“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
& Digital Detox
complimentary Honey & herb garden
Outdoor bath gas hot water
winter sun and summer cool
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 a fully equipped designer kitchen, a sumptuous black bathroom and plenty of places to put things. There is also stunning river pool in front of the cabin to swim in.
Ripples is a digital detox haven, no Wifi no TV and limited cell reception. This is to allow you an escape from the digital world and to reconnect with loved ones. We do however have “two bar” cellphone reception on the Spark and Skinny networks.
Ripples Retreat has a 2-night minimum stay, and a 3-night minimum on long weekends, Summer holidays and Easter.