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StoneBridge is a secluded retreat in a beautiful setting on Scenic State Highway 72, a private place of serenity, beauty, healing & harmony, where the pressures of life never existed, where the body, mind and spirit find nourishment. Allow your spirit to soar as you partake of the sensual and visual experience of this unique peaceful retreat. (just two minutes from Geraldine’s shopping, food tasting, art & craft centre)

Whether your after a afternoon tour of the Heaton-Rutland gardens, a weekend get-away from the stresses of life, or that perfect venue for your special occasion, we cover it all here at StoneBridge. 

With our love of good cuisine, fine wine and dedication to detail, you do not want to pass us by. The gardens, friendly people, the exchange of laughter and music, contribute to unforgettable ambience that StoneBridge is becoming so renowned. Spoil yourself!

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Some of our testimonials...


Jun 15 at 2:36 PM


June 9 2015 Homestay

Aweseome relaxing night - Don & Anne Stanfield - Sunshie Coast - Australia

May 31 2015 Homestay

A great relaxing stay.  Thanks so much - Nicola, Ken & Meelan - Christchurch


 Reviewed 13 May 2015

Absolutely stunning place. Everyone fell in love with the venue and now are planning there weddings. The staff were amazing and will go out of there way to make everything perfect for your special occasion. I can't wait to go back again. Thank you so much ❤️


 Reviewed 9 May 2015

We had our wedding at StoneBridge and our day was just perfect. We really couldn't fault anything! The food was wonderful and we received so many positive comments about it. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and loved the venue. Di who helped with organising the day in the weeks leading up to the wedding was fantastic and did a great job. We stayed overnight in the wedding night accommodation which was also great and we had a lovely breakfast the next morning. A huge thank you to Carmel and her team for everything.


Fabulous place
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We stayed for one night only but would have been very happy to stay more and would love to return. Our hosts were fantastic, relaxed and efficient and very considerate, going out of their way to cater for special dietary requirements. The gardens are stunning! After relaxing in the spa, we had a great nights sleep before enjoying a cooked breakfast in the garden, overlooking the lake. The late check out of 12 noon meant that we had plenty of time to stroll around the gardens and really appreciate them. Highly recommended.

Jan Firth

Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at Stonebridge. Our wedding day was stunning. Di our organiser was fabulous, dedicated, and approachable. She worked hard to make our day perfect for us. The setting is beautiful and the food fabulous. Our guests all commented on what a glorious day it was.

Meegan Frazer

April 6th 2015 - Homestay

Wonderful stay, wonderful pepole Thank you. - Shannon & Phil, Timaru

April 4th 2015 - Homestay

Lovely comfortable acccommodation and bed - gread place to stay - Maree & Hugh Hucker - Christchurch

April 2nd 2015 - Homestay

Wonderful place! and thanks so much! - Carl & Teresa - USA

March 28th 2015 - Homestay & Wedding

Amazing venue.  Could not have asked for anything better.  Beautiful room to come back too!

Melissa & Kieran Bradley - Ashburton

March 28th 2015 - Homestay

Perfect Romantic Getaway, Thank you

Brian  Delia Fox - Hinds

March 18th 2015 - Homestay

Very comfortable room, grerat setting - Christian - Canada

March 10th 2015 - Homestay

We loved staying here, very nice decorations, beauktiful garden and a warm welcome.  Thank you so much

Shifra & Oded Eran - Israel

February 20th 2015 - Homestay

Thank for the peace, comfort and delicious breakfast - Grant & Ele Ludemann - Nth Otago

February 14th 2015 - Homestay

We had a lovely romantic getaway - Thanks you for your great hospitality and lovely meals!!!

Craig & Cecile Wetdewich - Christchurch (originally South Africa)

 Birthday and Anniversary break

Reviewed 6 February 2015

A spectacular and special place to spend our birthdays and wedding anniversary, one night was not enough to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the home baking , the doves, the special touches, delicious breakfast outside overlooking the lake and fountain, the kindness of our hosts. Thank you again. We would love to come back. Charmaine Steve & Nik

January 24 2015 - Homestay
We Loved it here.  Beautiful place to spend our birthdays and wedding anniversary.  Thank you for your kindness. x Great breakfast
Charmaine, Steve & MK
January 13th 2015 - Homestay
Happy memories returning here.  Beautiful.  - Kylie & Robbie Currie, Christchurch
Cobb family vacation
 Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stayed at Stonebridge B&B last week with our teenage daughter for 2 nights. Before booking we were wondering whether Lauren could sleep in the S/C unit with us or in the homestead and emailed Carmel She responded promptly with photos which helped us decide that we would put her in the house downstairs and we slept in the S/C unit..The gardens were spectacular and it was so enjoyable to wake up and look out over the lush greenery and flowers. We enjoyed cooked breakfast in the house with Carmel. We attempted to play badminton on the lawns and played with Tess the friendly house dog. Coming from Adelaide it was so pleasant to be in such lush green beautiful surroundings for a couple of days. Thankyou Carmel and Ferg.

