The Top 9 Dog-Friendly Hotels in The Lake District for Your Next Family Trip

Planning a family trip to the breathtaking Lake District and want to include your four-legged family member?

The Lake District, known for its stunning natural landscapes, is one of the best places in the UK for a dog-friendly holiday.

Dog-Friendly Hotels in The Lake District

Many of its hotels go the extra mile to welcome your furry friends.

Here is our pick of the top 9 dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District that will make your next family trip unforgettable.

1. The Wild Boar, Windermere

Located in the idyllic Gilpin Valley, The Wild Boar Inn Windermere is a charming country inn that truly understands the needs of dog owners.

This hotel extends a warm welcome to dogs in all rooms except the grill and smokehouse. You can, however, take your dog into the bar area to enjoy some food.

With over 72 acres of private woodland filled with fantastic walking trails, it’s a dog’s paradise.

Moreover, the hotel’s restaurant provides mouth-watering local dishes for the two-legged members of your family.

To check in with your furbaby, it’ll cost an extra £30 per night – and there are a maximum of two dogs allowed per room (we suspect this is to avoid crazy all-night dog parties!)

2. Eltermere Inn, Elterwater

Tucked away in the beautiful village of Elterwater, the Eltermere Inn warmly welcomes dogs in selected rooms.

Dogs are allowed in the bar area, so they can relax by your side as you enjoy a locally sourced meal or a traditional ale.

The inn’s prime location offers quick access to numerous walking routes, making it an ideal base for exploring the stunning Lake District landscapes.

With beautiful gardens and a tranquil pond, there’s plenty of open space for your four-legged friend to enjoy.

For the human members of your family, the inn provides comfortable, individually decorated rooms, and a cozy lounge with a log fire, creating the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway.

There is a charge of £15 for each dog for stays between 1 and 7 nights.

3. The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere

The Daffodil Hotel is where luxury meets pet-friendliness.

The hotel has specific dog-friendly rooms and they will cost you an extra £15 per night to stay with your furry friend.

Surrounded by lush green fields and next to the tranquil Grasmere Lake, the hotel offers numerous opportunities for leisurely strolls and energetic runs.

For the human members of the family, the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa facilities provide the ultimate relaxation experience.

The downfall with this lovely hotel is that you can only have one dog per room, so if you have more than one doggie, this may not be the place for you.

4. Inn on the Lake, Ullswater

This hotel is nestled on the shores of Ullswater, with 15 acres of beautiful grounds and a private lake frontage of 300 meters.

We love that this hotel really understands that furbabies are part of the family.

As such, dogs are welcome in the 15 dog-friendly rooms and the Ramblers Bar, providing the perfect end to a day of exploration. They are also allowed in the reception area and the Orangery.

There are several walking trails around the hotel, and the hotel’s garden is a great spot for your dog to let off some steam.

To stay with your doggy, it’s an extra £15 per dog per night.

5. The Keswick Country House Hotel, Keswick

Situated on a sprawling 4-acre property, this hotel offers a range of dog-friendly rooms.

Its close proximity to the vibrant Keswick town center means a wealth of dog-friendly pubs and shops are just a short walk away.

Moreover, the hotel’s dining experience, encompassing traditional English dishes with a modern twist, is a culinary delight for guests.

To stay at The Keswick with your dog is just £12 for the night on top of your standard cost for booking.

6. Another Place, Ullswater

Another Place is set on 18 acres of parkland on the shores of Ullswater Lake.

Well-behaved doggies are welcome in many of the hotel’s rooms and the Living Space bar, where they can lounge by your feet as you sip a local brew.

The hotel’s location provides immediate access to numerous dog-friendly walking trails that cater to all fitness levels.

The hotel is also home to a well-regarded restaurant and a state-of-the-art Swim Club, where you can unwind while your dog rests after a day of adventure.

This hotel strikes the perfect balance between luxury and comfort, ensuring an enjoyable stay for all family members, four-legged ones included.

You can book to stay at Another Place with up to 2 furbabies, for £15 per night for the first doggy and just £35 per night for an additional pooch.

7. Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa, Grasmere

This hotel and spa warmly welcome dogs in a selection of dog-friendly rooms for £25 per night, per dog.

With a spacious 2-acre riverside garden and a comfortable lounge bar, your dog can relax after a day filled with adventures.

Humans can also unwind at the hotel’s exquisite Riverside Spa, which offers a variety of treatments.

8. Broadoaks Boutique Country House, Windermere

At Broadoaks Country House, dogs aren’t just accepted; they’re treated like VIPs. There are resident Cavapoos at Broakoaks, so the owners understand the importance of treating pets like a member of the family.

There are two doggy packages to choose from:

  • Doggie Dinner Bed and Breakfast for £25 per night; or
  • Doggie Bed and Breakfast for £20 per night.

Your furbaby will even be welcomed with their own package of treats and a copy of the doggy menu.

9. The Inn at Grasmere, Grasmere

Rich in history, The Inn at Grasmere offers a welcoming atmosphere for dogs and their owners.

Dogs are allowed in designated rooms and all dining areas, except for the bar and restaurant areas.

Your pooch can stay at The Inn at Grasmere with you for £15 per doggy, per night.

In Summary

Before booking, it’s always recommended to double-check the hotel’s current pet policies and any additional fees.

These top 9 dog-friendly hotels in the Lake District promise not only a fantastic stay for you but also an exciting and comfortable experience for your canine companion.

The Lake District, with its stunning landscapes and dog-friendly accommodations, is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family – including your four-legged friend.

Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at our pick of the best dog-friendly hotels in the Peak District next or check out the best hotels in Cornwall for you and your pooch.

Alex Kallen

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