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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 & Lake House, we proudly offer two distinct establishments situated on separate estates, yet operated seamlessly as one cohesive team. Whether you opt for the laid-back ambiance of Gilpin Hotel or the unique blend of a hotel and country house at Gilpin Lake House, your experience with us is designed to be effortlessly harmonious.

Set in 21 acres, Gilpin Hotel has 30 bedrooms, our onsite Spa Space at Gilpin Hotel, two restaurants (the Michelin Starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel [renamed from HRiSHi] and the casual pan Asian Gilpin Spice), a Champagne Bar, lounge, terraces, spa treatment area – and our resident llamas and alpacas! Twenty-two rooms have their own hot tubs, some also with a private ensuite spa. 

Please note these are all at Gilpin Hotel (not Gilpin Lake House), so if you’re wanting your own hot tub, the hotel is the place for you!

Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel you will find Gilpin Lake House, a sanctuary set on 100 acres of private grounds with its own private lake. With just 6 bedrooms sharing the boat house, spa treatment room, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pool, this is a stunning private, incredibly tranquil paradise. Transport is provided to and from Gilpin Hotel if you are dining at the hotel.  Gilpin Lake House is a perfect wedding venue and is available for exclusive bookings.

Please note that the Lake House spa facilities are only available to guests staying at the Lake House.


At Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, our commitment to exceptional hospitality extends to our meticulously crafted bedrooms. Choose between the relaxed refinement of Gilpin Hotel or the intimate charm of Gilpin Lake House, where each bedroom is a haven of comfort and style. Whether you opt for the timeless elegance of the hotel or the rustic chic of the Lake House, every room is designed to offer a tranquil retreat. With attention to detail and personalized touches, your stay with us ensures a seamless blend of luxury and relaxation, allowing you to unwind in ultimate comfort amidst the stunning Lake District scenery.

At Gilpin Hotel all 30 bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens – All 6 Junior Suite and 6 Garden Suites have decked or slate patios with their own outdoor hot tubs, 5 Spa Lodges have their own ensuite spa (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside), and 5 even bigger Spa Suites (a bedroom ‘floating’ over the pond with views to the mountains; a living area with lounge, dining table & bar, huge circular stone bath and a double shower; a fabulous spa room with sauna, steam room, infrared lounge bed, a state-of-the-art automated massage chair; and of course a huge hot tub outside).

Gilpin Lake House (a mile away on a separate estate), with only six bedrooms, exudes the charm of a country retreat while offering all the amenities of a boutique hotel. Whether you’re unwinding by the fireside in the lounge, soaking in one of our hot tubs with a glass of Champagne, or taking a dip in the pool, the breathtaking views inspire a deep sense of peace and tranquillity. Gilpin Lake House is a perfect wedding venue and is available for exclusive bookings.


The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House caters to all palates. Desire a luxurious fine-dining experience celebrating fresh, seasonal produce? Their Michelin-starred restaurant showcases the finest the Lake District offers. Fancy something more casual? Explore the vibrant flavours of Pan-Asian cuisine at their other restaurant, featuring dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail. And for a quintessentially British treat, unwind with a luxurious afternoon tea amidst the picturesque setting of Gilpin Lake House.

At the Michelin-Starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel, Ollie Bridgwater (ex Fat Duck) and his team make the most of special ingredients that aren’t around all the time, with menus that focus on beautiful local produce, seasonality and sustainability – and precision; the detail really matters.

The laid-back two AA Rosette Gilpin Spice serves pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China – from its spectacular open kitchen.

Where better to spend a luxury relaxing afternoon enjoying the perfect ‘Posh Scran’ Afternoon Tea than at Gilpin Lake House?  The cosy atmosphere of our dining room creates a relaxing spot where one can sit and indulge in the best that the Lake District has to offer.  Guests can relish this quintessentially British tradition while taking in the breathtaking views of the tranquil and lush gardens.


Indulge in our spa trails or special spa experiences, tailored for guests staying in any room, and open to non-residents as well. Whether you prefer our locally crafted Pure Lakes products or the luxurious ESPA range, there’s a pampering experience just for you at Gilpin Hotel.

Experience the ultimate in relaxation at the SPA Space at Gilpin Hotel, a must-visit sanctuary designed in collaboration with Sarah Jane Nielson and her team at Nielsen House. From the moment you step into our apothecary-inspired reception, the natural scents of oils and the warmth of rich woods welcome you, setting the stage for a sensory journey like no other. Our spa treatments are nestled within textured, naturally scented rooms that transition from a bright meadow scene to a cool, woodland retreat, offering an unparalleled sense of tranquillity.


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.

Immerse yourselves in luxurious romance in the idyllic Lake District. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, or even propose amidst stunning scenery. We offer enticing winter packages for an unforgettable escape.

Our Gilpin Hotel estate features 30 charming country-chic bedrooms with varying levels of indulgence. Choose from hot tub-equipped suites, spa lodges with steam rooms and saunas, or expansive spa suites boasting in-room saunas, massage chairs, and private hot tubs.

For ultimate privacy, unwind at the 100-acre Gilpin Lake House estate. This tranquil haven features a spa, lake, boathouse, hot tubs, and a swimming pool, all exclusive to guests. With just six bedrooms, the house offers a fully-staffed private retreat feel. Enjoy breakfast in-room or the conservatory, and savour lunches, afternoon teas, and dinners at our award-winning restaurants.


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.


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Enjoy a luxurious lakeside escape at our Gilpin Lake House this Spring!

Relax in one of our beautiful bedrooms, soothe your senses with a private hot tub, sauna and swimming pool session and explore our enchanting gardens, grounds and lake.