The chill out bar area at The Retreat with Chesterfield sofas
Two happy glampers holding The Retreat logo sign
Barny & Emily Lee on the golf buggy at The Retreat, Badminton Horse Trials
A luxury frame ten with wooden double bed and proper matress! Glamping with The Retreat at Badminton
Your starter kit when you arrive at The Retreat with map and complimentary eye mask



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 Safari Tents and Bell Tents within our fully equipped and secure glamping site

Get ready for Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019!

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Glamping Accommodation for Badminton Horse Trials 2019 - Why Choose The Retreat?

Hotel Luxury with the Freedom Of Camping


The Retreat takes luxury glamping to another level! At Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019, 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. This year 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 4-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 . . .

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019 – 70th Anniversary Year


As if you didn’t have enough reasons to book already, this year will see Badminton Horse Trials celebrate its 70th year of 3-Day-Eventing.  Badminton Horse Trials is acknowledged as the oldest and most prestigious 5-Star Event. This 70th year promises to be extra special 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 Mitsubishi Motors 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 is almost sold out for 2019 with many guests eagerly returning for more fun.

We now combine all of our expertise and party organising skills to bring you the Badminton Retreat 2019 – the ultimate equestrian/ glamping experience.

Booking a stay on our exclusive site will ensure your Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019 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. 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 and Safari Tents


Booking Online – Choose from Bell Tents and Safari Tents

Glamping has all the benefits of a hotel near the Badminton Estate but brings you so much closer to the eventing action. Don’t miss out – our accommodation is exclusive and limited.

Book your glamping accommodation and pay online here on our website. You need to purchase your season admission tickets when booking your accommodation through our online shop. 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



Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely fabulous. We stayed in a framed tent which was beautifully kitted out with 2 double beds, sofas, adjustable lighting, fully carpeted, fresh fruit, power packs for phones, eye masks, ear plugs….and much more! The staff were very welcoming even when we turned up after midnight, offering champagne and nibbles . The catering staff, bar staff and the guys that ferried us to and from the festival every morning and collected us every evening were great! Well done Barney and team. We will definitely be back in 2019!!!!!” Victoria Birchett Retreat Guest 2017

Perfect Location, Really Friendly Staff

Really great stay at The Retreat. Bell tent was spacious and comfortable but it was all the extras that made it such a good experience. Perfect location, really friendly staff who went the extra mile to make you feel very welcome, great breakfast spread in the dining room and lovely bar area. Really appreciated the hot showers and hairdryers/straighteners etc. Well done team – will definitely recommend and hopefully be back in the future.” Ruth Bowland Retreat Guest 2017

Loved, Loved, Loved Staying at The Retreat!!!

Loved, Loved, Loved staying at The Retreat!!! The staff couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcomed and were so helpful and accommodating when dealing with any request that we had. Accommodation facilities were spot on and the golf buggy transport was a fab addition. Staying here enhanced our whole experience, and it certainly lived up to its name.” Laura Corbet Retreat Guest 2017

I Have Told Everyone How Amazing It Was

We loved the The Retreat, it made it an even more amazing time. The staff were all really helpful and friendly. All the facilities were a great extra. We can’t wait to come back next time. I have been told I should make commission I have told everyone how amazing it was! Thanks so much” Hannah Bibby Retreat Guest 2017

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