The Retreat is an exclusive private glamping site located in the heart of Badminton Horse Trials
Situated at Huntsmans Close on the cross country course, you will be right in the centre of all the action
Choose from deluxe en-suite Safari Tents, Tent Houses and Bell Tents within our exclusive and secure glamping site
Get ready for Badminton Horse Trials 2021!
Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th May 2021
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Glamping Accommodation for Badminton Horse Trials 2021 - Why Choose The Retreat?
Hotel Luxury with the Freedom Of Camping
The Retreat takes luxury glamping to another level! At Badminton Horse Trials 2021, we invite you to slip the traces of conventional living and join us for a glamorous, thrilling adventure at the heart of Badminton’s cross country course.
The Badminton Estate has played host to some of the most exciting equestrian feats the world has ever witnessed. For the second year running, we are proud to bring you sumptuous accommodation smack dab in the middle of the action – right alongside the iconic Huntsman’s Close. You’ll hear the thunder of hooves from within our secure, magnificent private site. At nighttime, beneath the stars, relax by the firepit with a glass of champagne or unwind in our stylish bar whilst discussing the day’s events.
Licensed Bar and On-site Restaurant
Our experienced on-site catering team provide a wonderful selection of enticing food and drink, serving breakfast, cream teas, and a delectable supper menu. See our menus here. The Retreat’s licensed bar will serve you hot and cold drinks, champagne, wine and draught beers whilst you make yourself comfortable in the fabulous lounge area.
The atmosphere at Badminton is electric; after a perfect day of excitement and pure joy you’ll be ready for a restful night’s sleep in a super comfy bed. In the morning you’ll enjoy all the comforts of a luxury hotel whilst embracing the stunning scenery and magnificence of the Badminton Estate. Feeling fresh and invigorated you’ll be more than ready for thrills of another day’s eventing.
More Glamping Perks and Highlights
Evenings at The Retreat are set to bring you something very special. VIP guest speakers comprised from the elite of the 5-Star Eventing world will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with you.
During the daytime, former International Eventer Emily Lee will share fascinating insights and be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the competition.
Our guests have full access to the fabulous pamper rooms which include hairdryers and straighteners, drying facilities and phone charging equipment. As well as being refreshed and recharged in every way you’ll also look amazing!
Luxury clean toilets and hot showers make all the difference and offer a huge advantage over camping. Our facilities are top notch!
We will transport you to and from the tented village in style on our super cool buggy, save your legs for shopping and spectating. Admiring the skill of horse and rider as they negotiate Badminton’s course can be rather dizzying so you’ll need your strength.
There are many more treats in store at The Retreat, read and see more here . . .
Badminton Horse Trials 2021
As if you didn’t have enough reasons to book already, this year will see Badminton Horse Trials celebrate its 72nd year of 3-Day-Eventing with a new sponsor. Badminton Horse Trials is acknowledged as the oldest and most prestigious 5-Star Event. This 72nd year promises to be as exciting as ever as the most exceptionally talented riders and horses from across the globe gather to compete.
You can read more details about the competition on the official Badminton Horse Trials website.
Glamping Accommodation Expertise
The Retreat’s sister company Barny Lee Marquees have been supplying high end marquees for weddings and events since 2003. Since 2017 we have been setting the benchmark for luxury glamping accommodation at the world famous Glastonbury Festival.
The Glastonbury Retreat has been a roaring success and sold out once again in 2019. The Retreat will be returning for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2021 and Barny, Emily and the team look forward to welcoming their guests back for more festival fun and frolics!
We now combine all of our expertise and party organising skills to bring you the Badminton Retreat 2021 – the ultimate equestrian/ glamping experience.
Booking a stay on our exclusive site will ensure your Badminton Horse Trials 2021 will be the most wonderful ever!
To discover a little more about who we are, here’s a link to ‘Our Story’.
Parking at the Badminton Retreat couldn’t be more convenient. The site has a private secure parking area so you will be able to park close by to your tent.
When arriving at Badminton, please show your Retreat booking details to the parking stewards who will direct you to The Retreat.
Please see our location information page for more details.
Booking Online – Choose from Bell Tents, Safari Tents, En-suite Safari Tents and Tent Houses
Glamping has all the Benefits and More of a Hotel Near the Badminton Estate
However our fabulous location is second to none! Staying at The Retreat brings you so much closer to the 5 star eventing action. Don’t miss out – our accommodation is exclusive and limited.
Book your glamping accommodation and pay online here on our website. You also need to purchase your season admission tickets through our online shop which will be available from January 2021 so don’t fogert to come back. You may also purchase additional parking and book for extra guests.
Call us on 01454 740182 or 01225 220032 for advice before booking, alternatively you can send us a message.
For more info, please check out the FAQ’s
SOME NICE WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS
Beautifully set up, with really comfortable beds...
We had such a great time at The Badminton Retreat. It was beautifully set up, with really comfortable beds and excellent facilities and entertainment. The restaurant was fantastic – the perfect space for meeting people and enjoying great food and drinks. The Retreat is perfectly located with easy access to the trot-up and stables, making it very convenient for owners wishing to check in on their horses and meet riders in the restaurant. Having car parking on site and immediate access to the road made it simple to get to. I can wholly recommend it!”
Lucinda Fredericks; Badminton Winner 2007
A really cool experience!
Millie Dumas; 5 Star Rider Badminton 2019
Accommodation and facility’s are fantastic...
I will definitely be staying at The Retreat again!!”
Suzanne Doggett; Owner at Badminton in 2019
What a fantastic addition to Badminton!
The dinner was delicious. What a fantastic addition to Badminton!”
Alice Fox-Pitt ne Plunkett
Only a very short walk to everything...
Wendy Coney; Badminton Retreat Guest 2019