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Rambler's Retreats at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Put a spring in your step with one of our hotel breaks for ramblers in the Yorkshire Dales

Rambler’s Hotel Retreats in the Yorkshire Dales

It’s safe to say spring is well on the way and here at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire we’re delighted to see lots of daffodils and snowdrops in full bloom. If there’s nothing you enjoy more than exploring the countryside on two feet, why not celebrate the end of winter with one of our special Rambler’s Retreats? Designed to offer ramblers and walkers great quality hotel accommodation, a stay at the Rendezvous Hotel is definitely more luxurious than your average B&B!

Skipton hotel accommodation

As regular readers of our blog will know, we’re incredibly proud of our fantastic location next to the pretty Skipton Canal, right on the doorstep of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our hotel has long been popular with outdoor enthusiasts and with this in mind; we’re delighted to offer our unbeatable Rambler’s Retreat. Available for just £65 per person per night based on two guests sharing a double or twin room, our Rambler’s Retreat offer includes a delicious three course dinner plus a complimentary packed lunch.

Why not explore the Yorkshire Dales on two feet?

Our corner of Yorkshire has always been very popular with walkers and ramblers and it’s really not hard to understand why. Featuring some of the most beautiful scenery England has to offer, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has literally hundreds of miles of walking routes to suit all levels of experience and ability. Whether you’d like to tackle the challenge of one Yorkshire’s iconic Three Peaks, or had something a little less strenuous in mind, the Yorkshire Dales has something for everyone.

Our location ensures that it’s very easy to reach the Yorkshire Dales National Park and thanks to a wide range of efficient public transport options, we try to encourage our guests to leave their cars in our secure car park and use the train or bus instead.

Contact us by calling 01756 700100

Our friendly, helpful reservations team are here to help so what are you waiting for? Why not dust off those walking boots and book a Rambler’s Retreat at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire? Contact us on 01756 700100 for further information?

hen parties in the Yorkshire Dales

Planning a hen party in Yorkshire? Why not book a fun-filled weekend at the Rendezvous?

Book a Yorkshire Dales hen weekend at the Rendezvous Hotel

The Rendezvous Hotel is one of the most popular wedding venues in this part of Yorkshire but you might now know that our hotel is also a great place to hold a fun-filled hen night or weekend. There’s no better place to start celebrating your coming wedding and whether you’d like an action-packed weekend or have something a little more relaxing in mind, we’d be delighted to help.

Hen party weekends to suit every bride

Thanks to our fantastic location on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Rendezvous Hotel is the ideal destination for thrill-seeking action-loving hens! Whether you love the idea of having a go at canoeing or caving, or fancy a challenging hill walk, the Yorkshire Dales offers a huge range of challenging and memorable activities to take part in.

However, we know that many brides would much rather take it easy on their hen weekend and our leisure club offers the ideal solution. Fully equipped and boasting superb facilities, you’ll be able to sit back and unwind whilst enjoying quality time with your hens. Don’t forget that we even have our very own in-house hair and nail salon so if you love the idea of treating yourself and friends to a luxurious beauty treatment, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of the Rendezvous Hotel!

Great value hen Yorkshire Dales hen weekends

Our hen party weekends offer fantastic value and with a range of options designed to suit all budgets and include bed and breakfast and full use of our leisure facilities. In addition we’re also happy to organise any optional extras, designed to make your hen party go with a swing including cocktail making or even cup cake decorating! We know that everyone is different though and regardless of your interests or tastes, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure that you and your hens enjoy an unforgettable stay here at the Rendezvous.

Contact us to arrange your hen weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

To find out more or to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Easter breaks at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Book your Easter break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Spring holidays in the Yorkshire Dales

Easter is only a couple of months away and as the holiday is quite later this year – Easter Sunday is 16th April – what better excuse could there be to book a spring holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales?

April is often one of the loveliest months of the year as the clocks have moved forward and the days are longer, the weather is (hopefully!) warming up and spring flowers are in full flower. Although the Yorkshire Dales is gorgeous throughout the year, spring is particularly lovely.

Family-friendly hotel accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

The Rendezvous is a family-run hotel on the outskirts of Skipton, a picturesque market town which is widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Run by a team of lovely people who really do care, here at the Rendezvous we’d love to welcome you to this wonderful part of the world! Our hotel accommodation is suitable for families, couples and single travellers alike so why not consider booking an Easter break with us?

