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Cropton Lodges

Vale of York » Pickering » Cropton
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Cropton Lodges are located in the peaceful town of Pickering and offer a warm Yorkshire welcome along with a stunning woodland setting. The lodges have proved to be popular with recent customers and the reviews are very impressive. We recommend Cropton Lodges to families looking for a relaxing holiday base and to couples seeking an "away from it all" retreat.

Deep in the heart of Cropton Forest, the lodges are well positioned to make the most of the glorious woods and countryside. Nature trails, forest walks and cycle paths are all available onsite as well as a selection of Ranger led activities. Mountain bike hire is also on offer. Other facilities include a children's play area, shop, coffee lounge and a launderette. Locally there are many attractions including Castle Howard and Dig where children can get their hands dirty and enjoy some fun excavation activities.

Cropton Lodges offer top of the range accommodation in architect designed lodges. The timber clad lodges have been designed to maximise natural light and give as much space as possible. The stunning open plan interiors are finished of with cutting edge contemporary décor. Luxurious touches include flat screen TV, dishwashers and private outdoor hot tubs.

Silver Birch Lodges are available with either two or three bedrooms and spacious family bathroom. Golden Oak Lodges sleep 4, have one double and one twin bedroom and are furnished to the highest standard. All lodges also have furnished outside space so guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • Forest walks/cycle trails/ nature trails
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Ranger-led walks and activities
  • Archery
  • Zipwire
  • Shop and café
  • Launderette
Additional charges may apply for some facilities
Architect designed one, two and three bed timber lodges.
  • Outdoor hot tub (except Copper Beech lodges)
  • Flat screen TV
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Towels and hot tub towels (in Golden Oak lodges only)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Decking with garden furniture and barbecue rack
  • Underfloor heating
  • Travel cots and highchairs £5 per night each
  • Pets £10 per night each (max 4) (in specific accommodation only)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Cropton Lodges


Copper Beech 2

Spacious lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Shower.


Copper Beech 2 WF

Spacious lodge with one double with ensuite WC and one twin. Wet room. Lowered work surfaces. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.


Copper Beech 3

Spacious lodge with one double with ensuite WC and two twin. Bath with overhead shower.


Golden Oak 1

Luxury lodge. One double with ensuite bath with overhead shower. Log burning stove. Bathrobes. Decking with outdoor hot tub.


Golden Oak 2

Luxurious and contemporary lodge furnished to the highest standard. One double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bathroom. Log burning stove. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Decking with outdoor hot tub.


Golden Oak 3

Luxurious and contemporary lodge furnished to the highest standard. One double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bathroom. Log burning stove. Bathrobes in master bedroom. Decking with outdoor hot tub.


Golden Oak Hideaway

Perfect for a romantic break and designed exclusively for couples. One double with ensuite including large sunken bath big enough for two and boasting panoramic views of the forest through the window. Log burning stove. Decking with cosy hammock and outdoor hot tub.


Silver Birch 2

Comfortable lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bathroom. Decking with outdoor hot tub.


Silver Birch 3

Luxury and contemporary lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bathroom. Decking with outdoor hot tub.

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Fun Days Out in Vale of York

Dig is a unique and somewhat educational attraction in York offering children the opportunity to enjoy excavation, discovery, and digging. Within the site is a discovery centre, several pits filled with Roman and Medieval ruins and a science lab where children can take part in exciting experiments. Staff are on hand at all times to help the children and to ensure they get the most from the experience. The attraction can get busy during school holidays and pre booking is recommended.

Castle Howard is one of the regions most beautiful and historic landmarks and is located in 1,000 acres of parkland with breathtaking gardens to explore. As well as exploring the castle visitors can enjoy attractios including the unique Land Train - the best way to see the entire park. There is also a large lake offering boat trips during the summer months. In high season the site is very popular with families and offers organised activities for children including tours, talks, crafting and animal encounters. The site also has a Nature Trail which is fun for the whole family and an Adventure Playground where children can run off some energy.

Come rain or shine children need to be entertained and Creepy Crawlies just north of York is the perfect place! This all weather attraction caters for toddlers and children up to 12 years old with a huge array of climbing equipment, ball pools, slides, chutes and adventure areas. Adults can relax and enjoy a coffee and a snack while the kids are having fun.  The site also has a large and rather impressive outdoor area with pet zone and pedal track with Go karts. There is also a pond with fish and a sensory zone where children can touch and feel new and interesting things.

Cropton Lodges Reviews

Mrs B
This is the place to be,imaculate log cabin,with fantastic surrounings.The staff hapy and very helpful.The Hot tub was great after a long walk in the forest.A great time .Can't wait to return in the autumn.
Leslie, Sunderland
Date of stay: 20th April 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
we had a lovely break at cropton lodges, and we will be returning.
Catherine, Northampton
Date of stay: 10th April 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 3
wonderfully clean, great staff . A fab holiday!
Nick, Redditch
Date of stay: 16th March 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
Well appointed. My wife wants to buy one. Microwave and cooker could have been a bit more stable. Hot tub was a dream and great in the cold evenings.
Kathryn, West Yorkshire
Date of stay: 23rd February 2015
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
A lot of black in the bathrooms & smelt very foisty. Also piece of wood hanging off in bedroom. Could do with black out blinds in bedrooms too. Other than that the lodge was baeutiful.
Lyndsay, York
Date of stay: 16th February 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 3
Dishwasher was disgusting and we were unable to use it, the dishes and glass ware were greasy and dirty. the shower in the main bathroom didn't work and the second shower leaked, over all the place was dirty and I had to give it a good clean before we used anything!!
Victoria, Norwich
Date of stay: 13th February 2015
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
Lovely peaceful surroundings, lodge very well equipt, clean and comfortable. Hot tub was immaculate. Nice pub - The Cropton Brewery about 5 mins drive away. Beds comfortable, towels provided as we were in Golden Oak lodge. No hairdryers/irons. Underfloor heating was lovely.

Staff in the Forest Retreat miserable, everything was an effort for them, looked at us like dirt. Food in there appalling.
Heather, Wakefield
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 3
Had to ask for a bread knife ... few things listed in book were not actually in the cabin mainly kitchen items. Would also expect washing up liquid by the sink but none.
Tracy, Hull
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
I am really glad we chose the Golden Oak Lodge it was in a perfect location, very modern and spacious.
Rhian, Wigan
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
Accommodation type: Silver Birch 2
everytjong was perfect
Claire, Chesterfield
Date of stay: 6th February 2015
Accommodation type: Golden Oak 2
The fee of £10 per dog per night seems a little high.
Miss B
This holiday park is lovely, a perfect retreat and we can't wait to book again. The hot tub sold it for us and I think this trip will be a yearly event.
Mr P
The location was beautiful with lots to explore.
Mrs W
The Forest Holidays experience is a good one and at present feel we will be working through all the parks. Booking through Hoseasons was worth our while as we got an NHS discount.
Miss S
The holiday site was clean, open and friendly. Staff were excellent and pleasant. Would go back again very nice site.
Miss W
Excellent location, friendly staff and lodges are furnished very well. Lots of forest walks, lots of things for the kids to do - bike rides, walks, feeding the animals.
Mrs F
We would recommend this site, very good staff, cabins stylish and comfy.
Mrs B
A very relaxed atmosphere, facilities good for campers, the local shop cooked home made bread each morning this was an excellent touch to know each morning your bread was ready waiting for you!!
Mrs A
A lovely peaceful location and the cabins warm, cosy and comfortable.
Mr W
Really relaxing, a peaceful place to be.
Miss S
Very nice cabins in lovely area.
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28th November 2015