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Ripples Retreat chalet
Ripples Retreat chalet

A purpose built indulgent chalet set in beautiful farmland.

Bean bags and bubbles at Ripples Retreat
Bean bags and bubbles at Ripples Retreat

Relaxing and tranquil, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Ripples Retreat bathroom
Ripples Retreat bathroom

Romantic black bathroom with double shower

Ripples Retreat chalet
Ripples Retreat chalet

A purpose built indulgent chalet set in beautiful farmland.


Ripples is all about connecting together and discovering the intriguing details of our intimate and relaxing chalet. High racked ceilings and natural timber walls give a feeling of space and the large picture windows frame the views and flood the interior with morning sun. It has been solar designed with large overhanging eaves to allow passive heat in winter and loads of shade in summer, we have also added extra insulation for your comfort. 

Our unique rock-edged deck is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic glass of bubbles with sweeping views across the river to farmland framed by limestone bluffs. And if you wait till dark, you will discover a night sky that is truly beautiful and best viewed from the double outdoor bath. The peaceful burble of the close by river has to be experienced to truly understand how tranquil Ripples Retreat really is.

We also have a space for the kids and our cleverly designed bunk nook with climbing holds is a bit of a "hit". The river has a deep swimming hole just in front of the chalet so parents can watch from the deck and the 'kids' can have loads of fun using the complimentary inner tubes and a variety of other outdoor games. 


Ripples Retreat Window views
Ripples view from the bed
Ripples kitchen landscape
Fireside Ripples Retreat
Ripples bathroom at night
Ripples bunk room

  • A bespoke four-poster king bed 

  • Bathroom with a large upcycled vanity with loads of storage and a romantic double shower

  • A cleverly designed separate nook with a double bed and single bunk

  • Fresh filtered drinking water either chilled or at room temperature

  • An espresso coffee machine and ground beans

  • Complimentary tea, instant coffee, and sugar along with herbal teas

  • Ice-cube tea infusions made with organic produce and farm honey for sweetening

  • All linens, towels, and tea towels are supplied, including silk pillowcases on the king-size bed

  • Cozy outdoor blankets and handmade cushions for snuggling up outside

  • Shower body wash and liquid hand soap

  • A full kitchen with all the equipment needed to prepare a full meal

  • Large fridge freezer with chilled water

  • Microwave and Electric cooktop

  • Jug and Toaster 

  • Heater and Ceiling fan

  • Ripples has “two bar” cellphone reception on the Spark and Skinny networks – Vodafone and other networks will require a 10 minute drive back towards Piopio. To fit in with the digital detox theme, Ripples doesn’t have TV or Wifi. 

Your chalet features
Ripples Retreat interior shot
outdoor bath photo

A lidded BBQ.

Complimentary salad and herb garden.

A large picnic table on our generous lawn. 

A double swing chair for snoozing in the evening sun.

Rocking camp chairs which can be moved to your favorite location.

Complimentary inner tubes and a double kayak for the river, Petanque, Giant Jenga and

frisbees for the kids.

Ripples is fully self-catering so you will need to bring all your food.

Shampoo and conditioner.

Extra river towels for swimming in the summer.

Insect repellent in summer.

Sunscreen all year round.

Sun hat.


There are 3 separate beds at Ripples. 1 king. 1 double and

1 single top bunk. It is a cosy 35 square meters


   Families with up to 3 children.


   Extended family.

   Girls weekend.


   Extras in a caravan.

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