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christmas with your dog

By on October 18th, 2019

Christmas with your pooch at the Lodore

Everyone knows that Christmas is a time for being a bit more understanding, sharing goodwill to all around us, but most importantly, it’s a time to spend with family. At Lake District Hotels, as a company of dog-lovers, we know fine well that your pooches are just as important a family member as anyone and it’s very meaningful spending Christmas with your dog!

We also understand that the Lake District is the most dog-friendly place in the whole of the UK, which is exactly why we’re not just pulling out all the stops for you at Christmas… but we want your canine pals to have an extra special Christmas with us too.


No one goes ignored at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa at Christmas, no matter how hairy, noisy, big or small you may be – and we’re not just talking about your pets here!  We’ve thrown together some festive activities, a feast of indulgence, a whole lot of Christmas cheer and sprinkled it with some magic dust to present you (and your pooch!) with a Christmas package that will truly enchant even the grinchiest of folks out there.

2 or 3 night Christmas packages at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa start from £645 per person. Book 3 nights now and stay for FREE on the 23rd December Bed & Breakfast!

To book click here or call freephone number 0800 840 1246 to speak to a member of the team.


What activities are there for dogs at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa this Christmas?

  • Candlelit Lakeshore walk

On Christmas Eve we will guide guests and their pooches down to the relaxing lakeshore of Derwentwater were dogs are able to run around, play and have a splash in the water. All masters will be given hot punch and toasted marshmallows; however, we will ensure that canine pals are given their fair share of complimentary biscuits too!


christmas with your dog

  • Watch the charity duck race

Each boxing day we host a charity duck race in the river on the hotel grounds. It’s an exciting event for human and canine residents as we all gather at the river bank and watch in anticipation as all the ducks race down the river to the finish line. It’s the perfect opportunity for dogs to be sociable as we know so many of them are!


  • Guided walk to a scenic location with doggy treats

Dogs are always having fun when walkies are involved, and you can join us on our guided walk to a surprise scenic location. Dogs will love the opportunity to get out and we’re sure the walk will well and truly tire them out, leaving you in for a peaceful evening. This really is the best gift you can give your dog at Christmas.


christmas with your dog

  • Pose with your humans in front of the magic selfie mirror

As the old saying goes, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas”, and our magic selfie mirror is the perfect opportunity for you to take home a life-long memento that will remind you of the time you spent a magical Christmas with your dog at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.


What gifts do dogs get at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa this Christmas?

  1. Overnight accommodation with comfy dog bed and water bowl
  2. Doggy Christmas stocking from the BIG man himself
  3. Doggy breakfast in the dedicated doggy lounge


Why Chilli wants to spend Christmas at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa:

Chilli is our resident pooch at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa – you may have even noticed her photo up on the wall in our doggie lounge on your recent visit! She’s no stranger to the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa at Christmas-time, so we decided to ask her why she thinks you should choose us for your Christmas break.

“For me, there’s no where more magical to spend Christmas than at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa. All the friendly staff always make sure I’m well taken care of, whether it’s making sure there are dog towels available for me at reception to dry down after I’ve been for a swim in the nearby lake, or provide my master with an abundance of free doggie bags when I have to… well, you know.


What’s more, they even have a dog wash station located around the side of the building where I can wash off my muddy paws after running around the vast open spaces throughout the Borrowdale valley. You wouldn’t believe the number of dog walks available right from the doorstep of the hotel! All of which are clearly written down in the company’s Hike & Bike book which residents can purchase for just £3.50.

One of the nicest parts about my visits to the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is that after I’ve returned from my long walks, instead of having to stay in my hotel room alone, I can actually dine with my masters in the hotel’s doggie lounge (by the way, have you seen that good-looking lab on the wall?). Not just dinner by the way, but I can also join them for breakfast AND lunch too which means I never have to be alone. They even have a doggie menu designed especially for me at the back of the lounge menu which includes FREE TREATS!   


christmas with your dog

Not only is the Lodore a fantastic place to stay, but the surrounding area is always so welcoming to me and my friends. Trips out result in plenty of head strokes and ear tickles, there’s hardly anywhere I can’t go! Even the Keswick Launch lets me hop aboard so I can take in those magnificent Lake District views.

It really is a dog’s life at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa and I know your pooch would love you forever if you treated them to a break here this Christmas.”


Spend Christmas with your dog at Lake District Hotels

If you don’t fancy spending Christmas with your dog at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, we have 5 other hotels who are all dog-friendly and boast incredible nearby walks too.

All dogs will receive special treats and exciting activities to take part in at any of our hotels this Christmas.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kings Arms & the Skiddaw Hotel are now FULLY BOOKED for Christmas. Spaces are still available at the Inn on the LakeInn on the Square & the Borrowdale Hotel but are filling up fast.



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Email: reservations@lakedistricthotels.net

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