Welcome to Accommodation in the Glen
“Be prepared to gasp at the beauty of Glentunnel. Is there a prettier place in all of Canterbury?”
Mike Crean, Travel Writer, The Christchurch Press
Welcome to Accommodation in "the Glen," Glentunnel.
A friendly warm welcome will ensure you enjoy your stay with us in our top rated modern new purpose built quality country Homestay B&B. Or if you prefer our cosy and comfortable colonial "The Cottage" self catering motel unit. Our Homestay is set well back from the road on 1.5 acres; enjoy lounging on the patio deck, with views across green pastures to the foothills that lead to the majestic Southern Alps.
Chances are you'll see and hear a range of NZ native birds.
Your Kiwi born hosts Fay and Paul can assist you with travel advice or suggest places to see during your visit to the South Island and who also have a wealth of local history knowledge. They have also travelled widely overseas.
It's the perfect place to take a break or start your adventurous tour of the South Island. For visitors to the South Island no need to stay in expensive City accommodation or worry about parking your hire vehicle we have free ample parking at the door. Glentunnel is an easy 40 minutes from Christchurch Airport and Christchurch City.
With so many recreational opportunities nearby "Accommodation in the Glen" is a perfect base. Multiple night discounts available.
From our gate south, the Inland Scenic Highway (SH72) leads on to Geraldine, the roadside scenery is unbelievable. Then on to Tekapo thru the picturesque McKenzie Country, Mt Cook and Queenstown. Going north you can avoid Christchurch City by following the Inland Scenic Highway (SH72) over the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge, through Rangiora and at Amberley link up with the Main North Road (SH1). Should you wish to head to the magnificent West Coast over Arthurs Pass the turnoff at Homebush will lead you within minutes to reach the Main West Road (SH73).
Whether you stay one night or several as you pass through we can offer you a reason to stay no matter what the season. Just study the "Attractions" page – seeing is believing.
From Christchurch to travel to Glentunnel, take the Main West Road (SH73) to Darfield, turn left at (Bangor Road) the Inland Scenic Highway (SH72) signboard.
Glentunnel is approximately 16 kilometres from Darfield. Glentunnel is situated in a river valley, between the Harper and the Malvern Hills. The nearby Selwyn River meanders through the valley winding its way down the Canterbury Plains.
Glentunnel is perfectly placed for the traveller on arrival to Canterbury, particularly if you want to clear Christchurch City quickly. Or on your last night for those looking for a direct route to Christchurch Airport and wishing to avoid the City, what better place to have a final comfortable last night but in our quality surroundings.