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Autumn walking breaks at the Rendezvous
Autumn is the perfect time to plan a walking trip in the Yorkshire Dales and if the last few years are anything to go by, the weather can often be better in October than it is in the summer!
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is covered by hundreds of miles of some of the most beautiful walking routes in the UK and whether you like nothing more than a challenging walk up one England’s highest peaks, or would prefer a relaxing stroll; this part of the world offers something for walkers of all abilities.
Some of the most famous long-distance walking routes in England criss-cross the Yorkshire Dales and if you fancy walking a stretch of the Pennine Way, or would like to take on the challenge of the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks walk, why not stay here at the Rendezvous? Thanks to our fantastic location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park we’re within easy reach of all the walking opportunities that this wonderful part of the world has to offer, and thanks to the excellent public transport which is now available, it’s easy to get around without a car.
Autumn walking break special offer
This October we’ll we’re offering an unbeatable autumn walking break – the perfect opportunity to get out an about on foot whilst staying in the luxurious surroundings of the Rendezvous Hotel! Guests will be able to spend two days walking in the Yorkshire Dales in the company of an experienced walking guide, before returning the Rendezvous to enjoy a delicious three course dinner in our Baby Swan Restaurant. We’ll also provide a drying room and all the usual features and facilities on offer at the Rendezvous.
Contact us on 01756 700 100
Our autumn walking break offer is available from Sunday 2nd October to Tuesday 4th October and if you would like to find out more, or to make a booking, why not get in touch with our helpful reservations team today?
It’s never too early to plan ahead for Christmas 2016!
We know it might seem ridiculously early to be talking about Christmas – as we write this blog post it’s the hottest day of the year so far – but here at the Rendezvous we believe that planning ahead is a great way to plan an unforgettable festive season!
Our Christmas 2016 brochure is now available on our website and we’re so excited about all the fabulous events we’ve got planned that we wanted to share it with you!
Family-friendly Christmas lunch
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a delicious Christmas lunch and our family lunch is designed to take the hassle out of catering for the family on the big day. Festivities start at 1.00pm, followed by coffee at 1.30pm in our Malham Suite whilst we wait for the arrival of Santa! Santa prefers to arrive by canal barge, rather than his usual sleigh when he pays a visit to the Rendezvous and he’ll be joining us at some point during the afternoon to hand our presents for the children. Lunch will be followed by a sing-a-long, party games and an afternoon packed full of entertainment.
Adults only Christmas lunch
Our adults only Christmas day lunch includes a delicious, fine-dining Christmas lunch, served between 12.00 – 3:00pm in our lovely canal side Baby Swan restaurant which boasts gorgeous views across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lunch begins with a glass of Bucks Fizz, followed by our premium three-course Christmas menu, followed by coffee and mouth-watering after dinner treats.
Boxing Day is the perfect opportunity to come to the Rendezvous for a relaxing lunch so why not enjoy our delicious three-course menu and then let us do the washing up? Lunch is served between 12:00 – 3:00pm in the Baby Swan Restaurant and conservatory, or if you’d prefer to join us in the evening, dinner is served between 6:00pm – 9:00pm with a live band for entertainment.
Contact us to make a reservation
So rather than worrying about catering for the family this Christmas, why not join us at the Rendezvous for a delicious, relaxing meal instead? We’re already taking bookings for Christmas and although it seems very early to be thinking about the festive season, our Christmas lunches are always incredibly popular so why not get in touch and reserve your table today?
Unleash your inner ‘Strictly’!
Whether you like nothing better than taking to the dancefloor or are keen to give ballroom dancing a try for the first time, our October dance weekend offers the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner ‘Strictly’!
Running from 7 – 10 October 2016, Philip Wylie of Holiday & Dance will be hosting a weekend of ballroom dancing here at the Rendezvous. With two or three night breaks available, this weekend promises to be incredibly popular with experienced and novice dancers alike.
Your hostess for the weekend will be the incredibly talented Diane Haywood who is a former English Professional Champion. Diane has specially designed what promises to be an outstanding programme of Modern & Latin dance which we know you’ll absolutely love! Our beautiful, spacious ballroom is the perfect venue for dancing the night away so why not take the opportunity to learn some new steps, perfect your moves or try dancing for the first time?
