Pawfect Retreats at Dog-Friendly Accommodation in The Lake District

As dog owners, many of us dread having to leave our four-legged friends behind when we go on holiday; however, UK staycations have become much easier with more and more dog–friendly hotels in the Lake District and beyond. The Inn Collection Group’s inns are no exception to this, with dedicated amenities for our pooch pals, making them one of the best options for dog-friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

At The Inn Collection Group, we understand that dogs are members of the family too, and we want them to be able to experience the beautiful locations and special moments that come with being on holiday with you. Especially with some of the most beautiful locations in the UK being perfect for long dog walks!

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Harriet Tuite recently travelled to our dog-friendly hotel in the Lake District, The Coniston Inn, with her dog Wilson. She praised the experience “Dog sitters can come to between £30-£50 a day if you want them to be in the home, and since Wilson is quite anxious I wouldn’t want to put him in kennels. Because of this, I've never been able to go away without feeling like I'm inconveniencing friends and family, and since we were going away to the countryside it would have felt so unfair - it’s the perfect place for a dog!"

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"Dogs were welcome in the lobby, restaurant and bar so we didn’t just have to leave him in the room - there were also dog treats and water bowls everywhere, the waiter even gave him (Wilson) some leftover sausages, which was such a lovely gesture it made the trip for us. Our hotel had a huge, enclosed grass area that was away from busy roads which meant all the dogs could enjoy the sunny weather and have a runaround, which meant we could kick back and relax with no concerns at all."

All of The Inn Collection Group’s inns have dog sections in our in-house restaurants, alongside a Doggy Menu available so they don’t feel left out, facilities to wash off muddy pooches and locations where some of the UK’s best walks are.*

We charge a £15 per night supplement fee if you’d like to stay in one of our pet-friendly rooms, which covers the charge of the special cleaning the rooms have to undergo after a visit from a furry friend.

Book INN At Some Of The Lake District’s Most Beautiful Spots For Walkies

The Lake District has always been a staycation favourite for Brits due to its stunning scenery and fascinating history. The Inn Collection Group has 10 perfectly positioned dog-friendly hotels in Lake District locations, including:

  • The Waterhead Inn, Ambleside
  • The Angel Inn, Windermere
  • The Ambleside Inn, Ambleside
  • The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite
  • The Temperance Inn, Ambleside
  • The Swan, Grasmere
  • The Coniston Inn, Coniston
  • The Ullswater Inn, Ullswater
  • Wordsworth Hotel, Ambleside
  • The Wateredge Inn, Ambleside

All of our dog-friendly Lake District accommodations are spread across scenic spots, including Windermere, Ambleside, Bassenthwaite, Grasmere and Coniston. All locations offering instant access to walks, activities and other fun things to do in the Lake District while holidaying with your pup.

The Swan in Grasmere, for example, is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park and is a perfect spot for anyone who loves walking and the outdoors. The Waterhead Inn sits on Lake Windermere’s doorstep, opposite Waterhead Pier where you can board a Windermere Lake Cruise, and is also a small and easy stroll from Ambleside centre.

Both are fantastic options for dogs and humans alike when you stay in our dog-friendly accommodations in the Lake District.


Wine and Dine With Your Pup By Your Side

Alongside plenty of doggy amenities such as dog showers, and dog sections within our restaurants, our dog-friendly accommodations also have a specialised food menu tailored just for dogs from Sir Woofchesters so they can be treated on holiday too! Featuring a variety of chews, drinks, smaller treat pots and food bowls.

* Prices may vary depending on location

In partnership with Sir Woofchesters Canine Hospitality, your pooches can enjoy a gourmet meal alongside your own. The menu includes smaller treat pots, which include ‘Bark Burkers’ which are beef patties with cheese, ‘Bark Bangers’ which are mini chicken sausages and ‘Sunday Roast’ which are lamb and mint bones, a perfect treat whilst enjoying your meal at the in-house restaurants at The Inn Collection Group’s dog-friendly hotels.

For a larger meal, they can choose from the Roast Dinner which includes a chicken drumstick chew, sausage, peas and carrots on a bed of chicken and potato dog food or Fish & Chips, which includes dried sprats, sweet potato fries and peas on a bed of salmon and trout dog food.

Our bespoke menu even includes dog drinks, such as the chicken flavour Bark Brew Dog Beer which can be enjoyed on its own or poured over dry food.

Of course, it’s not just the dogs that get to enjoy the delicious food! All The Inn Collection Group restaurants serve hearty, home-cooked, great-quality dishes cooked by our award-winning kitchen teams, with seasonal menus and daily changing specials.

Book Your Dog-Friendly Accommodation In The Lake District Today

If you’re looking for the pawfect spot to spend some quality time with your furry friend surrounded by the Cumbrian mountains then you need look no further than The Inn Collection Group welcoming Inns. Book your next dog-friendly hotel in the Lake District today.

Searching for a getaway somewhere else? Guests aren’t limited to the Lake District. We have locations across the country, including County Durham, North Wales, Tyne and Wear, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Northumberland. 

* Dog washing facilities are not available in all locations.