Welcome to Bivouac Tree Lodges in Wensleydale. Situated just five miles from Masham in a beautiful woodland location, our charming hand-made eco friendly tree lodges provide well equipped accommodation for groups or families. Each property can sleep up to seven people and you can make your break extra special with a dip in our hot tub or choose from a range of massages. You could also hire a bike on site with advance notice given and explore the surrounding area or just relax and enjoy the views from your private verandah.
Our hand made round tree lodges are furnished with a combination of hand-made and up-cycled items. There is a Windy Smithy wood burner stove and the tree lodges are also kept cosy by sheep's wool insulation. A back boiler provides warm water and there is a bathroom with wc, shower and sink. The sleeping arrangements include a double bed housed on the mezzanine level which is accessed via a ladder; enjoy views of the stairs through the sky lights. There is a second 'hideaway' with double bed under the mezzanine level which can be curtained off and three further single beds - bed linen is provided for your stay.
A range, gas hob plus a good selection of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are supplied and to the exterior, each tree lodge has its own private verandah. Please note the tree lodges do not have electricity so a torch is essential. We cannot guarantee heated showers within the lodges but there are further shower facilities available onsite with underfloor heating where the water is heated via our wood chip boiler.
Enjoy dining at our on-site cafe during your stay which opens daily for breakfast at 9am and is open late until 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. A full range of lunches, snacks, takeout ready meals and children's options are all available. There is a family den with children's toys and a delightful walled garden where you can relax and a bar which stays open until 11pm at weekends. ucksack picnics can be ordered by arrangement for days out. Free Wi-Fi service is also available in the cafe. We host a regular programme of events at Bivouac including seasonal events and craft activities.
Plenty of public footpaths run nearby on the Swinton Estate and other outdoor activities in the surrounding area including fly fishing, riding, trekking and falconry. Both mountain and electric bikes are available to hire with advance notice given - contact us for further details. Guests can also enjoy sole use of our hot tub which is charged at £60 and is available from 3pm onwards.
Please contact us directly for group bookings so we can discuss your requirements. We are a popular venue for unique woodland weddings and other private celebrations are also welcome. Hire out the Bivouac cafe or set up a marquee in our grounds. Up to 94 guests can be accommodated at Bivouac and we can also help you arrange your hen party for before the big day. Enjoy a vintage tea party, wine tasting, cocktail making or just relax in the hot tub.
Our Tree Lodges can be booked for two night midweek and weekend stays, three night stays starting on a Friday and four night midweek stays. We also have a range of meadow yurts onsite and a bunk barn for up to twelve people. Visit the website for further details.
Two of our Tree Lodges are dog friendly by prior arrangement and a small fee applies.
Masham, famous for its award-winning Yorkshire Breweries and spectacular local walks is just five miles away and local attractions include Farm Adventure Masham which offers a range of activities for corporate and leisure groups. Top family friendly attractions including the Forbidden Corner are also within easy reach.