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

Take a look at our latest offers and featured breaks

May half term
Bring the kids on an inspiring spring time break and witness the beauty of the forest as it awakens around you. Watch as flowers come into bloom without leaving the bubbly comfort of your hot tub.
Father's Day breaks in the forest
Escape to the forest this Father's Day for the perfect combination of action and relaxation, for dads who deserve some down time.

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.

Kelly Macaskill is the General Manager of our Forest of Dean location in Gloucestershire. Joining us after living in America for four years, Kelly now feels at home in her Forest of Dean surroundings!

The Forest Retreat

At the heart of Forest of Dean

The Forest Retreat is the hub of our Forest of Dean location. 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.

Meet your Forest Ranger

Join your forest expert for a schedule of exciting Forest Ranger activities!

Meet Gerry, your Forest Ranger at the Forest of Dean. Originally from Kilkenny in Ireland, Gerry has a varied and exciting history. Having spent a number of years in the military followed by years of worldwide travel adventures, Gerry is full of stories, knowledge and wisdom! Join him for a number of Forest Ranger activities during your stay and learn about the secrets of the forest! 

Gerry's favourite hobby:
Travelling and exploring our wonderful world

Strangest question Gerry has ever been asked:
"Are Badgers bears?"


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

Eco Business of The Year 2017
Forest of Dean have recently been recognised for having a significant impact on sustainable tourism by local publication, The Forester, winning Eco Business of The Year in the 2017 awards.
Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2017
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.
LandLove Magazine Awards 2017
Forest Holidays has been revealed as "Britain’s Favourite Getaway" in the fourth annual LandLove Magazine Awards, which celebrates Britain's countryside champions.