While the world around us continues to remind us of our impending doom, we’re continuing to think of all the fabulous places we’d like to visit before 2020 is out. We may as well salvage the year while we can, right? But with a dog comes limitations on where to visit, and with limitations comes the “f**k it” attitude which usually results in sacking the whole thing off in favour of a weekend on the sofa with your canine bestie. And sure, that sounds like the perfect weekend – but it really doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there’s plenty of dog friendly venues in the region which will not only welcome your pup with open arms, but in some cases, a four poster bed of their own. Read on for our pick of dog friendly hotels in Yorkshire.
1. Beck Hall, Malham
Where is it? 📍 You’ll find Beck Hall in the beautiful Dales village of Malham, perfectly located just minutes away from the stunning Malham Cove.
What makes it so special? ✨ The location, the impeccable decor, the friendly service, and the stream-side bar and restaurant. Not to mention the many pooches laying in the garden.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs couldn’t be more welcome at Beck Hall. In fact, there’s no place in the building that they’re not welcome. Dogs stay free, and they’re even allowed in the restaurant (where they’ll find doggy biscuits on tap!). Owners are welcome to bring up to three dogs with them during their stay, and there’s some fantastic dog walks close by for the pups to enjoy. Find out more here.
2. Chevin Country Park Hotel, Otley
Where is it? 📍 Chevin Country Park Hotel can be found right by Chevin Country Park and Otley Chevin Forest Park.
What makes it so special? ✨ The hotel is an alpine paradise, completely decked out with a warm and cosy lodge feel that’s perfect for all-year-round breaks. The hotel has cabins with hot tubs, its own spa and brilliant dog walks close by.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are allowed in the cabins and lodges, but not in the hotel rooms. Not only that, but you can also bring your canine pal to the bar and restaurant area, too, so they won’t miss out on all the fun. Check it out here.
3. Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough
Where is it? 📍 The magnificent Goldsborough Hall is situated close by to Harrogate in beautiful Knaresborough.
What makes it so special? ✨ The hotel is conveniently located nearby to Knaresborough, where you can explore the Venice of Yorkshire all year round. Not only that, but it’s 5* too – so you’re really in for a special treat during your stay.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Goldsborough Hall has dedicated dog-friendly rooms, so owners don’t have to miss out on a special weekend away. The only rules are that they must be kept on leads when around the Hall, and they can’t go on the furniture, either. Find out more here.
4. Oulton Hall, Leeds
Where is it? 📍 Oulton Hall can be found on the outskirts of Leeds in Oulton.
What makes it so special? ✨ The hotel makes for a great break away from the city, offering up a relaxing spa with plenty of land to explore with your doggo, too.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Well behaved dogs are permitted to stay at the hotel, with a number of dog-friendly rooms on site to choose from. Dogs are charged at £20 a night, and owners can bring a maximum of two during their stay. Puppers are treated to their own bed and some treats when staying over, however, they’ll only be allowed in the Great Hall and the bedrooms. Check it out here.
5. The Grange Hotel, York
Where is it? 📍 The Grange Hotel is one of York’s loveliest places to stay.
What makes it so special? ✨ The beautifully decorated, regal-feeling hotel is conveniently located near York’s biggest attractions, and it even has its own gorgeous bar and restaurant on site to enjoy, too.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are welcome with advance notice to The Grange Hotel, with a £20 charge added to the room which includes a little treat bag for your pet to enjoy. Find out more and book here.
6. The Fleece Hotel, Richmond
Where is it? 📍 This truly stunning hotel can be found right in the centre of historical Richmond.
What makes it so special? ✨ The location is spot on – with Richmond Castle, Easby Abbey, the Friary Tower and the whole town of Richmond right on your doorstep.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dog-friendly rooms are available at The Fleece, and dogs are also welcome in the hotel bar and restaurant, too. Book the Dales room here.
7. Principal, York
Where is it? 📍 The Principal is conveniently located in York city centre.
What makes it so special? ✨ It’s a little slice of luxury in the historic city of York.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are permitted to stay at The Principal – however, there’s a small number of rooms allocated, so you’ll have to contact them to snap one up. It’s £30 extra for dogs to stay, however, they do get their own bed and some treats to enjoy. Book it here.
8. The Devonshire Arms Hotel, Skipton
Where is it? 📍 The gorgeous Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is at the fantastic Bolton Abbey estate.
What makes it so special? ✨ First of all, the location is unbeatable – with the entire Bolton Abbey estate right on your doorstep. Secondly, the food is absolutely fantastic – and there’s a beautiful spa on site to take full advantage of.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are fully welcomed at The Devonshire Arms Hotel, with pets permitted in any of their rooms. There’s a charge of £10 per stay, and even a dog lounge where you can kick back and relax with your pooch after a long walk at the Estate. The hotel is so luxurious, that some rooms even have four poster beds just for the pups. Find out more and book here.
