One and a half hours to Hokitika Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
decisions Proximity to town:
5km from Franz Josef village, services, restaurants and activities.

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