Enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors

An adventure playground of rivers, rocks and forests


With luxurious cabins split between the ancient woodland and open meadow, our Forest of Dean location is perfectly balanced for those seeking the seclusion of the woods or the space to unwind. With enchanting forest to explore, magnificent rivers to admire, and a soaring 500ft high limestone outcrop at Symonds Yat Rock to conquer, you’ll find every conceivable outdoor activity with which you could wish to fill a holiday.

Luxury cabins at the Forest of Dean

Soak up the deep calm of this special forest


Seek solitude sheltered beneath the forest’s protective canopy or enjoy the freedom out on the bright 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 five bedroom Treehouse cabins, you can match your party’s requirements exactly.

Exclusive Offers

Great savings, especially for you


Receive a 15% cabin discount this summer!
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Feel the magic of a Forest Holiday this summer and get a 15% discount off your holiday! Applicable to all new bookings.
Save 50% on full day hire of The Pavilion
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Looking for a stunning, versatile space for a special occasion or event? Book The Pavilion at the Forest of Dean or Cropton this summer and save 50% on full day hire!

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 and the team, will introduce you to a world of woodland secrets. The Forest Ranger is a fan of hugging and growing trees and is also an expert on forest fungi and large mammal behaviour. They will 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.

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!  

Our awards

Award-winning accommodation at Forest of Dean


Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2015
Presented to establishments that achieve consistently outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, with only the top 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive the prestigious award.
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.