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.
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.
Applegarth Villa is proud to offer two of its new luxury hot tub suites as dog friendly accommodation. Each suite has its own private entrance and private terrace with hot tub.
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.
Originally an 18th Century Lakeland farm house, the Embleton Spa Hotel is a relaxed, informal hotel with delightful en-suite rooms, suites and apartments.
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.
The Cumberland Hotel is much more than just accommodation and food. You will find the welcoming atmosphere ideal for any event.
Glaramara Hotel is a privately owned hotel which is run by an experienced and professional team. The location of the house is particularly striking with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells.
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 Grange Boutique is situated in the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Grange over Sands and has 3 dog friendly rooms/suites that welcome guests with well behaved dogs over 12 months old.
Your home-from-home experience with an added touch of indulgence. Hillthwaite has been recently refurbished and designed with you in mind. Stylish lounges with roaring fires for those colder months, landscaped gardens & stone flagged terraces for sunnier days, as well as a variety of individually appointed bedrooms, well stocked bar and onsite leisure facilities to relax in after a leisurely day in the Lakes.
A Victorian Period Hotel with views of Lake Windermere, ideally situated to explore the Lakes, easy access to a number of picturesque locations.
The Royal at Dockray is a family run Traditional Country Hotel offering the best of Cumbrian Hospitality. The resident owners, Tyrone and Michelle Castles, present a friendly and efficient team, who provide a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.
Grasmere’s Wordsworth Hotel and Spa is a legendary 4 star hotel in the heart of The Lake District. Dogs are allowed in the small garden lounge and the bar side of the Bistro – and can stay in the ground floor bedrooms.
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.
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.
The Skelwith Bridge Hotel boasts 28 well appointed en suite bedrooms offering guests the option of single, double, twin or king-sized accomodation.
The Pennington is an historic inn with a contemporary interior, offering well-appointed accommodation and fine food from quality local ingredients.
Quietly located in 6 acres of mature gardens sweeping down to the River Calder, close to the coast and at the foot of the Western Lake District fells, Sella Park is an historic property dating from at least the 16th century.
Dale Lodge Hotel is one of the Lake District's most renowned hotel's and has gained a growing reputation as Grasmere's most sophisticated venue.
Relax and enjoy your stay in this elegant 18th century country house hotel, tucked away in the unspoilt beauty of the northern Lake District.