Imagine a magical Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, with real fires, snow on the mountains, frozen lakes and waterfalls. Gilpin is a family owned and run Relais & Châteaux hotel that strives to be the best, with a friendly, personal touch. If you’re looking for somewhere elegant yet comfy, friendly yet luxurious, join us during the festive season for some, love, laughter and unhurried pampering.
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OUR FESTIVE MENUS
A SPICY CHRISTMAS & OUR NEW APRES SPICE DOME
Tushar, Hoshi and Kulap have got their party hats on and would like to let you know about their Christmas party packages at Gilpin Spice, and are excited about their new Après Spice Dome, very much like the one you see here – snow not guaranteed!
The Après Spice Dome will have the feeling of a Winter wonderland, transporting you into an Alpine-esque mood but without the hassle of airports and security kerfuffles!
Gather your friends and colleagues for unique pre- and post-dinner drinks celebrations in our Après Spice Dome, with its own bar, wood-burning stove, snug seating, rugs, and general wintry fun, cosiness and fairy-light delights.
Christmas celebrations simply aren’t complete without music, so the Après Spice Dome will be playing all the Christmas classics and latest pop hits in style, with special cocktails for the festive season. Click here on the Dome or party table image to see details of our parties (pre booking essential).
We have a variety of gifts and vouchers which we can send out for you, from a simple monetary voucher to an invitation for an evening in a Spa Lodge, all you need to do is choose your gift and we’ll do the rest for you. Click on the examples below to open our gifts page in a new window.
STAYING WITH US
OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD
We’re full for this year, but do get in touch if you’re thinking of joining us next year. Prices below are per room per stay, and in addition to the festivities mentioned below, include accommodation, dinner, full English breakfast and VAT:
4 nights arriving Sun 23-Dec-18
Four nights of gastronomy, hospitality and entertainment – with plenty of time for relaxation. On Christmas Eve lunch is served on Lake Windermere, and on Christmas Day ‘The Christmas Day Feast’ starts with a residents Champagne reception and proceeds at a leisurely pace throughout the afternoon, with a light supper later.
3 nights arriving Thu 27-Dec-18
Escape the festivities and indulge in some serious chilling out – recuperate with us for a few days between Christmas and New Year, and return to the world feeling refreshed.
3 nights arriving Sun 30-Dec-18
Three nights of fabulous gourmet dining and hospitality. On New Year’s Eve join us for a Champagne reception followed by a fabulous ‘Black Tie’ Gala Dinner, with live music in the Champagne Bar to welcome in the New Year!
GILPIN LAKE HOUSE
A PRIVATE WINTER WONDERLAND
The ultimate festive house party – revel in a true Lakeland festive season, with as much or as little peace, tranquillity and relaxation you could wish for in this private winter wonderland.
Enter through electric gates to discover Gilpin Lake House. Set on a stunningly beautiful four-acre lake in 100 acres of private grounds, and designed with exclusive use in mind, the Lake House is on three levels with a beautiful entrance and sweeping staircase, six fabulous suites (the master room with endless windows overlooking the lake and woodland), a large lounge scattered with sofas, armchairs and bookcases, floor to ceiling windows, log fire, huge conservatory, heated indoor pool, sauna and cedarwood hot tub.
Perfect for a the ultimate Christmas house party, the Lake House is fully serviced with Relais & Châteaux trained staff and chefs, and a highly experienced and dedicated team look after you from start to finish, balancing warmth and friendliness with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences in the beautiful Lake District.
The Exclusive Christmas Package is for 12 people and includes four nights at Gilpin Lake House, with sumptuous breakfasts, delicious afternoon teas, a wonderful Christmas Day Feast and celebratory Champagne reception, including a visit from Father Christmas, and a mixture of gourmet dinners and light suppers dependant on the days activities.
The Lake House is booked for Christmas 2018