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Have a look at www.riverdalelodges.com for hundreds of gorgeous pictures of dogs on holiday at Riverdale Lodges!
Dogs are all over our website www.riverdalelodges.com, BECAUSE: we love dogs! And dogs LOVE Riverdale Lodges!
Whether it is in one of the 4 luxury lodges or our 4 bespoke Safari Tents
Dogs love life in a tent, and you will love all the extras in our ultra-luxurious Safari Tents Mayfly, Dragonfly, Damselfly and Butterfly. Read all about the tents in the category “camping”.
Dogs instantly feel at home at our beautiful lodges, such as Lapwing Lodge in this picture,
Or Kingfisher Lodge (in this picture), Curlew Lodge, and Oystercatcher Lodge, overlooking the river!
See it from the air, with all that space around and beautiful nature as far as the eye can see.
No traffic anywhere near the park, no need to “keep dogs on the lead” or any worries! They can play and run!
Dogs love to patrol the decking of the lodges (safely gated) and keep the look-out!
Watching the river
Watching the fields
Or chilling on the spacious terrace.
We can even put a crate ready if you like (here Curlew Lodge ready for a mix of dogs.
And the doggy pillow menu lets them choose the perfect kind of dog bed of basket.
Or maybe they prefer the relaxed luxury of the comfy sofa covers in our 5* Lodges?
Obviously the sofa is the favourite spot!
We do not discrimination on age, we pamper the grey and rusty,
and welcome puppies as soon as they are house trained
And no limit on size or breed either, we love them all!
We will very often welcome a few more too!
Just talk us through the specifics of your dog pack, so we know whether we can accommodate the extra numbers.
Enjoy fabulous walks right from the doorstep (picture taken on the walk along the river to the village)
Endless fields to play and run on both sides of the park
And on your walk to our lovely village of West Tanfield! It’s just 8 minutes to the pub if you follow the gravel path
But if you take “the long way around” following the river, you will find plenty of opportunities for a paddle in the river.
A good splash in the crystal clear water (it’s a salmon recovery project too!) will get them just as clean after a muddy walk as our hot dog shower (shampoo, towels, brushes provided)!
And more beaches to discover on a hike upstream along the River Ure
Or hop in the car and discover the peaks and waterfalls of the Dales and the Moors just 15 -25 minutes away. All details on the website (page "Lots to do!")!
Even a bit of culture, gardens and history, is dog-friendly in our neck of the woods! Thorp Perrow, Hackfall, The Himalayan Gardens, Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks are among the favourites!
Thanks to our strategic location in the foothills of The Yorkshire Dales, it's easy to see it all! Just enter our postcode HG4 5JG on Google Maps to see how well connected we are!
** RUNNER-UP IN THE DOG-FRIENDLY AWARDS 2020 **
"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!
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 Lodges, 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 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. On our website, we dedicated a whole page to all the things nearby with more than 50 ideas and 60 pictures for inspiration: look for the page "Lots to Do" in the chapter LOCATION. Most of the ideas are suitable to take the dog, and if not, then you can even ask us for doggy sitting!
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!
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.riverdalelodges.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 Special Offer Page www.riverdalelodges.com/special-offers-now. And for our prices and availability: go to our Book Now Page www.riverdalelodges.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!
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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