Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Outside

The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is in fact two luxurious hotels on two separate sites situated just one-mile apart. The Gilpin Hotel is a luxurious hotel that has been family run since 1987 and sits a short drive from Lake Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. The hotel features fabulously designed rooms, six of which have their own cedar-wood hot tubs. Its hotel is the proud holder of 3 AA rosettes and serves some of the most fantastic food in the region.

The Gilpin Lake House has just six rooms where guests can exclusively enjoy 100-acres of grounds. Facilities include a private lake, boathouse, hot tubs, treatment rooms and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Beer Garden
  • In Room Safe
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


Whether staying at the Gilpin Hotel or the Gilpin Lake House, guests can be guaranteed some of the finest accommodation in the Lake District. There are a variety of types of rooms at the Gilpin Hotel including five spa lodges, several garden suites, as well as more conventional rooms. All rooms and suites come with a digital TV, mini bar, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The six suites at the Gilpin Lake House are open plan and are equipped with flat screen TVs, DVDs, and tea and coffee trays. They have access to 100-acres of grounds, as well as the on-site spa including pool and sauna.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Hotel Room

Restaurant and Bar

The Michelin star restaurant at the Gilpin Hotel, HRiSHi, is renowned across the Lake District and run by Executive Chef Hrishikesh Desai. It is one of four Michelin star restaurants here in the Lake District. Additionally, the hotel offers more laid back dining at their other restaurant, Gilpin Spice, which is the recipient of 2 AA rosettes. Both restaurants are a testament to the quality, seasonality and the use of local produce in their food.

Guests can choose to dine in the lounge that offers a more relaxed experience and there is a bar that serves a wide array of fine wine, beers, and soft drinks. At the Lake House, breakfast and afternoon tea are served in the conservatory or in your room and the Gilpin’s chauffeur will take guests to the main hotel in the evening for dinner. They also offer a range of packed lunches and picnics.

Additional Facilities and Services

At the Gilpin Lake House, guests can enjoy the Jetty Spa. This features a heated swimming pool, cedarwood hot tub, Japanese Ofuro hot tub and treatment rooms that offer a range of treatments and therapies designed to relax and rejuvenate you.


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