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Treat the family to an amazing hotel break
Family break special offer at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton
We’re delighted to announce that our Yorkshire hotel has teamed up with Thornton Hall Country Park to offer guests the opportunity to book a family midweek break.
For just £130.00 per night you’ll be able to enjoy bed and breakfast family-friendly accommodation at the Rendezvous Hotel, along with 4 tickets to Thornton Hall Country Park. The ideal way for two adults and two children to enjoy a relaxing hotel break in Yorkshire, this unbeatable offer is not to be missed!
Family friendly hotel in Yorkshire
We take great pride in the friendly welcome we extend to families, offering high quality hotel accommodation designed to ensure holidaying with the kids is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible! From spacious family rooms through to delicious children’s menus in our restaurant, our family friendly Yorkshire hotel is the perfect destination.
Thanks to our location in the picturesque market town of Skipton, we’re in the ideal place for you to reach a wide range of family friendly places, including Thornton Hall Country Park. Ideal for families, Thornton Hall offers a host of fantastic things to do, from their famous farm park with lots of animals for the children to see and interact with, through to special events, pony trekking, toddler sessions, cafe and gift shop.
Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to book your family break in Yorkshire
To find out more about our family special offer, or to make a reservation, please call our Reservations team and quote ‘Thornton Family Break’ to book.
The UCI 2019 Road World Cycling Championships
Stay at our cycle-friendly hotel in Skipton and enjoy world-class cycling action
We were absolutely thrilled when Skipton was confirmed as being on the route of the UCI 2019 Road World Championships was confirmed, with the Men Elite Road Race passing through the town on 29 September 2019.
Skipton has seen world-class cycling action before when the route of the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France passed through the town, followed by the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 and our very own Skipton Cycle Races. The World Championships will definitely be one of next year’s highlights though and if you’re looking for the perfect place to say whilst you enjoy the cycling, why not book accommodation here at the Rendezvous Hotel?
Yorkshire cycle friendly hotel
Our Skipton hotel has been officially recognised as Yorkshire Cycle Friendly, thanks to our commitment to providing cycle-friendly accommodation. We’ve developed our very own Cycling Charter, designed to provide our cycling guests with the reassurance that we’ll go the extra mile to ensure they have everything they need during their stay. Ideal for cycling groups, families and lone cyclists, our Cycling Charter demonstrates our commitment in a range of ways including:
special booking arrangements for cycling groups
assistance with luggage on arrival
dedicated bike storage room and drying room
bike storage permitted in bedrooms
storage facilities protected by CCTV
packed lunches available at an extra charge and on request
high carb dining options available in our restaurant
road recovery available at extra cost for individual cyclists
hydration/energy supplements available before a ride
full use of our leisure facilities which include a cardio and weights gym, plus swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool bath
porterage available on departure
As you can see, we take the comfort and enjoyment of our cycling guests extremely seriously! So if you’re looking for high-quality cycle-friendly hotel accommodation in Yorkshire during the 2019 World Championships, why not make a reservation at the Rendezvous Hotel today? We anticipate that hotel accommodation in Skipton will be in high demand for the 2019 World Championships and recommend that bookings are made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Book your half-term holiday at the Rendezvous Hotel
Yorkshire holidays and short breaks at the Rendezvous Hotel
We know it seems like only a few days since the kids went back to school after the summer holidays but half-term is just a couple of weeks away! If you’re struggling for places to go this half-term, why not book a short break with us and enjoy some of the family-friendly fun that this beautiful part of the world has to offer?
Family-friendly breaks in the Yorkshire Dales
From mountain biking and caving, through to castles, farm parks and museums, the Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts a huge-range of family-friendly activities.
Depending on how active you and your children are, the Dales has literally hundreds of miles of some of the best cycling in the UK. From challenging mountain bike trails guaranteed to ensure you all end up caked in mud, through to sedate road cycling routes and world-class hill climbs, the Dales has become something of a cycling hot spot over the past few years.
If something a little less active is more your family’s thing, you’ll find that the Dales has plenty of pretty of villages to explore, with lots of easy walks suitable small children and pushchairs. Skipton itself has a stunning medieval castle in it’s town centre – one of the most complete in the UK – along with ten pin bowling and a cinema. Within a short drive we also have a couple farm parks – perfect entertainment for anyone aged one to 101!
