Galgorm invests £3m in new luxury accommodation collection

‘Forest Dens’ are latest addition to resort’s award-winning accommodation offering

Galgorm resort
The new Forest Dens, a £3m addition to the accommodation offering at the Galgorm resort

Premiere luxury hotel destination the Galgorm has added a new range of accommodation to its collection following a fresh £3 million investment.

Having already invested £60 million since 2010, Galgorm secured its position among the world’s premier tourism destinations in 2021, when it announced a further £30m investment to expand and enhance its resort and spa facilities by 2027.

Its new ‘Forest Dens’ represent £3 million of that investment phase and is the first element of the ‘Forest Garden’ at Galgorm.

The expansion to the Thermal Spa Village is due to follow in summer 2025, complete with forest walks, wood-fired sauna, hot tubs and a rope bridge connecting the Thermal Spa Village on both sides of the river.

Colin Johnston, managing director at Galgorm, said: “Our commitment to maintaining Galgorm’s standing as a world-class, award-winning tourism destination has driven us to invest and innovate continually over the last number of years. This latest investment is a testament to our dedication to offering premium and authentic experiences to our guests.

“The introduction of the Forest Dens marks a unique addition to our accommodation portfolio, providing guests with an exceptional opportunity to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying the luxury and tranquillity that Galgorm is renowned for.

“With further substantial investments on the horizon, guests can look forward to even more exciting developments, including the expansion of our Thermal Spa Village next summer.”

Galgorm resort
The new Forest Dens, a £3m addition to the accommodation offering at the Galgorm resort

The new ‘Forest Dens’ are tucked away beyond the river Maine in the heart of Galgorm Wood, each one complete with a beautifully bohemian backyard for the chance to get back to nature and soak up some serious tranquility.

Guests will be invited to relax in their own private sauna, unwind with a wood-fired bath and freshen up in the outdoor shower for a truly rejuvenating break from the bustle.

Other features include a stylish indoor kitchenette, outdoor seating with heating, BBQ facilities and a fire pit.

The new Forest Dens (, set within 40 acres of private forest, are the latest addition to the resort’s exquisite accommodation offering which includes 125 luxurious guest rooms, 41 cottage suites, 16 Shepherd’s Huts, six log cabins and four exclusive residences.

Suitable for two guests, with one double bed, ensuite with shower and Galgorm Cora amenities, a Forest Den stay includes access to the Thermal Spa Village from check-in to check-out, helping to bring guests’ sense of Zen to the next level as they embrace true comfort and explore the great outdoors in the Galgorm changing robes and sliders.

The Galgorm resort was named Best Destination Spa 2024 in the prestigious Conde Nast Johansens Awards, and won six awards at the 2023 World Luxury Awards, including Global Award Winner for Best Luxury Spa Resort.