Take a leaf out of our book and visit the Lakes during autumn & winter. Check our top 10 reasons to visit to help you make the most of your stay.
In our opinion, the Christmas Markets are the best thing about winter at the Lakes! With bubbling mulled wine, festive music and more gift ideas than you can shake a turkey at, a short break in the Lake District has an abundance of options for you.
And don’t forget, we do Christmas really well too. Why not join us for December dinner and dancing, a 3-course lunch with Santa for the little ones, or an extra special Christmas day meal?
The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories. Explore the wonderful landscape where the tales are brought to life.
We understand that sometimes the fresh air can take it out of the little ones (and teenage ones!), which is why we host movie nights for the kids every Friday night – giving you a chance to enjoy home cooked food in our unashamedly homely pub, the Swan Inn, or something a little more polished at the River Room restaurant.
Depending on who's watching, past screenings have featured:
A trip to the Lake District wouldn't be complete without a visit to Grizedale Forest. Situated right in the heart of the Lake District Grizdale offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.
Discover walking & cycling trails or simply find a quiet spot to set up a picnic, admire the wildlife and relax...
There are many events happening at Grizedale throughout the year, from 'Gruffalo-Spotting' to adventure races, trail runs and car rallies.
"We were lucky enough to watch the steam train go past, a little step back in history.
We will definitely return to the Swan."
"Hop on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway, a five-minute-walk away, whose terminus is beside the cruise-boats' pier and Lakes Aquarium. The hotel is just off the A592/A590 junction so it is well connected: Bowness and Ambleside to the north, Kendal to the east and southern Lakes' attractions such as Cartmel village and Holker Hall are all within 20 to 30 minutes."The Telegraph
"The local area offers so much from walking, sightseeing to lazy days sat beside the River Leven which flows out of lake Windermere."Kat (TripAdvisor June 2017)
"The hotel has clearly recently been refurbished and is lovely inside too. Staff were friendly, polite and happy to help. Restaurant/bar staff particularly friendly. Rooms were decent size and well maintained. Location is the key though and the sitting area outside is wonderful when the sun shines."Robert D (TripAdvisor May 2016)
"The hotel has a number of areas that worked well for our group. We enjoyed lunch in the restaurant, snacks in the bar, drinks in the resident's lounges and a dip in the pool.
The adventure playground and grassed areas were ideal for children young and old! The staff were very attentive and helpful. The decor is modern and bright. The setting on the river is beautiful."FLacey1 (TripAdvisor June 2016)