Enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors

An adventure playground of rivers, rocks and forests


The Forest of Dean is a glorious stretch of ancient oak woodland. It spreads out from the sublime beauty of the Wye Valley across to the mighty River Severn. The enchanting forest, the magnificent rivers, and the soaring 500ft high limestone outcrop that is Symonds Yat Rock provide the setting for every conceivable outdoor activity with which you could wish to fill a holiday. Escape to a luxury cabin and choose to stay within the forest, or in a delightful open meadow.

 

Due to popular demand we are introducing 44 additional cabins to the Forest of Dean. The new cabins will be available from 31st October 2014 - just in time for Halloween!

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Luxury cabins at the Forest of Dean

Soak up the deep calm of this special forest


Sheltered beneath the forest’s protective canopy or out on the delightfully open meadow, the cabins are in complete harmony with their woodland surroundings, a luxurious sanctuary after your day’s activities. From cosy one bedroom cabins to spacious four bedroom cabins, you can match your party’s requirements exactly.

Exclusive Offers

Great savings, especially for you


Get up to £100 free vouchers in November 14
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November is a great time to enjoy the colours of the forest. Book for this November and you'll get up to £100 of vouchers to spend in our Forest Retreats on items including food, drinks and treats. Click to find out more.
Treehouses: the ultimate forest experience
Our popular treehouse cabins sell out fast. Click on the link to see the last remaining availability in the coming months. We have treehouses at Deerpark in Cornwall, Blackwood Forest in Hampshire, the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Keldy in Yorkshire.

Meet your Forest of Dean team

On hand to ensure you have a wonderful holiday


Meet the team. Our job is to make sure that your holiday is perfect in every way. From the warmth of your welcome at the Forest Retreat, to our friendly, knowledgeable Forest Ranger, down to the little details that make your cabin feel like home, our team will do everything they can to make your holiday memorable.

Gavin Owen is the General Manager at the Forest of Dean. He came to us after several years in hotel management and the disciplines he learnt there stood him in good stead. Having managed our Keldy and Cropton sites first, he is now very much at home in his Forest of Dean surroundings.
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The Forest of Dean Forest Retreat

At the heart of your holiday


The Forest Retreat is the hub of our Forest of Dean site. Here you’ll find our friendly team, on hand to help you get the most out of your holiday. You’ll also be pleased to find a well-stocked shop, where the emphasis is on locally sourced produce and crafts. At the café and bar, meals, snacks and drinks are served all day and can be ordered to take away too.

FOREST RANGER ACTIVITIES

Bringing the forest to life


Your Forest Ranger, Chris Smillie, and his team, will introduce you to a world of woodland secrets. Chris is a big fan of hugging and growing trees and he is also an expert on forest fungi and large mammal behaviour. He’ll teach you how to identify animal tracks; show you the forest by night and explain the wonders of the forest ecosystem. Discover the full schedule of Forest Ranger activities at the Forest Retreat and join in the fun.

Explore the forest with the ranger. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

THINGS TO DO AT FOREST OF DEAN

Relax and unwind or get active


If you want to relax and unwind you have come to the perfect place; your hot tub awaits you under the tree canopy in the Forest of Dean. Treat yourself and have a night off cooking dinner with your very own in-cabin chef, who will not only cook up a delicious menu but will also answer any of your foodie questions. If you are the adventurous type then hire a canoe or kayak on the River Wye, join the dusk watch walk or go underground with a spot of caving. The choice is endless and the choice is yours.

If you want to explore the local area a visit to Symonds Yat is a must; in the heart of the Wye Valley with a breathtaking view.  You won't be disappointed!  

What's happening nearby?

Great reasons to go


The Forest of Dean makes a great base for the many events that are going on within reach. What better way to experience a great event, than by retreating to the calm and tranquility of the forest?

Events close to the Forest of Dean:
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Monmouthshire is a beautiful county, in this centenary year of World War I walk to commemorate the people and places of this Great War, World War II and other conflicts.
Symonds Yat. Photo by: Graham Dean. www.flickr.com/photos/clearbluelight

Our awards

Award-winning accommodation at Forest of Dean


Green Tourism: Gold
The highest standards of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout.
Tripadvisor GreenLeaders: Silver
A qualified GreenLeader location with commitment to reducing environmental impact and increasing green practises.