Idyllic Getaways for you and your motor staying in a selection of stunning hotels set in the heart of the dramatic Lake District. Get ready for a few days of driving with a car tour of one of the most beautiful places in the United Kingdom – the Lake District. The Lake District has everything you and your car could wish for - stunning scenery, excellent roads (we know where the quiet ones are) and fabulous hospitality. Plus, we are not far away if you live in the UK - only 2 hours from Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool or Leeds.
Our 7 family owned and run hotels are the ideal base from which to explore the Lake District. Close to iconic routes such as the famous passes; Honister, Newlands and Kirkstone, the beautiful valleys of Borrowdale and Eden, and the famous lakes of Ullswater and Derwentwater, ensures that we offer not only excellent hospitality, but also an understanding of what you - the classic car owner – wants in a motoring holiday.
Whether you are a group of 100 cars or a small private tour of only 2, you can rest assured that you and your car will be well looked after and we can even provide tulip routes starting from our hotels. The only thing we would ask from you is permission to take a photograph of your wonderful cars!
What we can offer:
• Meal Stops (Including morning coffees, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners)
• Overnight Accommodation
• Parking (Private garages at the Lodore Falls Hotel)
• Tulip Routes (from 45 - 120 miles)
• Full 1, 2, or 3 Day Itineraries
• Flexible Mealtimes
• Competitive Rates
Set in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley with lake frontage and a waterfall in the grounds, this 4 star hotel has it all. Recently refurbished in 2017 with ample secure parking it is the perfect base for your motoring break.
Set on the shore of Lake Ullswater this hotel affords one of the finest locations to be found anywhere, with breathtaking views from the dining room, lounges and most bedrooms. With plenty of parking and just down the road from Kirkstone Pass, this is an excellent base on your driving holiday.
This hotel has a tradition of motoring clubs staying at the hotel, and a large photo of classic cars on the hotel front is proudly displayed in reception. With 40 bedrooms, a beautiful restaurant and bar lounge serving food and drinks all day - you would be hard pushed to find a better hotel for your driving break.
The Inn on the Square is a 4 star hotel in Keswick designed for laid-back luxury escapes in the middle of the Lake District. With 34 modern bedrooms, a chic lounge bar and our very own AA rosette award-winning Brossen Steakhouse – the Inn on the Square is perfect for romantic weekenders, fresh-air seeking walkers or people who simply love the Lake District.
The Skiddaw hotel is a friendly vibrant place to stay in the centre of the picturesque market town of Keswick offering so much to see and do. Drive the scenic Lake District routes during the day and in the evening why not enjoy our cinema or theatre dining deal.
Combine 300 years of history with a friendly welcome and a convenient location in the bustling town centre of Penrith.
A true coaching inn, the Kings Arms Hotel still offers the traveller of today the same unrifamilyled hospitality and friendly service.
Mid Life Crisis Car Club, North Hertfordshire, May 2014
Spectacular driving routes. The Lodore Falls is a first class hotel with excellent food and impeccable service. I would unhesitatingly recommend to other car clubs.
The Beano Boys, May 2012
Where to start! Our stay with you last week, and the motoring tours that you put on for us, without doubt, made for one of the best trips that we have ever made. The weather, of course played its part, and the Lake District looked fantastic!
The management and staff of not only the Lodore Falls, but the other hotels that we visited (Armthawaite Hall and The Inn on the Lake), could not have been any more accommodating. Your organisation of the trip, and the motoring tours, and the execution by Charles (Graves, owner), Stephen and Hans (hotel manager and deputy manager), and all of the staff at the Lodore Falls Hotel left us with a very good impression of an excellent, well run and managed establishment. The menus and catering were all to a very high standard, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you.
We hope to return to stay with you again sometime in the future. Once again many thanks, and enjoy your summer in the Lakes.
Aston Martin Club organisers, April 2013
We had a wonderful, long weekend and everyone was delighted with the hotel and how helpful all the staff were - some said they would return for another holiday. As organisers we were so pleased that there were no adverse comments in fact praise was heaped on the standard of the food and service and the comfort of the bedrooms.
Helen Pearce, MidMog Club, April 2013
In April 2013 a small contingent from the MidMog club, ie the branch of the Midland Morgan Sports Car Club based in Worcestershire, stayed at the Inn on the Lake for a long weekend. We were welcomed with afternoon tea and scones, and found our fell view rooms very comfortable. There was plenty of choice at breakfast – some of us made it a healthy option with fish, and some of us indulged in the substantial full Cumbrian! We all particularly enjoyed the wonderful a la carte four course dinner, and the relaxing atmosphere of the residents bar for drinks and coffee, each evening.
The hotel management gave us lots of tourist information and some detailed drives. Our Saturday route took us to the Lakeland Motor Museum via Kirkstone Pass and Windermere. We rode on the train of the Haverthwaite Steam Railway to Lakeside; and drove back to Ullswater via Ambleside and experienced “The Struggle”!
On Sunday we joined our Yorkshire MSCC members at Tan Hill Inn in the Dales National Park. The drive took us up through remote moorland scenery to the pub which claims to be the highest in Great Britain, and we returned via the pretty Swaledale.
We enjoyed the weekend enormously. I think I can speak for all in saying that we found the food and accommodation excellent, and the staff very friendly and helpful.
Frank Hodgkins, Model T Club, July 2015
Following our visit to your hotel last Friday with our Model t’s for lunch, please convey our appreciation to all the staff involved who were all so kind and friendly. The soup and fresh sandwiches couldn’t have been better and absolutely perfect following our drive over Kirkstone Pass.