Same breathtaking view, new modern look

At the start of the year, our stunning Inn on the Lake hotel located on the shores of Ullswater underwent a supreme makeover that truly transported the hotel well into the 21st century.


The refurbishment project recently came to a completion, and we are extremely proud to reveal the luxurious design details of this transformative overhaul. The exciting renovations included the majority of the ground floor, including:

  • Reception
  • Lake View Restaurant
  • Lounge Bar
  • Lake View Lounges
  • Orangery
  • Corridors


The distinguished, friendly service provided by the team coupled with the hotel’s exciting new look provides guests with a chic environment to create new memories with friends and family; firmly securing its place on the map with some of the finest hotels in the Lake District.


staycation in the lake district

Memories begin at the Inn…

Since the Inn on the Lake became a member of the Lake District Hotels family back in 2000, it has undergone a number of refurbishments, which have each enhanced our reputation and established the Inn’s place as a leading Lake District Hotel.


inn on the lake refurbishment

Over the years, the Inn on the Lake has become ‘the place to be’ among couples, walkers and dog-owners with its immediate views out onto Ullswater Lake and the abundance of scenic rambles available from the hotel doorstep.

Unsurprisingly, the hotel has also become the Lake District wedding venue of the century, with engaged couples from all over the UK flocking to the welcoming atmosphere of the hotel just to say ‘I do’ against the hotel’s breathtaking backdrop.


The making of a masterpiece

To make this contemporary vision a reality, our company Directors, Kit Graves and Dani Hope enlisted the help of some of the UK’s greatest interior designers, whose imagination and skills have further heightened the hotel’s sophisticated style, while simultaneously enhancing guest experience.


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Lake View Lounge

The overall ambience of the hotel’s new look is bright and airy, reflected through its elegant light fixtures and bespoke chandeliers, with some guests commenting that the hotel now parallels some of the swankiest establishments in London.


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Lake View Bar

The Lake View Bar on the other hand, has been transformed into a chic cocktail bar with a touch of glamour, featuring a bespoke Chesterfield filling the length of the wall which guests can sink into with their evening cocktail to enjoy the beautiful atmospheric lighting and our famous unrivalled views of the lake and fells.



From the entrance, guests are greeted with floor to ceiling windows that fills the reception with natural light. As you step foot through the electric doors, vintage maps from the early 1900’s line the walls highlighting the local area.


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Once inside, the handmade geometric glass tiled reception desk with local granite top dominates the lobby, with comfortable, upholstered seating areas complete with custom-made cushions for guests to relax.


Lake View Lounge

Blush, heather and cream colours flow throughout the Lake View Restaurant alongside metallic silver embroidered curtains to provide a fresh, contemporary feel, while the Orangery and Lake View Lounges reflect burnt orange tones, accompanied by contrasting fabrics.


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Lake View Restaurant

 “Throughout the refurbishment project we have used local contractors, joiners and stone masons as much as possible. We have also worked hard to keep a low carbon footprint; we have reupholstered furniture wherever possible; LED lighting has been installed throughout, we have also sourced low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) lacquers and paints. We are over the moon with the end result and have received some lovely feedback from our customers.” Dani Hope, Director of Lake District Hotels


Experience the new Inn on the Lake

Whether you’re an avid Inn on the Lake visitor, or are simply seeking the perfect location to get away from your worries and unwind, we have a series of brilliant offers currently running for this leading Lake District Hotel.


Situated deep in the depths of the beautiful countryside, there really is no better place to spend your Great British Staycation and at the moment, we’re offering FREE tea & scones on arrival PLUS a complimentary glass of fizz for all guests who stay with us before May 31st!


Stays at Inn on the Lake start from £179 on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis based on two people sharing a standard room. For hotel reservations and more information please visit click here or call 0800 840 1245.