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This is Glamping as it was meant to be
– a real Luxury Camping Village with a thoughtful blend of outdoor life and real luxury facilities – not just pretty tents, with a few beds, stuck up in a field!
Dome Garden is a unique collection of stylish, insulated, eco glamping lodges with private en-suites, flushing loos, proper beds, wood burning stoves and everything you need for a fantastic luxury glamping break inside Gloucestershire’s Royal Forest of Dean.
It’s not a hotel – but has lovely linen, great food and cool ensuites.
It’s not a campsite – but there are pegs and zips, fires and lots of canvas.
We think it is the benchmark for UK Glamping Sites and luckily The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic and Cool Camping all pretty much agree. They’ve all listed us as The Best UK Glamping site or in the Top 5 Luxury Camping Sites in the UK.
It may sound a bit premature but, with everything packed away for the winter now and 2014 bookings already up by 10%, we’re really excited about next year.
So click here to see all the goodies we have lined up for the 2014 season.
They say a picture paints a thousand words.
Well, if that is true, here’s a novel’s worth of them – a small selection of our favourite moments from the last year or so at the Dome Garden.
But if you’re already a seasoned ‘Gardeneer’ and feeling a little homesick then click this link to download next year’s calendar. Stick it on your fridge and count down the days until you come back!
Strictly speaking, ‘glamping’ comes from a concoction of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’, a superior ‘luxury camping’ experience way above the standard campsite.
But, let’s face it, it’s not a pretty word is it? And there are side effects; the spawning of variants like ‘to glamp’ and the catchall ‘glampsite’ makes you realise why it never existed before!
Other efforts included ‘camping 2.0′ – but no-one really understood what that referred to. ‘Camping with style’ is popular in South Africa, whilst in Germany ‘furnished camping’ seems to be on the up… Globally though ‘glamping’ is king with Ireland and the US now firmly on board.
So why did we decide to come up with something different? Click here to find out about the march of the Uber-Glampers!tell me more
That’s it! Glamping Over. All done for this year!
As 2013 prepares to sail off into the distance, it’s time to say a huge thank you to everyone who came glamping at the Dome Garden this year.
Thank you for your lovely letters, for your kind words and for your great reviews. But most of all thank you for coming back. So many of you who came this year have been before, some of you several times now, and that more than anything, the voting with your feet, makes such a difference.
So, in return, next year we’re going to be trying even harder.
There will be new domes to replace a couple that are drifting past their sell by date. There are already new kitchens, with better seating areas. We’re thinking of putting in a proper bar in the main lodge and the deck covers are being extended to make even more space for eating and drinking.
The Domitories are being extended and, fingers crossed, the long awaited Pebbles for couples, the Sky dome with it’s high level bed and star gazing roof as well as two B&B rooms in the main lodge, should all be finished by the late spring.
All that is happening after Xmas so it’s no surprise that we’ve closed for the winter.
Even though we’re not open we’ll still be here – except for a few weeks around Xmas when we might be found lying in a darkened room!- so if you’d like to come and see what The “Best Uk Glamping site” is all about or come back for your second, or third or fourth or even fifth visit then it all starts with an email or a simple click here to enquire about availability!
All that is left now, is to wish you the very best for a fantastic Xmas and truly Happy New Year.