Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Address: Crook Road, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA23 3NE, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Crook Road, Windermere, is near Windermere Lake Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter, Coniston Water, and Lakeland Ltd..
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere

    Total relaxation


    Having just returned from a 2 night stay at Gilpin Lodge I feel so relaxed that I think this hotel should be prescribed on the NHS.

    The hotel is simply wonderful, the room we stayed in was finished to a very high standard and the attention to all the small details was stunning. The food at the hotel was of a consistently high standard and service was top notch.

    Would reccommend this hotel for anyone wanting peace and quiet coupled with a pampered feeling.

    Simply the best....


    Just a little piece of heaven on earth. Gilpin Lodge is the most welcoming and fabulous experience. it feels just like staying in the beautiful home of a wealthy and much loved relative... nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful staff. ALL of whom contributed to making our stay memorable. Outrageously good food glad to see they now have that well deserved Michelin star! Rooms which are immaculately clean and furnished with such good taste... fresh milk and home made shortbread on the tea tray!! crystal glasses for the mini bar, fresh towels every time you sneezed!!! So glad to be going back in 3 weeks will be back for battery re-charge on r egular basis.... ENJOY

    Incredibly Comfortable and Pleasant


    We spent a delightful week at Gilpin Lodge in early September 2005, and found it to be a wonderful place to rest and recuperate from a hectic summer of all work and no play, not to mention a perfect base for Lake District touring. The rooms are lovely and carefully furnished with everything one wants and needs. Our room, in a modern wing built in 1997, had two levels - a bed, desk, easy chair and (very attractive, modern) bathroom on one level, and then, three steps down, a pleasant living area with sofa and chairs, a television, and double doors leading to a pretty lawn and view of the mountains. Rooms include maps, touring guidebooks and lots of information about the surrounding area. The hotel's public areas included several attractive dining rooms and a large, well-appointed residents' lounge, where tea is served every afternoon, along with pre-dinner drinks and post-dinner coffee in the evenings. The staff was well trained, friendly and highly efficient, and the owners were helpful and kind. All meals were outstanding - the chef presented night after night of wonderful, creative, flavorful dinners, while avoiding the scary excesses of some modern, high-end menus. The hotel is located about four miles from Lake Windermere and the cross-lake ferry that speeds the tourist into the heart of the Lake District. Be aware: it wasn't inexpensive. But even paying about $450/night, including dinner, bed, breakfast and tax, we couldn't have been happier with Gilpin Lodge. It hit every high note.

    Wonderful Hotel


    Bedroom-large, spotless, comfortable and so peaceful


    Breakfast-copious amounts, tremendous choice and tastes delicious

    Dinner- excellent, wonderful variation and again delicious

    Staff-helpful, attentive but not overbearing, knowledgeable and just thoroughly nice people

    Location-speaks for it's self

    Treat yourself to this wonderfully unstuffy hotel

    We did and enjoyed every second of it

    Haven in the Lakes


    Gilpin Lodge is a secluded beautiful country house nestled not too far from Lake Windermere. My husband and I have visited on several occasions over the last two years and we will certainly be returning again this year. The Food, service, rooms and atmosphere are second to none, the staff are wonderful, with it being a family run business the staff want to go that extra mile to make your stay an absolute pleasure.

    The Cunliffe's are wonderful caring hosts and we love Barney & Claire.

    Can't wait to come back again for some more pampering.

    This really is one of the best hotels in the UK!

    Just Excellent


    We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Gilpin Lodge and it was a perfect weekend break. Everything was in balance, the room, the food, both dinner and breakfast, and the service were all of the highest quality. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a relaxing break. They have a no children under seven rule which defines what they are trying to create. It worked for us.

    Cannot wait to go back!


    A fantastic hotel. Wonderful clean rooms, friendly but unobtrusive staff, excellent restaurant - breakfast is particularly good. Great location. Overall an extreamly relaxing short break destinaton.

    Perfect good Friday!!


    The Gilpin Lodge is a truly fabulous hotel!! From the moment we arrived, Jill and I were made to feel welcome by the wonderful, friendly staff. After lunch at the excellent Drunken Duck and a very long walk, we returned to the hotel for a much deserved rest and soak.

    A choice of robes is offered in the bathroom, Moulton Brown products, a fantastic bath- Jill was in heaven!!

    Dinner was superb, a true gourmets paradise. Uniinterupted sleep in the most comfortable bed ever and a legendary breakfast- this place is too good to be true.

    Can't wait to return.

    Fabulous in every way.


    I am a hotel snob and don't mind admitting it! I always like to stay somewhere luxurious, with wonderful food and surroundings. This hotel has it all. Cracking log fires, antiques, wonderful staff, fabulous bedrooms but most of all is the general ambience of the hotel is totally relaxing. What more can I say. I will definately return.Mr & Mrs G J W Heron



    The rooms are beautiful, staff extremely cordial, food excellent. This is a perfect place to stay to get away from it all and be pampered. It is somewhat pricey but absolutely worth every cent. Highly recommend a stay at the Gilpin Lodge. Regretably, our stay was only 1 night. Stay longer!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Windermere


    A travel blog entry by lenjorge on Aug 13, 2015

    2 comments, 8 photos

    I recently related my experiences at a Michelin star restaurant where the food, in my opinion, was OK at best. The presentations were dramatic, but the overall tastes and combinations of flavors left me less than impressed.

    Tonight I was fortunate enough to have dinner at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House. Although I have worked in this …

    Life of a Chef (or at least a Commis)

    A travel blog entry by lenjorge on Jul 06, 2015

    28 photos

    Remember you can click on any photo contained within the text and it will take you the album for this entry where you will be able to see the remaining photos. Finally, I have a few minutes to focus on the primary purpose of this blog which is to describe my experiences in the kitchen during this wonderful internship opportunity. I feel like I'm at …

    Actually in North Yorkshire now, not Cumbria

    A travel blog entry by bondytourers on Aug 10, 2015

    8 photos

    I wish I could work out this TravelPod, I suppose I will have it down pat in 4 weeks time! Anyway, we had a free day in Richmond where all we did was tour the castle, walk around the Saturday market, which was very small and had some lovely cheeses and breads on sale and then - wait for it- Greg sat down in the lounge of the B&B, read a book for an hour or so AND had a nap. Obviously no mountains nearby to climb. All this was in preparation for the 37.5 km walk on ...


    A travel blog entry by lenjorge on Aug 09, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... in the shape of a ladder or because it included brisket crisps (the crunchy outside part of the brisket, although these were slightly more overdone than one is accustomed to achieve a smoky [some might say, burnt] flavor). It was served with some crispy kale which was delicious and some tiny (slimy) mushrooms which also had a nice flavor.

    A pre dessert course followed which was my favorite dish of the evening, but ...

    Last day in the lakes :-(

    A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Aug 09, 2015

    10 photos

    ... it, several photos later, including a few where I had to position the iPad on a log, set it up on the timer and run back to jump into the picture, only needed a few takes!. Then it was time to wander back to find a spot of lunch, itwas now 2pm!!! and I was starving. We had decided against a packed lunch as there are only so many days you can eat ham n cheese! Non of the establishments we passed did anything we ...

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