At Dog Friendly Lakes we are always on the look out for places that love and encourage you to bring your dog on holiday with you. As a result we've detailed some of the top dog friendly hotels in the Lake District to help narrow down your search.
Broadoaks Country House - Troutbeck
Broadoaks country house hotel has managed to create uber-luxury for people where well-behaved guests’ dogs are welcome too. With a complete disregard for the 'stuffiness' that can prompt some luxury hotels to adopt a no-dogs policy, Broadoaks’ style is to do it differently. It recognises that dogs are guests too and that, if their owners are coming to one of the UK’s walking capitals, they’re going to want to bring their best friend. Consequently their needs have been treated with the same level of thought and consideration as their owners’.
The hotel is serious about the attention to detail it extends to its smallest visitors, right down to a welcome treat or two on arrival from Flo, the house Cavapoo. There’s even a four-paws menu – special dietary requirements catered for - and a DDBB (Doggie Dinner Bed and Breakfast) rate.
Embleton Spa Hotel - Embleton
Originally an 18th Century Lakeland farm house, the Embleton Spa Hotel is a relaxed, informal hotel with delightful en-suite rooms, suites and apartments. Dogs are welcome throughout the hotel, the only exception being the swimming pool! There is however a plethora of great swimming spots nearby, with Bassenthwaite Lake less than a mile away - its a firm favourite of Inca the resident Labrador.
When you're away from home its nice to have a little extra space, especially when travelling with a dog - Embleton Spa Hotel apartments are perfect for this, with all the comfort, service and attention of a hotel stay including their legendary Cumbrian breakfast.
Rothay Manor - Ambleside
A holiday in the Lake District just wouldn’t be the same without your 4-legged friend! Rothay Manor understand how important it is for them to join in on your fun activities, from fell walks, to lake swims! Rothay Manor have a number of dog-friendly rooms, with external access to make the evening and morning constitutional that little bit easier. In the room they provide dog towels, bowls and treats to make your pooch feel welcome. Unlike many hotels they are also welcome to join you in some of their public areas, so you can enjoy breakfast and dinner with your best friend too.
Seatoller House - Borrowdale
Located within walking distance of Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Haystacks, Dalehead, High Spy, Castle Crag and many more fells, Seatoller House is the perfect base for anyone holidaying with their four legged friend. 4 course home cooked dinner, log fire and hot baths await the guests after a day on the fells.
The George and Dragon - Clifton
The George and Dragon Clifton is a stylish country inn with a cosy bar, and eleven comfortable bedrooms, individually designed and decorated. Located in a secluded part of the Lake District, the newest World Heritage Site, yet within easy access of the M6.
Enjoy fresh, seasonal food, local ales and fine wines in their relaxing and welcoming restaurant. They grow and rear much of their own produce at their nearby sister establishment Askham Hall. Doggy welcome back includes treat, map of local walks and doggy bag. Dogs are welcome in the bar dining area and bedrooms. Dogs £10 per stay, max. 3 per guest.
Ravenstone Manor - Bassenthwaite
Ravenstone Manor aim to provide a comfortable atmosphere free of formality. Quiet, relaxed, and far away from the bustle of everyday life, the hotel is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District where four legged friends are treated just the same as other hotel guests. When booking direct with the hotel, their stay is free of charge. Ravenstone Manor even provide warm water washing facilities and doggy treats to spoil them after their walks. Dogs are welcome in the dining area and bar as well as your room, so they can enjoy their stay as much as you will.
Tebay Services Hotel - Orton
Tebay Services Hotel love to welcome dogs in their Classic Pet Rooms.
Surrounded by dramatic Cumbrian Fells and set on the edge of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, you'll find the tranquil and secluded location is convenient, just off the M6, and a great base to explore this wild landscape. You'll find lots of lovely scenic walks locally. For £10 per pet, per night, you'll find bowls and Lily's Kitchen treats in your room and you can also eat in the cosy lounge with your dog by your side.
The Hydro Hotel - Windermere
The Lake District is a popular area for dog walkers and The Hydro Hotel is delighted to offer pet friendly rooms. Each room will be thoroughly cleaned after each stay and they’re also be a number of treats in there meaning the dog will feel at home. Yummy food and a comfy bed is also part of the pet friendly rooms along with poop bags, toys and food bowls.
Riverside Hotel - Kendal
Most of the rooms at The Riverside Hotel are dog-friendly and the hotel is in an excellent location for popular dog walking routes, some of which are reachable just by walking out of the hotel front door. Your pooch is most welcome in the Tannery Bar, the perfect place to relax after a long day of chasing things in the park opposite.
Damson Dene Hotel - Crosthwaite
It’s roaring log fires and gardens galore at the Damson Dene Hotel, an excellent location for you and your furry companions. Most of their bedrooms are dog-friendly, and being located in the glorious Lyth Valley, they are surrounded by miles of countryside for walks and neighbouring villages to explore; a dream for both dogs and owners alike. Dogs are welcome in the Damson Tree Bar, and they encourage you to make the most of the log fire in the lobby after a long walk and a hard days catching ball.
Newby Bridge Hotel - Nr Ulverston
Whether you’re staying at the hotel or having a doggy day out, Newby Bridge Hotel is in a fantastic location to keep you and your pooch happy and entertained. Dogs are most welcome in the Huntsman's Inn Bar with real log fires, and their large, landscaped grounds means there’s plenty of space to run around and play catch. Newby Bridge Hotel is a stone’s throw from other dog friendly Lake District delights such as Lake Windermere and Fell Foot Park and in close proximity to many popular walks.
Borrowdale Hotel - Borrowdale
The Borrowdale Hotel understand that dogs are part of the family and many owners like to take their dog with them on holiday. For that reason, they allow up to two dogs to stay in all but 2 bedrooms for a small supplement. They also allow dogs in most public areas of the hotel, including their bar and cosy lounges. From the front door, you can explore the surrounding lakes and mountains with your four-legged friend by your side.
If you need some more advice around taking your dog on holiday, take a look at DogBuddy’s Holiday Dog Care Guide.