The Elim Bank Hotel will offer you a friendly welcome and most homely and comfortable accommodation whether you are planning a quiet and relaxing or active holiday in this, the most beautiful corner of England.


We have seven comfortably furnished bedrooms , all with en-suite facilites. Welcoming families, we can also arrange sleeping accommodation to satisfy. If you have any special requirements just let us know beforehand and we'll be happy to do all we can.



Priding ourselves for over 20 years on excellent home cooking and using fresh local produce wherever possible, our traditional Lakeland breakfast will be a highlight of your stay.





A traditional Lake District slate-stone house, the Elim Bank Hotel offers seven spacious rooms, all with en-suite, in the heart of the Lake District. Situated just 10 minutes walk from the shores of Lake Windermere in the bustling town of Bowness you are in easy reach of shops, restaurants and of course the lake itself.


Things to do.

Walk the hills. Cruise the Lake. See Peter Rabbit. Shop. See a film. Go to the theatre. Play sport. Eat and Drink. And that's all within 10 minutes of the hotel! Go a little further and you can climb the Mountains. Take the Steamtrain. Visit the Aquarium. Visit the ‎Wild Animals. See the Roman Forts. See Wordsworth's and Ruskin's houses. Visit Muncaster Castle. And so much more. There is truly something for everyone.


The Lake District.

The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body. - Alfred Wainwright


Say Hello.

Your hosts at the Elim Bank are Margaret and Brian. You can call us on +44 (0)1539 444810. You can email us at hosts@elimbankhotel.co.uk

Alternately you can write to us at Elim Bank Hotel, Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JJ


Find Us.

By Car

The most direct route is to take the M6 motorway as far as Junction 36. Turn off here (westwards) towards Kendal on the A590/591 following the signs to Windermere, 16 miles distant. On reaching Windermere village you will see the large Windermere Hotel to your right and a T-Junction immediately afterwards. Turn left at this junction and follow the one-way system through Windermere village along New Road (which then becomes Lake Road). The Hotel is sited on the left hand side of the road, approx 400 meters past the Police Station. Parking is at the rear of the Hotel accessed by the road marked Elim Grove.

By Train

The direct rail route to the Lake District is on the West Coast Line which runs from London Euston to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Simply take a service which stops at Oxenholme (The Lake District) station and change to the connecting train (usually platform 3) for Windermere Village.

The station at Windermere is about 1 mile from the Hotel in Bowness village (see Map). Travellers can then take a bus or taxi from the station to the Hotel. If in doubt, there is a Visitor Information Centre located next to the station for your convenience.