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Rippinvale Retreat

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Property grounds
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
Flat-screen TV, DVD player

Overview of Rippinvale Retreat

Rippinvale Retreat

5.0 star property
Adults-only ski lodge in Hanmer Springs with ski shuttle
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
68 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs, 7334
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 99 min drive
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)


  • Fire & Ice Cafe Restaurant & Bar - 3 min drive
  • O'Flynns Irish Pub - 2 min drive
  • Mumbles - 3 min drive
  • Five Stags - 3 min drive
  • No.31 Restaurant & Bar - 3 min drive

About this property

Rippinvale Retreat

Rippinvale Retreat features a ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials. An outdoor tennis court and a hot tub are offered, and in-room conveniences at this luxurious lodge include sofa beds and fridges.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 8 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Ski shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 9 AM–10:30 AM
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire


  • Built in 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Ski hire shops

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Double sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Rippinvale Retreat House Hanmer Springs
Rippinvale Retreat House
Rippinvale Retreat Hanmer Springs
Rippinvale Retreat
Rippinvale Retreat Lodge Hanmer Springs
Rippinvale Retreat Lodge
Rippinvale Retreat Lodge
Rippinvale Retreat Hanmer Springs
Rippinvale Retreat Lodge Hanmer Springs

Frequently asked questions

Does Rippinvale Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rippinvale Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Rippinvale Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Rippinvale Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rippinvale Retreat?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Rippinvale Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as cycling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden. Rippinvale Retreat also has access to a nearby health club.
Does Rippinvale Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge and a coffee maker.
Does Rippinvale Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio and a garden.
What's the area around Rippinvale Retreat like?
Rippinvale Retreat is located a short 18-minute walk from Chisholm Park.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Complete Relaxation
Without doubt this is the most luxurious experience I've ever had. My husband and I had two wonderful nights at Rippinvale Retreat in Hanmer Springs. From our arrival when there was home made baking, to wine and canapés at 6pm to chocolates on our pillow at night, our hosts Helen and John, couldn't have made us feel more welcome. The totally delicious home made breakfast (served after 9am!) kept us going until dinner time. I thoroughly recommend Rippinvale Retreat to couples that want some spoiling!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Value: Great deal; Service: Remarkable, Go the extra mile, Phenomenal; Cleanliness: Immaculate, Beautiful;
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Outstanding, Beautifully decorated.; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Nice ; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Fantastic setting, Breakfasts memorable.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Value: Acceptable price;
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Nice ; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate;
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Boutique; Service: Flawless, Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Save your appetite for the amazing breakfasts!!
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