My boyfriend booked 4 nights here in a Keepers Lodge Monday-Friday in October as a surprise for my 21st birthday. This was a recommendation as my sister has been before and we found the Monks Cross retail park before checking into our lodge so we did our food shop at Asda. Great as only 10 min drive!
We arrived around 4pm to reception and staff were lovely. We were in lodge number 1 which was lovely! There was a utility room, open plan dining room lounge and kitchen, bathroom with bath and walk in shower & two bedrooms, a double and a twin. They literally think of everything at Griffon forest!! So well equipped, clean and plenty of info available.
We used the Monks Cross Park and Ride to go into York city centre-so convenient and cheaper than parking. York itself is a beautiful city with a lovely atmosphere. We visited the Jorvik museum-great fun and interesting but didn't take very long, the Minster-lovely to walk around and so detailed. We wanted to go to the famous Betty's tea rooms so just went for a hot chocolate mid morning rather than afternoon tea as queues are round the street! The shopping is great and was one of the best bits! Plenty of your normal high street shops as well as some designer and some quirky individual shops.
The surroundings of Griffon forest are beautiful and we enjoyed a walk following a trail in the welcome pack. The best part which I miss very much was the hot tub-someone checks in to show you how to use it when you arrive, very easy and we spent lots of time in it! So relaxing and private from passers by so you can chill in peace.
Even though our lodge was the first lodge very close to the entrance and reception it was still so quiet, no disturbances and hardly saw anyone else.
Overall we had an amazing time at Griffon forest, we didn't want to come home & I will definitely book to go again. Usually when you go away there is at least one thing you don't like but I can honestly say there was nothing here! Brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hideaways in the heart of tranquil woodland, close to York, perfect to relax & unwind! Boasting private hot tubs with every lodge, cosy furnishings and woodland walks from your doorstep. Why not choose a lodge with a four poster bed and a 6ft. circular Jacuzzi bath, for a truly romantic break? Onsite cameras film badgers, birds and many more creatures. Watch the live footage on your TV from the comfort of your lodge!Tucked away in the heart of 100 acres of woodland offering a haven of peace and tranquility to visitors and wildlife alike, Griffon Forest is the perfect luxury hideaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Griffon Forest Hotel Flaxton
- Griffon Forest Lodges Flaxton, Yorkshire