Included in this very special offer is en-suite accommodation here at the Rendezvous, along with a wine reception, full English breakfast and a delicious three course dinner. There’ll also be lots of dancing of course, including Learn & Improve sessions, plus an opportunity to take to the dancefloor each evening. Your stay with us will also include full use of our luxurious Leisure Club facilities and free car parking. Accommodation upgrades are also available on request.
Don’t forget that because the Rendezvous is right on the doorstep of the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales National Park there’s a whole host of beautiful places to explore when you’re not dancing. Or why not get to know the lovely market town of Skipton, famous for its medieval castle, town centre market and award-winning high street?
Contact us to reserve your accommodation
If you would like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with our reservations team by calling 01756 700 100?
Bronte 200 – celebrating the life of the legendary Bronte family
As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous we’re incredibly proud of our fantastic location within easy reach of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park and all that this wonderful part of the world has to offer. The iconic village of Howarth, home to the famous Bronte family, is just a short drive from the Rendezvous and with this in mind; we’re delighted to be able to offer our fantastic ‘Bronte 200’ short break package.
Starting this year, the Bronte Society is launching a five year programme of events to celebrate the births of four of the legendary Bronte family: Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020. For the year 2019, the Brontë Society will celebrate the life of Rev Patrick Brontë, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of his role as Howarth’s parson.
The Bronte Society is planning a whole host of events which, starting this year, will celebrate the lives of this incredible, inspirational family who have made such an impact upon literature, putting the village of Howarth well and truly on the map. All sorts of Bronte-inspired events are due to take place; from musicals and plays, through to ballets, walks and lectures. Whether you’re already a huge Bronte fan or would like to find out more, Bronte 200 promises to be a real treat.
The Rendezvous makes the ideal base for a visit to Howarth and included in our Bronte 200 offer is a delicious full English breakfast and three-course dinner in our Baby Swan Restaurant for each evening of your stay. In addition, we also offer free parking for guests, full use of our leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, plus free WiFi. When you book a two night Bronte 200 break we’ll also include two adult tickets to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and two adult Day Rover Tickets for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
If you would like to find out more about this fantastic offer or to make a reservation, please call us on 01756 700 100 quoting Bronte 200. For further information on Bronte 200 events in Howarth, please visit the Bronte 200 website.
Why go abroad when you could ‘staycation’ in beautiful Yorkshire?
Not long to go now until the long summer holidays and the chances are that your kids are looking forward to a fun-filled six weeks without school!
Although kids can’t wait for the summer here at the Rendezvous we know that keeping them entertained can be hard work in itself and with this in mind, we’re delighted to welcome families or grandparents and grandchildren looking for a fun-filled holiday here in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales!
Staycations seem to be all the rage these days and whether you generally prefer to holiday here in the UK or like to have a short break to supplement your main holiday, our gorgeous British countryside has something to offer for everyone. Now we’re biased of course, but here at the Rendezvous we really do think that our corner of Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful in the UK, with gorgeous scenery, picturesque villages, castles and museums to explore!
Booking a ‘staycation’ is the perfect opportunity for families and grandparents to spend high-quality time with the children, away from the demands of everyday life and here at the Rendezvous our family rooms offer the ideal accommodation for the perfect staycation. Offering accommodation for two adults and two children, our family rooms provide family-friendly comfort. We also have some great facilities that are great for entertaining the children: two comfy TV rooms (one with Sky Sports), a child friendly swimming pool and two restaurants offering delicious home-cooked food and children’s menus the kids will adore.
Skipton is an ideal base for showing the whole family everything that this lovely part of the world has to offer. Skipton is widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ and the Rendezvous is right on the doorstep of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park which boasts some of the most stunning scenery in England. Offering a whole host of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors, the National Park has crystal-clear streams for paddling in, lush woodland for exploring, medieval castles and stately homes to visit…the list is endless!
Skipton itself has so much to offer whatever the weather including a fascinating castle – it’s one of the most complete castles in the UK – museum, boat trips on the canal, a ten-pin bowling alley, a cinema – in fact you’re likely to be spoilt for choice! Skipton’s award winning town centre also has a fantastic selection of family-friendly cafes and restaurants so whether you fancy treating the kids to an ice-cream or a slap-up dinner, there’s something for everyone. Just a short drive away you’ll also find the delightful Thornton Hall Farm Park and Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey.
We’re now taking bookings for the long summer holiday – why not contact us today for further information? Our friendly, helpful reservations team will be happy to help!