January 5th 2015 - Homestay
Just Lovely!  We'll be back......
Peter, Caroline & Lauren Cobb - Nildottie, Sth Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

I don't think you could get any better B&B in Geraldine to be honest. A great outlook over the small lake and nice accomodation. Hosts are very friendly and the breakfasts are very good, with the options of eating breakfast in-room, outside with views over the pond or inside. We chose the downstairs B&B option. The room was great. We had a very enjoyable stay!

December 29th  - January 01 2015 - Homestay
Another visit on our way back to Christchurch.  Very relaxing and enjoyable
Jan & Richard
Staying at Stonebridge is like staying at a huge botanical garden accommodation
 Reviewed 2 December 2014

We chose Stonebridge B&B as a one-night stopover to break our journey between Queenstown and Kaikoura in Nov. It was our first time choosing B&B accommodation and wasn't sure how it would be like. To our surprise, we were greeted by an amazingly huge 10-acres sized botanical garden like, peaceful accommodation with natural lake which is partly filled-up to reduce the size into a pond with ducks and a boat for canoeing. We were allowed to stroll freely around the mini organic vegetable farm, fruit trees and sheep paddock at the other far end, not visible from our rooms. There were blooming flowers all over the garden. At times, we could see the ducks strolling freely in the garden. Having travelled for 16 days in NZ, we found most of NZ beds are small (queen-sized). However, the room that we stayed at Stonebridge (detached from the host's main house) has a clean, comfortable super king-sized bed that comes with a heated blanket, an attached bathroom, sofa and mini kitchen & dining table for two. The water that comes out from the tap is spring water. My teenage daughter and son are allowed to choose their preferred bedroom ie. either in another 4-bedded room or queen-sized bedroom that is within the host house but with shared bathroom. There is a heated spa in the garden located just behind our room which guests can use, too. We are grateful to Carmel and husband for their warm hospitality, their delicious home-cooked breakfast we had at the garden and the fresh milk, home-made muffins and NZ biscuits they offered upon our arrival. They are really yummy. Thess, the small adorable dog, is fun loving and playful which really makes our day. It has been a wonderful and memorable experience. I highly recommend Stonebridge especially to nature lovers and family with children.

Stayed December 2014


"Carmel and Ferg, Aimee and your wonderful staff

How can we ever thank you for the most beautiful wedding weekend for Britt and Matt. The attention you paid to every detail, from accommodating Peyow Peyow (Brit & Matts horse to allowing Colby their beloved jack russell to join in with Tess & her balloon game) You made it look so effortless but I know the time and energy that went into ensuring everything went without a hitch.  Aimee you were always there with a bowl of water for Colbs or refreshments for the bridal party.  The venue was absolutely stunning, the weather was gorgeous and the bride looked as though she had stepped out of a fairy tale, together with here handsome prince.  We have viewed the DVD and it was so wonderful to be able to relive this most special occasion & to see little details you miss in the excitement of the day.  Complements to your chef as the food surpassed expectations, from the Barkers condiments to the amazing salads vegetables and cavery through to delicious mouth-watering desserts.  Everything was just perfection.  Our guests, even today are still complimenting us on the amazing weekend, and without a doubt the Sunday breakfast was the perfect way to farewell all our guests that made the trip to beautiful Geraldine to join us on this very spectacular occasion.  Your professionalism and friendliness was over-whelming and your staff are a credit to you at Stonebridge.  We cannot speak highly enough of yourselves and the success of the day was attributed to you all.  Many thanks. :)"   Donna and Ian (brides parents)

"the grounds are absolutely magical!and we loved staying in your adorable cottage." Pete and Roxanne, California

"Where do i start...Perfect! By far the best day of my life, so nice and easy to deal with, the venue is a real credit.Thank you so much, we will never forget it!" Andrew and Melissa, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

"This took our breath away. Never seen anything so gorgeous, with great home comforts. Wish you were a bit nearer to us so we could visit often, Thank you soooo much." Christine and John, England

"Adrian and I want to you thank you and the team for creating a truly magical wedding!!! Stonebridge has such a beautiful setting as a wedding venue which set a lovely tone for the day.
We cannot express enough how thankful we are toward your staff for their friendliness and helpfulness. One of your guests wasn't feeling well and left early. One of your staff members packed some desserts for her to take with her. I thought that was really sweet. Another wanted more food when the food was already taken back into the kitchen and another staff memeber with no hesitation went into the kitchen to make up a plate of food. Our guests only had good things to say about the staff and the food!! I have never been to a wedding where everyone was happy with the food! Everyone raved about the food!!! Compliments to the Chef!
Stonebridge has a calm and serene atmosphere and it filters through to the staff who are really lovely and that filtered through to the day and our guests :)
Our Thank You note does not do justice to how amazing you all were!!!" Adrian and Tracey

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