Ribbonwood Country House and Spa is situated in the Lowry Ranges of Cheviot and boasts panoramic 360 degree views of North Canterbury looking towards the Waiau river.
We are approximately 120km north of Christchurch which takes approx 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive and approximately 70km south of Kaikoura with a drive time of approx 50 minutes.
Our purpose built guest house and spa is designed to pamper you in every way.
We opened in December 2013 and have four guest rooms, furnished with good quality super king beds, furniture, fixtures and fittings. We use good quality and luxurious bed linen and towels. The ensuites won’t disappoint either, with their soft close toilet seats, heated towel rails and under tile heating not forgetting the glass showers. These are all different and unique to Ribbonwood Country House. Seeing these ensuites is a must!
Ribbonwood Country House and Spa is a place to escape from the pressures of the city for a weekend break or take more time out to enjoy our outstanding hospitality and beautiful surroundings.
You could spend a week exploring this delightful and beautiful unspoiled region of New Zealand.
Your gourmet breakfast is included in the room rate. Three course dinners cooked by your resident chef are available on request and need to be booked in advance.
The price for the dinners is $75 per person. Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages are available.
The spa therapy room is also available for pampering treatments such as salt and sugar scrubs, mud wraps, facials, massage and much more.
Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment and enjoy all Ribbonwood Country House has to offer.
At check in we offer you a complimentary tea or espresso coffee or cold beverage if you prefer and homemade cookies. Fresh fruit is available at all times.
If you are here on business we will assist you in any way we can. Free wifi is available along with access to a photocopier, printer and scanner if required. We can also provide a room for your business meetings or provide a training room with data projector.
Local attractions in Cheviot include St Annes Lagoon which is a great picnic spot, the Hurunui and Waiau rivers which are good fishing spots, there are walks, a 12 hole golf course, the domain to explore, the old jail house, shops and galleries, biking, skiing at Mt Lyford in the Winter and our beautiful Gore Bay and Port Robinson only a 10 minute drive away.
Hanmer Springs is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive away and here you will find the thermal hot pools, nature walks, mountain biking tracks and golf plus much more.
Kaikoura is a 50 minute drive north and is famous for its award winning Whale Watching experience. Generally you will also see dolphins and various bird life too. Kaikoura is also known for its superb Crayfish and seafood.
Each room is furnished with a super king bed, luxurious bed linen and towels and quality furniture, fixtures and fittings.
You will have your own outside deck, tea and coffee making facilities, heatpump / air con, TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. (Room safe)
The ensuites are spacious and have a heated towel rail, under tile floor heating and soft close toilet seat lids plus cuddly robes and towelling slippers.
Ribbonwood Country House is the perfect venue for a small wedding or civil union. Gary and Robert have been through the process themselves and therefore know what you might need and can make suggestions to ensure your day is perfect. They have great attention to detail and make sure nothing is overlooked.
Gary is a chef so can cater to your needs whether it is a finger food cocktail afternoon, a buffet menu or a set menu – the menu will be designed and tailored to your needs. Robert is the front of house expert and has an excellent knowledge of wines and other beverages. The stunning view of the Kaikoura Mountain range as a back drop make the most gorgeous photos. Guests can enjoy luxurious accommodation in one of the four rooms which are furnished to a high standard.
Cheviot also has a local Celebrant, photographers and a floral art group that all help to make your day perfect. If you are considering a wedding or civil union contact Gary or Robert to discuss your requirements.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ribbonwood Country House soon.
124 Cheviot Heights
Telephone: 03 319 8823
027 6356658 (Gary)
027 2456478 (Robert)
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