Gilpin Hotel

Crook, Nr Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NE, 01539 488818

Fabulous foodie hotel close to Windermere in the Lake District. Specialising in award winning dining, luxury suites and outstanding friendly service.

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Gilpin Hotel Overview
  • Adult Only
  • Hot Tub Spa Suites
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Pan-Asian Brasserie
  • Free-Standing Baths
  • In Room Spa Treatments
  • Bar
  • Room Service Available
  • Llamas
  • Parking

Located in the picturesque national park, you will find Gilpin Hotel and Lake House near Windermere in the Lake District. This luxury hotel belongs to the Relais & Chateaux collection and is a wonderful combination of traditional and modern, with luxurious fabrics and stylish design.

The Cunliffe family turned Gilpin into a hotel back in 1988, where it started off with only 5 bedrooms. The family has a true passion for luxury, making it what it is today. It is a highly regarded country house hotel with award winning food and a very extensive wine list.

Proudly holding 4 AA Rosettes and a Michelin-star, their award-winning restaurant SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel has always been an exquisite venue to dine in, using local produce and fine ingredients, with their sommelier working hand in hand with their head chef, by matching fine wines to perfectly complement each dish.

At the hotel there have been various stages of expansion and extensions over the years, adding new bedrooms, garden room and new bar area.  The contemporary Spa, Junior and Garden Suites all featuring a bubbling hot tub, nestled within the privacy of their very own patio area.

The grounds include a croquet lawn, which was originally a lawn tennis court. There are wonderful candlelit paths leading to different areas with plenty of surprises in store, and a pretty terrace where you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple. Features include ponds, waterfalls and beautiful plants and trees.

The stunning Gilpin Spa Lodges are the latest addition to Gilpin Hotel and are among the best places to stay in the Lake District, with private hot tubs, steam room and outdoor sauna.

Just a mile away, Gilpin Lake House is quite literally a sanctuary. Each of the luxury suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the fabulous Jetty Spa, Summer Room, kitchen gardens, boat house, Druid’s Circle, mature woodland, moorland, grassland and wild ponds.

A warm welcome is always received at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House and the service that follows is first class. Many people return to this special hotel year on year and you will have to try it to see why.


It’s not just the accommodation and hospitality that makes this place so special, facilities at Gilpin Hotel help to make your stay even more memorable.


Proudly holding 3 AA Rosettes since 1977, fine dining at Gilpin Hotel is an exceptional experience. Creative menus showcase the best local produce sourced from the West Coast and the Lake District. Each dish is paired with an exquisite wine from the hotel’s substantial collection of over 200 from 13 different countries.

There are three dining rooms at Gilpin and each one has its own distinctive atmosphere. Afternoon tea is an indulgence not to be missed, serving up mouth-watering sweet treats and sandwiches.

Guests can enjoy pre or after dinner drinks in the hotel bar and relax in the laid-back environment or sit out on the terrace and soak up the scenery.


Spa Facilities

Guests are welcome to book one of the fabulous treatments either at the Lake House Jetty Spa or in the comfort of their Junior or Garden Suite. The hotel also provides complimentary passes that allow access to the swimming pool and gym at the Old England Spa in Windermere.

The Lounge is a cosy and elegant space with comfy armchairs and sofas, where you can lose yourself in a good book or magazine. Alternatively, take a walk around the beautifully maintained gardens, which feature century old plants and trees. You will also stumble across a llama paddock and croquet lawn.

Besides exploring the gorgeous countryside, there are countless things to do in the Lake District.

Gilpin Hotel Rooms

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Sep 10, 2014 by J Marsden

Gilpin Lodge is truly one of the most fabulous places in the UK. The service received from The Cunliffe family and their staff is second to none. The styling of the hotel is comfortable luxury, without being pretentious. Every time I visit Gilpin, I walk away fully relaxed and well looked after.

Sep 10, 2014 by Ms Cooper

Gilpin Lodge is one of my favourite places to escape to. The service is always great and the staff are very friendly. Food is delicious and always presented very well. I always look forward to Gilpin, whether it be lunch or a weekend away. Barney and his team have created something very special.