Riverstone House bed and breakfast Geraldine is just a couple of minutes wander from some lovely bush walks and close to the Geraldine township (only 1.5km away). With cafés, restaurants, artists and boutique shops Geraldine is an ideal stop on the Southern Scenic route from CHC (Christchurch International Airport) to Tekapo. Rather than just passing through we recommend a stay in this delightful rural town.
Riverstone House is approx ½ hour drive away from a selection of 7 Golf Courses. There is fishing in the nearby lakes and rivers. With many short and longer walks and hikes and DOC reserves close by, out door enthusiasts can spend hours or days in the region.
We cater for a boutique clientele. Our guests are more than welcome to wander around our lovely lawn and garden setting enjoying the Native Birds singing, a mixture of Bell Birds,Tui, Fantails, Waxeyes and Kereru(native wood pigeon). Included in our garden are New Zealand Native Plants, Rhododendrons, Roses and other well established plantings. Our home is set well back from the road giving the feel of a quiet country retreat.
With two suites we can cater to a range of guest options. Our downstairs Garden Suite accommodation is a lovely queen suite with en-suite and private terrace. The Upstairs Garden View Retreat can be a super king, split king single and has an extra double sofa bed in the living room. It has a large family bathroom with shower and a bath with panoramic views of the garden.
Our upstairs retreat apartment gives guests the entire floor to themselves and is ideal for privacy. If required the apartment can be transformed into family accommodation for four people.
Guests are encouraged to join us in our family area or if preferred retreat to the guest lounge.
From Geraldine / Timaru District you can explore the local scenery from every angle, by air, sea and land. We will be happy to provide advice and information about the full range of activities available throughout the region. Whether on business or pleasure we appreciate our guests choosing us. We hope you will enjoy your time in our special part of the world.
Drive or walk the historic Pioneer Trail. Visit vintage and historic museums;Geraldine Observatory: taste local produce at the Farmers Market and Barkers; or get adventurous and head for the rapids with white water rafting on the Rangitata River.
Garden enthusiasts are well catered for with a Plant Festival and various fund raisers during the year with garden tours. A walk or drive around Geraldine will inspire and delight garden lovers. We can even cater for horses by request.
Riverstone House hosts Ken and Jenny Jordan aim to ensure the guest stay is both comfortable and memorable. Our guest comfort and convenience are very important to us. We are happy to help with suggestions of things to see and do during your stay.