Ahh Snowdonia, the Welsh mountain range that truly encompasses everything we love about the great outdoors. Rolling hillsides, cracky peaks, and glistening lakes, it’s a nature lovers’ paradise and even the non-hikers will find it difficult to pass up a hike through its valleys.
Not only is this National Park a hiker’s paradise, but it’s also dotted with historical sites and picturesque villages that offer a more relaxing side to vacationing.
However, if there’s one thing you should know about Wales, it’s that it’s strikingly beautiful yet bitterly cold. But don’t let the chill scare you off! There’s a simple and awesome solution to this problem. Simply check out one of the beautiful lodges with hot tubs in Snowdonia, so you can soothe those aching limbs and warm up after a day of exploring.
Whether you’re after a relaxing vacation with a loved one, or planning a family getaway stacked with outdoor activities, you’re bound to find a hot tub lodge in Snowdonia that suits your needs. Let’s take a look at them…
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Best Lodges With Hot Tubs in Snowdonia
When you visit Snowdonia, you’ll be welcomed by beautiful views in just about every direction you look. In fact, most of the lodges and accommodations in the area have spacious terraces or balconies that boast beautiful mountain or valley views.
Typically, you’ll find an outdoor dining area, maybe even a barbeque or a hammock on these outdoor terraces… but if you really want to step it up a notch, then look for one with a hot tub.
Most of the hot tub lodges in Snowdonia have shared hot tubs, but there are also a few with private Jacuzzis as well.
You’ll also notice that many of these lodges are freestanding glamping pods or stone cottages that can sleep between two and six guests. For this reason, Snowdonia hot tub lodges are ideal for couples, families, or groups of friends, rather than those backpacking the UK.
Since you cannot stay directly in Snowdonia National Park, these properties are nestled on the outside but with easy access to the park. This means you’ll have access to hiking and mountain biking trails, exquisite valleys, and lakes, without having to travel for miles to get there.
What to Look for in Lodges with Hot Tubs in Snowdonia
Typically speaking, most of the accommodation in Snowdonia is spread out, so you will need a car to get around. Since they are usually ‘off-the-beaten-track,’ most lodges come with self-catering facilities, so you don’t have to travel into local villages and towns every time you get peckish.
But because they are remote accommodations, you should check to make sure that your accommodation is kitted out with everything you might need for your stay.
I’m talking things like decent WiFi (hey, this is the 21st century), cell service, a good-sized fridge to store food, parking for your car, and a driveway that is accessible for a standard vehicle. Sadly, we don’t all drive 4x4s.
If remote isn’t for you, then make sure to look for a property nearer to a town or village. That way you don’t have to worry about cooking and can walk into town to visit your nearest pub.
Elephants View Shepherd’s Hut
- > $$$$
- > A short drive from Caernarfon Castle
- > Modern freestanding units
- > Wild garden with hot tub
Cosy Pod with Hot Tub
- > $$$
- > Driving distance to Bangor Cathedral and Penrhyn Castle
- > Great for hiking, canoeing, and fishing
- > On-site bar and restaurant
Lodge w/ Gorgeous Garden Views
- > $$$
- > Located in Dolgellau
- > Garden and barbecue terrace
- > Tented camp with a kitchen and hot tub
Cosy Lodge near East Snowdonia
- > $$$$
- > In Llanrwst, near Gwydir Castle
- > Indoor fireplace and outdoor barbeque facilities
- > Three bedroom house with patio overlooking valley views
Secluded Pod, South Snowdonia
- > $$
- > In Machynlleth in the Powys region
- > Wooden pod units
- > Balcony with hot tub under the oak trees
Glamping Lodge W/ Stunning Views
- > $$$
- > Dolgellau in the Gwynedd region
- > Complimentary Wi-Fi and private parking
- > Terrace with barbeque and private hot tub
Glamping Pods in the Heart of Snowdonia
- > $$$
- > Near a bunch of restaurants and Cader Idris Mountain
- > Family-sized rooms
- > Classic wooden freestanding pods
10 Best Lodges in Snowdonia with Hot Tubs
Snowdonia is one of the best National Parks in Europe, so make sure you do your trip right and book an awesome accommodation to match. These are the best lodges with hot tubs in Snowdonia that would be perfect places to unwind after a long day of exploring.