9. The Lister Arms, Malham
Where is it? 📍 The stunning Yorkshire Dales village, Malham.
What makes it so special? ✨ While the Lister Arms itself is a beautiful countryside pub, it also has a pretty impressive hotel offering – with beautifully decorated rooms in the main building and an additional cosy barn, too. The food is lovely, it’s ideally located in between both walking routes and there’s plenty of pups to swoon over, too.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are charged at £15 per stay, and The Lister Arms requests pet owners inform them upon booking. While puppers are not permitted in the dining room, they are allowed anywhere within the bar area – where you can also eat. Book it here.
10. Black Horse Inn, Richmond
Where is it? 📍 The Black Horse Inn is on the outskirts of Richmond in Kirkby Fleetham.
What makes it so special? ✨ The five star hotel is part of a lovely, idyllic village – with an AA Rosette restaurant on site making for the perfect evening in.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Rooms and the dining room are completely dog-friendly. What more could you ask for? Book it here.
11. Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
Where is it? 📍 Hotel Du Vin is situated right in the centre of Harrogate.
What makes it so special? ✨ The luxury hotel is incredibly central, with everything Harrogate has to offer extremely close by. Not only that, but they also provide fine dining on site, and gorgeous rooms to suit all needs (helloooo free-standing tubs!).
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are not permitted in the food service areas, however, dogs of over one years old can stay at the hotel and chill in any other public area for just £10 a night. Find out more and book here.
12. Bike & Boot Hotel, Scarborough
Where is it? 📍 Right on the sea front in Scarborough.
What makes it so special? ✨ Not only does it overlook the North Sea, but the hotel has been designed for the 21st century – with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It’s centrally located so you can enjoy the nostalgic seaside resort, and has fresh, modern rooms, a fantastic bar and an overall cool, chilled vibe.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 This hotel loves dogs, so you can rest assured that your furry family member will be allowed to join you on your stay. Dogs are permitted in the rooms, the lounge and the bar. Find out more and book here.
13. The Talbot, Malton
Where is it? 📍 Right in the centre of Yorkshire’s food capital, Malton.
What makes it so special? ✨ The Talbot is blessed with beautiful decor throughout, with a vibrant mix of country touches and pops of modern colour use throughout. It’s both fresh and cosy, making for a luxurious stay in Yorkshire’s food capital.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are permitted in the majority of the bedrooms, with a number of lovely walks right on the doorstep (that staff are happy to advise you on). If that wasn’t all, the hotel prides itself on being one of the dog-friendly businesses in the town, with many others allowing pets on the premises. Book here.
14. Swinton Estate
Where is it? 📍 Near Ripon, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
What makes it so special? ✨ As far as luxury goes, Swinton Estate is like a fairytale castle tucked away on a private estate in the Yorkshire Dales. The family-run establishment prides itself on fantastic service (which you may have seen on BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels recently, and has a ton of ground to explore with your canine friend – as well as ample countryside walks right on its doorstep.
15. The Traddock, Settle
Where is it? 📍 Within the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales in Settle.
What makes it so special? ✨ Ideally located in the South of the Dales, guests can enjoy a peaceful stay, with a whole lot of scenery on their doorstep. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful, and the rooms scream luxury – something right on the top of our list for our first break away after lockdown.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Dogs are allowed in all rooms at the hotel, with two huge lawns on the property for them to run about on. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the hotel, except for the two dining rooms. Book here.
16. The Tan Hill Inn, Richmond
Where is it? 📍 On Pennine Way in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.
What makes it so special? ✨ Situated right on Pennine Way, Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in the British Isles, making it the perfect place to wind down after a big hike. But not only that, the recently renovated venue has beautiful, cosy rooms to take advantage of, too, with pooches permitted on your stay.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Being a country pub, dogs are permitted in both the pub and the rooms – with dogs beds, snacks and treats included in your puppers stay. Find out more here.
17. Malmaison, Leeds
Where is it? 📍 In the bustling Leeds city centre.
What makes it so special? ✨ Modern, sleek, with an air of luxury, Malmaison is a fantastic city centre stay – and unlike main cosmopolitan hotels, they actually allow dogs.
What’s the rule on dogs? 🦮 Well-behaved pets are permitted to stay in any of Malmaison’s properties, however, they must be over one year old to stay. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the bar and restaurant areas. Book here.
[Featured image: The Lister Arms in Malham]