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Peel Forest Homestays

33 Rangitata Gorge Rd | Peel Forest RD22, Geraldine 7992, New Zealand
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reached the farm in the rain after a long trip from Queenstown, so that probably did not help our initial impressions. The front entrance of the farm house was not at all pictured on their website...actually it wasn't pictured on their website so we didn't even know if we were at the right place as it was not inviting... More 

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We had the best night's sleep in a while. So peaceful, clean air, comfortable bed - we were vaguely aware of the dawn chorus then slipped back into a deep sleep. Jenny & Steve made us feel at home arriving after a long car journey. Jenny went to pick some lettuce from the garden for our tea, with home made... More 

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Deans2PeelForest, Owner at Peel Forest Homestays, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay and there is something about Peel Forest and God's blessings on our home that so often gives our guests deep restorative sleeps. We're glad also that you took advantage of the close proximity of the forest walks to our boundary. Regards, Steve. More 

Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you value waking up to the dawn chorus of a vast variety of birds, forest walks, waterfalls, swimming in rivers, home-cooked meals of home-grown produce, and friendly folk, then this is the homestay for you! My friend and I spent a lot of time and money touring the South Island and walking the Milford Track. While we enjoyed ourselves,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We recently had a short stay at this gorgeous, rustic backpackers. We are already planning a return visit. Jenny, Steve, Masha and Zana were so welcoming and we loved being involved in the daily life on the farm. We collected eggs, fed chickens and ducks, and walked around the paddocks. The birdsong in the surrounding bush is so musical, especially... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We, a family of four, stayed there for a night we could have easily stayed a couple more. The owner a absolutely charming and very polite and restrained in a very charming way. We ate there, bought the organic produce from the farm, and cooked it in the main kitchen. We stayed in the main house upstairs Ina fabulously comfortable... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the bunkhouse with our family. You are basically in the middle of the farm, and hear roosters, wake up and find horses being saddled to round up cattle, and ducks wandering around - certainly a very authentic farmstay! My wife and daughter went on a horse ride with one of the hosts' family members (which was free!)... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This was my home away from home growing up.Want a REAL Peel Forest experience,stay with my friends Steve and Jenny and you will get the best experience ever.Thanks for all the memories.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

It was a lovely nice welcome in the dark night. Steve and Jenny are friendly and likeable and we really enjoyed our just 2 nights stay there. The warm bath in the nature is a good way to watch the stars in the night. The dorm was clean and tidy and the rocking sheep is an eyecatcher for every age.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

We stayed at this place as it was close to our next destination, which is Rangitata rafting. It was an amazing stay! Our room, with a double bed, was obviously thoughtfully decorated. A heater kept it warm throughout the night. The toilet was not in the room, but it was just about 1 metre away. There was a fireplace in... More 

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