Kelo Lodges

The first Kelo Lodge was introduced at Hoddom Castle in 2012. This has been specifically built for Hoddom. The main building is a traditional Finnish Kota, finished inside with a handmade bed from Lapland.

The bed is made from very special wood from the Kelo tree. These trees are from the edge of the arctic circle where they grow for up to 200 years before they die. Once they die they don't fall down, the bark falls off and the tree continues to season while still standing. These are called 'snags'. They are then harvested after about 20 years of seasoning. These trees are controlled by the Finnish Government.

We decided that a bed made from this timber would be something a bit special and totally unique. Not only have we made a 6'6" king size bed, we have also built a double bunk bed for two children. Now this really is glamping in style.

The whole building has 50mm of king span insulation, including the roof and floor. The windows are double glazed and a heating system is also supplied, to keep you warm, whatever the weather throws at you.

The children will love sleeping up in the bunk and a space is provided below the bunk for a blow up bed etc (not provided) as another sleeping space if need be.

A double electric socket will be in each lodge for charging of accessories.

All you need to bring is sleeping bags and pillows or either a king size sheet and your own duvet if you want to feel more at home. You will also need your usual cooking equipment such as pots, pans, cutlery and mugs.

The lodges are situated on the end of the camping field. It is about 60 yards to the shower and toilet block.

All enquiries on 01576 300251


Bedding and cookware is NOT provided.


Lodges to sleep 2

Kelo Lodge 1 is dog friendly and has a king size bed with mattress.

Lodges to sleep 4

Kelo Lodges 2, 3 & 4 have a king size bed with mattress & a bunk with mattress, which is head height and sleeps two children depending on age. (no dogs allowed)

All the details...

All have electric and are heated.

You will need your own bedding, pillows etc.

There is a non refundable £25 deposit to be paid when you book a Kelo Lodge and cancellation must be 7 days before arrival date.

Please note it payment is in full for the Bank Holidays
There is also a £20 cash deposit for 1 set of keys or £40 cash deposit for 2 sets of keys which is returnable when the keys are handed in and the Lodge has been checked.
Arrival is between 2pm and 6pm and departure is by 11am.