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Riverdale Lodges


"EXTREMELY dog-friendly"? Not just a word at Riverdale Lodges, it's who we are! "The most beautiful spot of the Yorkshire Dales"? Arguably so! 5* luxury? Absolutely! Not just the facilities, but also the attention to detail and care for you and your dogs! Read the full story to see how we go above and beyond!

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Do you want to go to a place where everyone will LOVE your dog(s) and want to make sure they have fun too? Do you like the freedom for your dogs to run and play right around your lodge and terrace, for a happy holiday without all the "not-allowed" and "on-the-lead" signs? At Riverdale, you will have all that space and freedom on a unique spot in the middle of nature, on the most beautiful spot of the Yorkshire Dales. With just 4 lodges and 4 safari tents on more than 3 acres, right at the riverbank, it is just you and your family that counts! Enjoy peace and tranquillity, with only the sound of the birds and the river in front of your terrace, and super off-lead walks right from your doorstep. No traffic anywhere near or on your routes. Lovely pebble beaches for a doggy swim, and maybe you are not afraid either of a swim in a crystal-clear mountain stream (with salmon!)? 
And at walking distance, there is a dog-friendly pub (with a lovely riverside beer garden) and the cute little village of West Tanfield. We are at a very strategic location if you want to explore the highlights of Yorkshire and The Dales, just 2 minutes from the A6108 and a few miles from the M1/A1. 

Our lodges are almost brand new (we opened 2 years ago), extremely well-equipped and offer 5* luxury indoors as well as outdoors on the huge gated terrace. Superb facilities for humans and dogs alike. Not only a human pillow-menu, we even have a doggy pillow-menu: tell us what kind of bed your dogs prefer, and we will make sure that's ready too, new or freshly washed! You and your dogs will feel truly at home, dogs AND people will be spoilt and very comfy, everything you need or can think of is provided and it's all included in our price! Our Lodges sleep 6 people (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) and we think it fits 2 giant dogs, 3 medium/large dogs, 4 small dogs or 5 minis, but we'd rather hear about your dogs than dictating fixed limits upfront. At our Safari Tents, you have a level of luxury that far exceeds the usual "glamping" experience, and we will happily discuss with you how our all-natural garden fencing will suit to keep your dogs in! (More about our Safari Tent, and extra pictures of the super-luxurious tents, in our listing in the section Camping, https://www.dogfriendly.co.uk/camping-and-caravanning/listing/riverdale-lodges-79766)

What makes us so different? Our Riverdale Lodges and Riverdale Safari Tents (together forming Riverdale Rural Holidays) are managed in a very professional way with a daily updated website with tonnes of information, hundreds of pictures and a sophisticated online bookings system, yet we are small enough to personally care about you and your well-being. We will ask you for any special wishes you have and make sure all the details are just right for YOU and for your dogs. All our guests bring dogs, so you will not be restricted to a specific lodge or tent that maybe would not be your first choice, you can choose any of our 4 lodges or 4 tents. And you can be just relaxed about bringing dogs, as nobody cares if they bark when they see someone walking past in the distance or get loud and excited when you take them for a walk. We only host dog lovers! And out of the high season, we can even help if you need to be sure that other dogs are kept well away and out of sight if you have a reactive dog. We welcome every guest personally and talk or email them upfront (or we know them already, we have an incredible repeater rate!), so it's a little effort for us to get a special request for a special-needs dog sorted for you! And of course, we have our own dogs too, but I ticked the "no-dog" box in our standard info because I keep them out of your way unless we know you'd like them to come along.

If you want to know more, then you should have a browse on our website www.riverdaleruralholidays.com. Check the page "For your Dogs" and see the page "Reviews" to hear it a hundred times that it's all true! Our Facebook page @RiverdaleLodges is also a good source of information with dozens of independent reviews. And maybe there are some special offers that will fit your dates on our Offer Page www.riverdaleruralholidays.com/offers. And for our prices and availability: go to our Book Now Page www.riverdaleruralholidays.com/book and click the dates to see the price. And if there are any questions left, then call us between 10 am and 10 pm on 01677 470532. We love to tell you about our Lodges or Safari Tents and to hear about your dogs!

Do not send the enquiry form if you have no specific questions and just want to know whether it's available or what the price is. Sending a form will only delay how soon you will know it. YOU WILL SEE OUR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY BETTER AND QUICKER IF YOU JUST CLICK www.riverdaleruralholidays.com/book, where all available options are displayed in real-time availability. Turn your phone sideways to see more of the schedule, see what's available (green), click the start date (in bold) and end date that you want, and the price pops up instantly! Give us a call (01677 470532) if you can't work it out and we can look at the Book Now page for you and tell you immediately!

183 Review(s)

Zuneid Bruno, November 2020

Amazing place to stay for a week or even for a long weekend, dog friendly lots for space for the dogs to run around and amazing views to the river. Perfect family get away. :)

Liz Thomson, October 2020

Ideal for a dog friendly break

David Frankland, October 2020

Dog friendly- access to perfect Munsterlander countryside and water!

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Listing Address

Riverdale Lodges
West Tanfield
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Dales

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

No charge for dogs and all the extras: dog beds, crates on request, dog towels, throws, toys, treats, warm dog shower- and grooming facilities Dog size limits: not a fixed rule and usually we can host 2 giant, 3 med/large, 4 small, 5 mini, but just contact us to tell us about your dog-pack if you have a few more than average!

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Unit 4 Bramley Road
St Ives
PE27 3WS
+44 (0)1480 570009