I compiled my Bucket List earlier in the year and one thing that was enthusiastically added was to spend Christmas in a forest cabin. I’ve always thought it was such a magical idea and that there couldn’t possibly be a better way to spend the festive period.
Er mer gerd, I was so right! I could have happily stayed there for a couple of weeks. There’s without a doubt something special about waking up and walking straight out into nature.
By the way, if you fancy grabbing yourself a forest cabin trip for Christmas, for the love of god book early! We booked this on January 2nd 2016 and there were very few cabins left by that point.
The actual cabin was so much more spacious than I imagined and came complete with hot tub and underfloor heating! (I would do anything to have both of those things in my house, haha). We were also left a little hamper which included champagne and some Christmas goodies, as well as a Christmas tree!
There were some fairy lights and natural decorations which we used to make it all look extra pretty. Although my dog did steal one of the dried fruit decorations and ate it all down in one gulp!
At the centre of all the cabins was a Forest Retreat which hosted a little shop, cafe and various festive events. We wandered down there on Christmas eve to watch a brass band play Christmas carols… perfect, right?
There were lots of walks, hikes and trails to go on so we tried out a couple of them; mainly to wear the dogs out! I managed to complete the Trim Trail which was a 2 mile walk with chin up bars and other exercises to do along the way. It was super muddy as well which made it extra fun…
I was very lucky and was sent some Nordic Christmas goodies by the very lovely Talking Tables so I used those to decorate our cabin. They were so perfect for the theme and really provided the finishing touches to an amazing Christmas.
I tried to make the most of having a hot tub so managed to have a dip every day we were there… It’s gotta be done!
It was such a great trip; if you haven’t ever been away for Christmas, definitely give it a go. I wish I could have stayed longer and am now busily researching a plan for this Christmas!
Thank you Forest Holidays for such a fabulous stay!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2017 brings you health, happiness and exciting times!