There’s so much to do in and around Skipton it’s hard to know where to start but as we’re talking about Easter, how about a visit to one of the farm parks in the local area? The best place to get up close to some super-cute spring arrivals including lambs, ducklings and fluffy yellow chicks, Thornton Hall Farm Park or Hesketh Farm Park make a brilliant day out the whole family will enjoy. Offering lots of opportunities to help feed the animals, collect the eggs or simply enjoy a family-friendly day out on the farm, a visit to a farm park is a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Easter is also the perfect time of year to enjoy getting out and about in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. We’re particularly lucky in the part of the world in that this area is crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of some of the most stunning walking routes in England and whether you’re a keen hill walker or prefer a gentle stroll, you’ll find there’s something to suit all abilities and levels of fitness.

Spring is a great time to get out on two wheels and if you’re a keen cyclist you’ll find Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place for road cycling or mountain biking. The location for Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014, the Yorkshire Dales has since become something of a cycling hub, offering a huge range of cycling routes with plenty of cycle-friendly cafes and pubs along the way! Here at the Rendezvous we’re proud to one of the few Yorkshire Dales hotels to provide cycle-friendly accommodation; please see our website for further details.

Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to make a reservation

Whether you’d like to join us for an Easter break or longer spring holiday we’d love to welcome you to the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire. For further details of our accommodation or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our friendly reservations team today?

dining club event

The Great Diabetes Scandal

Type 2 Diabetes is a modern day scourge. It may cause blindness and damage to the blood circulation, which can result in the amputation of limbs. People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and many cancers. Over 3 million cases were diagnosed in England in 2012. If present trends are maintained as many as one in two people could be affected.

The big problem is that current medical recommendation is not working. Patients who follow this advice do not get better. The vast majority continue to deteriorate and may well become very seriously ill as many have found to their cost.

Many people have discovered for themselves that the disease can be controlled, possibly even cured, by consuming a diet which is high in healthy fats and has a low content of starchy foods. In other words they do exactly the opposite of the official advice.

In September, over 100 people attended a meeting at The Rendezvous to hear from several first class speakers what can be achieved. Dr David Unwin, who is a GP in Southport described his own work in recent years. He is getting great results by helping patients with Type 2 Diabetes to switch to a diet that is low in carbohydrates and high in fat (LCHF). His success can be measured by the fact that his practice has reduced the expenditure on drugs by about £40,000 per year. All have successfully controlled their blood sugars and lost about 9kg weight into the bargain. In other words, they have effectively been cured.

As a follow-up, a training programme has been organized here in Skipton at The Rendezvous. The course is being presented by Keith Rathbone, who has used his skills as a Design Engineer to work out how to control his own T2D by making changes to his personal diet. He is very enthusiastic about sharing this knowledge with others and is a Patron of the Public Health Collaboration. Keith is particularly keen to attract people who have recently been diagnosed with T2D and wish to avoid the use of drugs. He will explain the rationale which underpins the strategy and provide detailed guidance on how to make the appropriate changes to the diet. The training commenced on Monday 23rd January with an introductory session, and will be followed by one session per week for another six weeks (on Mondays).

The programme is supported by the Natural Low Carb Store, which was established by Hannah Sutter, to produce high quality food products with a low content of carbohydrates.

This is a pilot and the hope is that it will be the first of many.

Finally, The Rendezvous has launched a Dining Club which will be based on meals that are not only LCHF but very tasty and good to eat. See the poster blow.

low carb dining at the Rendezvous

Dining at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Book a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the Rendezvous Hotel

Romantic dining at a leading Yorkshire Dales Hotel

Not long to go now until the most romantic day of the year and what better way to rekindle the romance or start a brand new relationship than enjoying a romantic dinner here at the Rendezvous Hotel?

Our canal side Baby Swan Restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation for the high quality of the delicious food on offer and we take great pride in sourcing local ingredients from local suppliers where possible. The menu in our Baby Swan Restaurant is designed to showcase the quality of the ingredients and although our chef likes to keep the dishes fairly simple, we’re confident that you’ll be impressed! From tender steaks through to succulent fish and imaginative vegetarian dishes, the menu in our Baby Swan Restaurant offers something for all tastes and appetites.

Fine dining at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

The setting of our Baby Swan Restaurant is pretty hard to beat as it boasts beautiful views across the canal through to the picturesque scenery of the Yorkshire Dales beyond. The perfect venue for a romantic meal with your loved one, the Baby Swan Restaurant is sure to impress.

If you’d prefer to treat your date to a delicious afternoon tea, we’d like to recommend the afternoon tea which is also available in the Baby Swan Restaurant. Including a selection of delicious dainty sandwiches, savoury treats, cakes, scones and deserts, enjoying an afternoon tea at the Rendezvous is a wonderful and very romantic way to enjoy an afternoon with your loved one.

Contact the Rendezvous by calling 01756 700100

We’re busy taking bookings for our Baby Swan Restaurant and with Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, we suggest you contact us as soon as possible if you’d like to make a reservation.