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Peel Forest Homestays

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The heartbeat of our homestay comes from our Christian world-view which aims to give guests a friendly, warm welcome in our beautiful environment. This is your chance to unwind and recharge. We can be a convenient stop-over between the Mackenzie country and Christchurch, or simply a quiet weekend away from the bustle of city life. Peel Forest Homestay provides accommodation in our large, child friendly farmhouse, and is a tranquil place surrounded in forest and full of warmth. We are situated very close to the native forest with its rich bird life, and there is easy access to many of the Peel Forest park walks from our house. We have recently been developing a native wetland in one of our paddocks, and are busy planting it in native trees and flaxes. Through our farm, we aim to be self-sufficient, and have a large vegetable garden and fruit and nut trees, as well as a few cows, sheep, horses, chooks and ducks. Most of the food we eat is produced by us in the garden and on the farm.
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Timaru Airport45 km
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Read the information carefully so that you know what to expect. I stayed in a private room and could not have felt more welcome. It is a farm homestay and not a hotel and all the better for it. Jenny and Steve were wonderful. I...More

Thank MovingOn C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We spent three relaxing days experiencing the true rural area around Peel Forest, nestled at the foot of Mt Peel. We woke up at sunrise overlooking the native forest, listening to the bird songs. One of us slept outdoors on the balcony feeling very content...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stayed in the backpackers not the B&B. The backpackers is like a cross between a YHA in town and a DOC hut in the backcountry - all the best of both worlds. The farm(let) backs into the native bush of Peel Forest, with many...More

Thank Charles-Merfield
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We drove down from Chch after work and fell in love with the place! We stayed in bunkroom and slept for 10 hours solid! It was warm cosy but fresh and beautiful. Breakfast was included and was amazing! Everything Home made Yogurt, Marmalade Preserved plums...More

Thank Abs-jayne
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the backpackers room for three nights and had such a great time. Very nice hosts and the area is so quiet and beautiful. I loved all the different birds you can hear from the veranda. The bed was so comfortable I could...More

Thank SophieH1818
Response from Deans2PeelForest, Owner at Peel Forest HomestaysResponded 16 August 2017

So glad you appreciated what we have here. We are also glad you chose to stay 3 nights, it gives you time to relax and also to enjoy all that Peel Forest has to offer.

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"The balcony is fantastic!"
18 Mar 2016
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"I wish I had known about the option of sleeping on the upstairs verandah before I settled into my..."
14 Mar 2014
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US$57 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionGeraldine
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