Editor’s Choice

Ten of the Best Woodland Retreats in the World

3 May 2019

There’s a reason why so many children’s fairy stories take place in the woods. It’s an enduringly magical setting filled with wildlife and wonder…not to mention refreshing adventure that lets your imagination run wild and free.

So if you’re looking for a break that will give you the permission you crave to switch off that phone and close that laptop, then there’s simply no better escape than to the whimsical woodland.  

Surrounded by whispering trees, sweet-scented wildflowers, and softly twinkling fairy lights, you couldn’t feel further removed from stressful everyday life.

We’ve picked ten of our favourite worldwide woodland retreats for you to lounge amongst the leaves in stunning and sustainable style. Think energising forest bathing, crackling woodburners, and stargazing in that vast, open sky to your heart’s content.
Main image: The Mohicans | Ohio USA

Hidden Treehouse Resort

Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany
A gorgeously green German glamping site, where fairytale forest living has been given a five-star upgrade.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 4 per treehouse
From
£235 / night

Covertcabin

Perigord Vert Natural Park, Limousin, France
Simply relax, surrounded by nature in one of three eco-friendly, off-grid cabins secluded in the unspoilt northern region of the Dordogne.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2
Sleeps: 2 or 2-4
From
£75 / night

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden
Welcome to "Sweden's most primitive hotel" - Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, a peaceful gathering of charcoal huts surrounded by lush spruce forest.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2-5 per hut
From
£67 pppn

Forest Garden

East Grinstead, Sussex, England
Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a luxury camping & eco retreat nestled in ancient Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies - 2-5
From
£240 (2 nts)

Uist Forest Retreat

North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£910 (7 night)

The Mohicans

Glenmont, Ohio, USA
An indulgent, master-crafted Ohio glamping experience, packed with treetop adventure, romantic luxury, and lush forest scenery.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£174 / night

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