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Put a spring in your step with an Easter break at the Rendezvous
The Easter holiday weekend is approaching rapidly and if you fancy getting away for a few days, why not book a short break at the Rendezvous? Our corner of Yorkshire looks beautiful at any time of year – yes, we know we’re biased! – but spring is a particularly gorgeous time of year. Easter is a wonderful time to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park and thanks to our great location in the market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales, the Rendezvous is the ideal base for exploring this stunning corner of Yorkshire.
There’s so much to do in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales it can be hard to know where to start! From stunning walks, fascinating castles and country houses, through to opportunities to shop and enjoy delicious local produce, Skipton and the Dales has got the lot. We think that one of the main reasons this part of the world is so popular is that there’s something for everyone and whether you like nothing more than putting on your walking boots and exploring the countryside, or visiting some of our historical sites and attractions, we find our guests are spoilt for choice.
Spring highlights in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales include the stunning Bolton Abbey Estate who’s famous Easter Egg Hunt is incredibly popular with visitors, a trip to see the lambs or Tractor Ted at Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, a steam train ride on the beautifully restored Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, a stroll around picturesque Howarth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum or why not explore the hundreds of miles of trails and footpaths which criss-cross the Yorkshire Dales National Park?
Whether you’re two or 102, a visit to Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales has something for everyone and here at the Rendezvous our great range of high-quality accommodation includes options for families, couples and single travellers alike. From luxurious suites and family rooms, through to serviced apartments, our rooms represent excellent value. If you would like to find out more, why not contact our friendly reservations team on 01756 700100 for further information?
Rambler’s Retreats to put a spring in your step
Spring is coming and if there’s nothing you like more than walking or hiking, why not treat yourself to a Rambler’s Retreat at the Rendezvous Hotel? Much more luxurious than a traditional B&B, Rambler’s Retreats at the Rendezvous are designed to offer walkers and ramblers high-quality hotel accommodation at an unbeatable price.
Thanks to our location on the doorstep of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Rendezvous Hotel has always been popular with walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and with this in mind, we’re delighted to offer our fantastic Rambler’s Retreat special offer. Including a three-course dinner, bed and breakfast for just £60 per person per night, based on two sharing a double or twin room, we’ll also provide a delicious complimentary packed lunch consisting of sandwiches, crisps, fruit and a bottle of water.
The Yorkshire Dales is incredibly popular with walkers of all abilities and it’s not difficult to see why. Boasting some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is criss-crossed by hundreds of walking routes and footpaths. From the incredibly challenging iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks walk which takes in the summits of Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, through to footpaths suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, the Dales offers a whole host of walking opportunities.
The Rendezvous Hotel is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and with a number of easily-accessible public transport options, we encourage our guests to leave their cars here and make the most of the bus or train instead. Thanks to our location on the banks of the canal in Skipton, there are plenty of opportunities for walking in the immediate area but if you fancy going a little further afield, Skipton’s bus and train stations link the town to the entire Yorkshire region.
So what are you waiting for? Why not dust off those walking boots and book a Rambler’s Retreat at the Rendezvous Hotel? Our friendly reservations team are happy to provide information so why not give them a ring on 01756 700100 to find out more?
The perfect hotel in the Yorkshire Dales for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend
Not long to go until the most romantic day of the year and if you’re struggling to think of a way to impress your loved-one this Valentine’s Day, how about booking a weekend at the Rendezvous Hotel?
We think we’re in the perfect place for a romantic weekend and thanks to our location in Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales, there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. The stunning Bolton Abbey estate is just a few miles away and with miles of lovely walks in gorgeous surroundings plus a choice of cafes serving delicious cakes and afternoon teas, makes the ideal place for a stroll with your loved one.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel and as one of the best known Yorkshire Dales hotels, we’re able to offer our guests an unbeatable combination of superb facilities in an outstanding location. The Yorkshire Dales National Park offers an endless choice of pretty villages nestled in beautiful countryside and whether you and your Valentine enjoy putting on your walking boots to see the area on foot, or having a delicious lunch by the fire in a village pub, there’s something for everyone.
