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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!
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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?
The Rendezvous is the perfect location for your Yorkshire Dales wedding
Thanks to our fantastic location on the doorstep of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Rendezvous Hotel makes the perfect wedding venue. We take great pride in offering couples a personal, bespoke service and with a range of stunning features and high-quality accommodation, we can help you create a truly memorable wedding day.
Tailor-made weddings at the Rendezvous
We know that every wedding is unique and that every couple is different. We offer a wide range settings and options, designed to be tailor-made to suit your individual requirements. Our bespoke wedding service is designed to help you plan and create the wedding you’ve always dreamt of and our dedicated wedding team are experienced in ensuring weddings at the Rendezvous are stress free and memorable.
We are a fully licensed wedding venue and Civil Ceremonies can be held in either of our two licensed function suites. Our delightful canal side conservatory looks out across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, whilst our Baby Swan Conservatory overlooks the peaceful Leeds/Liverpool Canal, with a stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you’d like to arrive in unforgettable style by canal boat, or are simply looking for a beautiful backdrop to your photos, we think our wedding suites are pretty hard to beat.
Perfect photo opportunities
We have the perfect solution to Yorkshire’s unpredictable weather! If the sun is shining our canal setting is the ideal backdrop, with picturesque views of the Dales in the background, but if the weather isn’t so good, our stunning double-sided dividing staircase makes a memorable setting.
Delicious menus to suit all tastes
We take great pride in our delicious wedding breakfast menus, with a wide range of options to suit all tastes and requirements. We can cater for any number of guests between 4 and 400 and if you have a themed menu in mind, we’ll work hard to create the perfect menu for your special day.
Dance the night away
Our spacious ballroom is the ideal location for your evening function, with plenty of space for up to 400 guests to dance the night away. If you’re planning a smaller wedding, we have a selection of function suites, options to suit all requirements.
Helping you plan your dream wedding in Yorkshire
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or have a grander occasion in mind, why not come and talk through your ideas? We believe our choice of wedding facilities is second to none and regardless of the size of your wedding, we’ll work hard to ensure that your wedding day is everything you’d dreamt of and more!
Please see our weddings page for further information.
Santa’s visit to the Rendezvous
It’s been long overdue but we finally got it. Here you can see a video that we’ve managed to make on the Christmas Day when Santa himself (yes, real Santa!) came to visit all the kids at the Rendezvous. It was remaining a lot that day but nothing scares Him away!
Despite the weather even the youngest of kids came out to greet him by the canal. Oh what a fantastic day it was!