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Please note that whilst we are very busy, due to ever changing Covid restrictions, there may be unexpected last minute availability, so please do either try again or email us your preferred dates and we will put you on the waiting list and let you know of any cancellations.


One of our favourite things that our guests say is that when they think of Gilpin, they think of love and laughter – ours, and theirs, which is a really lovely compliment.

At the heart of Gilpin is a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests, who return time and again for romance, celebrations and escapes. For us, hospitality starts with a very warm welcome and ends with a friendly goodbye, with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences in between.

We love Gilpin, and very much hope that you will too.


At Gilpin Hotel all 25 bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens – 6 with their own cedarwood hot tubs, and 5 fabulous new detached Spa Lodges, each with their own ensuite spa (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside) for a very special, private experience. If on the other hand you are staying at Gilpin Lake House (a mile away on a separate estate), you can choose from one of the 6 rooms that exclusively enjoy 100 acres of grounds.



With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and local specialities have long included exotic spices with favourites such as Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread, and of course, sticky toffee pudding. At Gilpin there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition.

At the Michelin starred HRiSHi, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.

The laid-back Gilpin Spice has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.

Please note that due to government guidelines we are not currently open to non residents for dining. We will let you know as soon as we are!

FAO of our resident guests: Our restaurants currently have limited capacity, and do get full, so we strongly recommend booking your dining times with us prior to your arrival. Due to current social distancing rules we can accommodate all of our resident guests across HRiSHi and Gilpin Spice, but to achieve this we need to book both restaurants evenly every night, so we are asking our guests to dine in each of the two restaurants for every two nights staying with us.


Our guests visit us for many reasons, often milestones such as birthdays, minimoons, honeymoons, babymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, rest and recovery, romance, spending time with dear friends, and loved ones or simply to awaken the senses. We set the scene as beautifully as we can, so you can truly enjoy the time together without worry, and create priceless memories.

We’ve put together some very special packages with particularly good deals in the winter, for the ultimate in luxury in the beautiful Lake District.



At Gilpin we have two hotels on two separate estates, but one team, so your time with us wherever you are should be seamless. Choose between a very chilled out hotel, Gilpin Hotel, or our hotel-come-country-house, Gilpin Lake House…

Gilpin Hotel


Set in 21 acres, Gilpin Hotel has 25 bedrooms, 2 restaurants (the Michelin starred HRiSHi and the casual pan Asian Gilpin Spice), a Champagne Bar, lounge, terraces, a croquet lawn – and our resident llamas and alpacas! The Spa Lodges and the Garden Suites are all at the hotel, not at the Lake House, so if you’re wanting your own hot tub, the hotel is the place for you.

Complimentary passes are available to all our guests for Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge, where there is a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and indoor hot tub. Guests at Gilpin Hotel can also book treatments at Gilpin Lake House Jetty Spa.

Gilpin Lake House


Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel you will find Gilpin Lake House, a sanctuary where just 12 guests enjoy 100 acres of private grounds, with its own lake, boat house, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pool. The Lake House has the feel of a country house with all the services of a hotel. Breakfast is served at the Lake House; our complimentary chauffeur will take you to dine at HRiSHi or Gilpin Spice.

Please note that the spa facilities at the Lake House are only suitable for around 12 people, so we aren’t able to open it to Gilpin Hotel guests; the Lake House is also frequently booked for exclusive use, which includes the spa facilities.


Relaxed and unhurried, there are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. The interiors are stylish, warm and comfortable; the individually designed bedrooms have crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms and gorgeous fabrics, art and upholstery.

The spirit of Gilpin is motivated by love and laughter – our guests’, and ours.



The Gilpin’s Lake House

MiniMoon at The Gilpin’s Spa Lodges

Gilpin Spice

HRISHI Restaurant


“If you can’t actually be at Gilpin Hotel in the Lake District, then being transported there is the next best thing…” Olivia Cole
Literary Editor, British GQ



+44 (0)15394 88818
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House,
Crook Road, Windermere,
The English Lake District

Lots of luxury, zero pretentiousness.


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