At the Rendezvous Hotel we offer a superb selection of accommodation to suit all budgets; from our ‘Best Room in the House’ – a luxurious suite designed to offer an escape from the outside world – through to our superior double rooms with a canal-side view, we’ll have the perfect room for your romantic weekend away.
If you would like to find out more about staying at the Rendezvous Hotel, why not get in touch to find out more or to make a reservation?
We’re proud to be a ‘green’ Yorkshire Dales hotel
Here at the Rendezvous we’re proud of our commitment to helping the environment and with this in mind, we’re delighted to announce that we have just installed a brand new biomass boiler. Our biomass boiler isn’t only good for the environment though as it’s keeping our guests warm and cosy during the winter and heating our water throughout the year.
Why did we decide to install a biomass boiler? As a Yorkshire Dales hotel, we felt we needed to do our bit in helping to preserve this beautiful corner of the world for future generations. As such helping the environment has become a very important part of everything we do. Our biomass boiler provides us with all the heat and hot water we need but from a sustainable energy source, rather than from fossil fuels which are now known to produce harmful carbon emissions.
A biomass boiler is, in very simple terms, a boiler which burns wood chips which are a ‘clean’ fuel, rather than gas or oil. Because they don’t burn gas or oil, biomass boilers are much more economical to run – something which is perfect for us as a busy Yorkshire Dales hotel as we have lots of rooms to heat! In addition the biomass boiler system is already proving very easy to maintain and is keeping guests and staff alike lovely and warm this winter.
The biomass boiler is heating all of our guest bedrooms very efficiently and it’s wonderful to think that the hundreds of showers and baths which are taken here every day are now all heated by a pile of wood chips!
The installation of our biomass boiler is just the latest step in our mission to go as green as possible and help to protect the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park which is right on our doorstep. Thanks to our location in Skipton – a town which is widely known as being the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ – travelling into and out of the National Park by bus is very easy for our guests. We recommend to all our guests that they spend at least one day exploring the area by bus and we’re pleased to report that most guests jump at the chance to get out and about without their car. Cycling has also become increasingly popular with our guests and thanks to our prime location close to the route of the Tour de France back in 2014, we now offer a bike rental and storage service.
We do everything we can to protect the environment and alongside our new ‘green’ source of heating, we use energy saving light bulbs where possible and our lighting control system ensures lights aren’t switched on when they don’t need to be. We recently also recently installed a waste and rubbish compressor; this means we’ve been able to dramatically decrease the number of waste collections from the hotel.
We’re very proud to be one of the few Yorkshire Dales hotels to have installed a biomass boiler so if you’re looking for a hotel that’s in a fantastic location and ticks all the right boxes when it comes to the environment, we’d love to welcome you to the Rendezvous!
Hen Party Packages at the Rendezvous
We think the Rendezvous Hotel is perfect place to have a wedding but did you know that we’re a popular destination for hen parties too? Whether you’re from Yorkshire or not, there’s no better place to kick off the start of your wedding celebrations, with lots of lovely ideas for fun activities to appeal to all tastes and interests.
Skipton boasts a wide range of gorgeous independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and because the town centre within a short walk of the Rendezvous, you and your ‘hens’ will have plenty of opportunity to treat yourselves and have fun!
Fun hen weekends to suit all brides
If getting out and about in the Yorkshire Dales National Park appeals to you, there’s a huge choice of challenging, fun activities to take part in; from climbing and caving, through to canoeing and hill walking. But if that sounds too challenging, why not sit back, relax and enjoy the superb facilities in our leisure club? Here at the Rendezvous we have our very own nail and hair salon so if you fancy treating yourself and your hens to a luxurious beauty treat, you won’t even need to leave the hotel.
Fantastic value bespoke hen party packages
Our bespoke hen party packages start from just £75.00 per person, including bed and breakfast, inclusive access to all our leisure facilities and a three-course dinner with a pre-dinner drink. We can also organise a range of optional extras to make your hen weekend even more memorable, such as a cocktail making class or cup cake decorating class. We know that all brides are different and whatever your tastes or interests, we’ll work hard to create the perfect hen weekend for you and your party.
To find out more, why not get in touch with our reservations team?