The rimu timbers of this colonial homestead seem to whisper history. Built in 1926 for the Paganini family Holly Homestead is an excellent example of "Arts & Crafts" architecture mixed with casual country chic. You can feel that the people who lived here over the years lived well.

Your hosts Bernadine (Bernie) and Gerard Oudemans have tenderly refurbished the house and created a boutique B&B only three minutes drive from Franz Josef village. Start your adventure in "Glacier Country" with breakfast at the large wooden farmhouse table and enjoy the charm of a country kitchen. On a clear day you’ll be entranced by the view of the Southern Alps and the Franz Josef Glacier Nevé.

Bernie & Gerard are both NZ born and enjoy meeting and hosting people from all over the world.


Holly Homestead has four stylish guest rooms. Click here for more information. 

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We look forward to welcoming you at Holly Homestead.

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Holly Homestead B&B - State Highway 6 ( PO Box 35 ) - Franz Josef Glacier - West Coast - New Zealand
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