Lodges in Dorset with Hot Tubs + Holiday Guide

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Looking for a hot tub break in Dorset and don’t know where to start? Hot Tub Breakaway provides detailed location and accommodation guides, and today, we’ll be uncovering the best of what Dorset has to offer. 

Below, we’ll cover our top pick, the holiday lodge with a hot tub in Dorset that we’d be booking. But, if that doesn’t suit due to size or location, we’ll explain the different types of accommodation and all the popular destinations to look at. 

Dorset is one of the most popular tourist locations in the southwest of England. Visitors flock here in their thousands every year to explore the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and popular local towns such as Poole, Swanage, and of course, the sandy beaches of Weymouth. 

Need to whittle down your shortlist of accommodation and location options? Here’s our pick for the top holiday lodge with a hot tub in Dorset. 

Our Favourite Hot Tub Lodge in Dorset

The Retreat Lodge & Log Cabin, Dorset

Finding a holiday lodge, cottage or log cabin with a hot tub isn’t as easy as you think. Quick searches across a few holiday lodge websites will uncover 200+ properties in Dorset. And, you’ll have to dig through every single listing to filter out the ones that don’t have a private hot tub...annoying!

We’ve spent the time filtering hot tub breaks on this site, so you don’t have to. Put simply, if a holiday lodge doesn’t have a hot tub, it won’t be listed on this site. 

When we started researching Dorset holiday lodges, we used the most popular booking sites. That included the likes of Dorset Cottages, Expedia, Sykes Cottages, Dorset Holiday Lodges, Holiday Cottages, Booking.com and more. 

That allowed us to read descriptions (double checking that a hot tub is on site, of course), and compare things such as prices and reviews. After hours of research, this is our favourite hot tub lodge in Dorset, a stunning property with a secluded log cabin feel. 

The Retreat Lodge & Log Cabin, Dorset

The Retreat Lodge & Log Cabin, Dorset hot tub

Looking for your own piece of Dorset for your hot tub break, secluded in a log cabin based lodge with a rustic woodland theme? The Retreat Lodge & log cabin should certainly be on your short list, suitable for up to 4 guests and being dog friendly, can accommodate up to two of your four-legged friends too!

With The Retreat hot tub lodge in Dorset, you’ll be sitting on the edge of the outdoors. But, for those that don’t want to explore every single day of their holiday, you’ll be able to enjoy relaxing on the wrap around deck, complete with your private hot tub. 

The Retreat Lodge is suitable for families, groups of friends, or simply for a couple’s romantic getaway.

What You Need To Know About The Retreat Hot Tub Lodge

The Retreat Lodge & Log Cabin, Dorset kitchen

The Retreat hot tub accommodation gives you the chance to explore Dorset, but have a rustic log cabin base to come back to, which is absolutely oozing with character. And, we’ve picked this lodge over others not just because of its private hot tub, but also because of how much better the reviews are. And, the luxury on offer here, is second to none. 

Ready to book your hot tub holiday in Dorset, and want to know what you’ll get when booking this lodge? 

  • The essential, private hot tub!
  • 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 guests
  • Dog friendly (2 dogs welcome)
  • WC + shower room
  • Kitchen facilities including: hob and oven, fridge with small ice compartment
  • Smart TV
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Wrap around deck with small lawn area, and BBQ included
  • Within easy reach of essentials including the local pub (1m), shop (3m) and beach (5m).

The Retreat Hot Tub Break in Summary

The Retreat Lodge & Log Cabin, Dorset lounge

Want to feel like you're in a secluded rural area of Dorset, but still want amenities like pubs, shops and beaches within walking distance? The Retreat hot tub lodge is definitely where you should book. It sits in the perfect location, with easy access to not just the New Forest National Park, but the beautiful Dorset coastline as well.

If you’re on a beach getaway, we’d consider heading to both Avon or Mudeford. Both are small, secluded and often overlooked beaches. And, that means they tend to be a lot less busy than the more popular beaches here. 

Or, if you’re looking for days out, the first one to consider is Bournemouth, which is only a 40 minute drive. 

Essentially, the Retreat Lodge is a great allrounder. It gives you access to towns, villages, beaches, but also has a log cabin and country feel.

Dorset Hot Tub Holiday Highlights

The Retreat hot tub lodge is going to put you in the perfect spot to explore the Dorset countryside, and coastline too. Whether you’re looking to explore quaint towns and villages and local attractions, or looking for relaxing beach days, The Retreat is the perfect base for you. 

But, when you book into one of the top hot tub lodges in Dorset, what is there to see and do in the local area? We scoured high and low, and here are our top things to do within reasonable driving distance of your hot tub retreat:

  • National Motor Museum Beaulieu, Brockenhurst 
  • Calshot Activities Centre
  • Furzey Gardens
  • Forest Leisure Cycling
  • Hurst Castle 

Top Hot Tub Lodge Locations in Dorset

Dorset is the perfect place for a last minute romantic break for couples, groups looking for outdoor activities, or families looking for a peaceful coastal retreat. And, we think our pick for the top holiday cottage with a hot tub plays to all the strengths that Dorset has to offer. 

However, if that isn’t suitable for you, as it’s not the right type of accommodation, there are plenty of other options. Dorset holiday lodges come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s holiday accommodation to suit almost anyone, including those looking for: 

  • Dog friendly accommodation
  • Luxury lodges and log cabins
  • Small or large lodges for couples and groups
  • Romantic lodges for weekend retreats
  • Last minute lodge holidays for those looking for a weekend away on the cheap!

Know the exact type of accommodation you need for your hot tub holiday, but you’re wanting some suggestions for where to stay in Dorset? During our research, we uncovered some of the most beautiful places to stay in Dorset, and here are a few of our favourites: 

  • Lulworth Cove
  • Poole
  • Charmouth
  • Mudeford
  • Lyme Regis
  • Bournemouth
  • Weymouth.

Why Book a Hot Tub Lodge Break in Dorset?

So, you know the type of hot tub accommodation you want, and you’re certain Dorset is the place to book your next getaway. But, what do you see and do when you’re here? 

Dorset has plenty to offer, and here are some of the best things to do when you’re on your hot tub lodge holiday.

Things to Do in the Dorset

Sandbanks Beach

When people think of Dorset, beaches aren’t the first thing that spring to mind, but there are plenty here, and beautiful ones at that. And one of the most beautiful is the Sandbanks Beach. 

Situated at the opening or Poole Harbour (on the English Channel), Sandbanks Beach is a peninsula, known for golden sands and clear waters, not to mention spectacular views. 

Looking for a day out with the kids, or time relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life? We’d suggest spending a day at Sandbanks Beach.

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (also known as Branksea), is one of the few islands off the coast of Poole, Dorset. It’s also the biggest. 

Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island is the perfect location to admire the Purbeck Hills. This island is all about nature. From Red Squirrel in the woodland to Kingfishers in the lagoon, Brownsea has it all, and is the perfect day out for all the family.

Want to check out all of what Brownsea Island has to offer? We’d suggest visiting the National Trust website for more details.

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is one of the UK’s natural gems, running from Exmouth to Dorset (a total of 96 miles). So much so that it's classed a World Heritage Site. If the weather allows, we’d really recommend a visit here. 

If you want to make the most out of your trip to the Jurassic Coast during your hot tub break in Dorset, we’d highly suggest using the Dorset Tourism website to help plan your day out.

Looking for other lodges in or near Dorset? We've created a piece on lodges with hot tubs in Hampshire here.