The bar at The Retreat - Luxury Glamping accommodation for Badminton Horse Trails
Guests enjoying the bar at The Badminton Retreat - luxury glamping site at Badminton Horse Trials
En-suite Safari Tent at Badminton Retreat
A luxury frame ten with wooden double bed and proper matress! Glamping with The Retreat at Badminton
The staff behind The Badminton Retreat bar, glamping at Badminton Horse Trials

Bookings Now Closed for 2024

Thank you to all our guests for another fantastic year. We hope to see you again in 2025.



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

All the amenities of an affiliated family run luxury glamping site just moments from the excitement of the event

Choose from deluxe en-suite Safari Tents, Tent Houses and Bell Tents within our exclusive and secure glamping site

Run by Ex International Event Rider Emily Lee and husband Barny Lee


Get ready for Badminton Horse Trials 2024!

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th May 2024
Some video inspiration guaranteed to get your heart jumping.

Glamping Accommodation for Badminton Horse Trials - Reasons to Choose The Retreat

Hotel Luxury with the Freedom Of Camping


The Retreat takes luxury glamping to another level! At Badminton Horse Trials 2024, 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 2024


As if you didn’t have enough reasons to book already, 2024 will see Badminton Horse Trials celebrate its 75th anniversary year of 3-Day-Eventing with a new sponsor. Badminton Horse Trials is acknowledged as the oldest and most prestigious 5-Star Event. 2024 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 has become a regular and sought after off site fixture and Barny, Emily and the team look forward to welcoming their guests back for more festival fun and frolics in 2024!

We now combine all of our expertise and party organising skills to bring you the Badminton Retreat 2024 – the ultimate equestrian/ glamping experience.

Booking a stay on our exclusive site will ensure your Badminton Horse Trials 2024 will be the most wonderful ever!

To discover a little more about who we are, here’s a link to ‘Our Story’.


Car Parking


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 2024 so don’t forget 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


You cannot stay closer to the Badminton Horse Trials unless you stay with the Duke of Beaufort..

Emily and Barny and their team of cheerful, skilled, and dedicated family and friends make every guest feel welcome, cared for, and comfortable. You cannot stay closer to the Badminton Horse Trials unless you stay with the Duke of Beaufort, so it is privilege and a delight to leave Hunstmans Close every morning to watch incredible sport at a beautiful venue and enjoy world-class shopping and come back every evening to a rocking party at the amazing bar! The beds and tents are cosy during the cool evenings, and you will awake refreshed!

Huge kudos to the Tarr Farm Inn team for providing truly stellar food at The Retreat throughout the week. The menu is varied, accommodates dietary restrictions, and is uniformly delicious! We tried many different items throughout the week and always looked forward to a wonderful dinner each evening. You will want to try it all, the breakfast and lunch is amazing too!”

Holly – Retreat Guest at Badminton 2024

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!

The Badminton retreat is certainly the way to do Badminton if you’re looking for comfort, style and brilliant hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was relaxed. Also in a great spot for viewing the XC. A really cool experience!”

Millie Dumas; 5 Star Rider Badminton 2019

Accommodation and facility’s are fantastic...

Staying at The Badminton Retreat was just a great place, being actually on site as opposed to the owners car park was just brilliant – such easy access with the golf buggies. Accommodation and facility’s are fantastic and the bar was a great place to unwind after a day walking around the course or endless shopping and discuss the days activities around a fire pit was just perfect!

I will definitely be staying at The Retreat again!!”

Suzanne Doggett; Owner at Badminton in 2019

What a fantastic addition to Badminton!

Our owners stayed at the Badminton retreat and we joined them for dinner one night. It was fantastic not to have to get in a car but be able to cycle up to the Huntsmans Close site. There was a wonderful atmosphere, with a beautifully laid out bar.
The dinner was delicious. What a fantastic addition to Badminton!”

Alice Fox-Pitt ne Plunkett

Only a very short walk to everything...

Our visit to Badminton this year was beyond our expectations having booked into “The Badminton Retreat”. The atmosphere in the bar and restaurant was fabulous, not to mention the delicious food. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved being able to have friends drop in and join us for dinner, a G&T or just afternoon tea, while watching the live action on the screens or highlights of the day. The most comfortable beds and only a very short walk to everything was a bonus. ”

Wendy Coney; Badminton Retreat Guest 2019

Badminton Horse Trials official logo sponsored by Mars Equestrian


The Badminton Retreat is the official luxury glamping site

for Badminton Horse Trials 2024

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