Great News


It’s just ben announced that the Lake District has been awarded World Heritage Site status big well done to all the people that made it happen and what a proud achievement for Cumbria. We are certainly on the map now as a county and in great company with likes of the Taj Maha, Grand Canyon to name a couple – major congratulations well done Cumbria!

Stop Press – we have been selected to work with Lakes Culture 2018, the Lakes Ignite project sounds very exciting – it’s a little hush hush at the moment so we have to keep it under our hat! We can assure you it will bring out our arty side and will be right on our door step- we will keep you updated!


Celebrating 60 in Style

A big well done to Gerry our joiner for completing the gruelling Lakeland 55K , he ran with his daughter Vicki and they made a great team. The entrance fee was a birthday present from Vicki for her Dad to celebrate his 60th birthday – we know he doesn’t look any where near it! Top tip Gerry when its the next big one drop a few massive hints about your what you would like to do – well done great achievement.

Footy Champions

We are very proud to sponsor the  Ambleside U12 football team and what a cracker of a season they have had did the league and cup double this year and then carried on to win the plate in the Heathwaite final. Some great football must be the go faster kits from the Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa!

Rushbearing in Ambleside

A great day was had at the traditional Ambleside Rushbearing where children parade around  the village carrying rushes and adults carry the decorated moss bearings with beautiful flowers. The parade then heads to the Church to lay the rushes which dates way back to the days when they used the rushes as flooring and changed yearly. After a short service ( and the rushbearing hymn!) the children collect a huge piece of homemade Gingerbread ( a reward for the parade!) and a picnic tea change out of their Sunday best into their sports gear for flat races – with prizes in the school field. The highlight then is the fell race up Todd Crag with a winners Trophy the record of 10 minutes 34 seconds has yet to be broken – but we came really close this year the fastest for some time !

News Round Up

It’s all busy here after taking the Spa back under our wing In April , so plenty of exciting things to come with the redevelopment Heather our hairdresser, Rachel our Senior Therapsit and Sally-Anne the Spa manager are all  looking forward to the re vamp and new exciting treatments and a new range of products which are coming soon – we can’t wait!

Spring Has Sprung!

It’s fabulous day here in Ambleside Spring has arrived and the fells are looking tempting especially in this picture took from the rooftops! Bit of a Spring spruce up going on with our hard working maintenance crew busy re decorating the corridors- no rest for the wicked! We are generally keeping busy with lots of visitors and functions, Rotary Coffee Morning for over 100 of Ambleside’s golden oldies (well over 60′s), Ambleside Sports AGM and a visit from  Civil Engineers tonight for their annual bash- and Easter just round the corner !

Beats Running Round The Restaurant!

Hannah our Saturday  & now Tuesday & Friday night girl has been wizzing up and down the country representing Cumbria for cross country for both schools and individually and for team Cumbria girls. With races in  Leicestershire and Norwich she’s had a few breakfast shifts off to compete. The Cumbrain team finished a impressive 10th overall at the National Finals for schools (blue vest!) with the boys U17 taking the second team prize and in the under 15 girls they scooped the first prize.In the Inter Counties (red vest)  they had some great individual results top 20 positions and a couple of second places and again finished mid table. Well done all!

Bar and Lounge Make Over Masterpiece

Been a little busy with the paint brush and paste our fabulous maintenance crew have been working their socks off to transform the bar and Library Lounge. It’s certainly  looking good with fantastic new fabrics ,colours, furnishings and finishing touches. We hope you like the results!

News Round up

Wishing you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

We had a very busy 2016 with lots going on in the hotel, new Fountain Spa to replace the Canadian Hot Tub, bedroom refurbishments with new décor, stylish fabrics, new furniture so the rooms are in tip top condition. Our Restaurant has had a little make over too, new chars,  carpets and décor just in time for the festive season and it’s all looking very swish. Looking forward to welcoming you all back to stay with us soon.

And The Winner is…..

Congratulations to Barbara Nicklin who is our latest competition winner who won a 2 night stay in one of our luxurious Lakeland Rooms and a £500 shopping spree on outdoor clothes kindly donated by our friends at Cunningham’s Outdoor. Here’s Barbara with Ross Cunningham – remember next time it could be you!