Dog Friendly Accommodation in the Lake District

Lake District is a wonderful place to visit with your dog. There are hundreds of walks to suit all abilities and all of our properties offer great access to the fells. You'll find pubs, restaurants and many shops in Grasmere, Ambleside and Keswick are welcoming well behaved dogs, so you can take your pet everywhere you go.
All of our hotels are pet friendly and you are welcome to bring your dogs with you to your room.

Dogs and muddy boots always welcome...

All of our Inns and Cottages are dog friendly and you are welcome to bring your pets with you at a charge of £10 if you're staying for one night, or £15 for the entire stay if you are visiting for 2 nights or more.
Below, you will find more information on where your four legged friend can stay and what areas of the property are pet friendly.

Traveller's Rest - Grasmere

Your dog can stay with you in your room - please note not all rooms are dog friendly, but only our Standard Double rooms and one of the Twin ones, so when placing a reservation, please let us know you are bringing your dog with you and we'll ensure you are allocated to the right room.

Dogs are welcome in the bar area and if you would like to bring your dog with you to breakfast, we can arrange for you to eat in the bar area, rather than restaurant area, where dogs are not allowed.

There are plenty of wonderful walks around the Traveller's Rest you can enjoy with your dog. From Grasmere Lake to Rydal Water, you and your pet will not be disappointed!

King's Head - Thirlmere (at the foot of Helvellyn)

Unfortunately, we no longer accept pets in the residential bedrooms at this Inn, but they're still most welcomed to come along should you wish to dine with us.

King's Head Inn is based at the foot of Helvellyn and just across the road from Thirlmere and there is an abundance of walks to fit all levels of fitness in the area.

Lodge in the Vale - st. John's in the Vale

Lodge in the Vale is a contemporary B&B and dogs are welcome in all areas of the building.

The location of the Lodge is perfect for guests visiting with dogs - with easy access to Keswick, (the dog friendly capital of the Lake District) and an abundance of walks around Thirlmere and st. John's in the Vale.

We especially recommend a walk from the Lodge to Castlerigg Stone Circle. It offers scenic views and is a great low level walk suitable for all levels of fitness.


Bramrigg House - Grasmere

Scandale Bridge Cottage - Ambleside

Balmoral Apartment - Central Keswick

All our cottages are pet friendly so you are welcome to bring your dog with you to enjoy the Lake District holiday together.

Possibly one of the nicest B&B's we've ever stayed in.

Alexander D. Facebook

Spotlessly clean despite being dog-friendly, fab modern rooms.

Jules L. Facebook

You are amazing and we will certainly be coming back.

Judie W. Facebook

Enjoy spectacular views in Borrowdale with your dog! Traveller's rest is a dog friendly B&B in Grasmere All our rooms in King's Head Thirmere, Traveller's Rest Grasmere and the Lodge in the Vale near Keswick are dog friendly. Castlerigg Cirlce makes a perfect low level walk for you and your dog. Dogs are welcome in the King's Head, Thirlmere (short drive from Keswick)