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Our country lodge in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is usually reserved for private groups. However, this summer we are welcoming families and small groups for the very first time for an authentic bunk room adventure. 

Book your own exclusive dorm room in Mendip Lodge - our converted country hotel. This is a real hostel experience with the luxury of your own en-suite toilet and shower. 

All our rooms have been recently refurbished and include solid metal bunks, mattresses, wood clad walls, mirror, one double power point and USB sockets. You'll just need your own bedding, pillows and towels.

The lodge cafe and tavern is open every day and as a resident guest you'll get FREE tea, coffee, hot chocolate and squash at the tavern for the duration of your stay.

Rooms are only available Friday and Saturday nights and MUST be booked both nights. Our system will allow you to book for one night, but one night bookings will be automatically cancelled and refunded.

 

You can check in from 2pm and check out by 6pm. 

With an outdoor activity centre a short walk through the woods you'll have access to rock climbing, canoeing, caving, skiing, tobogganing, frisbee golf, abseiling, bushcraft and more. 

After the sacrifices everyone's made this year, it's time to get off-grid. Reboot and reconnect with your family and friends in the great outdoors! 

Camping without the tent!!! A real, back to basics hostel adventure.

Your own private, recently refurbished, en-suite bunk room awaits...

Frequently asked questions

Are dogs allowed?


Sorry, dogs are not allowed in our indoor accommodation. They are very welcome in our campsite though!




How do I book activities?


Our activity and snowsport centre is just a short woodland walk away. Due to current government guidelines on group sizes and socialising we are able to offer instructor-led activities as private activity sessions in your small group or household units. We will update our activities as government guidelines change, to ensure we are providing the safest and best value service that we can. All prices are for your own exclusive group session and include all specialist equipment. Please note, our watersports site is a 15-minute drive from the campsite. Our private rocksports quarry is a 15-minute drive or a beautiful 20-minute walk. Instructor led activities are now live to book on our website here and self-led activities can be booked through our partner Booksy here. Instructor Led Activities
We strongly recommend booking these in advance to avoid disappointment. When you make your booking you will receive an email with your exclusive camper discount code. Book them on our website here Frisbee Golf Our 18 hole frisbee golf course is great fun for all the family! If you’re here for a few days, you can always try and beat your previous score. Book a time slot in advance and pay on arrival. Choose the special camper rate of only £3 per person to play all day! It even includes a FREE Yeti Hunt with a reward for the younger ones. Book a slot now Tobogganing Our Toboggan slope and Zibob toboggans are available for your exclusive use. You can either hire half the slope or the entire slope. Anyone over 4 can have a go- even adults! You just need to wear long sleeves, trousers, covered footwear, and gloves. This is VERY popular and usually sells out well in advance, especially at weekends. Great family fun! Book your slot here. Skiing or Snowboarding Due to social distancing rules we cannot run snowsport lessons yet. However, if you can already ski or snowboard well enough to stop on demand, use a drag lift and control your speed and turns, your group can book our entire slope and lifts for exclusive use. You’ll need to wear long sleeves, long trousers, and gloves. Price includes hire of skis, snowboards, pads, helmets, and boots. We recommend you bring your own snowsport helmet as ours are sanitised between uses and can be damp. A one-off opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to have exclusive use of an entire ski slope! Book now! Orienteering course. No need to book in advance, £1 per person, fun for all!
Do I have to book activities in advance?Activities that do not require an instructor like frisbee golf and orienteering will always be available. Our instructor based activities in private groups can be booked online. We may be able to offer activities on the day dependent on how busy the campsite is and if we have an instructor available. We don’t want you to miss out so if there is an activity you really want to try we strongly recommend you book in advance.




What is your COVID policy?


The government have confirmed campsites can open from July 4th. However, please ensure you have travel insurance to ensure you and your group are covered in case you are asked to isolate or have COVID symptoms at the time of your booking.

Group sizes

The current government advice restricts groups of more than six people from outside your household or more than two families staying out overnight together.

Social distancing

If social distancing is still expected at the time of your visit we will ask everyone to do their bit. Don't worry we have plenty of space and outside is the safest place to be! Current guidance requires you maintain 2m social distance from people not from your own household.

Toilets and showers

You'll have your own en-suite toilet and shower faciltiies.

Activities

Our activity and snowsport centre is just a short woodland walk away. Due to current government guidelines on group sizes and socialising we are only able to offer private activity sessions in your small groups or household units. Our prices are for your own exclusive group session which include a qualified instructor and all specialist equipment. Instructor led activities are now live to book on our website here and self-led activities can be booked through our partner Booksy here.

Play your part and keep everyone safe.
If any of your group or any member of their household have COVID symptoms in the two weeks prior to your arrival date we ask that you follow guidelines and isolate at home. Please do not visit our campsite. If you or any of your group test positive for COVID-19 please follow all official advice and ensure you are permitted to travel and stay overnight before your arrival date. Please contact your travel insurers as we cannot offer refunds in this case.

Thanks for your patience

Finally, please bear with us. Everything that needs doing will take slightly longer so your patience is greatly appreciated. We are constantly updating our guidelines, reviewing training and refining procedures to ensure both our team and guests are safe.




When can I check in?


Check in is between 2pm and 8pm (9pm on a Friday) on your day of arrival. If you will be arriving later than this, please get in touch and we will leave everything you need out for you. We do limit vehicle movements after dark.




When do I check out?


You are very welcome to stay all day on your day of departure. If we are really busy we may ask you to strike camp by 2pm - but you wont be rushed off the site!!! We do ask that all rent-a-tents and anyone camping next to them vacate their pitch by 11am as we have new guests booked into those specific tents/areas and our team need time to deep clean.




Where’s the nearest cafe or bar?


Our cafe-bar is just downstairs and open every day!




Do you have Wifi?


Yes! We have free, high speed, fibre wifi!




What if I need to cancel?


We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover you should you need to cancel for medical reasons or due to a period of enforced quarantine.

If you do need to cancel your booking please let us know by email as soon as possible. Your booking will be cancelled with effect from the day we receive your email notification and subject to our standard cancellation charges:

More than 30 days notice - administration fee of £15

14 – 30 days notice - 50% of the total booking charge

Less than 14 days or after the booking start date - 100% of the total booking charge

If you cancel your booking after the booking start date, we cannot issue any refund for any remaining nights of your booking. This does include where you need to cancel your booking for any reason outside of your reasonable control, including without limitation, inclement weather and illness. We strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance to compensate you in these circumstances.

If, for whatever reason, you do not turn up on the arrival date stated on your booking confirmation, without prior notice this shall be considered a cancellation.




What if we cancel your booking?


This would always be an absolute last resort and only if its either considered unsafe to be open or Government guidance changes and we are not permitted to operate.

We will always try and find alternative dates for you to visit but we also strongly recommend that you obtain appropriate travel insurance for all members of your group. This should ideally cover illness, cancellation and injuries during your stay as refunds will not be possible if circumstances outside of our control force our closure.




What if I need to move my booking?


We will always do our best to accommodate changes to bookings. However, weekends are extremely popular so moving your booking to a different weekend may not be possible. Please give us as much notice as possible.




Do you still have spaces?


Click through on the link to Pitchup and you can check live availability.




I cant book the dates I want?


Some weekends have already sold out. It is possible the dates you are trying to book inlcude a night we have already sold out.





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