We’re pleased to have been able to get to Pen-Y-Garth this year now that lockdown is starting to ease and there is a level of normality returning to daily life. The shrubbery around the front of the lodge is really starting to take shape, we had some feedback from guests who asked for a little more privacy when out on the decking from passing cars and also while enjoying time in the hot tub. I think this is mission accomplished with the before and after photos!
The view from the hot tub is excellent and you can see the mountains in the distance, which the sun sets over, this is a beautiful sight every evening with a cool drink on the decking or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. The shrubbery is kept trimmed so this doesn’t impact the stunning views!
Due to changes with Covid19 we have had to remove all personal belonging from the lodge, this means that we have had to remove board games, DVD’s and ornaments that made our Lodge a more pleasant stay with additional home comforts over and above the standard units on the park. The good news is that these have not gone for good! We hope to be able to return these to the lodge for our lovely guests to use once it is safe to do so and we have been given the go-ahead to from the park as well as Hoseasons via government guidelines. I hope you appreciate that this is for everyone’s safety and we hope you fully understand.
Our weekend visit on the 18th July 2020 was spectacular as ever, we had a wonderful evening when we arrived on Friday, a lazy day around the park on the Saturday and Sunday took us to Betws-y-Coed with glorious weather for a wander around and a spot of late breakfast. With packing to do we spent the afternoon back on park before seeing some of the lovely park staff before returning home.
We wish you a wonderful staycation in 2020 and we hope you have a wonderful time. Have fun and stay safe.
Lee, Sian & Holly
Pen-y-Garth Lodge Park is superbly situated within the Snowdonia National Park, in beautiful, peaceful surroundings, only a short walk from Bala Lake and approximately one mile from the historic town of Bala. Pen-y-Garth Park is set in 24 acres of parkland and is home to 42 holiday homes. The Park is landscaped in order to allow each holiday home to be set on a generous plot to enable privacy and a sense of space and tranquillity.
Known as the Welsh Lake District, the area surrounding Pen-y-Garth Lodge has dramatic scenery with mountains almost touching 3,000 ft high, deep valleys, fast flowing streams, rivers, waterfalls, forests and many lakes. The mountains rival those of other parts of Snowdonia but are not as crowded, enabling visitors to enjoy the lakes and mountain experience.
Pen-y-Garth is able to offer an intriguing combination of experiences locally to suit the tastes of adventure mad groups, exciting days out and adventures for all members of the family and also a beautiful tranquil retreat to get away from the world and relax surrounded by beautiful views – no need to go anywhere!
From July 20th we will be open along with the other lodges at Pen-Y-Garth. New terms and conditions will be in place for guests and they must adhere to new covid-19 guidelines. There will also be operating a ‘track and trace’ system so that the park can monitor guests following the steps below:
The guest completes their Pre Check-in via the Guest Portal including the mandatory Health Declaration and Contact Tracing questions.
Guests will need to acknowledge a series of statements for the COVID-19 declaration as part of the pre check-in as well as register their place of residence for the previous 14 days.
This completed form is retained against the guest’s reservation for 28 days after departure.
If the guest answers ‘No’ to any of the statements on the Guest Declaration this means that there is a risk. RMS will notify the property via the Message Centre indicating that particular form requires review.
In the event a guest does answer ‘No’ to one of the statements, a staff member will make contact to discuss the details with the guest and refer to the local government health advice for proceeding with the guest’s stay at the property.
In the event that a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs and contact tracing is required the Guest Declaration form can be downloaded from the Correspondence tab of their reservation and provided to the relevant health authorities.
The park is operating a ‘one in one out’ system at reception and trying to keep the numbers in the building at a minimum at all times. Understandably some staff members are nervous for returning to work also and so everyone is trying to prevent contact where possible.
We have challenging times ahead but I’m sure we will get used to this ‘new normal’ very soon and even get back to ‘ the old normal’ at some point – hopefully!
This does mean however that for the foreseeable future we also have to remove shared items items such as board games, DVD’s etc that we have left for our guest to enjoy. We hope this is a temporary measure and will review this as soon as we can.
If you’re looking for a relaxing or adventure filled ‘staycation’ please get in touch.
Stay safe everyone and look out for one another!