At the core of the 5 Red Star Gilpin Hotel & Lake House lies a dedicated family, driven by their commitment to craft indelible moments for their esteemed guests. The exceptional service and the presence of two world-class restaurants provide an ideal backdrop for the creation of memories that will endure for a lifetime.
What makes a stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House unique?
A stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a peerless experience, where every moment is meticulously curated to surpass expectations. Nestled amidst the enchanting Lake District, the 5 Red Star retreat is distinguished by its unwavering commitment to the art of hospitality. From their world-class dining to the warmth of a family-run establishment, they offer a rare blend of luxury and genuine, heartfelt service. Each stay is an invitation to savour the extraordinary, to create cherished memories, and to discover the essence of English elegance in the heart of nature's splendour.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House?
At Gilpin Hotel, each of their 30 bedrooms boasts enchanting Lakeland vistas, with the majority offering direct access to the lush gardens. Among them, 6 Junior Suites and 6 Garden Suites beckon with their own decked or slate patios, complete with private outdoor hot tubs. For those seeking an even more indulgent escape, their 5 Spa Lodges feature ensuite spa facilities, including rainmaker showers and indoor steam rooms, complemented by hydrotherapy hot tubs and outdoor saunas. The 5 expansive Spa Suites redefine opulence with a bedroom seemingly 'floating' over a serene pond, showcasing mountain panoramas. These suites also encompass a spacious living area replete with a lounge, dining table, and bar, an oversized circular stone bath, double shower, a sumptuous spa room housing a sauna, steam room, infrared lounge bed, and state-of-the-art automated massage chair, all enhanced by a generously sized outdoor hot tub.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Windermere area?
The stunning landscape of the Lake District that treats one's eyes to glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains, historic literary associations, market towns, traditional inns, and galleries of local art.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
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. With an open kitchen, Tom Westerland aka ‘Westy’ (ex Knipe Grill and Lucknam Park) and his team love talking with guests over the chefs’ counter, and are introducing new dishes to complement the old favourites.
Gilpin Lake House, situated just a mile from the main hotel, offers six exquisite rooms, enveloped in the embrace of a fully staffed boutique hotel experience. Here, you'll discover a heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, and saunas, all set against the backdrop of exclusive access to 100 acres of sprawling grounds, including a serene private lake. Gilpin Lake House exudes the charm of a country estate while delivering the comprehensive services of a top-tier hotel. Guests start their day with breakfast at the Lake House, and their complimentary chauffeur service is on hand to whisk you to dine at SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel or Gilpin Spice.
Nestled within these 21 acres is the awe-inspiring "Cat's Crag," a vantage point offering 360-degree views of the Lakeland landscape, where a resident herd of wild deer roams. Alternatively, a leisurely stroll around the lake and its manicured gardens offers a special morning experience. For the more active, there are stunning running and biking trails, opportunities for coarse fishing, invigorating swims in the lake, or a relaxing outing on one of their rowing boats, ensuring every guest finds their perfect escape.