In more recent years dog friendly holidays are no longer restricted to cottages and camping stays. Many luxurious hotels within the Lake District now offer a dog friendly option and are often contained within stunning grounds and scenery. Browse the options below to discover the range of dog friendly hotels covering the Lake District to find your ideal stay.
Broadoaks presides over some of the finest walking country in England, so naturally its owners wanted to offer the warmest welcome to everyone drawn to the Lake District’s national park to stretch their legs – two and four-legged.
Originally an 18th Century Lakeland farm house, the Embleton Spa Hotel is a relaxed, informal hotel with delightful en-suite rooms, suites and apartments.
Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District, Rothay Manor is an elegant country house retreat, the perfect escape from the stresses of modern living.
Award-winning Askham Hall is a place to stay and relax in a secluded part of the Lake District. Just over the hills from Lake Ullswater. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.
Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley, the Damson Dene Hotel is the best place for a relaxing break.
The Riverside Hotel, a converted 18th century tannery set on five floors, is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal beneath the ruins of the town’s 12th century castle.
Set in lovely landscaped grounds, Newby Bridge Hotel is a relaxing and welcoming place to visit. The hotel and restaurant have recently been extended/refurbished with even more high quality accommodation.
Seatoller House is a beautiful guest house seven miles south of Keswick at the head of Borrowdale. The house prides itself on its friendly welcome, an informal atmosphere and good home cooked food.
Tebay Services Hotel lies between Penrith and Kendal on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by dramatic Cumbrian Mountains. Each of their dog-friendly rooms comes complete with water bowls and Lily’s Kitchen treats.
Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Cragwood.
Set in an elevated position and overlooking Windermere, England’s longest and most beautiful lake, you will find Merewood Country House Hotel. Dating back to 1812, the hotel has retained much of its historical charm.
This beautiful Lake District hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a country house atmosphere with all the comforts of home, while surrounded by spectacular landscapes, lakes and fells.
The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel lies in the Great Langdale valley, this extended inn has welcomed fell walkers and climbers for more than 300 years.
The Kellbank Hotel situated in the heart of the unspoilt Western Lake District in the stunning village of Gosforth within the newly awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site. With views of Scafell Pike and the Wasdale Valley and just 5 minutes from idyllic Wastwater, Great Gable or many other of the famous Wainwright Walks.
Nestled amidst the beautiful Central Fells and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere, The Yan at Broadrayne is a truly special place at the heart of the Lake District.
Located in the heart of the English Lake District Victorian House captures the gothic romanticism of the landscape yet provides warm home-style and comfort. Victorian House offers dog friendly hotel or glamping accommodation. Grasmere Pizza Company are based in the hotel, with the bar and restaurant also being dog friendly.
On the shores of Ullswater, the second largest lake in England, Another Place, is a contemporary 47-bedroom hotel inspired by its stunning location. Set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park, with a private lakeshore and views over Ullswater and the fells, it’s the ideal place to explore the wilderness, swim beneath a full moon, eat and drink well, relax and have a good time.
The Skelwith Bridge Hotel boasts 28 well appointed en suite bedrooms offering guests the option of single, double, twin or king-sized accomodation.
Located in pretty Borrowdale valley, close to Keswick, this stunning slate built hotel has been in the area for over 200 years. The hotel overlooks Derwentwater and has been recently refurbished giving the hotel a new stylish look with dedicated cosy doggy lounges.
This four star family-owned hotel in Keswick oozes comfortable indulgence (with optional adventures on the side). It’s central location on Keswick’s market square means everything is right on your doorstep, including walks for you and your dog.
The Skiddaw Hotel is located in the centre of Keswick, from here you can take a stroll to the nearby Lake Derwentwater or venture further afield to the surrounding fells, the perfect base to enjoy the area and all it has to offer.
The Kings Arms Hotel is centrally located in Keswick making it the ideal base for exploring the area with your dog. This family owned hotel has 13 en-suite bedrooms, serves delicious locally-sourced food and offers a wide selection of real ales and whiskies.
The four star Inn on the Lake is located on the shores of Lake Ullswater, with the magnificent Helvellyn mountain range right on the doorstep, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to walks for you and your pooch.
The four star Borrowdale Hotel is located at the foot of Shepherds Crag in the Borrowdale valley. This hotel is steeped in history and has been updated to ensure tradition and modern comfort pervade. Relax in the cosy lounges with your four-legged friend.
The George Hotel is located in the market town of Penrith, the ideal base to explore the Eden valley and the Lake District. This 300 year old Grade I listed building combines old world charm with modern hospitality.