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You’re Looking For Pet Friendly Accommodation?

This is a testimonial from some very happy guests.

Whiskey at Cadair View Lodge

Whiskey at Cadair View Lodge

“Four adults and our pet labrador decided to spend a week in Snowdonia National Park. and found what we believe is the best holiday web site we have ever seen. It is so informative about the various log cabins, the site amenities, places to visit etc and if like ourselves you want to take your pet on holiday the web site has a brilliant write-up on all the things dogs want from a holiday, and written by Whisky the resident dog. TAKE A LOOK. ITS BRILLIANT.

We stayed in Cadair view lodge cabin, 2 bedroom, large extended kitchen, and our dog had plenty of room for his bed to sleep on, and a large decking for him to lie out on and for us adults to sit out and relax and eat outside when weather permitted.
Shop on site and a great pub only 5 minutes walk from our cabin which we found very friendly and do great meals and dogs allowed in as well.
5 minutes drive takes you to Coed y Brenin forest where you can walk various trails, cycle (definitely taking our bikes next time) picnic by the river or simply sit and have one of the biggest cups of coffee you will ever have at very reasonable price.
Porthmadog, Harlech, Criccieth, Barmouth, Dolgellau,Pwllheli, Abersoch and Portmerion are all within half hour or so drive and we visited them all. William, our lab, says he liked Black Rock Sands the best.  Miles of wonderful beaches for him to run and play on (adults loved it as well).
You will find all the information on what to do and where to go on their website which means when you get there you can enjoy your holiday knowing you have all the information you want to hand.

Great directions on how to find the site as well.
Doubtful if you will need much help in deciding if this is the place you want to holiday at, but if you do need help ring Sue Hall, she is extremely pleasant and helpful and will tell you all you need to know.
The accommodation is not a 5 star Hotel, it’s a log cabin in Snowdonia National Park, but we had more fun than any 5 star hotel we have ever stayed in and look forward to returning later in the year.”

See our Pet Friendly Accommodation Details HERE


Once upon a time…

Marketing people keep telling us that story telling is a great way to engage potential guests – so here goes.

Once up on a time… a dog…  Dog with toy

wanted to take his family away on holiday.  He’d heard that although there were lots of places where his family could stay there weren’t so many places where he would be welcomed.  Dogs in the park had told him stories about taking their families away on holiday.  Some had been forced to stay in the car every night as they weren’t allowed to go into the house.  Some said that they’d had to sleep in a shed in the garden.  Others said that their families had gone away on holiday without them and they’d missed out on all of the fun, having to spend their time in the kennels with lots of other homesick doggies.  This dog didn’t want any of this to happen to him.  He wanted a holiday where he could get off his lead, run on the beach with the children, splash in the puddles in the forest, snooze in front of the fire in the evenings and enjoy a sly sausage under the table when they went out to eat.

Being a very technology savvy sort of dog he turned to the internet.Image

After a bit of Google-ing he found a website with a dog on that looked a lot like him.  

Whiskey at Cadair View Lodge told of a Snowdonia, wonderful place full of mountains and beaches where a doggy could have a great time… and so would his family.  She explained about which of the log cabins, families with just one doggy could stay in and there’s also a cottage where families with 2 doggies can stay too.  She told about the enclosed 3.5 acre dog walking area – great for stretching the legs before getting in the car in the morning and about the pub 5 minutes walk away, where dogs can sit quietly under the table in order to catch stray sausages!  There are castles and shops and visitor attractions where doggies can visit with their families too… Whiskey had really done her research!

There seemed to be just a couple of rules…. doggies must not get on the furniture or on the beds – well our doggy wasn’t allowed to do that at home anyway.  And doggies must not be left in the log cabins or in the cottage by themselves – who’d WANT to stay behind when there was so much fun to be had?!  Doggies also had to stay on their leads around the Village – for their own safety as much as anything else.

As a special Thank You for bringing their families doggies staying in the log cabins get their own little welcome pack when they arrive… including a bag of treats!

Dog outside of log cabin

As in all of the best stories there is a happy ending.  The dog’s family booked to stay at Cadair View Lodge and had the break that they all had dreamed of… in fact the dog can regularly be seen dreaming about running on the beach and jumping in the waves!


except it wasn’t… because the doggy brought his family back to Cadair View Lodge again…

and again… Image

and again…

dog in snow


dog in forest

you get the picture!

Hope that you enjoyed the story and we hope to see you and your dog at Cadair View Lodge soon.

Read Whiskey’s own tips for staying in Snowdonia

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