From hotel luxury to glamping there’s something for everyone looking to stay in the Epping Forest District – and why wouldn’t you want to stay and make sure you didn’t miss any of the exciting things on offer, or explore some more, or combine a family adventure with a bit of retail therapy. And then there’s London, a tube ride away from any of the Central Line stations within the district. Whether you’re an Olympic competitor honing your skills to the limit at the White Water Centre, or a train fanatic loving every minute of a steam gala at the Epping Ongar Railway, there’s somewhere perfect for you to stay and make the most of every precious hour of every day.
In the south of the district are national budget hotel chains offering affordable accommodation alongside more up market hotels or welcoming hosts at Airbnbs. In the more rural locations you’ll find traditional inns and pubs with separate accommodation offering seclusion and the option to dine out or travel no further than the pub restaurant. There’s even boutique hotels if something more individual and stylist appeals. All have plenty of parking, ideal locations and friendly helpful staff waiting to help you make the most of your visit.
For those looking for something more adventurous or wanting to get closer to the natural beauty of the area, there’s a range of camping and lodge options. Although you can’t camp in the forest itself, you can get the next best thing at Debden House with its seven fields, four of which are fire fields with ready dug fire pits and wood and kindling on sale. Lee Valley Park also offer camping and lodge accommodation creating an ideal base or exploring the park on foot or by cycle. And with modern lodges you really discover the true meaning of glamping – ideal for those who want to get back to nature but aren’t quite ready for crawling into a tent every night.