Spring 2019

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It has been a busy few months but we have at last been able to come to our lodge for some R&R. We are so pleased with the wonderful comments that have been left by our guests, many which are now returning for a second and third time. If you are a returning guest to lodge 58 then please ask reception for special offers, we would be happy to offer something additional for our returning guests.

Last week saw temperature reaching nearly 20 deg which is unusual for this time of year, we didn’t have this for our visit unfortunately. We were instead blessed with snow-capped mountains when we woke this morning which is a beautiful view as you have breakfast in the comfort and warmth of the lodge. You can also see the bamboo and other bushes that have shot up nicely during 2018 to provide additional privacy at the front without spoiling the breath taking mountain views.

We look forward to visiting in the summer for some Welsh sun and to explore this wonderful part of the world!

Summer 2017

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Summer is well and truly with us now, this picture was taken by one of our lovely guests who have recently enjoyed a weekend break away in our beautiful lodge on the 17th – 19th June.


Sian and I hope that our guests make long and lasting memories in Bala Lodge during 2017 and beyond, while we can ensure the levels of comfort during your stay, we cannot always ensure the weather. In any event, there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area whatever the weather brings. 

Whitsun 2017

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We have finally found the time to visit our lodge in 2017 for a weekend away in lovely Bala. Despite this being a short weekend, we love this part of the world and look forward to spending some more time in Bala later in the year.

Our good friends, Chris and Jan sent some new additions to the lodge for us to enjoy in the hot tub …. a small family of ducks !  They have set up home in the main bathroom, but feel free to allow them to explore the hot tub with you!

We are truly disappointed that some guests feel they can help themselves to personal items that we leave for the enjoyment of others such as board games, DVD’s, tea lights, remote control units … to mention a few. We would respectfully like to point out that this is not a commercial letting but our home. We leave these items so you may enjoy them for the duration of your stay. Acts like this truly sadden Sian and I. 🙁 We were torn on whether we publish this post, however, we feel it is right for the honest and good people who enjoy Lodge 58. We want to apologise to our honest guests who may have missed out on these little extras (or essentials, depending on your view point) that we personally leave for your enjoyment. We do try our best to make your stay a little more special than the average lodge at Pen-y-Garth. 🙁

We are grateful for the wonderful comments that are being left behind in the guest book, we can see many lovely guests are enjoying our home making fond and lasting memories with their loved ones. As the summer progresses we look forward to coming back to enjoy Pen-y-Garth and its wonderful surroundings for the fall.

PS, if you want to find a wonderful picnic spot, when you leave Pen-y-Garth turn right and drive for around 10 minutes, you will come to a wonderful secluded place ‘Aberhirnant‘ which is just idyllic for a bite to eat … just remember your pic-a-nic rug !


Lee Sian & Holly




Bala Lodge at Christmas

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We have added a festive touch to our home from home with a few of our Christmas decorations. We hope our guests staying during December enjoy a lovely Christmas time and a happy New Year !!


We are also pleased to see that Pen – y – Garth was a finalists in the Hoseasons diamond awards, well done to Gareth, Dawn and the rest of the team for keeping such a great park. We hope to see the award for the park in 2017 🙂

We hope you all have a safe and peaceful holiday

Lee, Sian & Holly


Guest Book

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Welcome to our lodge located on the five star awarding winning Pen-y-Garth park. This is our second home and we trust that you will make it your home while you are with us. So that we can maintain the high standards for many guests to enjoy for years to come, there are a few things that we would politely ask for your help with…

We hope you will enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Bala has to offer but please remove any wet or muddy outdoor clothing or boots/wellies as you enter the lodge. There is a useful utility cupboard to store items like this right by the front door, as well as a washer/dryer if you need to make use of it during your stay.


Personal items

We have left a number of personal items here to make it more homely which you are free to use during your stay such as our BBQ, patio furniture etc, all we ask is that if you use them, you leave them clean and ready for the next guest, just as you expected upon your arrival.

There are a number of household items that we leave behind for your use, such as soap, kitchen cleaner, foil etc, feel free to use these during you stay. If you have any such items that are part used or you do not wish to take back home (excluding food unless dried or tinned) and you think these would be useful for other guests, please feel free to leave them.


Your views

Your comments and feedback are always welcome; either in the guest book which is located in the lodge or by posting a comment on this website. We will from time to time take the hand written comments from the guest book and post them online.

We wish you a wonderful relaxing stay in the lodge and at Pen-y-Garth!

Have fun!

Lee, Sian & Holly.



Welcome to our Lodge

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When you want to get away from it all, there’s a lot waiting for you at Pen-y-Garth in the superb comfort of our beautiful Portland lodge.  Relaxation, rest and ready-made stunning scenery will combine to give you a top quality short or long break.  It’s your choice.  And one thing is for sure; you will always remember your visit with real affection.



There’s also a great selection of out-and-about activity in the area for all ages. You can choose from leisurely walking trails to the daredevil excitement of white water thrills. You can opt too for visits to selected scenic spots in this picturesque part of Snowdonia, often called the Lake District of Wales.  Nearby Lake Bala even boasts its own little railway.  It’s great fun for kids – and bigger kids!


Five star

The award-winning Pen-y-Garth five star lodge park has a fine reputation, earned from years of experience in making people welcome, often in the Welsh language, to a distinctive, landscaped and carefully maintained setting.



Bala town, about a mile away, will satisfy all your essential shopping needs.  Many stores have family histories and keep local traditions going when it comes to favoured recipes for tasty homemade treats. One local hotel, built in the 18th century, is reputed to be haunted, but this does not stop the enjoyment of many visitors and residents alike.


Elegance and comfort

Whatever you decide is right for you, you will find the elegant comfort of our lodge rounds off the day in style.  The spacious kitchen, fully equipped with fridge and dishwasher, cooker and microwave, is there to ease the load and keep things simple.  It is the same with the stylish master bedroom and en suite shower room, while the second bedroom offers a practical, spacious walk-in wardrobe and adjoining bathroom.  There’s even a washing machine as well. Your comfort is all a standard part of the package.


Ideal close

When it comes to a super finishing touch, there’s one more plus.  The top quality hot tub on the verandah is the ideal place at the end of the day for that quiet glass of wine or a peaceful read.  So relaxing…and so unique against a background of beautiful mountains constantly changing with the light. Just don’t drop your camera in the water!

All you have to do now is follow the booking pathway to experience a holiday offering you a lot of tantalising differences.  You’ll be glad you did.