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St John’s in the Vale, Thirlmere, Keswick CA12 4TQ England
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly accommodation in Thirlmere, look no further than The Lodge in the Vale. The Lodge In The Vale is a family-friendly offering a flat screen TV and a desk in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The Lodge features baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy breakfast at an extra cost, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Thirlmere. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. While staying in Thirlmere, you can check out a popular pub like King's Head Inn, which is serving up some great dishes. The staff at The Lodge in the Vale looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Free parking
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Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Susan B wrote a review 3 May
Newcastle, United Kingdom340 contributions161 helpful votes
Another delightful stay at the Lodge with Floria and her Team. Although the hotel was busy, there was little noise disruption and we enjoyed great buffet breakfasts and the occasional treat in the Coffee shop!! Our room was clean and comfortable and we are already looking forward to a return visit in the autumn! The field of little lambs opposite our room just added to the spring atmosphere!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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martin g wrote a review Mar 2022
Sandiway, United Kingdom53 contributions51 helpful votes
We started last week @ The Travellers Rest and decided to move onto The Lodge in the Vale. Thanks so much to Brendan [Manager Travellers] for arranging this. Floria and Kerry took great care of us here @ The Lodge. Great staff who were very accommodating and pleasant. The Lodge was a former YHA Hostel, that said its the best YHA I have ever stayed in. The rooms are on a parr to Holiday/Comfort Inn. Very clean, warm with lashings of hot water which is just what you want after a day walking. On site Continental Breakfast which was plentiful and if you required a full English Breakfast for a small supplement you could dine @ The Kings Head Pub [4 minute drive] which is part of the same group. Overall a great short break in the Lakes and we will both return to The Lodge and recommend to our friends.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Em wrote a review Mar 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom12 contributions15 helpful votes
Rooms are a little tired and in need of some work. Bed was sooo creaky it would wake you up in the night when turning over. Blind in room is not black out so room is light by about 5:30am which again wakes you up. Not a comfortable nights sleep unfortunately. Upon arrival (2 hours + later than earliest check in time), room was not ready, and staff arguing so not the greatest first impression given. Coffee shop area was nice and the views of the surrounding area were great.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Rachelw121990 wrote a review Jan 2022
Chorley, United Kingdom102 contributions30 helpful votes
The location is beautiful- just at the foot of Helvellyn so a perfect choice for anyone wanting to climb / explore. Beds were really comfy, shower was piping hot/ great pressure and the room was clean and had everything needed. I suppose you pay for the location above all and this really is the selling point! Doesn’t compare to other 4* places I’ve stayed in terms of having a luxurious feel but like I say, you’re paying for the setting. Everything was clean but basic- bathroom was more like one you’d have on a school residential trip, ( toilet flush needs attention and no plughole in the sink,) but a hot shower and a comfy bed was all I wanted after a long walk and I got both! No phone signal and wifi intermittent but that’s generally not an issue if you’re going for a weekend away in the lakes! It definitely didn’t bother me in the slightest anyway. I didn’t have breakfast here so can’t comment on that. Thought £10 per dog was a bit steep- generally most places charge a standard £10 fee for dog/s and usually provide a water bowl too. Overall it was a lovely stay- perfect location and very comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you’re someone who’s very reliant on wifi/ phone then maybe give this place a miss! Wifi does...
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Liam P wrote a review Jan 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom1 contribution
Can’t fault this hotel! Booked last minute for a NYE getaway. The price was great for the lakes, lovely and clean especially considering it is dog friendly, I was expecting pet hair etc but was really surprised. The girls were lovely and very accommodating. It is really handy for Keswick and lots of walks round about! I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There is no phone signal in the hotel however they do have Wi-Fi so what’s app etc is fine.