There’s also plenty to do a little further afield, with the stunning Bolton Abbey Estate just a short drive away, along with Harewood House which has a brilliant children’s play area and bird garden. The vibrant city centres of Leeds and Bradford can be easily reached by public transport and offer a huge choice of cafes, shops and restaurants.
Book your half-term holiday today
We offer a wide range of family-friendly Yorkshire hotel accommodation, from spacious suites and family rooms through to our self-serviced apartment. If you would like to find out more about making a booking, why not get in touch today?
Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales on foot for World Car Free Day
The Rendezvous Hotel – the perfect hotel for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
Saturday 22 September is World Car Free Day and what better way to show your support than giving up your car for the day and exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales by public transport or bike. Organised with the aim of encouraging motorists to try travelling using public transport, bike or on foot, the idea is reduce our reliance on cars, helping to cut pollution, improve health and fitness and encourage the development of local communities.
The Yorkshire Dales is incredibly well serviced by a wide range of efficient public transport, including a comprehensive bus network and regular train services. Thanks to our location in Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales, our Yorkshire hotel is in the ideal place for reaching the Dales on two wheels or public transport. Skipton boasts excellent rail and bus links between Leeds and Bradford, whilst National Express and Megabus coach routes are linked to Skipton via Penrith, Lancaster, Harrogate, York, Ripon and Darlington to name but a few.
Using the bus or train to travel to or around the Dales is a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery without having to worry about traffic or where to park. The famous Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway is one of the most spectacular in the UK whilst also offering easy access to some of Dales’ highlights including the Ribblehead Viaduct and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the access point to the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.
For further information on exploring the Yorkshire Dales by public transport please see The Yorkshire Dales National Park website for further information.
Book your stay at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton – Gateway to the Dales
Our family-run hotel is ideally located for exploring all that this stunning part of the world has to offer. We take great pride in offering our guests a warm Yorkshire welcome and if you’d like to find out more, or to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Enjoying a 3-hour dinner cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Dining at the Rendezvous Hotel needn’t necessarily mean that you have to keep your feet on dry ground! As one happy customer of our ‘dinner cruise’ relates here…
It’s time for dinner, but this is no ordinary meal. We’re standing on the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, about a mile south of the Yorkshire market town of Skipton. Behind us is the Rendezvous Hotel. In front of us is ‘Dalesman’, a magnificent canal barge.
During the day, ‘Dalesman’ takes visitors for gentle cruises along the canal. But this evening she’s about to host one of the Rendezvous Hotel’s popular dinner cruises.
We’re invited aboard, the crew showing us to our reserved seats. It’s a beautiful, calm August evening. The passing swans and ducks look up, and paddle on. They’re used to unusual things happening at the Rendezvous.
Soon we’re all aboard and seated, and Malcolm Weaving, the owner of the Rendezvous, and Yorkshire through and through, is on the microphone, welcoming us and telling us a little of what we can expect.
Without us realising it, ‘Dalesman’ has gently left its moorings and the cruise has begun.
Our starter arrives, delivered expertly to our tables of four by smiling members of the Rendezvous’ own restaurant team. The onboard bar keeps the wine, beer and soft drinks flowing.
We arrive in the centre of Skipton where Malcolm recounts stories of the town’s remarkable history and points out the many converted mills. The boat turns and retraces its route back to the hotel. No, it’s not the end of the cruise, but the wonderful moment when the hotel team bring the freshly cooked main course aboard. It’s all done with smiles, and a fair amount of speed. Hotplates on the boat keep everything hot and tasty.
Soon we’re off again, gently gliding along the canal, and enjoying our dinner in a unique and tranquil setting. A heron watches us pass from his canal-side perch. Around every bend in the canal, delightful views of the Yorkshire countryside open up before us, with ancient woodlands, open fields and dry stone walls passing by our windows.
There are lifting bridges and swing bridges to negotiate, and more fascinating stories from Malcolm. Night has descended now, and spotlights on the roof of the boat pick out the features of the canal bank.
Another turn and we start our return journey to the hotel, this time enjoying our dessert.
Three hours after we left, we’re back, and disembarking in front of the hotel. We’re fed and watered, relaxed and happy, and heading to the bar for a nightcap.
Back on the canal, ‘Dalesman’ and her crew quietly depart. It’s been another successful dinner cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.