“Beautiful, tranquil location"
The outdoor bath is the perfect spot to view the clear night sky
We have the most stunning sunsets.
Built on land used to film The Hobbit, we’ve designed Ripples to make your stay incredibly special.
It's so cosy and inviting, you might not want to get out of the four-poster bed before lunch or you can get out on a adventurous daytrip at dawn.
Fish, swim or kayak in the stream, take in the beauty of a waterfall walk, cycle the Timber Trail, visit Waitomo Caves or drive 15 mins to the highly recommended Fat Pigeon café.
It is easy.
Flick of the tap to run a bath, no fires to light, just sit back and immerse yourself in nature.
Ripples is a custom built accommodation cabin on a third-generation sheep and beef farm situated in the heart of the stunning Mangaotaki Valley. Opened in July 2020 our cabin retreat is completely private. You may hear in the distance the sounds of farm dogs working sheep or spot Brendan or Graeme riding along farm tracks, moving stock.
Stunning farmland views
complimentary Honey & herb garden
Outdoor bath gas hot water
It has three beds: A master king four-poster bed and a double bunk bed with a single on top in a separate room. There is also a large sun filled window seat with a single bed size squab which our guests have slept on. The designer kitchen is fully equipped and there is a sumptuous black bathroom with plenty of places to put things. In front of the cabin you will discover a beautiful fresh water river pool to swim in.
Ripples has Wi-Fi over a rural wireless network, however as this is such a beautiful spot to relax in nature, you may wish to just switch off and reconnect with loved ones. If you need a digital detox just ask us to turn the Wi-Fi off before you arrive - then you won't even know it's there. Cell phone reception is limited with “two bar” cellphone reception on the Spark and Skinny networks, other networks are a 10-minute drive away.
Ripples Retreat has a 2-night minimum stay, and a 3-night minimum on long weekends, Summer holidays and Easter.