The Yorkshire Dales is an inspiring place to visit. Its green fields, stone walls and endless natural beauty are hard to match. It’s got fun walks through forests, majestic waterfalls, streams and lush fields to roam, as well as those quaint village pubs that you find on postcards. And when you’re going to somewhere as beautiful as the Dales, you need a place to stay which is going to match up – and we just so happen to have found the perfect lodges in the Yorkshire Dales. All of our finds are dog-friendly, too, so your little pup doesn’t have to miss out on the adventure either.
Together Travel Co, Eco Lodges
These eco lodges are situated just a short walk from the picturesque town of Richmond. Set in 55 acres of beautiful countryside, the glass-fronted lodges toe the line perfectly of contemporary style with eco-friendly living. Receiving a Green Tourism Award for their sustainability, the sophisticated stays make relaxing all the more rewarding safe in the knowledge that you‘re doing your bit for the environment.
All the eco-lodges have an open plan design, as well as ceiling to floor windows and spacious living areas which are perfect for relaxing with friends. Each lodge is fitted with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi – everything you need and more for a relaxing weekend or a mid-week break.
The rolling hills of The Dales are visible from the balcony, making it the perfect spot to share a glass of vino with your loved ones while taking in the view. Inside, if the weather calls for it, get the wood-burning fire on and warm up in the sleek living area. The lodges blend perfectly into their surroundings and try their very best not to intrude on the natural beauty of The Dales.
The lodges are all three bedroomed and pet-friendly, and cost around £846 for two nights. For information click here.
Aysgarth Lodge Holidays
Aysgarth Lodges is the perfect stay, sitting surrounded by the must-see hills of the Yorkshire Dales. You can stay in a choice of four deluxe log cabins, all of which complement their surroundings beautifully. We love the white wooden panelling of the Scandi-style lodges, with the feel venturing indoors, too, for contemporary open-plan stays.
Sitting out on the deck is the best way to make the most of your stay, and the views (obviously) never disappoint. If the weather isn’t up to much, the lodges have great bar areas – where you can sip on a few wines and cook up some food in a nice, warm environment. If you’re after something a little more romantic, take your bubbles to your own solid wood hot tub and warm up in style under the Yorkshire Dales night sky.
For families, the place has a petting zoo on-site, as well as a playground for the little ones to run around. The kitchens are brand spankin’ new and have all the appliances you need to cook the perfect meals. Pets are, of course, allowed and Aysgarth Falls is just a little less than a miles walk away, a walk even a mini dachshund can manage.
Lodges are around £500 for a two-night stay, if you’d like more information click here.
Foresters Lodge, Bowland Fell
The lodges here make you feel like you’re staying up in the hills in the Swiss Alps. But instead, you’re nestled into the beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, which we think is even better, but we may be biased.
The wood beams and open plan living space create a warm and homely atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy some family time. There is a breakfast bar and a huge dining table for entertaining, and large soft sofas in front of a wood-burning fire to get warm and cosy. Perfect for winter, if I do say so myself.
Out on the veranda of the Yorkshire Dales lodges, there‘re a telescope for stargazing, with fantastic views of the constellations (if you can point them out!).
After you’ve had fun looking up at the night sky, the kitchen has modern appliances for you to cook up some hearty Yorkshire meals to feed the family, and a nice big sink for the kids to wash up the pans after. One can dream.
Prices are around £259 for three nights for a lodge that can sleep upto six. If you’d like to find out more click here for more information.