Loose Reins offers guests six Pioneer Cabins and three Canvas Lodges set on the edge of a natural coombe, surrounded by forest and hills and with beautiful views across the Blackmore Vale to the ancient hill forts of Hambledon and Hod Hills. Western trail riding, riding lessons and horsemanship lessons on American Quarter Horses are available on site. Your host will place apples, eggs, butter, jam, bread, butter, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate brownies in the cabins as a welcoming gift.
Each Pioneer Cabin has a different take on pioneer living. Trappers reflects early pioneer living with its faux furs, sheepskins, antique snow shoes and musket, whilst Gold Panners has a Navajo influence, reflecting the trading that subsequently occurred once the Gold Rush started. Ranchers features a homestead feel, with a burnt wood finish, American quilting and a Victorian brass chandelier.
The Canvas Lodges have wood partition walls and curtains to separate the sleeping areas. All beds have comfortable mattresses with soft mattress toppers, bedding and Egyptian cotton linen. Bath and hand towels are provided. All beds have electric blankets in the early spring and late autumn months. The three lodges have a gentle woodland and meadow theme and unique, reclaimed wood furniture creating a very unique experience.