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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 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 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 (just over a year old), 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.

What makes us so different? Our lodges 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 that maybe would not be your first choice, you can choose any of our 4 lodges. 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 really loud and excited when you take them for a walk. We only host dog lovers! 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 can keep them out of the way OR only bring them with me if you like to see them.

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! 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 and to hear about your dogs!

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Listing Address

Riverdale Lodges
West Tanfield
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Dales

Listing Details

Last Minute Availability


Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

Dog size limits: 2 giant, 3 med/large, 4 small, 5 mini

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: 2 giant, 3 med/large, 4 small, 5 mini

Enclosed Garden


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Where We Are

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