15 Best Reasons To Book a Luxury Log Cabin Holiday
If you are looking for an out-of-the-way forest location with an all mod cons log cabin accommodation then Keldy forest is the place for you.
My Keldy forest luxury cabins review of this stunning holiday location and all it has to offer gives you the 15 best reasons to book a luxury log cabin holiday on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors.
Many people these days are indulging in staycations, they involve less travel, less hassle and more time to enjoy the British Isles. There are some great forest location in which you can stay. Immerse yourself fully in Nature and make most of the benefits that this affords.
Keldy forest is near the North Yorkshire market town of Pickering. Winding country lanes lead through pretty villages and bring you to the forest track, which in turn takes you to the Forest Holiday reception and visitor centre.
The cafe, bar and restaurant are also located in this central area.
Luxury Log Cabins at Keldy Forest
The cabins at Keldy forest are very well appointed and there are ones to accommodate two people for a cosy couples, romantic break or family size cabins for group get togethers. All have hot tubs on the deck, fully appointed kitchens, luxurious en-suite bathrooms and shower rooms.
Cabins are also available especially adapted for wheelchair users, including access to the hot tub.
To make them even cosier on winter days some have a wood burning stove.
You can also book a cabin with a sauna, what could be nicer on a cold day in winter than to jump in the sauna after a forest hike? There are a limited number of cabins which boast a tree house too. Something the kids will love.
If you want to take your dogs, then you can request a dog friendly cabin too.
Dogs love the freedom and excitement of running around these forests and woodland tracks, all of which are plainly signed with way markers.
Things to do at Keldy Forest
The hot tubs are very well maintained and cleaned/treated regularly.
Indulge in a little romance as the stars come out in the quiet evening. Listening to birds settling for the night and the owls, of which there are many.
You may even glimpse deer and certainly squirrels.
An early morning hot tub dip sets the mood for the day with relaxed bird song, surrounded by trees, leaving you warm and bathed in Nature.
For families the hot tubs are a source of fun and a great way of getting all the family together for some bonding time.
All the forest paths are clearly marked and graded as to how easy or strenuous they are. They take you along various parts of the forest so that you can spend quality time out in the fresh air.
Ranger Guided Walks
Ranger walks are guided walks with an experienced forest ranger. They will point out things of interest, animals, birds. Their enthusiasm for the forest is infectious.
Fancy yourself as a budding forest survivor? You can pre-book forest ranger adventures and learn more of what the forest has to offer. The forest survival adventure is great fun which the kids really enjoy as well.
Each forest location has its own expert rangers on hand.
Discover the forest by night. Guided walks with night vision equipment allows you to search for and may be see nocturnal animals in their natural surroundings.
For the adventurous amongst you there is the Keldy zip wire. 100 metres of fun and dare devilry. Your time slot for this is allocated on arrival. Great fun for everyone to have a go.
Height and weight restrictions apply.
Cycle hire is available or you can take your own bikes. Tracks are marked throughout the forest. Please respect other users of the forest, ie ramblers and the local wildlife.
Be on target to learn a new skill and discover your inner Robin Hood.
Archery sessions run in the afternoons, children over 7 years and adults are welcome.
Forest holidays allow you to wind down and take things easy, immerse yourself in nature and slow down to a rewarding, relaxed pace of life for a few days, after which you feel rejuvenated.
Walking, hiking or Cycling the beautiful forest tracks, enjoying the fresh air.
You will see lots of wildlife whilst you are out and about.
Meet with friends and fellow holiday makers to relax and socialise in the bar/restaurant.
These are just a selection of the most popular activities available in the forest. Take a look at the website for further details and for other fun things to do.
Special Treats at Keldy
Book Extra Treats to Make Your Stay Even More Memorable
Make your break extra special by pre-booking one or more little treats.
A massage or spa treatment is the perfect treat to help you relax, affording you some much-needed “me” time. These are available at all forest locations and can be booked online or at reception. The treatments are done in the privacy of your own cabin.
Very professional and a wonderful way to start or end your days.
A champagne breakfast as a surprise for your partner/loved one, adds to the romance of your getaway.
It includes, warm croissants and bread, fruit juice, jams and butter and of course the bottle of chilled bubbly all delivered to your cabin at a time specified by you.
Go on indulge yourselves.
Fruit and Flowers
A fruit and flowers box and/or grocery packs can also be arranged at the time of booking or you can amend your reservation to include them.
A ‘Night in’ or ‘Pizza Pack’ are two of the meal options available to make your stay enjoyable.
And last but not least, why not book your own in cabin Chef. No cooking at all, let someone else do it for you.
This is but a small selection of options when you enjoy a holiday at Keldy. There are many more treats, menus, grocery packs and pamper gifts for you to indulge in.
Facilities at Keldy Forest
A convenient shop stocks grocery essentials, wine, beer as well as gifts and local produce.
The restaurant and bar is a cosy meeting and eating place. A very large wood fire ensures that it has a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
Well stocked bar for soft drinks hot beverages and drinks.
The restaurant serves basic meals such as beef burgers, pizza an salad. It also operates a Take Away service should you wish to eat at home in your cabin.
There is a lovely outdoor decked seating area, with dog showers, dogs are allowed in the restaurant but please clean muddy paws first.
The restaurant offers a take away food service should you wish to order a meal to eat in.
Children’s Play Area
A well maintained children’s play area is located a short walk from the restaurant.
There is plenty of parking by the visitor centre and most cabins have their own parking space too.
WiFi is available and also should you need to stay in touch and connected these Latest technology gadgets for travellers, they are the ones for you.
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Places to Visit Near Keldy Forest
Keldy forest is in an area of the North Yorkshire moors. There are many lovely towns and villages a short drive away. The North Yorkshire coast boasts such places as Scarborough, Whitby and RobinHoods Bay to name just a few and they are well worth a visit.
Cropton is a short walk away, a pretty village with a pub should you decide to enjoy a local pub meal or drinks.
Pickering is the nearest town and has a fine range of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as nice areas to walk and an excellent Fish and Chip shop.
Helmsley, Malton and the city of York are also close by.
A little further away is the very beautiful and atmospheric Fountains Abbey and Studely Royal Water Gardens.
Local Visitor Attractions in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire offers so many fantastic places to see or do for family days out, sporting/outdoors activities, historic homes and gardens and activities to entertain the children.
There is something for everyone, whatever the weather.
- Ryedale Folk Museum
- Cropton Brewery
- Helmsley Castle
- Yorvik Center York
- North Yorkshire Railway
- Malayan Spout
- Nunnington Hall
- Castle Howard
Check out the National Trust for other local places of interest. Read this article on 8 Great Reasons to join the National Trust.
I hope that you are sufficiently inspired to take a look at Keldy forest for your next short break for two or for a family and friends holiday.
Whatever you decide you will find a luxury cabin to suit all your group.
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