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John wrote a review Nov 2021
Radcliffe, United Kingdom2 contributions
First and foremost, the staff here are excellent, very helpful, great to chat to and lovely people in general! Just back from a 3 night break and had a great stay. Hotel is very relaxed, nice and clean and the continental breakfast is enough - you can go to The Kings Head (1 minute drive or 15 minute walk - take head torch at night) for a cooked breakfast for £2.50 extra. Very dog friendly (we took 2), there are no off limit areas like some hotels. 10 minutes drive to Keswick (taxi roughly £13-15), 20 minutes drive to Ambleside so in a great location. The closest pub/restaurant is The Kings Head, not much else in the local area but that suited us. You can get sandwiches, cakes and bottles of beer/wine/prosecco in the hotel coffee shop which is open fairly late. If you are planning on walking the fells, The Kings Head will do a packed lunch if ordered the day before. I would 100% stay here again and probably will early in the new year.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Katie Louise B wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions6 helpful votes
A friend and I stopped at The Lodge in the Vale for three nights in mid September. We were very excited for our stay given the fantastic reviews we had read and the 4 star rating. However, following check in we were nothing but disappointed from there on. A few immediate observations were: 1. the room was actually very tight for two people to comfortably move around 2.the room was absolutely freezing up on entry 3. The kettle in the room had a chunk of plastic broken on it and old water left in from the previous guests I assume These were just the immediate things we noticed. As the day went on and we used the room more it became apparent that the shower was far too tiny for either of us to use without bashing a limb whilst trying to wash. I am a 5’6 and size 10 female and it was a real struggle to have a shower comfortably without having to constrict my movements. So I did wonder how anyone that happened to be larger than myself would have got on trying to shower. Anyway the shower wasn’t the biggest issue, for me it was the pillows. My goodness I have NEVER experienced such an uncomfortable, hard pillow in my life. In the three nights we were there I had VERY little sleep due to the pillows being SO uncomfortable, it was unbearable. I did actually ask at reception (when I could eventually get hold of a member of staff) for a spare pillow thinking it may help. However, instead the member of staff looked at me like I had three heads and said “we don’t really have spares of things”. I was shocked. Anyhow, a little later the member of staff did knock on the door with an extra pillow, although this didn’t help, the pillows are just simply too hard. The staff are like rare species of birds at this establishment. You try finding one or when you have found them you try getting them to help you. They are quite rude and unwilling to assist with anything we found. Apart from one member of staff who was actually very helpful and even recommended some places for us to go. The breakfast at the Lodge in the Vale was a tiny selection. We were perhaps expecting a bit too much from this place. It seemed to be that they were trying to under cater maybe to avoid waste? I’m not sure. But what I do know is that it was a disappointing selection of items and you felt like you had to be conservative with what you put on your plate in order to save some for other guests. One last thing to mention and perhaps this is a given with the location but the wifi was the most awful thing I’ve used in my life. I understood phone signal wouldn’t work but I thought the hotel wifi would be accessible from the room atleast. Anyway, we were quite mistaken. The only way to use the wifi was to go and stand right by the reception desk and even then it was hit and miss. So if you were travelling and hoping to get a bit of work done or wanted to stay in touch with friends or family, forget about it. All in all, my friend and I would never stop here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Lilacwheaty wrote a review Oct 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom641 contributions253 helpful votes
Called in on way to accommodation in Keswick, welcoming staff, nice view from outdoor seating, we were tempted by the cream tea/ scone offering. It came, as advertised, with damson jam, which was superb, never knew you could make damson taste so good. Have now purchased some to take home
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Susan B wrote a review Oct 2021
Newcastle, United Kingdom340 contributions161 helpful votes
Another successful return to our favourite Lakeland haunt! Great to see Floria and the Team and even better to find that the breakfasts have resumed as pre-covid (no more prepacked trays!) The peace and quiet you get from staying just outside Keswick is incredible … and with no parking issues, this is the ideal location for touring around. And the inhouse coffee shop does a mean soup and array of home baking. See you next year!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Siobhan995 wrote a review Sept 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom39 contributions10 helpful votes
Well at first we loved it, this was after a long day in windemere, perfect to get your head down after exploring the areas, same as some of the comments below, breakfast was only available at the sister hotel, was told they don’t like drop ins, but we did anyway and they didn’t seem to mind. The next evening coming home we noticed the room swarmed with these tiny black flies to which I had a panic attack and flead the room, we grabbed our bags slept in the car and left the next morning, could not complain as the reception was running on a temp basis Due to Covid, I did think I was going mad about this but I seen a couple of other reviews saying the same, I get the countryside is covered however charging us 190 for two nights you’d think they’d offer something, sadly would not return however staff we did meet were lovely!!! Could not fault them
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring fly spray!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge in the Vale
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge in the Vale?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (4.4 miles), Derwentwater (4.0 miles), and Surprise View (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge in the Vale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge in the Vale?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge in the Vale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lodge in the Vale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Derwent Walker Café Bar, Panino Italiano, and The Round.
Is The Lodge in the Vale located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the centre of Thirlmere.
Are pets allowed at The Lodge in the Vale?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lodge in the Vale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (3.3 miles), Watendlath (3.1 miles), and Crosthwaite Parish Church (4.4 miles).
Does The Lodge in the Vale have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Lodge in the Vale accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.