Best Overall Lodge in Snowdonia – Elephants View Shepherd’s Hut
- A short drive from Caernarfon Castle
- Modern freestanding units with self-catering facilities
- Wild garden with hot tub
With so many great options to choose from, it’s no easy task picking the best overall lodge in Snowdonia. However, Elephants View ticks all the boxes. It’s not cheap, but you know what they say about getting what you pay for…
This cozy wooden hut was built using sustainable materials and is super basic yet perfect for a down-to-earth vacation. Perched on its own plot of land, and surrounded by farmland, this mobile home has two double beds (one above the other).
The best part about the home is its private Jacuzzi, which is heated by a wood-burning fire. This barrel-style tub is without a doubt the best spot to enjoy the countryside views, making Elephants View one of the best lodges with Jacuzzis in Snowdonia. It’s also just a short drive away from the iconic Caernarfon Castle.
Best Lodge in Snowdonia for Couples – Cosy Pod with Hot Tub
- Driving distance to Bangor Cathedral and Penrhyn Castle
- Great for hiking, canoeing, and fishing
- On-site bar and restaurant
If you’re visiting Snowdonia as a couple or a small group of friends and prefer to have your own private Jacuzzi? Then P72 Swift Pod is the spot for you. Perched on a terrace in the trees, the pod you’ll be sleeping in is a super simple prefabricated building fitted with all the necessities for a quick stay.
All in one studio room, guests can enjoy a cosy lounge and dining area with a fold-out bed. Of course, there’s also a full kitchen where you can prepare a romantic feast.
The best part of this lodge is, without a doubt, the terrace, which boasts a private Jacuzzi with mountain views.
Most Remote Lodge in Snowdonia – Lodge w/ Gorgeous Garden Views
- Located in Dolgellau
- Garden and barbecue terrace
- Tented camp with a kitchen and hot tub in a forest setting
I don’t know about you, but the more remote the hot tub, the better. Isolated in the woods near Dolgellau, this lodge boasts one of the most romantic hot tubs in Snowdonia.
The accommodation itself isn’t too shabby either. This particular room at this lodge with hot tubs in Snowdonia is a self-standing cabin built from wood and designed to look like a traditional shepherd’s hut.
The lodge offers guests access to a garden, barbeque facilities, and a terrace. If you’re up for a treat, you can even enjoy a spa treatment before indulging in the hot tub. Guests can also make use of the kitchenette equipped with a hot plate, fridge, and kettle.
Over-The-Top Luxurious Lodge in Snowdonia – Cosy Lodge near East Snowdonia
- In Llanrwst, near Gwydir Castle
- Indoor fireplace and outdoor barbeque facilities
- Three bedroom house with patio overlooking valley views
Bryn Hyfryd is a three-bedroom lodge that offers self-catering facilities. The home features a fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area with a wood-burning fireplace, and a terrace overlooking the valley.
The terrace is perfect for enjoying a home-cooked barbeque meal or lounging in your private hot tub.
This Snowdonia hot tub lodge is also ideally located near many tourist attractions and natural sights. In fact, it’s just a quick walk from Gwydir Castle and a drive from Surf Snowdonia, Conwy Castle, and Silver Birch Golf Course.
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Most Affordable Lodge in Snowdonia – Secluded Pod, South Snowdonia
- In Machynlleth in the Powys region,
- Wooden pod units with dining area and full kitchen
- Balcony with hot tub under the oak trees
Generally speaking, most of the properties on this list are steeply-priced. I wouldn’t call this lodge cheap, but it is certainly one of the most affordable in the area, considering what it offers.
This gorgeous lodge on the South end of Snowdonia is located on a secluded piece of land in Machynlleth, featuring its very own deck and wood fire heated hot tub. The pod is inspired by a traditional shepherd’s hut and is decorated using neutral colors and warm wooden tones.
It’s equipped with everything you might need for a self-catering vacation and is perfectly positioned for a peaceful escape from busy day-to-day life.
Best Lodge with Private Hot Tub in Snowdonia – Glamping Lodge W/ Stunning Views
- Dolgellau in the Gwynedd region
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and private parking
- Terrace with barbeque and private hot tub
More often than not, sharing a tub with other guests at a lodge with hot tubs in Snowdonia isn’t ideal. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the tub, I highly recommend biting the bullet and spending a little extra for your own private tub.
This glamping lodge comprises self-contained tents, each fitted with a basic kitchenette and dining area, separated bedrooms, and a spacious deck. These tents have a rustic camping feel yet offer the benefits of a cozy home – it’s the best of both worlds!
