As you cross the bridge and enter Beddgelert Snowdonia, the tranquillity of the location wraps around you. This picturesque glade within the 700-hectare wider forest has a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. The River Colwyn cuts through the forest at the edge of the location and creating another boundary is the Welsh Highland Railway, with a tiny station where you can hop on a steam train. Beneath the trees are Silver Birch and Golden Oak cabins, and a Golden Oak Hideaway, as well as the Forest Retreat and Bakehouse. There is also an outdoor seating area with picnic benches.
The Forest Retreat is your welcome to Beddgelert, Snowdonia. The friendly team carry out check-in and are on hand every day to answer questions and offer inspiration for your break. There is a shop where you can buy essentials, locally sourced produce, and hot drinks to take away. The Forest Retreat opens to an outdoor seating area, and a large grassy area where you can catch the sun.
The Bakehouse offers tasty meals availale for takeaway every evening. Browse our Feast & Fodder menu and order with our friendly team. You can even pre-book freshly baked breads and pastries for collection each morning. Try our own range of hand-stretched pizzas, world cuisines, and curries. Please note The Bakehouse is open between 17:30 and 21:00.
In the shop at Beddgelert, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 8:30am – 8:00pm.
There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Beddgelert. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.
We offer bike hire so that you don't have to worry about bringing your own. Beddgelert Bikes offer options for everyone, including child bikes, child seats and tag-alongs. You will be kitted out with a helmet as well as lots of helpful advice. Pre-book your bikes online so they are ready on arrival.
One of the most wonderful aspects of Snowdonia National Park holidays is the Welsh Highland Railway line which wends its way through the area. Every so often you will hear a tell-tale whistle and catch glimpses of a vintage train leaving a cloud of steam in its wake. Beddgelert has its own station, Meillionen, which connects to the two coastal towns of Caernarvon and Porthmadog, as well as Beddgelert town. We sell unlimited travel passes at the Forest Retreat which can be used throughout your break.
At Beddgelert there is a bug hotel, encouraging bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.
Beddgelert, Snowdonia opens out onto 700 hectares of forest, with many enjoyable walking trails. Take the route to Llyn Llywelyn, a secluded lake with dramatic views of the surrounding mountains. Climb Moel Hebog (bare hill of the hawk) for a more strenuous day out or take the Lon Gwyrfai Path for an enjoyable 30-minute walk into the village of Beddgelert, complete with breath-taking views along the way.
Our cosy log cabins in Beddgelert are the perfect base for families, groups and couples looking to explore Snowdonia. Unwind after a days walking and relax in your hot tub with loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Beddgelert, Snowdonia.
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