Five guests can sleep comfortably in two bedrooms separated by tented walls. Best of all, this tent comes with a private wood-fired Jacuzzi, which is the perfect spot to do some summer stargazing from.
Best Glamping Lodge in Snowdonia – Glamping Pods in the Heart of Snowdonia
- Near a bunch of restaurants and Cader Idris Mountain
- Family-sized rooms with shared bathrooms
- Classic wooden freestanding pods with kitchenette
Glamping is all the rage these days, and after spending a night in this cabin, I can understand why. These glamping pods are basic yet have everything you might need for a quick getaway.
Each pod can sleep four guests. However, note that the space is pretty small, and while one pod would be ideal for a young family, it might be a tight squeeze for four adults. Each unit has its own kitchen and dining space. Unlike most other pods, this kitchen even has a washing machine included!
Bathrooms are shared at this lodge with hot tubs in Snowdonia, but this doesn’t take away from the charming atmosphere of the place. They’re also ideally located for anyone who wants to take advantage of the great outdoors, with tons of hiking trails starting right at the entrance of the property.
Best Lodge in Snowdonia for a Family – Countryside Cottage in Central Snowdonia
- In the heart of Snowdonia National Park
- Family-sized cottages with fully-equipped kitchen
- Garden and terrace with mountain views
Maes yr Helmau Cottages are set in traditional Welch stone cottages in a private garden overlooking scenic mountain views. There are three cottages up for grabs: a two-bedroom, a three-bedroom, and a four-bedroom cottage. Each can sleep between three and eight guests respectively.
Each cottage features a fully-equipped kitchen fitted with a washing machine and a separate living area. The four-bedroom cottage has a private Jacuzzi with unrivaled countryside views. The garden is perfect for kids to play in and enjoy the sunshine.
Guests can also enjoy some fresh air from the patio and garden, which can be set up with outdoor dining and living furniture on request.
Most Cozy Lodge in Snowdonia – Mountain Studios in Excellent Location
- In Bangor in Snowdonia National Park, a couple of hours walk from Aber Falls
- Two cottages that sleep seven guests in total
- Fitness center and garden with mountain views
Beudy Bach is set in a large converted barn space suitable for between two and four guests. This lodge with hot tubs in Snowdonia has been beautifully refurbished yet boasts original fittings like exposed oak beams and plenty of natural sunlight.
The space has underfloor heating and a wood-burning fireplace, which keeps the space toasty warm during winter. Not to mention, there’s also a hot tub on the terrace outside, which is the perfect spot to warm up (or just zen out).
The cottage has a private bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Can you think of a better way to spend a cold evening than enjoying a home-cooked meal in front of the fire? Plus, it’s location is ideal! Being only a couple of hours to Aber Falls and even to Liverpool, which is full of attractions.
Lodge with the Best Views in Snowdonia – 17th Century Bed and Breakfast
- Just outside Porthmadog in the Snowdonia mountains
- Sun terrace with dining area and hot tub
- 16th Century coach house with breakfast room
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee at a boutique bed and breakfast. Bwlch Y Fedwen is a small B&B located in the heart of Snowdonia, just outside the village of Porthmadog.
Guests can choose from twin or double rooms at this B&B, most of which have a private bathroom. The rooms at this Snowdonia hot tub lodge are filled with cozy interiors and luxurious linens. However, it was the lush garden that first grabbed my attention.
The garden is beautifully maintained with colorful flowers and a lush lawn. There are plenty of spots to sit and relax across the yard, including a dining space. Guests are welcome to enjoy the entire yard space and dip in the outdoor hot tub under the stars.
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Final Thoughts on Lodges with Hot Tubs in Snowdonia
Although Snowdonia is known for its incredible hiking trails, lakes, and picturesque valleys, there’s so much more to do here than just outdoor activities.
Whether you’re interested in learning about the area’s history or would prefer to spend the day walking down the cobbled streets of its charming villages, I think you’ll agree that there’s no better way to end the day than by sitting in a hot tub!
Your accommodation can make or break a vacation, and staying in one of the best lodges with Jacuzzis in Snowdonia is a sure way to ensure everyone has the best possible time.
I hope this list gave you some ideas of where to stay in Snowdonia, and as always, if you think I missed anything, let me know in the comments!
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